The Hainan Equestrian Association, pictured in 2017, operates a facility on the roof of a commercial building to teach children horseback riding. Horse racing and wagering will continue to be prohibited in the province. Photo: Sidney Leng

Plan to allow horse racing and gambling in Hainan stalls yet again

  • Province’s deputy governor cites ‘complications’ in saying the sport’s planned development in the free-trade zone won’t happen this year
  • Speculation that the province would be given special privileges to experiment with racing and the associated wagering business had raised investors’ hopes
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The Hainan Equestrian Association, pictured in 2017, operates a facility on the roof of a commercial building to teach children horseback riding. Horse racing and wagering will continue to be prohibited in the province. Photo: Sidney Leng
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