DARREN BEADMAN SPEAKS TO CLINT HUTCHISON IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW THIS TUESDAY.

In all the news about horse racing, many of us tend to forget the human element and just how racing is one of the most dangerous sports in the world.

And in the midst of “Jungle John” and Mutual Admiration Societies etc many hearts and minds have been with Darren Beadman.

We all know that “The Dazzler” is a legend and has always been one helluva brilliant jockey.

On this Tuesday’s “Racing To Win” programme, co-host Clint Hutchison has managed to obtain an exclusive interview with Darren Beadman and where he will discuss how his rehabilitation is progressing and when we can see him up and about and sharing a good time with his mates.

The return to the saddle can wait: It’s not one of life’s priorities.

For those who might miss the programme, the interview can be watched on the HKJC website after midnight on Tuesday.

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THE FAST TRACK AWARDS FOR 21/04/2012

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THE “HE’S ON FIRE!” AWARD

WINNER: JAMES MCDONALD

After three races at Randwick on Saturday, the Kiwi whizz kid had ridden three winners- and made it all look so easy- and then added one more- Temple Of Boom- just to make it an even quartet of winners. Too bad we hear he’s “under the wing” of the “The Knuckle Dragger” and knucklehead that is trainer John “The Fundraiser Knob” O’Shea. It must be one helluva large wing span which probably covers much territory.

“For my NEXT fundraiser for fucking up, I want THEEEES much more money!”

Next stop for the young rider: Hong Kong and where we’re tipping some of the riders currently riding over there will be losing some of their regular rides to the Small Mac.

Here’s hoping “The Knuckle Dragger” doesn’t visit.

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THE “SHE’S ON FIRE!” AWARD

WINNER: GAI WATERHOUSE

She’s a thorn amongst a number of girlie men, she’s. More than anything else, she’s “our” Lady Gai and what a run she’s been having in recent weeks.

At Randwick on Saturday, she saddled up another brace of winners including taking out The Don caster with More Joyous with “The Gnashed” aboard who is, without any shadow of a doubt, the best jockey riding in Oz right now- and for the best- and most attractive- trainer in the toute le monde- ” the world over” for the foreign language-challenged.

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THE “MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL WHO’S THE BEST AND MOST OVERRATED ON THEM ALL?” AWARD.

These lists are interesting and illuminating and open to mass debate.

From speaking to over 50 regular race-goers who actually do know Longchamp from a high jump and that Ascot in the UK is different to Ascot in Perth, their “votes” have given up these two lists:

WORLD’S TOP FIVE BEST JOCKEYS

Frankie Dettori

Olivier Peslier

Nash Rawiller

Craig Williams

Douglas Whyte

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WORLD’S MOST OVERRATED JOCKEYS

Brett Prebble

Joao Moreira

Douglas Whyte

Maxime Guyon

A Tie: Craig Williams/Gerard Mosse

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WORLD’S LEADING RACING PERSONALITIES

Know many in the racing world with a personality?

We’d be hard-pressed to name even ten- worldwide.

So here is our Top Five and, no: “Jungle John” Moore didn’t make the list:

1] Jockey Frankie Dettori

2] Trainer Gai Waterhouse

3] HKJC Chief Executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges

4] Sheik Mohammed

5] The Aga Khan

Honourable Mention: David “Darth Vader” Ferraris.

Hey, the Hong Kong racing world will be a very sedate and boring place without his usual outbursts against the tyrannies of horse racing and how the world just isn’t fair.

Weichong “Wayward” Marwing must have been the recipient of “Darth’s” roar after his ride on Palepale on Saturday at Shatin.

That horse should have placed and “Darth” should have kept Little Timmy Clark on it.

Right, “Darth”?

Sheesh, Hong Kong manages to lose “Four wide” Gerard Mosse and now gets “Wayward” Marwing in return.

Still, he won the day’s Jockey Challenge while we tipped that there would be a Whyte-wash of sorts.

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WORLD’S BEST RACE CALLERS

1] Greg Miles: Victoria

2] Darren McCauley: Perth

3] Darren “I cannot bear to watch that ride again!” Flindell: Hong Kong

No other names were mentioned. Wait: Brett Davies’ name was mentioned for all the wrong reasons.

On Wednesday, we loved hearing that he “thought” something or another had “come third.”

Not too helpful for those holding a tierce ticket.

Having said this, listening to those knobs calling races in Morphetville, Eagle Farm etc, “Young Einstein” is a bloody brain surgeon. Or even a brain sturgeon.

And compared to listening to Jim McGrath, his “Royal Highness Of English Race Calling”, drone on and never break into a sweat as it might melt those marbles in his mouth, “Young Einstein” is positively crackling with personality. Good gawd, Jim McGrath is a fucking bore- always was and always will be- and in desperate need of a coach as in “The King’s Speech”, or, as shown in the video below, “The President’s Speech.”

“I say, old boy, does it show that I’ve had one too many pints?”

Watching Sheik Mo escape- actually, sprint away- from the clutches of one of his droning interviews recently at Dubai was one of the real highlights for us of the Dubai World Cup.

“Who is the boring infidel with the fat red face and smelling of beer?”

Give us the Macau Jockey Club’s Harry “The Trojan Horse” Troy over him- and EVEN David “I Love Myself So Much I Cannot Help Talking Like A Rambling Knob” Raphael.

No, sorry: We cannot hack listening to those dulcet tones of “Knobby” Raphael which just go on and on and on and makes him sound more of a boring knob than he already is.

David Raphael and his All-time Knob Award

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THE “I TOLD YOU SO” AWARD

WINNER: DAVID “DARTH VADER”FERRARIS

He did his best “Clint Eastwood” impersonation and actually told us, “Fuck it’s last run at Happy Valley, Bear Hero is flying, he’s back and will win,”

And it did with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Cup- a CUP- with Blaze King coming second and hotpot Go Baby Go’s winning streak ending when the bubble burst with a whimper.

As for “Darth”, good on him: He takes his profession seriously, he is no knob, he takes no prisoners and we watched in mild horror as he excitedly stuck his tongue down the throat of winning jockey “Wayward” Weichong Marwing who made strange gagging noises.

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RIDES OF THE DAY

WINNERS: LITTLE TIMMY CLARK

AND THE “ZAC ATTACK” PURTON

Little Timmy Clark was at his best on Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang’s Super Caga for trainer Richard Gibson and looked with contempt when Brett Prebble swept down the outside on Giggles Forever and thought he had nailed “The Hobbit.” We wouldn’t be surprised if “The Hobbit” had a little giggle to himself when Prebble winning salute was stopped in mid-stream.

And though he had nothing to giggle about on the green-as-grass hotpot Sea Diamond in Race 8 which threw the race away, all credit to The Zac Attack who rode the perfect race to repel another of those- sorry, we’re starting to yawn- “withering runs from off the pace” by “Wayward” Weichong Marwing. We also have to wonder what was going through The Zac Attack’s mind when his ride in Race 9- Deep Thinker- missed the kick and was then blocked all the way down the straight by some knob of a jockey. We can guess what was going through his mind. Probably the same thing going through our heads as we backed Deep Thinker- and are now planning on erasing the thoughts of this race.

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HAVE A GREAT RETIREMENT, CHAMP!

AND THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES!

YOU DID HONG KONG PROUD.

SACRED KINGDOM SAYS GOODBYE TO HIS FANS.