Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges

Global Racing Leaders Weigh In On Drug Rules, Integrity Of Competition

Delegates who attended the 52nd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities in Paris, France, Oct. 8 heard presentations relating to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys, the harmonization of rules, and the stimulation of betting handle. In the days leading up to the conference, several of them took the opportunity to share their respective thoughts […]

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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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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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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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Bill Nader Headed Back To Hong Kong In Jockey Club Restructuring

The former executive director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Bill Nader, is set to return to the organization to essentially replace the man who succeeded him. Tony Kelly took over the job in 2015 but unexpectedly resigned Monday citing personal reasons. Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges announced that Nadar would fill Kelly’s role in a […]

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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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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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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 Euthanized Due To Fractured Pelvis Suffered In Hong Kong Champions Mile

Sunday’s Group 1 HK Champions Mile at Sha Tin was won by Contentment, but tragedy befell the event when, with 750m to race, Rapper Dragon, the BMW Hong Kong Derby winner and 1.4 favourite, went lame. Joao Moreira’s mount was racing at the tail of the pack and stopped abruptly. Rapper Dragon received immediate treatment […]

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Longines Hong Kong International Card Boasts 4.7 Percent Handle Increase

Records fell, new benchmarks were set and heroes were lauded at Sha Tin Racecourse Sunday, on an exemplary day of sport at the annual HK$83 million (about US$10.7 million) LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. “This was one of the most astonishing days of international racing we have seen in Hong Kong,” said Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, […]

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