Horse Racing
Dubai World Cup Day and Osaka Hai to be simulcast for betting

25/03/2019 12:51

Dubai World Cup Day

The Hong Kong Jockey Club will simulcast for betting seven races on Dubai World Cup Day from Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on Saturday, 30 March. The first race will start at 8.50pm Hong Kong time.

The Dubai World Cup fixture is the richest race meeting in the world and the climax of the three-month-long Dubai World Cup Carnival. A host of top names from around the globe will race for the lucrative US$35 million worth of purses on offer.

Hong Kong will have four representatives on the big night, led by Kranji mile winner SOUTHERN LEGEND who is bidding to become the first Hong Kong-trained winner of the G1 Dubai Turf. WISHFUL THINKER, one of the most progressive horses this season, will tackle Group One company for the first time when he lines up for the Al Quoz Sprint. Meanwhile, his stable companion GOLD MOUNT will have his stamina tested in the G2 Dubai Gold Cup over 3200m. FIGHT HERO completes the Hong Kong quartet in the G1 Golden Shaheen where he is likely to face top American dirt sprinters.

Race Time Race Hong Kong runner
8:50 pm Dubai Gold Cup (G2 3200m Turf) Gold Mount (Richard Gibson)
9:30 pm Al Quoz Sprint (G1 1200m Turf) Wishful Thinker (Richard Gibson)
10:05 pm UAE Derby (G2 1900m 3yo Dirt)  
10:40 pm Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1 1200m Dirt) Fight Hero (Y S Tsui)
11:20 pm Dubai Turf (G1 1800m Turf) Southern Legend (Caspar Fownes)
0:00 am Dubai Sheema Classic (G1 2410m Turf)  
0:40 am Dubai World Cup (G1 2000m Dirt)  

Final declarations with barriers for the Dubai World Cup Day races will be available on the morning of Friday, 29 March.

Osaka Hai

During the Sha Tin race meeting on Sunday, 31 March, the Osaka Hai will be simulcast live for betting from Hanshin Racecourse. (race time 2:40pm)

The Osaka Hai (G1 2000m for 4yo and upwards) has served as an important lead up for the Tenno Sho (Spring) and more recently, the FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1 2000m) at Sha Tin.

Final declarations with barriers for the Osaka Hai will be available on the morning of Friday, 29 March.