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  1. Confused about horse racing terms? Now there's a 'guide for dummies' to the sport of kings

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charley Lanyon Budding racing enthusiasts, party people and media types gathered at the Jockey Club's Adrenaline bar and lounge in Happy Valley for an evening of cocktails and horses, ... zone was to help alleviate 'the global problem of the learning curve' in the world of horse racing. Young people were being put off the sport by confusing terminology, the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000067/confused-about-horse-racing-terms-now-theres-guide-dummies-sport-kings
  2. Racing needs to move with the times

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Two conferences early last week in Paris and London tried to address racing's decreasing share of the wagering world last week, with one resorting to older, failed solutions and another looking more towards the future. The keynote speaker at the inaugural Leaders in Racing conference in London, Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981628/racing-needs-move-times
  3. Perceived advantage of higher rating an illusion in extended-band races

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Victory by Dr Win in the 65-40 rated Class Four contest on the weekend has shed further light on the mythology surrounding the extended-band races. For the fifth time in nine such events this season, the horse with the Class Four rating has shrugged off the supposed advantage for horses which have been racing in Class Three prior. Now you might say five out of nine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736088/perceived-advantage-higher-rating-illusion-extended-band-races
  4. Betting plunges raise doubts on racing integrity

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Some observers of Hong Kong racing this season have been questioning whether the Jockey Club has ultimately made a rod for its own back in the coloured lights that highlight ... on a day when other winners dropped from HK$50 to HK$29 and HK$51 to HK$28. But Sunday's events offered some support for the integrity of the races and for the view that at least in part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730690/betting-plunges-raise-doubts-racing-integrity
  5. Opposition steers clear of 'two-horse race'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Exciting gallopers Entrapment and Tai Sing Yeh have scared off all bar two rivals in the Juvenile Sprint Trophy on Sunday- with the race's final running almost literally becoming the proverbial 'two-horse race'. The Jockey Club had to scramble to extend entries for the race, after initially receiving just two nominations from the main protagonists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717851/opposition-steers-clear-two-horse-race
  6. HK losing ground in the commingling race

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alan Altken And so the commingling game continues to edge away from Hong Kong. Australia has recently begun to bet directly into the 'home' pools of South African racing ... another HK$47 million-plus yesterday on five Melbourne Cup day events - have shown there is some interest from Hong Kong punters in Australian racing. Be assured that there is interest in other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697288/hk-losing-ground-commingling-race
  7. Jockey Club plans to allow staff to bet on races

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Martin Wong

    ... Alan Aitken and Martin Wong The Hong Kong Jockey Club is planning to allow its employees to place wagers on its horse racing from the start of the new season in September. Club staff have ... to deny betting to people who wish to bet if they are on their day off and they work in a position where racing's integrity is not going to be compromised by this sort of activity.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718723/jockey-club-plans-allow-staff-bet-races
  8. Fownes calls for more quality races as Noble Conqueror claims January Cup

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... metres, to highlight the need for change to the programming of Hong Kong's highest-class races. Noble Conqueror has recorded all seven of his career wins at the city track, and after breezing through to the top-ratings bracket, has been left with fewer and fewer race-day options because the vast majority of Class 1 and all Group races are held at Sha Tin. Fownes led in the quinella ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703606/fownes-calls-more-quality-races-noble-conqueror-claims-january-cup
  9. Concerns raised over increase in race days

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Increasing the number of race days and simulcasts of overseas race meetings will increase gambling and its associated problems, Chung Kim-wah, assistant professor of applied social sciences at Polytechnic University, said yesterday. Professor Chung's comments follow a government announcement on Friday that the number of race days in the city would increase from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685913/concerns-raised-over-increase-race-days
  10. Sport - Racing

    Turnover keeps going up- locally and simulcast

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of simulcast betting. Sunday's single race from Japan was up more than 21 per cent on the hold last year, admirable considering the race had zero Hong Kong participation. Of course, racing fans ... country. Now we turn to World Cup night, which averaged about $13 million per race when five events were covered in 2010, held $108,709,150 on six races two years ago and rose again to $124,547,683 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1200413/turnover-keeps-going-locally-and-simulcast

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