The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported attendance and handle for the Hong Kong International Races Dec. 14 were the best for the international event since 1997.
After a bit of intrigue and some last-minute quick healing, the fields are set for the Dec. 14 Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Racecourse.
As U.S. racing faces the challenge of shaping race days and meets and maintaining field sizes at a time when foal crops are shrinking, experts said tracks and horsemen need to remember to keep the customer in the equation.
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, Longines, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced Sept. 22 that the jockey with the best performance in the world's highest-rated races will be honored.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has appointed Simon Ip as its new chairman, replacing Brian Stevenson who has retired after four years in the role.
A new study finds no difference in the racing career longevity between horses who experience some level of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage and those who never experience EIPH.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported a record for total handle during its 2013-14 season, which concluded July 6.
Designs On Rome was named Hong Kong Horse of the Year of the 2013-14 during ceremonies July 4.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club will offer 10 international group I races during its 2014-15 racing season and has increased total purses 10%.
Hong Kong racing will get a 7% prize money increase next season, according to William Nader, executive director of racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
What do you do as a racing operator when you see your turnover drop by 25% during a five-year period? For the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the answer to that scary experience was: Connect with the customer. read blog
Some of the pioneers in television technology said yes, in presentations May 7 at the Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong. read blog
Brian Kavanagh, chairman of the European Pattern Committee, called for international uniform medication rules during an address at the Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong May 6.
Panels discussed a broad range of topics, fsuch as community impact, the international movement of horses, the future landscape for wagering (and regulation of wagering), and fair competition through drug control. read blog
Asian Racing Conference has drawn 800 racing officials, administrators, and executives to Hong Kong, with IFHA executive council a newcomer at global forum. read blog
Dr. Christopher Riggs, head of veterinary clinic services for The Hong Kong Jockey Club, provides insight into how medication is dispensed and monitored at the HKJC racetracks.
TVG is introducing several innovations as part of its live coverage of the Keeneland Race Course meet that begins April 4.
TVG has announced it will begin offering commingled pari-mutuel wagering on, and live television coverage of, horse races from Happy Valley and Sha Tin racecourses in Hong Kong, which routinely attract large wagering pools.
Typhoon Hub, a tote services company based in Sydney, Australia, announced that it commenced commingling with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Horse Race Betting Limited March 16.
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities chairman Louis Romanet has appointed Phil Smith, the British Horseracing Authority's head of handicapping, as co-chairman of the World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee.
Nearly 100,000 people gathered at Sha Tin and Happy Valley racecourses in Hong Kong Feb. 2 to celebrate the Year of the Horse during the traditional Chinese New Year race day.
At its annual meeting Sept. 3, the Hong Kong Jockey Club released its annual report noting a 12.3% increase in pari-mutuel racing handle to a record HK$94.37 billion ($12.17 billion).
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has determined that the banned substance zilpaterol found in tests taken from 12 horses trained by P.F. Yu was the result of contaminated feed.
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities should quickly consider a ban on the use of anabolic steroids for horses in training, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said April 28.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is taking a 'wait and see' approach on the impact of a new racetrack on mainland China.
Industry leaders applaud a federal Australian court's decision to deny a request by prominent owner-breeder Bruce McHugh to allow artificial insemination in Thoroughbred breeding.
Even as they welcome the inner circle of racing to the Dec. 9 Longines Hong Kong International Races, local racing officials in that country are busily harnessing digital technology in search of new, young fans.
The normal home-field advantage enjoyed by local horses in the Hong Kong International Races may be at risk Dec. 9--because of changes in the home field. Or it could be a smoke screen.
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale generated its highest-ever gross of 31,039,000 guineas ($52,606,680 in U.S. funds) during a four-day run in England.
A son of Exceed and Excel topped the third session of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, bringing 200,000 guineas ($337,922 in U.S. funds). Mark Richards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased the chestnut colt.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported an increase in wagering for the racing season that ended July 15.
Some foreign racing organizations issued statements June 14 backing action by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to phase out use of race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes over three years beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
The Dec. 11 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races have enough subplots to keep any racing fan guessing.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club hopes to offer co-mingled international pools within 12 months.
The Book 2 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale ended its three-day run with a bang as the most expensive horse of the auction was sold. The son of Exceed and Excel bought 260,000 guineas ($427,718).
Any questions about whether the Keeneland September yearling sale would have staying power beyond the first week were answered Sept. 19 when the auction's receipts went beyond the entire 2010 sale gross.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club kicked off its 2011 racing season Feb. 5 with impressive business numbers.
The average price rose 27.5% from a year ago and the median price increased 33.3% during the Hong Kong International Sale.
Aaron Gryder, who has been based in California for several years, has opted to ride in Hong Kong beginning Nov. 14, the jockey announced Nov. 10.
This year's Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I)-winning jockey Aaron Gryder will move his tack to Hong Kong Nov. 14, Gryder announced Nov. 10.
Hong Kongers sent horse racing on its annual summer holiday after a spectacular Sha Tin season finale that gave the Jockey Club its biggest betting day in six years.
A brown colt by the champion Australian sire Redoute's Choice and closely related to outstanding sire Zabeel on the distaff side, fetched the highest bid at HK$5.5m at the Hong Kong International Sale Dec. 13.
Relations between international racing organizations are in a rare state of strain after Racing NSW in Australia chose to set aside the decision of Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards to disqualify jockey Chris Munce until September 2009. Munce, who was recently released after serving 20 months in jail, is now expected to return to race riding in Sydney the week of Dec. 7.
Breeders Cup Mile (gr. IT) runner-up Kip Deville will head a record American raiding party for this year's Cathay Pacific International races in Hong Kong December 14.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is working hard to recruit the best U.S. runners for the Cathay Pacific International Races on Dec. 14. Curlin is one of several Breeders' Cup World Championship contenders being pursued for the Hong Kong Cup (HK-I).
John Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club reviewed the organization's highlights of the 2007-2008 season at its annual general meeting Sept. 4.
Glen Boss flagged the first shock of the new Hong Kong racing season when he told the Hong Kong Jockey Club July 29 he will not return as a club rider for the 2008-09 racing season.
Good Ba Ba, a four-time group I winner this season, was crowned horse of the year as well as the champion miler and most popular horse of the year at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony July 1.
Prizemoney for the Hong Kong Jockey Club's 2009 group I Champions Mile has been boosted by 50% next year to HK$12 million, giving it a badly-needed shot in the arm that should cement its significance as the third leg of the Asian Mile Challenge.
The nightmare is over for jockey Olivier Doleuze, who emerged from a May 21 inquiry by Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards into a drug "irregularity" without a case to answer.
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