Horse Racing
Simulcast and betting arrangements for Melbourne Cup Day

04/11/2018 18:03

HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited will simulcast five races of Melbourne Cup Day from Flemington Racecourse, Australia on Tuesday, 6 November 2018. Bets will be accepted* for these overseas races.

The tickets sales for Melbourne Cup Day will be available from 12:00 noon on Monday, 5 November. (Subject to further announcement by the Club)

Race times and betting pools

Melbourne Cup Day will start at 10:50 am on 6 November and these overseas races will be scheduled as S1-1 to S1-5. Details of the post time and betting pools are:

Melbourne Cup Day
Post Time
(HK time)
Overseas races Betting Pools
S1-1 10:50 am Jim Beam Black Stakes (Desirable Stakes) Win
Quinella Place
Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool
Double Trio: (S1-2 and S1-3)
Treble: (S1-3 to S1-5)
S1-2 12:00 nn Melbourne Cup
S1-3 1:05 pm Furphy Plate (Melbourne Cup Day Plate)
S1-4 1:45 pm MSS Security Sprint (Always Welcome Stakes)
S1-5 2:20 pm The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (Maybe Mahal Stakes)
– All Up as well as Cross Pool All Up betting is available between S1 overseas races
– Rebates are not available on bets placed on overseas races
– If there is no winner for the Double Trio, the jackpot generated will be carried forward to the Queen Elizabeth II Cup Day and Singapore Gold Cup Day on 11 November 2018
– The final betting pool arrangement is subject to the final announcement of the Club

Broadcast arrangements

Simulcast races will be broadcast on TV and radio, as well as at Off-Course Betting Branches (OCBBs).  Customers can also review the overseas races at one hour after the running of the race. 

Melbourne Cup Day
Time Channels Audio
10:35 am until the end of the last race TVB J2 Channel Cantonese/English
Cable TV HD 603 & 604 Soccer Betting Channel
now TV Channels now668 & 630
Racing Touch^
UTV C+ Channel Cantonese
Off-Course Betting Branches
Free entry to public from 9:30 am Public Stand of Happy Valley Racecourse Cantonese/English
Live commentary 8 minutes before each race Commercial Radio AM864 Cantonese
Hong Kong Toolbar

 ‘S1’ must be indicated for overseas race bets

Customers betting with cash or through Interactive Services** on overseas races should mark the ‘S1 box’ and race number of the overseas race on the ticket or as required by the Interactive Services interfaces.  Those placing bets via Telebet should clearly indicate the overseas race and race number to the operators. Those using the 1886 Telebet Automated Services should input ‘overseas race’ and the race number respectively.

If ‘S1’or ‘Overseas race’ is not indicated as required, any bets placed will be accepted as bets for the corresponding local race.

Odds and starter information for overseas races

The odds and starter information for overseas races will be available at all OCBBs, via Interactive Services, and on the Odds and Information Hotline 1835888.

Ticket Sales Arrangement for the Overseas Races

Ticket sales for Melbourne Cup Day will be available from 12:00 noon on Monday (5 November). Selling hours# for the overseas races are:

OCBBs# Telebet and 1886 Telebet Automated Services Interactive Services** Happy Valley Racecourse
Melbourne Cup Day
12:00 nn to
11:00 pm
12:00 nn to 6:00 am
on the following day
12:00 nn to 6:00 am
on the following day
9:30 am to
start of S1-5
7:15 am to
start of S1-5
7:15 am to
start of S1-5
9:30 am to start of S1-5

* All customers must be aged 18 and above. 

**   Interactive Services supporting the service – Online Betting Service (eWin) , Mobile Betting Service, and MangoPRO betting app.  For enquiries, please call 1818. **

# Some OCBBs close earlier while business hours of other betting channels may change.  Please visit for updated information.

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