Horse Racing
Simulcast and betting arrangements for Japan Cup

23/11/2018 15:03

HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited will simulcast Japan Cup for betting from Tokyo Racecourse in Japan during the Sha Tin race meeting on Sunday, 25 November. Bets will be accepted* for this overseas race.

The tickets sales for Japan Cup will be available from 12:00 noon on Saturday, 24 November (Subject to further announcement by the Club).

Race times and betting pools

Japan Cup, scheduled as S1-1, is due to start at 2:40 pm on 25 November, when ten local races (Races 1 to 10) will be held at Sha Tin Racecourse. Details of the post time and betting pools are:

Japan Cup

Race No. Post time (Hong Kong time)
Races 1 to 4 (Local races) 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm
S1-1   Japan Cup 2:40 pm Betting pools:

Win, Place, Quinella, Quinella Place, Tierce, Trio, Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool

All Up as well as Cross Pool All Up betting will not be available for Japan Cup. Thus, bets on the overseas race cannot be combined with bets on S1 and local races

Races 5 to 10 (Local races) 3:05 pm to 5:50 pm
–  Rebates are not available on bets placed on overseas races
– 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.

Japan Cup




2:40 pm until the end of S1-1

TVB J2 Channel


Cable TV Channels 18 &
HD 603

now TV Channels now668 & 630

Racing Touch^

UTV C+ Channel


Off-Course Betting Branches


Live commentary

Commercial Radio FM881


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 Japan Cup

Ticket sales for Japan Cup will be available from 12:00 noon on Saturday (24 November). Selling hours# for the overseas race are:


Telebet and 1886  Telebet Automated Services

Interactive Services**


Japan Cup


12:00 nn to
11:30 pm

12:00 nn to 6:30 am
on the following day

12:00 nn to 6:30 am
on the following day



9:00 am to
start of S1-1

7:45 am to
start of S1-1

7:45 am to
start of S1-1

11:45 am to start of S1-1

* 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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