Tag Archives: Hong Kong Jockey Club

HKJC appoints Philip Chen as new Chairman

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has named Philip Chen as the new Chairman of the Club after being elected by the firm’s Board of Stewards. Chen will take over from Dr Anthony Chow, who has stepped down from the HKJC after 18 years as a Steward, two of which were as Chairman.  Chen has been a member of the …

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Hong Kong racing bucks trend by upping prize money

Hong Kong racing has revealed that for the 2020/21 season, it will be offering HK$1.4 billion (£143.5m) in prize money, marking a new record for the sector. Total prize money for the 2020/21 season’s 88 meetings at Sha Tin and Happy Valley is up by approximately 4.9% on 2019/20, and comes at a time when Hong Kong is looking ‘to …

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Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races

Ahead of this week’s Royal Ascot (16-20 June), the UK Tote Group has confirmed that its Tote Superpools markets will be available for all 36 festival races. Tote Superpools offer pools that are combined with those from Hong Kong and other major racetracks, boosting prize pool liquidity for punters. The Tote has since outlined plans to expand Tote Superpools to …

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Tote offers Hong Kong racing through HKJC deal

To fill the shortfall in British and Irish racing, the Tote will offer its UK customers new opportunities to bet on Hong Kong racing after securing a new partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Tote customers will now be able to play the Placepot on meetings from the Happy Valley Racecourse and the Sha Tin Racecourse every week. …

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HKJC prize bumps up Betting Shop Manager of the Year award

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has added further prestige to this year’s ‘Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year’ award, confirming that the winner will be further rewarded with a ‘once a lifetime trip’ to Hong Kong. Racing Post and SIS have whittled down a final field of 24 shop managers, competing for the award which will be …

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SIS picks Sportech software for greyhound global pool

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SIS (Sports Information Services) has struck a commingling totalisator agreement with Sportech to create and disseminate a worldwide pool for greyhound racing. The company said it will utilise Sportech’s Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software to offer the greyhound global pool, leveraging Sportech’s “unrivalled worldwide reach and expansive global commingling capabilities”.  Sportech, meanwhile, will also provide hosting and operational services of …

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Sportech delivers on ‘Ascot World Pool’ project

London-listed racing and wagering systems supplier Sportech Plc has announced that it successfully delivered the new “Ascot World Pool’, completing a ‘commingling project’ undertaken for major racing stakeholders Betfred Totepool, Ascot Racecourse, and Hong Kong Jockey Club. Launched at Royal Ascot 2019, the World Pool is a pari-mutuel betting pool designed to maximize liquidity by combining wagers from global Ascot …

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WatchandWager signs new deal with Hong Kong Jockey Club

London-listed Webis Holding has penned a new three-year deal with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which will see the betting and racetrack operator allow its customers bet directly into the pools offered at Hong Kong’s famous racecourses, Sha Tin and Happy Valley. The partnership, which originally began in 2013, will allow customers of Webis’ advance deposit wagering (ADW) business, …

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Ascot Racecourse reports 10% prize money increase

Ascot Racecourse has reported that an increased investment in racecourse facilities and prize money contributions have contributed to a successful 2018 for the Berkshire course. The racecourse has released its financial results for the 12 months ending 31st December 2018, in which it recorded a pre-tax profit of £6.1m. Guy Henderson, Chief Executive at Ascot, lauded the positive results for …

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At the Races pens exclusive Hong Kong racing rights deal

At The Races (ATR) and Sky Sports Racing are to be the new exclusive, non-terrestrial, broadcast home of Hong Kong racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland until July 2022, it has been revealed today. Revealed by ATR and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), who have overseen racing in the territory since 1984, it’s to see a record £120m …

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