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Hong Kong Civil Unrest Hits Racing; Wednesday’s Happy Valley Program Scrapped

Wednesday night’s racing program at Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong has been called off due to ongoing civil unrest, leaving horsemen scrambling to find alternative plans for horses they had entered. The races were cancelled by Hong Kong Jockey Club officials out of fear protesters might compromise the safety of fans, HKJC staff and […]

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Australian Hall Of Fame Trainer David Hayes Returns To Hong Kong Racing

David Hayes is returning to Hong Kong as a Hong Kong Jockey Club licensed trainer. The Australian Hall of Famer will rejoin the trainers’ roster at Sha Tin for the start of the 2020/21 season.   The Jockey Club officially unveiled Hayes during a media conference at Sha Tin Racecourse this morning, Tuesday, 10 September. “My […]

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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 Hikes Purse Money To Record Levels

Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.3 billion for the 2019/20 season. Lucrative increases to FWD Champions Day’s three Group 1 races and the BMW Hong Kong Derby feature among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s upward adjustments revealed today, Tuesday, 9 July. The FWD Champions Day fixture has proven to be a huge success in […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Zac Purton Thanks Beauty Generation For A Season To Remember

As the racing season in Hong Kong winds down, it is undoubtedly one that jockey Zac Purton will look back on with fondness. He is the regular rider of one of the highest rated horses in the world in Beauty Generation, he is leading the 2019 Longines World’s Best Jockey competition, and he has broken […]

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Trouble In Paradise? Commentary Suggests Hong Kong Officials Scramble To Boost Handle

In a commentary for the South China Morning Post, writer Tom Biddington observed Thursday that the Hong Kong Jockey Club has added a race to Sunday’s card at Sha Tin and questioned whether the move had anything to do with falling wagering figures. Originally, there had been two sections listed in the program for a […]

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Hong Kong Chief Steward: U.S. Should Change Rules On Disqualifications

After the controversial disqualification of Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby, U.S. horse racing jurisdictions should get in line with the rest of the world and use the “Category One” standard for resolving objections and inquiries, according to Kim Kelly, chief steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Hong Kong and most other racing countries […]

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Beauty Generation Is The ‘Champion’ Purton Deserves

Zac Purton concedes he’s blessed to sit atop the world’s best miler Beauty Generation – the horse who seeks a ninth consecutive win in Sunday’s (28 April) G1 HK$18 million (US$2.3 million) Champions Mile. The horse who, some might claim, is the best in the world given the recent retirement of Winx. “The best horse […]

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Lor, Bowman Bring Home Hong Kong Derby With Furore

Furore won the BMW Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday afternoon with a brilliant victory that fulfilled Frankie Lor’s dream of becoming the first “home grown” Hong Kong trainer to land the race for 11 years. “I can’t express my feelings,” the handler said, after claiming Hong Kong’s most prestigious local prize […]

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Champion Beauty Generation Steamrolls Rivals In Hong Kong

The Beauty Generation steamroller flattened all-comers again at Sha Tin on Sunday as Hong Kong’s champion bagged a sixth career Group 1 success in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (seven furlongs). “It’s just a repeat of what he’s been doing all season,” trainer John Moore said as his charge was being led back to the […]

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