Hong Kong racing

Dettori collects Hong Kong jockeys’ championship

International superstar Frankie Dettori thrilled Happy Valley race fans when taking out the 2011 Cathay Pacific International Jockeys’ Championship in emphatic style on Wednesday night in a gripping competition that went all the way to the wire.  Dettori’s success followed previous wins in the competition in 1999 and 2001 and tied his record with that […]

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Nakatani to battle top international jockeys in Hong Kong

Corey Nakatani will represent the U.S. in an international battle of jockeys at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong next month.  Nakatani, who had two victories at this year’s Breeders’ Cup, will face 11 competitors, including Johnny Murtagh from Ireland, Australia’s Luke Nolen, Britain’s Ryan Moore and Maxime Guyon from France. “The list of competitors […]

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Hong Kong CEO: Racing needs more customer focus

  In a speech Thursday at an international racing conference in London, the CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club discussed what Hong Kong has done to improve its racing industry and shared his thoughts on the state of game worldwide.  Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said Thoroughbred racing needs to reposition itself in response to the competition […]

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Hong Kong unveils three-year, $900 million track renovation project

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has unveiled a major capital improvement project designed to reshape “the racing experience for the next three decades,” according to the South China Morning Post. A “dazzling” grand entrance at Sha Tin and corporate boxes at Happy Valley are among the many planned renovations, which will run about $900 million […]

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