Benefiting from the infusion of money from betting pools in the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Jockey Club set a commingling turnover record last weekend when HK$159.5 million was wagered at its Sha Tin meet that concluded on Sunday.
According to the South China Morning Post, of that total, HK$108.1 million was from Britain alone. The Post credits at least some of the success to the increased coverage of Hong Kong racing in publications such as UK's Racing Post.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club reached an agreement last year with U.K. Tote to allow the commingling of tote pools. The practice commenced Nov. 16, 2016, with the race meet at Happy Valley.
Read more in the South China Morning Post
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