Hong Kong racing

Hong Kong: British Tote Pools Help Sha Tin Set New Commingling Record

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 […]

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Rapper Dragon Pulls Away In Hong Kong Derby, Becomes First Horse To Sweep Classic Series

The BMW Hong Kong Derby marks the third race in that country’s Classic Series of 4-year-old races, and on Sunday, Rapper Dragon became the first horse in history to win all three Classics in Hong Kong’s version of the Triple Crown. He had captured the Classic Mile in January and the 9-furlong Classic Cup in […]

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Werther Earns Trip To Dubai With Victory In Hong Kong Gold Cup

Hong Kong’s reigning Horse of the Year Werther maintained his perfect record over the Sha Tin 2000m with a gutsy win in Sunday’s Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup as trainer John Moore confirmed plans to tackle the US$6 million Dubai Turf (1800m) on March 25 with the five-year-old. Moore landed his fifth consecutive Gold Cup […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club: ‘No Intention’ Of Hosting A Pegasus World Cup-Type Race

On the heels of Gulfstream Park’s success hosting the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup, Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club announced last week that beginning this October, Randwick Race Course in Sydney will host the Everest Stakes, a 1200 meter (six furlongs) contest worth $10 million (Aust), with the idea of attracting the best sprinters from around the […]

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United Kingdom Added As Commingling Partner To Hong Kong Pari-Mutuel Pools

The Hong Kong Jockey Club and U.K. Tote announced an agreement which enables the commingling of bets from the United Kingdom to the world’s largest per-race pari-mutuel tote pools in Hong Kong, commencing from the Happy Valley race meeting this Wednesday, 16 November. As part of the agreement, the betting shops and online platforms of […]

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Visa Issues Derail Breeders’ Cup Hopes For Top Hong Kong-Based Runner

One of the top international runners that had been targeting the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile will be forced to skip the race after delays in obtaining visas for the Hong Kong-based trainer and his staff became too difficult to overcome. The South China Morning Post reports that trainer Caspar Fownes will not ship the 6-year-old gelding Gun […]

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Werther Named Hong Kong’s Horse Of The Year

Capturing his fourth consecutive Hong Kong Horse of the Year title, trainer John Moore gracefully accepted the award on behalf of his trainee Werther, reports the South China Morning Post. The 4-year-old captured the 2016 Derby and QEII Cup, bringing home over HK$29 million (US$3.7 million) in earnings for the season. “Werther came to me […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Reaches Television Coverage Deal In Australia

The Hong Kong Jockey Club announced that with effect from the Happy Valley race meeting on Wednesday, 1 June, live coverage of its races will be available through the distribution platform of Australia’s Racing.com. Racing.com broadcasts on free-to-air television reaching more than 95 percent of Australian homes, online, and via the subscription-based Foxtel service. “This […]

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Werther Dominates International Field In Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

John Moore trainee Werther exploded to a 4 1/4-length victory in Sunday’s Group 1, HK$20 million (US $2,577,967.4) Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin in Hong Kong. A New Zealand-bred by Tavistock, a Group 1 winner in Australia and New Zealand himself, 4-year-old Werther had previously captured the Hong Kong Derby by […]

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Hong Kong, Korea Promoted In International Cataloging Standards Book

The International Grading and Race Planning Advisory Committee (IRPAC) approved the promotion of Hong Kong to Part I of The International Cataloguing Standards (ICS) Book effective September 1, 2016, which will be the beginning of their 2016/2017 racing season. This promotion was ratified by the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA). Seventeen Group races will […]

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