Although no new job plans were announced, former New York Racing Association executive Bill Nader will leave the Hong Kong Jockey Club and return to the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
Bentley Biscuit overcame a slow start to win the Brisbane Turf Cup (Aus-I) at Doomben on May 12, prompting trainer Gai Waterhouse to declare the 5-year-old the best sprinter in Australia.
The state of New York has wired the New York Racing Association $8 million to help ease its immediate fiscal troubles, a funding stream that surprised NYRA officials who earlier in the day had been in court on their first hearing after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The New York Racing Association has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, charging that the state of New York's failure to approve a long-stalled casino project for Aqueduct Racetrack has pushed it toward insolvency.
With New York Racing Association officials threatening to seek bankruptcy protection, state officials are rushing to complete a deal by Oct. 30 to get government bailout money flowing to the financially ailing NYRA.
The New York Racing Association announced three promotions and a new appointment to its management staff Aug. 3.
The New York Racing Association has lost a major arbitration case brought by fired pari-mutuel clerks, dozens of whom walked off their jobs a year ago during the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) over a contract dispute.
The auction of 19 pieces of equine artwork by the financially ailing New York Racing Association has been canceled after Sotheby's auction house withdrew the sale under threat of legal action by the state government.
The New York Racing Association and Television Games Network have reached a $13.5 million deal giving the network exclusive simulcasting rights outside of New York, according to a published report.
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