Hong Kong horse racing

Australian Hall Of Fame Trainer David Hayes Returns To Hong Kong Racing

David Hayes is returning to Hong Kong as a Hong Kong Jockey Club licensed trainer. The Australian Hall of Famer will rejoin the trainers’ roster at Sha Tin for the start of the 2020/21 season.   The Jockey Club officially unveiled Hayes during a media conference at Sha Tin Racecourse this morning, Tuesday, 10 September. “My […]

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Hong Kong: Beauty Generation Collects Horse Of The Year For Second Straight Season

Beauty Generation claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award for the second year in a row at a sparkling ceremony held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel tonight, Friday, 12 July. A four-time Group 1 victor this term, Hong Kong’s superstar galloper was also named Champion Miler for the second consecutive year. Beauty Generation is […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Hikes Purse Money To Record Levels

Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.3 billion for the 2019/20 season. Lucrative increases to FWD Champions Day’s three Group 1 races and the BMW Hong Kong Derby feature among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s upward adjustments revealed today, Tuesday, 9 July. The FWD Champions Day fixture has proven to be a huge success in […]

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Rapper Dragon Named Hong Kong Horse Of The Year

Rapper Dragon (by Street Boss) claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a ceremony held July 14 at the Grand Hyatt. Hong Kong’s standout 4-year-old made history during the season when he became the first horse to win all three legs of Hong Kong’s 4-year-old classic series. John Moore’s stable star had an […]

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Girl Power: Two Young Riders Paving The Way For Asian Women In Racing

Kei Chiong Ka-kei is the first female jockey to be licensed in Hong Kong since 2000, and Nanako Fujita is only the seventh female jockey in the history of the Japanese Racing Association. Both apprentices are making big strides in an Asian horse racing culture that is notoriously anti-female, says Australian journalist Michael Cox. This […]

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Moore Wastes No Time In Six-Week Hong Kong Stint; Captures Group 1 Classic Mile

Ryan Moore, the Longines World’s Best Jockey of 2014, is scheduled to spend six weeks in Hong Kong. That stint began on Jan. 17, and according to the South China Morning Post, Moore hasn’t wasted any time. On Jan. 24, Moore captured the Group 1 Hong Kong Classic Mile aboard Sun Jewellery for trainer John […]

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Hong Kong Officials Struggle in Fight Against Illegal Gambling

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, perceived worldwide as running an exceptionally tight ship over the sport, is struggling to fight back against illegal off-shore betting operations, per a report in the South China Morning Post this week. Illegal online accounts are incredibly easy to open, and many of them are based in the Philippines, where […]

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Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: An International Perspective

Patrick Cummings is the director of racing information for Trakus, where he has worked since 2011. He is also the founder/editor of DubaiRaceNight.com, which he launched in 2007. Cummings holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Dickinson College and a masters in business administration from Baylor University. He has previously called the races […]

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Weisbord: Why We Should Be ‘Mad as Hell’

In the famous scene in the movie Network, a frustrated Peter Finch urges people to go to the window, stick their heads out and yell, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” In the wake of recent events, Barry Weisbord with the Thoroughbred Daily News writes that the horse racing […]

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