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Zac Purton Eyes Record-Setting Ninth Victory On Hong Kong International Card

One Group 1 win on Sunday (Dec. 8) will see Zac Purton become the outright most successful rider in the history of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. His victory 12 months ago aboard Beauty Generation in the Hong Kong Mile drew him level at the head of the pack with Gerald Mosse on eight […]

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Hong Kong: Former Top Jockey Whyte Saddles First Winner In Season Opener

Douglas Whyte is a titan of Hong Kong racing so it is perhaps fitting that a horse named for the Greek god Adonis should go down in the record books as the former riding great’s first winner as a trainer. “It’s phenomenal. It’s fantastic!” Whyte said after the 6-year-old had chosen the most opportune moment […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Opens Conghua Racecourse In Mainland China

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Conghua Racecourse officially opened on Tuesday, marking the beginning of a new era for the sport of horse racing in Hong Kong and for the ever closer relations between Hong Kong and Guangdong province, China. The Club celebrated this momentous occasion at an opening ceremony attended by more than 500 […]

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Moreira, Purton Bringing Hong Kong Riding Title Down To The Wire

Not since Brett Prebble pushed Douglas Whyte to within one win, all of eight years ago, has the Hong Kong Jockeys’ Premiership produced a head-to-head duel to the last. But with Joao Moreira clinging to a two-win lead over the fast-closing Zac Purton, this season’s contest has the makings of a classic thriller. The two […]

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Bus Leaving Sha Tin Racecourse Crashes, Killing 19 And Injuring More Than 60 Passengers

A double-decker bus leaving Sha Tin Racecourse on Saturday was involved in a deadly crash, flipping over on its side and killing 19 passengers while injuring another 60. According to the South China Morning Post, some survivors claimed that the bus driver was “throwing a tantrum” after passengers criticized him for being late. The driver has […]

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Global Sprint Challenge Series Suspended Amid Hong Kong – Australia Quarantine Dispute

The Global Sprint Challenge, which links a series of Group 1 races across Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.A.E. and Britain, has been suspended this year due to the continued dispute over quarantine restrictions between Australia and Hong Kong. According to a report in the Racing Post, the Australian government and the Hong Kong Jockey Club have […]

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Hugh Bowman Receives 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey Award

Australian Hugh Bowman was crowned “2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey” tonight, in a ceremony held during the annual Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala dinner hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. After a remarkable season, which concluded with a win in the Japan Cup in association with Longines, Bowman claimed the title with 142 […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club To Inaugurate Non-Betting Racing Carnival On Chinese Mainland In 2019

Speaking to more than 70 members of the international media today, Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer of the HKJC introduced the new Conghua Training Centre (CTC) near Guangzhou. In his remarks he explained how Hong Kong’s leading position in global racing industry will be sustained and enhanced following the opening of CTC in August […]

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Fields Set For Hong Kong International Races

The three arguably best credentialed Hong Kong-trained contenders Mr Stunning, Seasons Bloom and Werther fared ideally at today’s barrier draw for Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong International Races. However, it was a case of the barrier blues for two of the world’s most successful trainers Aidan O’Brien and Sir Michael Stoute, and also for local training […]

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Hong Kong’s Zac Purton Claims First International Jockeys Championship

Zac Purton, representing Hong Kong, claimed the HK$800,000 LONGINES International Jockeys Championship title for the first time and at the fifth time of asking, courtesy of two wins in the first and third legs of the series. In doing so, he saw off the spirited challenge of UK representative Silvestre de Sousa, with French champion […]

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