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Unbeatable Caviar forces bookies to get creative

Bookmakers in the UK have resorted to posting betting markets without Black Caviar to drum up some ante-post business on the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday week.

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012, 12:00am

Unbeatable Caviar forces bookies to get creative

Bookmakers in the UK have resorted to posting betting markets without Black Caviar to drum up some ante-post business on the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday week.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Teen gambling worsens

Increasing numbers of teenagers are gambling in Hong Kong, with some placing their first bet before the age of 10, a new report says.

Last year the Ping Wo Fund, a body set up to help problem gamblers, commissioned Polytechnic University to interview 3,982 teenagers under the age of 18 about their gambling activities.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Benefits of commingling made obvious once again

Something that international racing does boil down to an obvious concept is the value created by horses racing out of their jurisdiction.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Odds tempting as bookies underrate HK sprinters

In the name of helping our readers get their minds settled around the mights and maybes of international day, and in the absence of the Jockey Club's own once-encouraging sounds about ante-post betting for Sunday's showpiece events, we went trawling the web for the overseas bookies' prices.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Club's turnover has not suffered from big bombs

The so-called denial of service attack is a regular fact of life in the cyber world of 2011, and our spies tell us gremlins have been targeting the betting exchanges around the Asian region which have had such an impact on Hong Kong turnover in the past year and more.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Betting on sectional times may open door to corruption

After what has happened lately, with the jailing of cricketers for spot-fixing in matches or the rugby league scandal in Sydney over a plunge that went wrong on the 'first points' bet, you'd have to think they must just be slow learners in Victoria, Australia, where betting on margins or sectional times in races is being tossed around as a valid new option in the wagering scene.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'God Of Lamp' has burned out this time

One year on from the huge move on All The Winners at a Happy Valley Sunday meeting that set the tone for last season on the betting front, the 'God Of Lamp' has not been quite as accurate this time around.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Build and they'll come: fans flock to the tracks

While chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (pictured) continues to tread the conservative path and suggest wagering growth this season of 3 to 3.5 per cent, he has looked on in (joyous) amazement as Jockey Club racing customers have simply laughed at those estimates with three strong meetings.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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