Keyword: Hong Kong Jockey Club

  • Son of Danehill Sets Hong Kong Sale Mark

    A son of Danehill set a Hong Kong record of HK$7.5 million ($965,873) at the International Sale of 2-year-olds Saturday held at Sha Tin Racecourse. Cheng Keung Fai outbid Wong Wing Keung, the owner of Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) entrant Bullish Luck, to obtain the colt.

  • HKJC Olympic Equestrian Facilities Progressing

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported on the progress of its construction of new facilities for the 2008 Olympic equestrian events during the week of its Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. While the 2008 Olympic Games will be held in Beijing, the equestrian events will be held in Hong Kong.

  • Ouija Board, winning the Filly & Mare Turf, concludes her career Sunday in the Hong Kong Vase.

    In Her Career Finale, Ouija Board Tops Entries for Hong Kong International Races

    Ouija Board, whose worldwide popularity continues to grow every time she sets foot on a racecourse, drew post position No. 2 Thursday for the HK$14 million Hong Kong Vase in what will be the final start of her career. The Vase is one of four group I races that comprise the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on Sunday, Dec. 10.

  • Fallon Denied License to Ride in Hong Kong

    Jockey Kieren Fallon, who has been charged in connection with alleged race-fixing in Great Britain, has been denied a license to ride during the international race meeting at Hong Kong's Sha Tin Racecourse Dec. 10.

  • In Hong Kong, 'International' Goes Beyond Racing

    As Thoroughbreds from around the world made their final preparations for the Dec. 11 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races, international eyes also were focused on the World Trade Organization ministerial conference set to begin in downtown Hong Kong two days later.

  • Designed for Luck, winning the Shoemaker Mile, was scratched from the Hong Kong Mile.

    Designed For Luck, 'Missile' Scratched in Hong Kong

    United States-based Designed For Luck and Great Britain-based Majestic Missile were withdrawn Dec. 9 from the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) and the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I), respectively. The races are two of four group I events to be run Dec. 11 at Sha Tin racecourse.

  • Connections of the runners for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races 2005.

    U.S. Connections Like What They See in Hong Kong

    The connections of United States-based runners seemed no less satisfied after the post-position draw for the Dec. 11 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin racecourse. In all, the four group I grass races, worth a total of HK$64 million, lured 49 horses from around the world.

  • Ronald Arculli, chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, presents a silver whip and the cash prize to jockey Andrasch Starke, winner of the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship 2005.

    German Starke Wins Second Hong Kong Title

    Top German jockey Andrasch Starke won his second international jockeys' championship at Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong Dec. 7 and took home the first-place check of HK$200,000 for his efforts.

  • Nicole's Dream arrives in Asia for December running of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint.

    Japan Cup Winner Alkaased Eyes Hong Kong Vase

    Japan Cup (Jpn-I) winner Alkaased is just one of many international standouts expected for the Dec. 11 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Racecourse.

  • Bullish Luck, right, beats Silent Witness to win the Champions Mile at the Sha Tin racecource in Hong Kong on Saturday.

    Silent Witness' 17-Race Win Streak Ends

    International racing's longest winning streak of recent years bit the dust in the very final strides of Saturday's Champions Mile (HK-I) as stablemate Bullish Luck wrested the lead from the hitherto undefeated Silent Witness to score by a short head.

  • HKJC Launches Silent Witness Web Site

    Sprint sensation Silent Witness, who is a perfect 14-for-14 and was 2004 Horse of the Year in Hong Kong, will soon have his own Web site. The Hong Kong Jockey Club will launch the site Feb. 26 to honor the horse that <i>Time</i> magazine voted as one of the "people" that mattered most in 2004.

  • Hong Kong Seeks Tax Change to Boost Handle

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club is negotiating with the government over the way racing wagers are taxed. The organization is confident a change from a per-bet tax to a flat tax on total handle could increase betting pools.

  • Record Price Established at Hong Kong International Sale

    The Hong Kong International Sale realized a record price Dec. 11 at Sha Tin Racecourse when a gelded son of King's Best sold for HK$6 million (US $771,506). The sale was held for the first time inside the new HK$410 million retractable roof walking ring on the Saturday afternoon prior to the Dec. 12 Cathay Pacific International races.

  • Mercedes-Benz to Sponsor Hong Kong Derby

    The Hong Kong Derby (HK-I), the premier event on that country's racing calendar, will now become the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby. It will be run March 21 at Sha Tin.

  • Falbrav, on track in Hong Kong.

    Dettori, Falbrav Get Friday Morning Workout

    International star jockey Frankie Dettori, who incurred a twisted ankle during the first leg of the International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse Wednesday night, was on track at Sha Tin Racecourse Friday morning to put Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) favorite Falbrav through a leg-stretching gallop.

  • Falbrav, favored in Hong Kong Cup.

    Falbrav Draws Post 5 for Hong Kong Cup

    Falbrav, who figures to be the even-money favorite for Sunday's Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), drew post 5 in the 14-horse field Thursday morning at the barrier draw held at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. The HK$18 million (approximately $2.3 million U.S.) Hong Kong Cup is the star attraction of the Hong Kong International Races, which also includes the Hong Kong Vase, Sprint, and Mile (all HK-I).

