AN increasingly familiar figure in local turfing circles these days is Bob Hawke (above). We spotted the former Australian PM at the Hong Kong Racehorse Owners' Association annual dinner at the Hilton ballroom, where Keeping Posted was a guest at the tableof Jockey Club steward Alan Li. Hawke, distinguishable by his silver mane, seemed full of bonhomie and quite at home among the racing fraternity. Someone whispered to us that Hawke might soon be announcing some sort of involvement in horses - both on the racing and breeding front - straddling both Hong Kong and China. Stay tuned . . .