Horse Racing
Simulcast and betting arrangements for Melbourne Cup Day 4 Place dividends offered for overseas races with 21 or more declared starters

01/11/2020 12:28

HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited will simulcast 7 races of Melbourne Cup Day from Flemington Racecourse, Australia on Tuesday 3 November. Bets will be accepted* for these overseas races.

The tickets sales for Melbourne Cup Day will be available from 12:00 noon on Monday 2 November. (Subject to further announcement by the Club)

From 1 November, 4 Place dividends will be offered for any overseas race with 21 or more declared starters at the commencement of selling. Dividends will be paid to customers who have picked a horse in the first four places of an overseas race. Please visit the Club’s website for more details about the amendments to the Place betting of the Horse Race Betting Rules.

Race times and betting pools

Melbourne Cup Day is scheduled as S2-1 to S2-7, and is due to start at 9:40 am on 3 November. Details of the post time and betting pools are:

Melbourne Cup Day
Post Time
(HK time)
Overseas races Betting Pools
S2-1 9:40 am BM96 Handicap Win
Quinella Place
Forecast & Trio Merged Pool
Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool
1st Double Trio (S2-2 and S2-3)
2nd Double Trio (S2-5 and S2-6)
Treble (S2-5 to S2-7)
S2-2 10:20 am Batman Stakes
S2-3 10:55 am BM90 Handicap
S2-4 12:00 nn Melbourne Cup
S2-5 1:00 pm Furphy Plate (Melbourne Cup Day Plate)
S2-6 1:40 pm The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (Maybe Mahal Stakes)
S2-7 2:15 pm MSS Security Sprint (Always Welcome Stakes)
– All Up as well as Cross Pool All Up betting are available in S2-1 to S2-7
– Bets on overseas races cannot be combined with bets on local races
– Rebates are not available on all bets placed on overseas races
– If there is no winner for the Double Trio, the jackpot generated will be carried forward to Queen Elizabeth II Cup Day on 15 November 2020
– 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. Customers can also review the overseas races at one hour after the running of the race.

Melbourne Cup Day
Time Channels Audio
9:25 am until the end of S2-7 TVB J2 Channel Cantonese/English
9:15 am until the end of S2-7 Cable TV Channels 18 &
now TV Channels now668 & 630
Racing Touch & HKJC TV^
Live commentary 8 minutes before each race Commercial Radio AM864 Cantonese
Hong Kong Toolbar

Broadcast arrangement at Off-Course Betting Branches

All public halls at Off-Course Betting Branches (OCBBs) will not broadcast simulcast races but only audio broadcast is available. However, Priority Zones, theatres, some media halls# at OCBBs and Wins Cafe at North Point will broadcast the simulcast races. Special measures will be implemented and notices will be posted to ensure appropriate social distancing. Customers are required to observe the social distancing and group gathering restrictions as promulgated by the HKSAR Government during their stay in the OCBBs.

‘S2’ must be indicated for overseas race bets

Customers betting with cash or through Interactive Services** on overseas races should mark the ‘S2 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 ‘S2’ 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

The tickets sales for Melbourne Cup Day will be available from 12:00 noon on Monday 2 November. (Subject to further announcement by the Club). Selling hours for the overseas races are:

OCBBs Telebet 1886 Telebet Automated Services and Interactive Services**
12:00 nn to 8:00 pm 12:00 nn to 1:00 am
on the following day
12:00 nn to 6:30 am
on the following day
9:00 am to start of S2-7 8:30 am to
start of S2-7
7:45 am to
start of S2-7

* All customers must be aged 18 and above.

^ Login with betting account, press ‘Live Streaming’ under Main Menu.

# The following media halls will broadcast simulcast races:

Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay Shung Ling Street, San Po Kong Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan
Stanley Street , Central Telford, Kowloon Bay Tai Po Road, Shek Kip Mei
Electric Road, North Point Nathan Road, Prince Edward Shek Wu Hui, Sheung Shui
Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Argyle Street, Mong Kok Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan
Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui Tong Mei Road, Mong Kok Wing Fong Road, Kwai Chung
Hong Ning Road, Kwun Tong Nathan Centre, Mong Kok Tin Shui Wai
Kwun Tong Plaza Dundas Street, Mong Kok Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long
Maritime Square, Tsing Yi Tuen Mun Town Plaza (Theatre)

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