  • International Jockey Challenge a Star-Studded Affair

    Some of the top international jockeys, including Frankie Dettori, Kieren Fallon, Mick Kinane, Christophe Soumillon, and Victor Espinoza will square off Wednesday evening at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong for the International Jockey Championship.

  • Danehill Geldings Shine in Hong Kong Sale Breezes

    Twenty-eight colts and geldings were guided through public breezes at Sha Tin Racecourse Sunday in preparation for the 2003 Hong Kong International Sale. Drawing plenty of attention for the sale, which will take place Friday, Dec. 12, were three sons of international leading sire Danehill.

  • Hong Kong Announces Jockeys' Championship Invitees

    The world's elite jockeys have been invited for the sixth International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse on Dec. 10, a prelude to the Hong Kong International Races on Dec. 14.

  • Hong Kong Handle Down, But Club Optimistic

    Though handle was down for its most recent racing season, the Hong Kong Jockey Club remains optimistic in the wake of product expansion, including wagering on soccer games, the organization's top official said Aug. 28 during the club's annual general meeting.

  • Top-Priced Colt Returned After Aussie Sale

    The return of the top-priced colt from Australia's major yearling sale caused some consternation in the wake of a tremendously successful auction. However, the use of X-rays also reflects a significant advance for the Australian and New Zealand branch of the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Hong Kong Jockey Club, Sale Company at Odds

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club, a major and regular buyer at the Sydney Easter Yearling Sale in Australia, continues to insist it will boycott the annual auction over the issue of X-raying prospective purchases.

  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Threatens To Boycott Australia's Easter Sale

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club is threatening to boycott the prestigious Sydney Easter sale due to a dispute over the X-raying of horses before and after Australia's premier yearling auction, according to a story in the Racing Post. The HKJC has demanded the right to X-ray yearlings and return any purchases which are found to have major faults.

  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Suspends Two Jockeys

    The board of stewards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club suspended the licenses of jockeys John Egan and Robert Fradd Saturday in the wake of the Independent Commission Against Corruption's investigation into possible race fixing. Four Jockey Club employees have also been suspended from their duties.

  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Mum on Race-Fixing Reports

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has issued a statement saying it cannot comment on published reports saying that anti-corruption officers have arrested 19 people, including two jockeys, as a result of a race-fixing investigation.

  • Hong Kong Authorities Uphold, Amend Nakatani Suspension

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has upheld, but amended, a suspension levied American jockey Corey Nakatani for his ride aboard Forbidden Apple in a fifth-place finish in the Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) on December 16.

  • World Racing Championships Enters Phase II With 2 New Races

    World Racing Championships chairman James E "Ted" Bassett III announced Saturday that the series will undertake Phase II that includes the addition of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the Singapore Airlines International Cup to the championships in 2002.

  • Sunline and jockey Greg Childs, winning the Hong Kong Mile.

    Hong Kong Jockey Club Fines Jockey Childs

    Stewards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club on Friday fined jockey Greg Childs HK$300,000 (about US$$37,514) for breaching rules of racing by "engaging in conduct prejudicial to the good reputation of horse racing in Hong Kong." The action stems from a conversation Childs reportedly had with another rider, Justin Sheehan, prior to the Hong Kong Mile on Dec. 17 and Childs' reported post-race public comments about the conversation with Sheehan. Childs rode the top New Zealand mare Sunline to victory in the Mile; Sheehan finished third aboard Adam.

  • Hong Kong Mile Inquiry Friday; Newspaper Issues Statement

    Stewards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club have scheduled an inquiry for Friday into quotes attributed to jockey Greg Childs following his winning ride aboard the New Zealand mare Sunline in the Hong Kong Mile. The inquiry centers around a Sydney <i>Morning Herald</i> article with quotes attributed to Childs concerning a pre-race discussion he had with Justin Sheehan, rider of eventual Mile third-place finisher Adam.

  • Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards may look into comments made by jockey Greg Childs in his winning ride aboard Sunline, above.

    Cecil Fined by Hong Kong Stewards; Sunline's Win May Be Reviewed

    California-based trainer Ben Cecil has been fined HK$50,000 (about US$6,410) by Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards as a result of Falcon Flight testing positive for a prohibited substance prior to Sunday's Hong Kong International Cup. HKJC stewards will also reportedly review the circumstances surrounding the impressive victory by Sunline in the Hong Kong Mile. Greg Childs, who rode Sunline, said that he and another jockey discussed strategy prior to the race.

  • Danehill Colt Tops First Session of Tattersalls Sale

    Trade was strong on the opening day of the Tattersalls December, which featured the last yearlings to be sold at auction this year. The session saw a total of 2,120,300 guineas spent at an average of 14,724 guineas, an increase of 7%. The drop in the gross value can be attributed to Tattersalls new policy encouraging Vendors to declare their buy-backs.