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‘Crossing Borders And Clearing Customs’: Hong Kong Jockey Club Readies New Training Center In China

When the idea of a Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) training centre at Conghua was first mooted, one obvious challenge to be addressed was the transportation of horses several hours by road, back and forth across an international border. Quarantine restrictions, immigration and customs protocols, horse welfare and travel comfort, all had to be considered. […]

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Hong Kong To Contest ‘Group 1 Triple-Header’ In April

Hong Kong will for the first time stage three spring Group 1 features on a single day, the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced today (Sept. 19). The Champions Mile (1600m) and the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) have been brought forward one week in the calendar, joining the G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup to […]

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Record Turnover Opening Day At Hong Kong As Moreira Wins Five

Seasons Bloom’s impressive victory in the Class 1 HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin’s season opener on Sunday reinforced jockey Joao Moreira’s belief that the talented gelding can make a splash in the top grade. “That tells you why I’ve been thinking about him for the internationals!” the three-time Hong Kong champion beamed as […]

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‘The Guy Has Served His Time’: Biancone’s Kentucky License Reinstated

Trainer Patrick Biancone was handed a one-year suspension in 2007 when three vials of cobra venom were found in a tack room in his barn at Keeneland, and he has not held a license in Kentucky since. On Aug. 15, according to bloodhorse.com, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted 16-1 to reinstate Biancone’s license, with certain stipulations. […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Closes Season With Record Turnover

Hong Kong’s 2016/17 season closed out at Sha Tin Racecourse today, Sunday 16 July, with Time Warp’s impressive Sha Tin Mile Trophy victory played out before a crowd of 36,949 and season-long turnover hitting a new high of HK$117.4 billion (US$15.04 billion). Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said: “Our growth this year has […]

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Rapper Dragon Named Hong Kong Horse Of The Year

Rapper Dragon (by Street Boss) claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a ceremony held July 14 at the Grand Hyatt. Hong Kong’s standout 4-year-old made history during the season when he became the first horse to win all three legs of Hong Kong’s 4-year-old classic series. John Moore’s stable star had an […]

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Equestricon Announces Hong Kong Trip Sweepstakes

Equestricon, LLC., announced today a sponsorship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) that will bring an added attraction and enhanced international flair to the inaugural racing convention. As part of the agreement, the HKJC will sponsor a “Lucky Draw” sweepstakes at Equestricon, in which it will award a trip for two to Hong Kong […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Announces Purse Increases For 2017/18 Season

The Hong Kong Jockey Club will offer a record HK$1.16 billion (~US$148 million) in prize money across its 88 race meetings in the 2017/18 season, scheduled to commence on Sunday, 3 September at Sha Tin Racecourse, while also increasing purses for all three of Hong Kong’s spring Group 1 features. The Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II […]

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Moreira Sets Single-Season Record In Hong Kong With 169 Victories

Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira snared another little slice of Hong Kong history at Sha Tin on Sunday (9 July) as the rider broke the record for most winners in a season for the third term in a row. Moreira partnered Me Tsui-trained Fantastic Show (117lb) to win the Chai Wan Road Plate (1200m) for griffins […]

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Hong Kong: Purton Brings Home Five Winners, Three Seconds Saturday

Winner’s Way helped Zac Purton to a five-timer and earned a shot at one of two upcoming Group 3 prizes with a front-running victory in the Class 1 Macwhinnie Cup Handicap (1400m), the feature contest on a rainy Chairmen’s Day at Sha Tin (Saturday, 13 May). Winner’s Way’s win sealed an early hat-trick for Purton […]

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