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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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Irad Ortiz Jr. Set To Compete in International Jockeys’ Championship

The 2014 International Jockeys’ Championship takes place at Happy Valley racecourse on December 10, when 12 of the world’s elite riders will compete for a share of the HK$800,000 purse. A first-prize of HK$500,000 makes Hong Kong’s IJC among the most lucrative competitions of its kind in the world and the four-race contest annually attracts […]

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Buchdahl: Hong Kong Racing, Culture Leave Lasting Impression

Mix horse racing with a ready desire for travel and you’ve got a winning daily double. Racing truly is, for centuries, the internationally-celebrated sport. And that tradition is upheld in grand style in Hong Kong. Recently, I was fortunate to attend the Group One Longines Hong Kong International Races as both a lifelong racing fan […]

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Hong Kong: New iPad App Could Have Broad Appeal

In a scene befitting a Hollywood premiere, The Hong Kong Jockey Club unveiled the “Racing Touch” application for the iPad in the run-up to this weekend’s Longines Hong Kong International Races. Racing execs, celebrities, and a swarm of international press jammed the “Adrenaline” room at Happy Valley Racecourse for a swanky tutorial on the graphically-rich […]

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‘Scene’ in Hong Kong: Celebrating the World’s Best Jockeys

The Paulick Report is in Hong Kong for an important week that culminates with the world-class Hong Kong International Races on Sunday. But there are other festivities surrounding the main event at Sha Tin. Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse, a dozen top jockeys battled in a four-race competition for the Longines International Jockeys’ Championship. Australia’s […]

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Stevens, Smith Lead U.S. Team for Longines International Jockeys’ Championship

A stunning line-up of 12 superstar riders will take centre stage at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 4 December for the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship, worth HK$800,000. The top three riders in the four-race contest will each receive prize money, with the winner carrying off HK$500,000, the second HK$200,000 and the third HK$100,000. In what is […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club ‘blending the thrill of the racetrack with digital innovation’

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has begun implementing more mobile apps and “groundbreaking” electronic wagering tables at Happy Valley Racecourse in hopes of attracting a younger crowd. “It is a venue for the public, blending the thrill of the racetrack with digital innovation at their fingertips via iPhones or iPads,” said Hong Kong Jockey Club […]

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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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Leparoux to represent US in International Jockeys’ Championship

Julien Leparoux will make his Hong Kong debut at the Happy Valley Racecourse to compete in the International Jockeys’ Championship.

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FORMER NYRA EXEC NADER ENJOYING HONG KONG

The Paulick Report caught up with former New York Racing Association chief operating officer Bill Nader, who since April 2007 has served as executive director of racing for the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Nader is attending the 32nd Asian Racing Conference in Tokyo, where he gave a presentation on the Asian Racing Federation’s International Circuit. […]

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