Official opening of Conghua Racecourse marks milestone for Hong Kong racing and Hong Kong-Guangdong co-operation

  The Hong Kong Jockey Club Conghua Racecourse officially opened today (28 August 2018), marking the beginning of a new era for the sport of horse racing in Hong Kong and for the ever closer relations between Hong Kong and Guangdong. The Club celebrated this momentous occasion at an opening ceremony attended by more than 500 guests, including government officials from the Mainland and the Hong Kong SAR, Club members and horsemen, as well as partners involved in the development of the project.   Situated…

Friday (27/4) track notes and stories ahead of Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday, April 29

Audemars Piguet QEII Cup DINOZZO (HK) Exercised on the small inner dirt track. Jockey Karis Teetan said: “Of course, these are high-class horses he is running against but he has done well, this horse. He’s had a few good wins this season. It’s not a big field so if he can get himself in a decent position, he can run well. His last run was decent so, while I’m not going to say he’s a live winning chance, he’s got a chance to run a…

Wednesday (25/4) track notes ahead of Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday, April 29

Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup AL AIN (JPN) Worked in the trotting ring and cantered around the all-weather track. Assistant trainer Shin Otose said: “Everything has gone well so far. He has been relaxed and has maintained his good form. He will gallop on the turf course tomorrow.”   DANBURITE (JPN) Cantered for one and a half laps on the all-weather track . Assistant trainer Shinichiro Kobayashi said: “He is still relaxed and is a happy horse.  He was not stiff after the gallop…

Tuesday (24/4) track notes & stories ahead of Hong Kong Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday, April 29

Tuesday (24/4) track notes & stories ahead of Hong Kong Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday, April 29 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup AL AIN (JPN) Remained in the quarantine area, working in the trotting ring. Assistant trainer Shin Otose said: “He came through his gallop on the turf yesterday in good order. He looks happy today.” DANBURITE (JPN) Stayed in the quarantine barns, stretching his legs in the trotting ring. Assistant trainer Seiichi Hamada said: “He looks good this morning. Al Ain…

Moore and Berry are sweet on Werther, Helene Paragon’s a quandary

By David Morgan Werther and Helene Paragon caught the eye in their final fast workouts at Sha Tin Racecourse this morning, Thursday, 7 December, but for contrasting reasons. John Moore sent four of his seven LONGINES Hong Kong International Races contenders around the turf track before dawn – each paired with a companion horse – and while Werther put in a strong gallop, Helene Paragon did not. “If all goes well on the day, Werther’s the one they have to beat, I think,” big-race pilot…

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