The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is upping its prize money and incentives for the 2022/23 racing reason to its highest ever levels, totaling HK$1.6 billion (US$206.5 million), as it attempts to stay ahead of competing racing jurisdictions.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has stopped public entrance to the races from Wednesday and so-called "cruises to nowhere" have been cancelled under tough new restrictions imposed in Hong Kong to stop the spread of Omicron.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club on Monday announced the appointment of Ramez Younan as Executive Director, Information Technology and Sustainability (designate) to join the Club on 15 November 2021.
The IFHA said its chairman, Louis Romanet, has decided not to seek a further term and that HKJC CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges has been elected as replacement.
Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.46 billion for the 2021/22 season with the four G1 features on LONGINES Hong Kong International Raceday offering a combined new high of HK$100 million (£9.3 million).
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has unveiled a HK$4 billion investment strategy to develop horse racing in China after signing an agreement with the Guangzhou Municipal Government to expand its Conghua facility.