The Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution.

Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. In 2019/20, the Club contributedHK$19.9 billion in duty and profits tax and HK$0.8 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Approved charity donations were HK$4.5 billion. The Club is Hong Kong’s largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world’s top ten charity donors. The Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Past Conferences

Year
Month
The Conference
2014
May
35
Conference
Hong Kong
1991
December
22
Conference
Hong Kong
1978
December
14
Conference
Hong Kong

Member Updates

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Australia, Hong Kong and Japan are keeping major racing going with world-wide interest

Australia, Hong Kong and Japan are keeping major racing going with world-wide interest

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Australia, Hong Kong and Japan are keeping major racing going with world-wide interest

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Racing jurisdictions around the world continue to wait for official advice that they may resume racing after the Covid-19 suspension including Asian Racing Federation’s South Africa who had hoped to resume last week, however, were unable to do so without approval from government.

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Group 1 racing turns to Hong Kong

Group 1 racing turns to Hong Kong

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Group 1 racing turns to Hong Kong

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The eyes of the racing world turned to Hong Kong on Sunday, April 26th, 2020, for Group 1 racing on FWD Champions Day, however, as with all racing in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic the meeting was quite different from previous years.

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Dubai World Cup cancelled, racing to cease in New Zealand and Golden success in Hong Kong Derby

Dubai World Cup cancelled, racing to cease in New Zealand and Golden success in Hong Kong Derby

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Dubai World Cup cancelled, racing to cease in New Zealand and Golden success in Hong Kong Derby

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On one side of the world on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, one Asian Racing Federation member had to cancel their yearly showcase meeting, the Dubai World Cup, on the other side another Asian Racing Federation member held one of its premier races, the Hong Kong Derby.

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ARF members at the forefront for Dubai World Pools

ARF members at the forefront for Dubai World Pools

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ARF members at the forefront for Dubai World Pools

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Asian Racing Federations (ARF) members are at the forefront of the next stage of development of World Pool betting with the announcement that the Hong Kong Jockey Club, in partnership with Dubai Racing Club, will offer World Pool betting for the Dubai Super Saturday meeting (7 March) and Dubai World Cup meeting (28 March) at Meydan Racecourse.

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One champion returns to winning form, another goes down to stablemate

One champion returns to winning form, another goes down to stablemate

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One champion returns to winning form, another goes down to stablemate

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Racing in two Asian Racing Federation member states last weekend saw a champion return to winning form with Beauty Generation taking the Group 1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup at Sha Tin and Korean super mare Silver Wolf’s claim for a third consecutive victory in the listed Donga Ilbo Cup dashed in the Seoul snow by her own stablemate as Dia Road.

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Korea mid-season review

Korea mid-season review

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Korea mid-season review

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Asian Racing Federation member, the Korea Racing Authority, has issued their mid-season review with Royce Newton looking back at who has impressed, surprised and disappointed as Korea heads into the second half of the year.

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Hong Kong’s season of achievements ends on a high

Hong Kong’s season of achievements ends on a high

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Hong Kong’s season of achievements ends on a high

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John Size collected his 11th champion trainer title and Zac Purton his third champion jockey trophy at the end of the programme at Sha Tin on Sunday, which capped a captivating 2018/19 Hong Kong racing season.

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Champions racing at Sha Tin

Champions racing at Sha Tin

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Champions racing at Sha Tin

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club hosted FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin on Sunday with success in the three Group 1 races for the locally trained runners with Beat The Clock (AUS) and Beauty Generation (NZ) and a new track record for Japan's Win Bright (JPN).

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club stages Exhibition Raceday at Conghua Racecourse

The Hong Kong Jockey Club stages Exhibition Raceday at Conghua Racecourse

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club stages Exhibition Raceday at Conghua Racecourse

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in collaboration with the Conghua District Government, staged an Exhibition Raceday at Conghua Racecourse on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

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Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO call to action on global racing brand at 37th Asian Racing Conference

Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO call to action on global racing brand at 37th Asian Racing Conference

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Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO call to action on global racing brand at 37th Asian Racing Conference

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Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, called for the creation of a global brand for racing and examination of the challenges and opportunities associated therewith at today’s 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul.

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ARF countries come together for Champions Day at Sha Tin

ARF countries come together for Champions Day at Sha Tin

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ARF countries come together for Champions Day at Sha Tin

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Two Asian Racing Federation (ARF) countries are coming together to provide runners for Champions Day at Sha Tin on Sunday, April 29th, including for the feature Group 1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m).

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Hong Kong's Centenary Sprint Cup upgraded to Group 1 status

Hong Kong's Centenary Sprint Cup upgraded to Group 1 status

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Hong Kong's Centenary Sprint Cup upgraded to Group 1 status

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club advised this week that the Hong Kong’s Centenary Sprint Cup has attained Group 1 status ahead of the 2017/18 Hong Kong season and will carry a purse of HK$10 million, a HK$2 million increase that aligns its value with other Group 1 events staged at Sha Tin Racecourse.

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Growth of co-mingling turnover for LONGINES HKIR meeting at Sha Tin

Growth of co-mingling turnover for LONGINES HKIR meeting at Sha Tin

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Growth of co-mingling turnover for LONGINES HKIR meeting at Sha Tin

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The growth of international co-mingling was dramatically displayed at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday.

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Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan.

Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan.

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Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan.

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International wagering on Victorian Spring Racing Carnival, Singapore’s Gold Cup, 2016 LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship, Sha Tin racing steps up in preparation for LONGINES HKIR, Japan’s Mile Championship

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2016 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

2016 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

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2016 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

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Asian Racing Federation countries are to the fore in the 56 runners selected for the horseracing’s annual year-end major meeting, the HK$83 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, at Sha Tin on Sunday, December 11th.

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Hong Kong notes the growth of commingling

Hong Kong notes the growth of commingling

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Hong Kong notes the growth of commingling

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Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer, made mention of the growing importance of commingling wagering pools in his address on the final day of the 2015/16 Hong Kong Season on July 10th.

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Asian Racing Federation countries share the spoils at Sha Tin

Asian Racing Federation countries share the spoils at Sha Tin

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Asian Racing Federation countries share the spoils at Sha Tin

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Asian Racing Federation countries shared the spoils in Hong Kong's recent international Group 1 races at Sha Tin with New Zealand bred, Hong Kong trained and Australian ridden Werther (NZ) winning the Group 1 The Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) on May 24th, Australian bred, trained and ridden Chautauqua (AUS) winning the Group 1 The Chairman's Sprint Prize (1200m) and Japanese bred and trained and Hong Kong ridden Maurice (JPN) winning the Group 1 Champion's Mile (1600m).

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Hong Kong’s Chairman’s Sprint Prize to fill Asian Group 1 sprint void

Hong Kong’s Chairman’s Sprint Prize to fill Asian Group 1 sprint void

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Hong Kong’s Chairman’s Sprint Prize to fill Asian Group 1 sprint void

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The recent Singapore Turf Club announcement confirming the discontinuation of the Singapore International Races, specifically the Group 1 KrisFlyer International Sprint (1200m), prompted the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Chairman’s Sprint Prize’s promotion to full Group 1 status from its hitherto local Group 1 designation.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s 2014/15 Group 1 season concluded in late May when the Tony Cruz trained Helene Super Star (USA) gave the conditioner a hat-trick of wins in the Group 1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2400m).

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Two-time Hong Kong Champion Trainer Tony Cruz reached another milestone in his storied career as Key Witness gave him a 1000th training success at Sha Tin.