hong kong jockey club

Repole on disclosure: No

Mike Repole, the owner of Uncle Mo, claimed in a media teleconference yesterday that “everybody has been talking about full disclosure” when it comes to the physical condition of his once-beaten champion colt. He then went on to lecture members of the racing press about what their role should be: “…the media has to do […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Hong Kong Jockey Club

William A. Nader oversees the racing division of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, an incredibly successful non-profit association that offers 83 days of live racing annually at Sha Tin and Happy Valley Racecourses—the latter a spectacular facility in the midst of the city’s bustling skyscraper district. Racing in Hong Kong is unique. Since there is […]

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Does Racing Need Mo Disclosure?

Mike Repole’s Uncle Mo arrived at Churchill Downs on Monday, still dogged by questions about his first career defeat in the Wood Memorial on April 9. Last year’s 2-year-old champion had no response when challenged in the final furlong of the Wood, finishing third, beaten 1 1/4 lengths by Toby’s Corner. Some questions have gone […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club threatened by Internet betting

One of the most successful racing operations in the world, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is concerned about the one thing it can’t control: competition from off-shore bookies accepting unauthorized online wagering. The Jockey Club estimates the Hong Kong government has lost at leasst HK$2.6 billion in unrealized taxes during the 2009-10 season, a major […]

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The Takeout Is Too. Damn. High?

Is Thoroughbred racing a sport or a form of pari-mutuel wagering? Is it entertainment or gambling? The answer to both questions is “yes.” In the game of pari-mutuel wagering where it’s player vs. player instead of player vs. the house (as in Las Vegas or other casinos) discussions about how to make horse racing more […]

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Pull The Pocket: Did Takeout Decrease Improve Hong Kong Handle?

There is evidence, according to the blog Pull The Pocket, that lowering takeout in Hong Kong to 17.1% blended stemmed the negative handle trajectory that had been getting worse since 2000. What say you?

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: What goes into the World Thoroughbred Rankings?

Thomas S. Robbins was born into a racing family and he’s dedicated his professional life to the sport. A son of the renowned equine veterinarian Jack Robbins (a co-founder of the Oak Tree Racing Association), Tom, a graduate of the University of Southern California, was given his first job as racing secretary by Marje Everett […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club membership center of alleged scam

A scam in Hong Kong has been discovered with 29 people arrested in raids linked to falsely assisting people in applying for a Hong Kong Jockey Club membership.

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Destination Louisville brought to you by VINERY LTD: A True World Championship

Better get used to a major international influence at the Breeders’ Cup, which is trying to give real meaning to the term “world championships” with its new global nomination program unveiled on Monday. With horses from around the world getting an easier path to eligibility, we may soon start seeing the best of Europe, Asia, […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by BREEDERS’ CUP: BARBARO’S LEGACY

By Ray Paulick When Barbaro streaked to the wire 6 1/2 lengths in front to win the 2006 Kentucky Derby, there was tremendous buzz throughout the racing world over the contributions the unbeaten son of Dynaformer could make to the Thoroughbred breed as a future stallion. Those hopes were dashed when Barbaro suffered a devastating […]

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