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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Simulcast turnover not all it seems

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:48pm by Alan Aitken

    ... The presence of top Hong Kong-based riders at Caulfield did not produce the fanciful numbers that were predicted Simulcast turnover not all it seems The simulcast turnover on three races ... chance in support races. But actual turnover weighing in at a tick under HK$17 million on the Cup and nearly HK$42 million altogether was closer to, if just short of, more reasonable ...

  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Turnover still booming despite small fields early in new season

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:47pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Combination of dirt racing, newcomers yet to appear and older horses put out to pasture are affecting the numbers Turnover booming despite small fields We aren't ... with turnover and the fact turnover is still booming even without them just says something about the bullet-proof racing economy in Hong Kong. At the past two midweeks, 13 of 16 races were ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Record turnover set to greet Year of the Horse at Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 09:37pm by Michael Cox

    ... and with turnover up around 10 per cent this season, Jockey Club executive director of racing Bill Nader expects the hold to be in excess of $1.6 billion for the 11-race card. “We do not expect to break that attendance record, but still, over 100,000 is realistic and the forecast is $1.62 billion in turnover,” he said. The Lunar New year meeting is the club’s biggest day both in terms of turnover ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    The return of Happy Valley can't come soon enough

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 08:23pm by Michael Cox

    ... the “I’m just here for the wine and party” demographic can hold the key to a decent day at the races, even if they don’t donate a cent to turnover. Without them, racing can seem like a living ... week. The return of the Valley can’t come soon enough for the club, which, on National Day faced the reality of – heaven forbid – a negative year-on-year comparison on turnover for a Sha Tin ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Jockey Club reveals season turnover high with one meeting left

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Club reveals season turnover high of more than HK$92b with one meeting left Betting record means bonanza for government There was rain, ... a landmark as betting finally set a new record 16 years after the previous one. The high-water mark for turnover came in 1996-97 at HK$92 billion before a decade of post-handover decline, ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Turnover keeps going up- locally and simulcast

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

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Turnover keeps going up- locally and simulcast The trend of local turnover has far exceeded any expectations this season and so too has the trend 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 ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Occupy Sha Tin: what would cause revolutions in racing?

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 08:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... the Jockey Club. A rare “turnover down” day on National Day was blamed on the so-called civil disobedience (although it probably had more to do with the all-weather track), and three betting shops ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Better the devil you know in the Caulfield Cup- or is it?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 07:45pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... they have any effect on turnover in general? That’s something that can be properly assessed after Saturday’s three races from Caulfield, especially with two champion jockeys riding genuine chances, ...

  9. Sport - Racing - SEASON PREVIEW

    Jockey Club chief predicts slight increase in turnover

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Club chief Engelbrecht-Bresges forecasts a modest increase in turnover, but he is optimistic there will be progress with commingling ... into the new term which starts on Saturday at Sha Tin. Coming off a season where betting turnover rose 7.1 per cent to more than $86 billion- up 34 per cent in six years since tax restructuring enabled ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Marvellous Manning racks up 500th throw

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... with a neck injury after he was up-ended covering a punt return. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck passed for a touchdown and ran for another score, overcoming four Colts turnovers in a 20-13 ...




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