Hong Kong racing

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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Did I Say That? Romans Clarifies Comments Regarding Possible Hong Kong Move

Trainer Dale Romans won’t be packing his bags and heading overseas to Hong Kong in the near future. The Eclipse Award-winning trainer took a few moments on Wednesday afternoon to respond to an article published earlier this week in the South China Morning Post in which he was critical of North American racing. In that interview, Romans […]

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Romans ‘Sick Of What’s Happened’ To US Racing, Pursues Training In Hong Kong

Trainer Dale Romans has won major races around the globe, from the Group 1 Dubai World Cup with Roses In May, the G1 Preakness Stakes with Shackleford, to numerous Breeders’ Cup races. After many years spent training horses, Romans has become disenchanted with the state of racing in the U.S., and appears to be eager to make a […]

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Australian Champion Jockey Bowman ‘Impressed’ By Werther In Hong Kong Derby

Australian Champion jockey Hugh Bowman won his first international Group 1 race on Sunday in the Hong Kong Derby, according to racing.com. He rode the John Moore-trained Werther to a head victory over stablemate Victory Magic. Bowman and Werther were able to defeat the favored Sun Jewellery, who had beaten them in both the Hong Kong […]

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Jockey’s Tip Plunges Sunday Odds On Hong Kong Horse

A “baffling price anomaly” followed the horse Imperial Concorde to the post on Sunday in Hong Kong, until it was revealed that jockeys Ryan Moore and Joao Moreira may have thrown out a tip on that horse, to be ridden by Moore, and Diego Kosta, Moreira’s mount, after a friendly soccer game. The South China […]

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Asian Racing Conference: Mainland China Sees ‘Significant’ Increase In Racing-Related Activities

Following significant developments in Mainland China’s racing interests since the last Asian Racing Conference held in Hong Kong, Asian Racing Federation Chairman Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, also the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, provided an introduction to the seventh business session of the 36th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) focused on racing and breeding in […]

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Hong Kong To Expand Number Of Races Open To International Competition

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced it will open 17 races currently restricted to Hong Kong resident horses to international competition effective from the start of the 2016-17 season. This season, 14 races in Hong Kong are open to international competition, 11 at the group I level and three at the group II level. […]

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Silvestre De Sousa To Ride In Hong Kong

British champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa will ride the next few weeks in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reports. De Sousa is scheduled to ride for three weeks beginning Jan. 9. He will be joined by Ryan Moore, who plans to ride six weeks, starting Jan. 17. De Sousa competed in the International Jockeys Challenge earlier this […]

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Top Jock Ryan Moore Signs Six-Week Contract To Ride In Hong Kong

Ryan Moore, considered to be one of the top jockeys in the world, will be taking his talents to Hong Kong over the winter months. The South China Morning Post reports that Moore will ride for six weeks in Hong Kong, starting Jan. 17 and continuing through Feb. 28. He will be joined by French-based riders Gregory […]

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That’s A Wrap: Hong Kong Concludes Successful Racing Season

The curtain came down on another successful racing season in Hong Kong over the weekend. During the final day on Saturday, jockey Joao Moreira won four races to cap his banner year with 145 victories, while John Moore earned the trainer’s title. The South China Morning Post reports that wagering was up 5.8 per cent […]

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