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‘Fierce’ Competition: Purton Secures Hong Kong Champion Jockey Title

One of the fiercest Champion Jockey battles in recent memory concluded in thrilling fashion at Hong Kong’s Season Finale at Sha Tin Sunday as Zac Purton claimed his second title, sealing the result with victory on Rise High in the Class 1 Sha Tin Mile Trophy Handicap (1600m). Purton ended with a tally of 136 […]

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Beauty Generation Claims Horse Of The Year Honors In Hong Kong

Beauty Generation claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a sparkling ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel tonight, Friday, 13 July. A three-time Group One victor this term, Hong Kong’s standout five-year-old was also named Champion Miler. John Moore’s stable star had an outstanding sophomore Hong Kong campaign with five wins from […]

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Longines Hong Kong International Races Receive 10 Percent Purse Increase

The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races are now worth an extraordinary HK$93 million (US$11.85 million). The 10 percent increase to the Turf World Championships’ purse is among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s substantial prize money rises for the 2018/19 season, which were announced on Friday. The upcoming season will deliver record prize money of HK$1.22 […]

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Stronach Group To Add Horses’ Weights To Past Performance Information

The Stronach Group announced today that after monitoring, compiling and televising the weights of horses the past several months at its facilities in California, Florida and Maryland, the information is scheduled to be available in past performances by the end of summer. Prior to be being saddled before a race, each horse steps on a […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club, Totepool Launch ‘Ascot World Pool’ For 2019 Royal Meeting

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in partnership with Ascot and Totepool, will launch a new Ascot World Pool for Royal Ascot in 2019.  The newly-established, pari-mutuel-based World Pool will offer a strong value proposition to customers in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong on the Royal Ascot meeting. It also further positions Hong Kong […]

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Patrick Cummings Named Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Executive Director

Patrick Cummings has been named executive director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF). A non-profit organization, TIF was established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas designed to improve the prospects of the thoroughbred industry and its stakeholders. “It is great to welcome Pat as the executive director of the Thoroughbred […]

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China’s Conghua Training Facility Nears Completion; First Horses Arrive

After a series of cross-boundary horse movement trial runs over a two-year period, Conghua Training Centre (CTC) became operational today (Tuesday, 12 June) when the first horses to be stabled at CTC arrived at 10:38am to mark the beginning of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s dual-site operations in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. The first shipment […]

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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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Engelbrecht-Bresges: ‘Racing Must Be Positioned As A World Class Sport’ Around The Globe

The 37th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) commenced this morning, Tuesday, 15 May, in Seoul, South Korea, with Asian Racing Federation Chairman and Hong Kong Jockey Club Chief Executive Officer Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges calling on the sport’s stakeholders to establish racing as a global “master brand.” As Chair of the convocation’s opening plenary session, Mr. Engelbrecht-Bresges […]

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Wagering Algorithms And ‘The Ghost Of The Unclaimed $118 Million’

Bill Benter has made nearly a billion dollars wagering on horse racing, utilizing an algorithm he created to analyze up to 120 different variables on each horse entered in a particular race. In his first public interview with bloomberg.com, Benter describes his ascension from counting cards at blackjack tables to hitting one of the largest paydays […]

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