Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Racing industry changes still met with opposition

Opposition to the New Zealand government’s radical changes to the racing industry has resurfaced after many months of behind the scenes discussions and negotiations.The...

188BET agrees on sponsorship deal with Formula 1

Asia sportsbook 188BET has been named as the Official Asian Sponsor of Formula 1, with a five-season agreement that will see the bookmaker featured...

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.

Protests force race cancellations at HKJC

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) announced on Wednesday that it was cancelling races “to ensure the safety of its employees and racegoers” as violence between protesters and police escalates.

KRA hopes to introduce online racing betting

The Korea Racing Authority has launched efforts to introduce online horse racing betting in the country, in the hopes of limiting illegal online betting.According...
Hong Kong racing

Ascot provides royal revenue boost

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has seen strong growth in its international business, with the addition of a pool on racing at Royal Ascot boosting turnover.
Hong Kong racing

HKJC cancels race due to protest fears

The Hong Kong Jockey Club cancelled its Wednesday night meeting in Happy Valley due to concern about protests as the race was to feature a horse partly owned by pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu. 

Pachinko and racing industries banned from Japanese IRs

A paragraph on page 10 of the 46-page draft of the IR Basic Plan answers one of the pending questions that has lingered in...
Hong Kong racing

Betfair told to cease HK operations

Betfair Australia has been ordered to stop offering bets on Hong Kong racing in a cease and desist order from the Hong Kong Jockey Club. 
Hong Kong racing

Betfair to start bets on HK racing in Sept.

Betfair Australia plans to start exchange betting on horse racing in Hong Kong from Sept. 1, according to media reports. 

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