Hong Kong racing

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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Hong Kong Jockey Club Officials Growing Frustrated With Australia’s Ban On Horse Exports

Several months of inaction by the Australian government regarding Sha Tin’s suspended quarantine status has Hong Kong Jockey Club officials frustrated. So much so that the HKJC has decided not to send any representatives to the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale this week, which could be costly for the Aussies. In 2017, the HKJC spent […]

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Hong Kong: ‘Talented But Troublesome’ Pakistan Star Refuses To Race Once Again

The Tony Cruz trainee, Pakistan Star, has created quite a fan-following since arriving in Hong Kong a few years ago. Not only is the gelding multiple G1-placed (2nd in the G1 Hong Kong Derby, G1 Hong Kong Classic Cup and Queen Elizabeth II Cup), it’s his sweeping ‘last-to-first’ style that has thrilled fans. Writer Isaac […]

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Six Takeaways From The 51st Annual IFHA Conference

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities held its 51st annual conference in Paris on Monday with a focus on Thoroughbred aftercare, uniform rules, international wagering, and racetrack improvements. If you weren’t in Paris for the event, here are a few takeaways: Aftercare wasn’t always an uncomfortable topic for breeders – it was once a faux […]

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Werther ‘Back To His Best’ In Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup

Werther delivered a timely reminder of his significant abilities this afternoon, Sunday, 28 May, with a clear-cut victory in the HK$10 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, Hong Kong’s final Group 1 this term. “He’s back to his best! That was a fair test and he’s put them away quite easily in the end,” […]

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Hong Kong: Purton Brings Home Five Winners, Three Seconds Saturday

Winner’s Way helped Zac Purton to a five-timer and earned a shot at one of two upcoming Group 3 prizes with a front-running victory in the Class 1 Macwhinnie Cup Handicap (1400m), the feature contest on a rainy Chairmen’s Day at Sha Tin (Saturday, 13 May). Winner’s Way’s win sealed an early hat-trick for Purton […]

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Rapper Dragon Euthanized Due To Fractured Pelvis Suffered In Hong Kong Champions Mile

Sunday’s Group 1 HK Champions Mile at Sha Tin was won by Contentment, but tragedy befell the event when, with 750m to race, Rapper Dragon, the BMW Hong Kong Derby winner and 1.4 favourite, went lame. Joao Moreira’s mount was racing at the tail of the pack and stopped abruptly. Rapper Dragon received immediate treatment […]

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Asian Racing Federation Forms ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Task Force’ To Combat Black Market Gambling

In its effort to crackdown on illegal black market betting, the Asian Racing Federation has formed the ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Force’ and the group has already begun to share information with law enforcement agencies around the world. The South China Morning Post reports that the federation has signed an agreement with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), and […]

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