Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and Racing U.K. have announced a new partnership that will see HK horse racing become available to UK viewers.
“In an exciting new partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), Racing U.K. will show the world-famous action from the stunning backdrops of Sha Tin and Happy Valley, starting with Longines Hong Kong International Races week, which gets underway with the International Jockeys’ Challenge tomorrow (7 December),” said Racecourse Media Group in a press release.
Nick Mills, commercial director of Racecourse Media Group, parent company of Racing U.K., said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for British viewers to experience the high-octane racing from Hong Kong, which will include many familiar horses and jockeys.
“Both jurisdictions are always looking to explore opportunities together and this year a record five meetings from RMG courses were shown in Hong Kong. That not only offers British racing a wonderful shop window, but also generates significant revenues to racecourses through wagering on those races in Hong Kong.”
George Irvine, commingling development director for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said, “I’m really pleased that Racing U.K. has decided to add Hong Kong racing to their impressive racing portfolio, especially in time for their subscribers to enjoy the World Championship of International Racing at the Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on 11 December.”
Racing U.K., will be the only place to see the coverage in HD, and will show 63 fixtures on its broadcast and digital platforms this season, the timings of which complement the domestic action from the core offering of the 34 U.K. tracks.