International Racing Tips
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International Racing Tips – On this page you will find our researched horse racing tips for action from around the globe. In the past we have focused on just UK & Ireland cards, but with interest growing we have decided to take the time to look elsewhere. This won’t change the quality of our usual day to day tips & advice, but offers you more tips at various times of day. Meetings will take place at various different times on various different days – just check this page as we will keep it up to date.
Hong Kong Racing
A new addition to international racing is the Hong Kong market. Only recently have we been allowed access, so you may be unsure on the ins and outs of their side of the game. Check out our brief guide below..
Brief guide to racing in Hong Kong. Racing season starts in September and ends in July. Total of 88 race meetings a season varying between day meetings at Sha Tin and evening meetings at Happy Valley. Rating system is similar to the one used in England with most races split into classes with Class 5 been the lowest standard of racing and Class 1 being the highest. A new horse from the Southern Hemisphere usually starts with a rating of 52 and Northern Hemisphere bred horses usually start with a rating of 57. If a horse wins, between 5-7 points are added to its rating and if it comes last in a race then points are deducted. Group races usually only have horses rated 120+ running in them. Most races are handicaps so the higher rated horses carry more weight than the lower rated horses in the race. Top jockeys to look out for – Joao Moreira, Zac Purton, Nash Rawiller, Silvestre De Sousa, Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble. Top trainers to look out for – John Size, Caspar Fownes, Chris So Wai-Yin, Tony Cruz, John Moore and Ricky Yiu Poon-fail.