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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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Hong Kong Jockey Nash Rawiller Banned 15 Months For Betting, Taking Gifts For Tips

Hong Kong rider Nash Rawiller has been suspended 15 months for betting on two of his mounts and for accepting gifts or other considerations for providing tips to others for betting purposes. Rawiller, a former jockey in Australia, did not plead to the charges but cooperated with the investigation and testified to the allegations. He […]

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Moore Scores First Hong Kong Derby Victory With Ping Hai Star

Ping Hai Star handed jockey Ryan Moore a first BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) victory with a stunning last-to-first drive at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday. “He’s a very talented horse, I had great fun riding him today,” Moore said after the New Zealand-bred had quickened a length and three quarters clear of runner-up Singapore […]

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Time Warp Merciless In Hong Kong Gold Cup; Pakistan Star A Well-Behaved Fourth

Time Warp set a merciless tempo to win the HK$10 million Group 1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse this on Sunday, Feb. 25. After leading from the off under Zac Purton, the strapping chestnut was forced to go where no horse had gone before – inside two minutes over Sha Tin’s […]

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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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Hong Kong Jockey Club Officials Growing Frustrated With Australia’s Ban On Horse Exports

Several months of inaction by the Australian government regarding Sha Tin’s suspended quarantine status has Hong Kong Jockey Club officials frustrated. So much so that the HKJC has decided not to send any representatives to the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale this week, which could be costly for the Aussies. In 2017, the HKJC spent […]

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Record Turnover Highlights Longines Hong Kong International Races

Time Warp’s victory in the HK$25 million Longines Hong Kong Cup capped an outstanding day of international sport at Sha Tin Racecourse this afternoon, Sunday, Dec. 10. The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, said: “We want the Longines Hong Kong International Races to be the greatest show on turf and […]

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