Top Australian bookmaker Mark Read has promised he will be quoting odds for all Hong Kong's racing from tomorrow. Read had gone public with revolutionary plans to offer set prices on Hong Kong racing via the Internet from New Year's Day. He said yesterday a cyclone scuppered his pioneering plans for the New Year's Day meeting. The big holiday meeting was meant to be Read's launch pad but he said his Internet server in Australia's Northern Territory was put out of action when a powerful cyclone struck in the Darwin area in the lead-up to New Year's Day. 'But my IT people promise we will be up and running for Sunday's meeting,' Read said yesterday. A story had been circulating in Hong Kong's tight-knit group of expatriate punters that the Hong Kong Jockey Club had closed Read's telebet account. This would have made it very difficult for Read to bet back money he didn't want to hold and thus balance his betting ledger. It could be that in one or two races he only takes bets for a few horses and will be left facing potentially huge liabilities. But Read firmly denied the Jockey Club had closed his account.