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‘Fierce’ Competition: Purton Secures Hong Kong Champion Jockey Title

One of the fiercest Champion Jockey battles in recent memory concluded in thrilling fashion at Hong Kong’s Season Finale at Sha Tin Sunday as Zac Purton claimed his second title, sealing the result with victory on Rise High in the Class 1 Sha Tin Mile Trophy Handicap (1600m). Purton ended with a tally of 136 […]

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Longines Hong Kong International Races Receive 10 Percent Purse Increase

The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races are now worth an extraordinary HK$93 million (US$11.85 million). The 10 percent increase to the Turf World Championships’ purse is among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s substantial prize money rises for the 2018/19 season, which were announced on Friday. The upcoming season will deliver record prize money of HK$1.22 […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club, Totepool Launch ‘Ascot World Pool’ For 2019 Royal Meeting

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in partnership with Ascot and Totepool, will launch a new Ascot World Pool for Royal Ascot in 2019.  The newly-established, pari-mutuel-based World Pool will offer a strong value proposition to customers in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong on the Royal Ascot meeting. It also further positions Hong Kong […]

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Champion Werther Takes On Japan’s Takarazuka Kinen

Werther may not have returned to his original home of New Zealand, but trainer John Moore believes the similarities between the land of the long white cloud and his current Japanese environment may prove an asset when the champion stayer tackles the Takarazuka Kinen (2200m) at Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday (24 June). Moore appeared at […]

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Engelbrecht-Bresges: ‘Racing Must Be Positioned As A World Class Sport’ Around The Globe

The 37th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) commenced this morning, Tuesday, 15 May, in Seoul, South Korea, with Asian Racing Federation Chairman and Hong Kong Jockey Club Chief Executive Officer Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges calling on the sport’s stakeholders to establish racing as a global “master brand.” As Chair of the convocation’s opening plenary session, Mr. Engelbrecht-Bresges […]

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Moore Scores First Hong Kong Derby Victory With Ping Hai Star

Ping Hai Star handed jockey Ryan Moore a first BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) victory with a stunning last-to-first drive at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday. “He’s a very talented horse, I had great fun riding him today,” Moore said after the New Zealand-bred had quickened a length and three quarters clear of runner-up Singapore […]

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Time Warp Merciless In Hong Kong Gold Cup; Pakistan Star A Well-Behaved Fourth

Time Warp set a merciless tempo to win the HK$10 million Group 1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse this on Sunday, Feb. 25. After leading from the off under Zac Purton, the strapping chestnut was forced to go where no horse had gone before – inside two minutes over Sha Tin’s […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club To Inaugurate Non-Betting Racing Carnival On Chinese Mainland In 2019

Speaking to more than 70 members of the international media today, Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer of the HKJC introduced the new Conghua Training Centre (CTC) near Guangzhou. In his remarks he explained how Hong Kong’s leading position in global racing industry will be sustained and enhanced following the opening of CTC in August […]

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Fields Set For Hong Kong International Races

The three arguably best credentialed Hong Kong-trained contenders Mr Stunning, Seasons Bloom and Werther fared ideally at today’s barrier draw for Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong International Races. However, it was a case of the barrier blues for two of the world’s most successful trainers Aidan O’Brien and Sir Michael Stoute, and also for local training […]

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Hong Kong’s Zac Purton Claims First International Jockeys Championship

Zac Purton, representing Hong Kong, claimed the HK$800,000 LONGINES International Jockeys Championship title for the first time and at the fifth time of asking, courtesy of two wins in the first and third legs of the series. In doing so, he saw off the spirited challenge of UK representative Silvestre de Sousa, with French champion […]

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