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Horse racing in India to have online-only audience in July

Off-season horse racing in India is set to go online, as the Hyderabad Race Club (HRC) announced spectators can only tune in for the event online during the last week of July.

Aristocrat to provide historical horse racing machines to Churchill Downs

Aristocrat Gaming enters long-term accord to provide content to Churchill Downs in the expanding historical racing machine market.

Philippines horse racing expected to grow

The Philippines Racing Commission is expecting the horse racing industry to grow “more than expected” this year, despite ongoing challenges brought on by the covid-19 pandemic. 

HKJC pushes on with plans to develop China horse racing

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. 

Japan draft horse racing faces animal cruelty accusations

Japan’s unique Banei Horse Racing (draft horse racing) in Obihiro, Hokkaido, is under the cloud of animal cruelty accusations after several videos of jockeys kicking horses in the face were distributed on the internet.

Online betting boosts Japan’s local horse racing

Revenue figures across Japan show that online betting for local horse racing, perhaps in part driven by the pandemic, are hitting all-time record figures. Japan’s...

Hurdles ahead for China horse racing

If China ever does allow legalized betting on horse racing, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is likely to play a vital role. First, however, it will need to help the industry navigate major hurdles.

HKJC to play key role in China plan to promote horse racing

The Jockey Club’s HK$3.7 million facility in Conghua – and its expertise in betting – could become key planks in China’s bold new plan to establish a standardised national horse racing industry.

Mumbai horse racing suspended over Covid-19 concerns

The Royal Western India Turf Club in Mumbai cancelled this past Sunday’s scheduled races and have suspended for an undetermined period of time. A press...

Horse racing faces protests from animal rights movement

Horse racing in Australia and New Zealand is facing a growing protest movement which argues that the sport is inhumane and unnecessary, and that it should be banned.