Hong Kong racing

Trouble In Paradise? Commentary Suggests Hong Kong Officials Scramble To Boost Handle

In a commentary for the South China Morning Post, writer Tom Biddington observed Thursday that the Hong Kong Jockey Club has added a race to Sunday’s card at Sha Tin and questioned whether the move had anything to do with falling wagering figures. Originally, there had been two sections listed in the program for a […]

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Hong Kong Chief Steward: U.S. Should Change Rules On Disqualifications

After the controversial disqualification of Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby, U.S. horse racing jurisdictions should get in line with the rest of the world and use the “Category One” standard for resolving objections and inquiries, according to Kim Kelly, chief steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Hong Kong and most other racing countries […]

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Vietnamese Officials Considering $200 Million Proposal For Racetrack, Breeding Center

Officials in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang are considering a proposed $200 million investment from a Hong Kong company that would create a racetrack and breeding center. According to VN Express International, one of the biggest challenges will be finding land to house the two projects in and around the coastal city. Construction has […]

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De Sousa Captures International Jockeys Championship At Happy Valley

Born in Brazil, but representing Great Britain, Silvestre de Sousa scored points in all four legs of the LONGINES International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 5 December) to run out the convincing and deserved winner. But that does not do justice to the drama of the evening, with the outcome only being decided […]

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Twenty-Three G1 Winners Among 50 Horses Lined Up For Hong Kong Races

The HK$93 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races will bring together international stars for four exciting and elite Group 1 contests at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 9 December. Among the 50 selections – featuring 23 G1 winners – is a 25-strong contingent of world class overseas raiders including Japan’s champion sprinter Fine Needle, plus the hugely-talented Sungrazer and […]

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Beauty Generation Claims Horse Of The Year Honors In Hong Kong

Beauty Generation claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a sparkling ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel tonight, Friday, 13 July. A three-time Group One victor this term, Hong Kong’s standout five-year-old was also named Champion Miler. John Moore’s stable star had an outstanding sophomore Hong Kong campaign with five wins from […]

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China’s Conghua Training Facility Nears Completion; First Horses Arrive

After a series of cross-boundary horse movement trial runs over a two-year period, Conghua Training Centre (CTC) became operational today (Tuesday, 12 June) when the first horses to be stabled at CTC arrived at 10:38am to mark the beginning of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s dual-site operations in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. The first shipment […]

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Wagering Algorithms And ‘The Ghost Of The Unclaimed $118 Million’

Bill Benter has made nearly a billion dollars wagering on horse racing, utilizing an algorithm he created to analyze up to 120 different variables on each horse entered in a particular race. In his first public interview with bloomberg.com, Benter describes his ascension from counting cards at blackjack tables to hitting one of the largest paydays […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Nash Rawiller Banned 15 Months For Betting, Taking Gifts For Tips

Hong Kong rider Nash Rawiller has been suspended 15 months for betting on two of his mounts and for accepting gifts or other considerations for providing tips to others for betting purposes. Rawiller, a former jockey in Australia, did not plead to the charges but cooperated with the investigation and testified to the allegations. He […]

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Bill Nader Headed Back To Hong Kong In Jockey Club Restructuring

The former executive director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Bill Nader, is set to return to the organization to essentially replace the man who succeeded him. Tony Kelly took over the job in 2015 but unexpectedly resigned Monday citing personal reasons. Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges announced that Nadar would fill Kelly’s role in a […]

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