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

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, and to try their hand at the newest way to bet on the sport of kings: the IBU zone.

Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am

Ratings drops are too slow across the board

Further to last week's discussion of the death of value punting this season, more than one reader has been in touch on the matter.

For the first time in Hong Kong racing history, professional punters are struggling and even the once-mighty computer syndicates have come back to the field.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

John Bell rings up bumper HK$909,534 Triple Trio

John Bell's followers have not yet come back to earth following their dizzying success at Sha Tin on Sunday, when their man correctly tipped the Triple Trio, paying more than HK$900,000.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Aitken and Bell in scintillating form

Followers of leading South China Morning Post's Racing tipsters Alan Aitken and John Bell went home with two of the big exotics at the New Year's Day meeting, with Aitken landing the 183-1 treble with his top selections and Bell the third double trio at odds of more than 3,900-1.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hats off to red-hot tipster Aitken

Alan Aitken's run of tipping success shows no sign of abating. The South China Morning Post's Racing guide chief writer found six of the 10 winners on Sunday at Sha Tin and was only a nose off making it seven, had Real Special managed to last in race five.

26 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Accused 'pretended' he had racing tips from jailed jockey, court told

A man accused of conspiracy told a court yesterday that he had only pretended that horse racing tips he gave to an undercover anti-graft officer had come from jailed Australian jockey Christopher Munce.

Fung Hok-cheung, 46, said he did so to make sure the agent, whom he knew as 'Ah Fei' would bankroll bets from which he could pocket the winnings.

24 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Bank of China makes pot of gold in Olympic sponsorship

Beijing Olympics 2008 will benefit not only the nation but Bank of China as well.

BOC vice-governor Zhu Min said the bank had made a profit already from sponsoring the Games (with some estimates placing the sponsorship figure near one billion yuan).

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

I'm not a conspirator, says Munce case witness

Businessman accepted immunity from prosecution, tips-for-bets trial hears

A businessman alleged to have acted as middleman for jockey Christopher Munce in a 'tips-for-bets' scam said yesterday he did not consider himself a conspirator.

14 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Munce put tips-for-bets plan to businessman, court told

Jockey pleads not guilty to charge of conspiracy to receive an advantage

Australian jockey Christopher Munce gave racing tips to a businessman in return for placing bets for him, from which he pocketed more than HK$500,000 in winnings, a court heard yesterday.

13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Licensing system will provide more oversight

The Jockey Club is expected to come under greater government oversight with reforms that will introduce a licensing system for horse-race betting.

According to Stephen Fisher, deputy secretary for Home Affairs, the licence, renewable annually, will stipulate what the club can and cannot do in greater detail, such as regulating how it deals with under-age gambling.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Scratching rule insane

This is not the first time we've ridden out on this hobby horse and, considering the chronic deafness of authorities at Sports Road, particularly the cloth-eared fools in the betting department, will not be the last. Isn't it time refunds were offered for bets on early scratchings replaced by reserves?

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Scintillating form - Hats off to Aitken

Followers of chief racing writer Alan Aitken enjoyed a monster day at the races on Sunday, with the renowned analyst form judge correctly finding six winners on top - including the $693 treble on the last three races.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Punters make hay thanks to our tipsters

Followers of Racing tipsters enjoyed an enormous pay day, highlighted by a $2,689 quinella and $4,963 trio on the final event at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Racing editor Murray Bell found $513 upset winner Dr More as his third selection in race 11, and also had the placegetters Shanghai Lad and Dashing Thunder in his minor selections.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Man with the plan

Nick Pulford is the tipster to follow for football tips. In the 12 months up to the end of the 2004-05 European season, he recorded an 8 per cent profit on his $1,000 wager and other highlighted recommendations. As well as his prowess on league football, he was also well ahead on international matches. His advice will be unmissable in the build-up to World Cup 2006.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Aitken's $1,488 bonanza on SCMP day

Chief racing writer Alan Aitken gave new meaning to the term Hat-Trick at the South China Morning Post Cup meeting at Sha Tin last Sunday, with followers of his Racing Post selections having a monster day trading quinellas.

5 Mar 2005 - 12:00am