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  1. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong Jockey Club chief executive optimistic ahead of new season

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 09:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Having grossly, joyously undershot with predictions on Hong Kong racing turnover at the last two attempts, Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges sees no reason to change his ... in what you might call our 'classical Hong Kong turnover' but, with several commingling partners coming on in the next two months, another 2 per cent could come from there," he ...

  2. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open cuts prize money

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Prize money for the prestigious Hong Kong Open has been cut US$750,000 to US$2 million, organisers said on Thursday, blaming the state of the world economy. It comes despite the tournament, one of the biggest in Asia, retaining sponsor UBS, the Swiss bank. This year’s Hong Kong Open is November 15-18. “It’s one of these things that have ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club stance on controversial drug Lasix the only choice

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com During the off-season the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s hardline attitude to raceday medication was put to the acid test when trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai ... on trachea”, including his last start in April – adds an extra wrinkle to this line-in-the-sand decision. But most interesting was the Jockey Club’s position as a self-proclaimed standard-bearer ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Jockey Club under starter’s orders with new mainland training centre

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... them build a racing industry. But Hong Kong Jockey Club officials warned of problems- and they were in a good position to judge. After months of tough negotiation, the HKJC finally worked out ... and use a lawnmower. Even the Hong Kong Jockey Club- familiar with China's befuddling politics and sensitive cultural issues- has admitted it "underestimated" the challenges when ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Longitude engine will take betting further, says Hong Kong Jockey Club

    Posted May 07th 2014, 11:42pm by Alan Aitken

    ... take betting further' The Jockey Club hopes to roll out new bet types next year tailored to increase its user friendliness and flexibility, and to take advantage of the world-first Longitude engine behind the success of the Quartet. The "Connecting with the customer" session at the 35th Asian Racing Conference at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre heard ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club bans trainer Michael Chang from using drug in US campaign

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:39pm by Michael Cox

    ... have used Lasix at Santa Anita if not for the Jockey Club edict. "The club's position- that Hong Kong's horses race free of medication- is not negotiable so Michael Chang ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Race-day medication is allowed in America, but it can't be administered to Rich Tapestry Jockey Club bans Chang from using drug in US stint The Jockey ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club targets April for commingling bets with US

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:32pm by Alan Aitken

    ... The Hong Kong Jockey Club expects to be commingling bets with the United States by April but the same co-operation with Australia is now looking less likely to take place this season. The Jockey Club received Legislative Council approval to undertake commingling- the process by which bets placed on Hong Kong races in another country will be forwarded into the "home" betting ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Tye Angland and Real Specialist lead Hong Kong hopes in Jockey Club Mile

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:03pm by Michael Cox

    ... with the John Size-trained six-year-old in tomorrow's Group Two Jockey Club Mile and with the traditionally strong local mile stocks in a lull, Real Specialist seems a possible candidate to pick up the slack for team Hong Kong. "Hopefully, we can both break that Group One maiden status together one day," Angland said. Real Specialist had a little go at the big races last year, ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Jockey Club cancels meeting as Typhoon Usagi bears down on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 09:06am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Replacement date will be sought in October but decision set to cost more than HK$1 billion in turnover The Jockey Club will seek government approval to fill the vacant October 30 midweek date, with its refusal to take a risk on Sha Tin today in the face of Typhoon Usagi set to cost the club more than HK$1 billion in turnover. Executive ...

  10. Sport - Racing - BETTING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club brings in record HK$94.4 billion

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Jockey Club takes record HK$94.4b The Jockey Club had another good year, with racing turnover jumping 12.3 per cent to a record HK$94.4 billion thanks to a revival ... for the season finale for the first time in recent years. "These splendid results have been achieved despite a year of considerable challenge for Hong Kong on different fronts, not to mention ...




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