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LOVE IS STILL IN THE AIR IN THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY!‏

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Valentine’s Day might have come and gone, but there’s sure to be plenty of love in the air on Happy Wednesday, where we’ll still be celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Monkey.

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Yes, there’ll be the obligatory lion dances, banging of gongs, fortune telling and laisee packets being passed around, but love is what you make of it, and Happy Valley Racecourse has been quite a romantic meeting place for many over the years. We’ve even known couples who have had informal Happy Wednesday engagements and weddings at the track- both at the Beer Garden and Adrenaline, the slightly more upmarket club on the Second Floor via Entrance C. And following the Grammy Awards yesterday, there’ll be plenty of music to go with all the love- songs made famous by Taylor Swift, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and others performed by the band MOREira at the Beer Garden featuring Rita Thai, below, and the fabulous Jennifer Palor Band at Adrenaline.

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On the racing front, making his final appearance at Happy Valley before leaving after Sunday’s Shatin meeting will be popular Brazilian jockey, and charter member of The Handsome Jockeys Club- Silvestre de Sousa, pictured below at Adrenaline with the brilliant Ryan Moore.

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We’re also tipping that young Glyn Schofield who rode a winner on Valentine’s Day will have his very pretty girlfriend Hannah Butler, who’s currently visiting town, see what Happy Wednesday is all about- but ensuring she’s kept well away from the posse of lecherous Lotharios out there!

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THE TEN MOST STYLISH HONG KONG RACING PERSONALITIES

While we finalise plans for our new Happy Wednesday Trendsetters and Fashionistas Search, we’ve tried to answer a question many have been asking us for the past few months: Does Hong Kong horse racing have many style-conscious celebrities? Of course, it does.

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Below is our Hong Kong Racing Style Council. If you feel we’ve left out anyone, do let us know by writing to info@fasttrack.hk.

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Zac Purton: Jockey

Canny Leung

Canny Leung: Horse owner

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Aaron Kwok: Horse owner and Actor

More Stylish racing people 1

Paris: Television presenter of racing programme.

Rita Thao

Rita Thao: Singer with MOREira, resident band at the Beer Garden.

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Kimberley Mosse, Model and daughter of Gerald Mosse

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Salad: Girlfriend of jockey Keith Yeung and host of racing show.

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Nicole Purton, wife of Jockey Zac Purton

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Sarika Choy: HKJC Racing Specialist and Model.

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Caroline Moore: Daughter of Champion Trainer John Moore

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DISHONOURABLE MENTIONS

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Andy Leung: Former horse trainer

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Natalis Chan: Horse owner, Actor and wannabe singer.

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Sammo Hung: Horse owner and martial arts actor.

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TEN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HORSE RACING BY THOSE NEW TO THE SPORT THAT ARE NOT AS DAFT AS THE PURISTS MIGHT THINK

questions

Do the same horses run in every race, and if so, don’t they get tired?

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Do the jockeys ride the same horses all the time?

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Who designs the jockeys’ blouses?

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Is every race the same distance?

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What are all those numbers?

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Why are they called jockeys?

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Who owns the horses? The jockeys?

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Why do some horses where goggles?

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Who owns the jockeys?

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WELCOME TO ADRENALINE AND THE GALLERY

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Adrenaline
Level 2 & 3 Pavilion Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse
T: 3690-3690

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Gallery
3/F Grandstand, Happy Valley Racecourse

T: 3690-3690

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WRITE A CAPTION FOR THIS AND WIN A DINNER FOR TWO AT ADRENALINE…

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Above is Hong Kong’s most popular Rock Guitarzan- Jay, who’s the main man behind the resident band at the Beer Garden- MORE-ira. The photograph was taken on the weekend at a music festival at Discovery Bay.

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That’s all well and good, but what on earth is he doing in the photograph at the top? Drinking his guitar? Channeling Jimi Hendrix? Write a caption for it and the one judged the funniest will win a dinner for two at the HKJC’s upmarket venue Adrenaline. Send captions to info@fasttrack.hk.

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QUESTIONS WE HAVE TWEETED TO @KANYEWEST

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Racing to win- and having FUN! How it works…

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6 Up revised

A tip: This can be a fun way to try and win BIG by pooling your resources with friends. The more choices, the bigger the outlay, so take the following as a guide: The Six Up goes from Race 3 to Race 8. If you and your friends pick two horses in each race- 2x2x2x2x2x2- this will cost the team HK$640 for a $10 ticket. Too expensive? Take the Six Up for $5, which will cost you HK$320. Or take it for even $2. The key is to have fun by winning with friends!

winning with friends

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