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Hong Kong Jockey Club overcomes pandemic challenge to stage unique HKIR

The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges saluted Hong Kong’s “unique spirit and resilience” after a successful staging of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races featuring Group 1 glory across four world-class features shared between Japan, Ireland and Hong Kong at Sha Tin yesterday (Sunday 13 December). “It is important to have[...]
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Young guns Marquand and Doyle among world’s best set for IJC

A stellar line-up featuring established greats and young rising stars will contest the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship (IJC) at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday, 9 December. The exciting line-up includes four previous winners of the world’s most sought-after jockey challenge, including Zac Purton and Joao Moreira, both multiple champions on the world’s most intensely competitive[...]
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Exultant named Horse of the Year at Hong Kong’s Champion Awards

Exultant’s outstanding exploits during the 2019/20 season earned the multiple Group 1 victor the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a special presentation function held at Sha Tin Racecourse last night, Thursday, 16 July. The Tony Cruz-trained six-year-old was also named Champion Middle-Distance Horse and Champion Stayer for the second consecutive year. Exultant[...]
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Hong Kong racing pulls together to complete extraordinary season

Hong Kong’s “season like no other” ended at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 15 July with Ricky Yiu securing an odds-defying champion trainer title that was most certainly in keeping with the campaign’s extraordinary backdrop. The Hong Kong Jockey Club navigated the uncertainty of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic decisively, implementing measures that protected public and[...]
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Battaash has a ratings edge in the King’s Stand but faces flying filly Glass Slippers

Battaash has at times electrified the European sprinting scene during the past three seasons and he appears to have a major chance of capturing Tuesday’s (16 June) Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) on Royal Ascot’s opening day, this being the fifth event on the seven-race simulcast programme. The six-year-old gelding has landed major sprint[...]
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Forecast relaunch to merge with Trio; higher rebates for Quinella & Quinella Place

The Hong Kong Jockey Club announced today (11 June, Thursday) two wagering-related initiatives for the 2020/21 racing season. The Club will relaunch the Forecast betting pool and merge it with Trio, forming the “Forecast & Trio Merged Pool”. It will also increase the rebates for losing bets placed on Quinella and Quinella Place. Forecast, a[...]
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