The Hong Kong Jockey Club will simulcast for betting a total of eight races from both the Caulfield Cup Meeting and British Champions Day on Saturday, 17 October.
Caulfield Cup Day (3 races - 1st race starts at 1:20pm)
Caulfield Cup Day is the climax of Caulfield’s Spring Racing Carnival. The feature of the day - the Caulfield Cup (G1 2400m handicap for 3yo+) – is not only the world’s richest 2400m handicap but also an important lead-up race to the prestigious G1 Melbourne Cup held at the beginning of November.
The other two races on the card are the David Jones Cup (G3 2000m Open Handicap) and the Caulfield Sprint (G2 1000m Open Handicap).
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Caulfield Cup Day races will be available on the afternoon of Wednesday, 14 October.
British Champions Day (5 races - 1st race starts at 8:20pm)
The eyes of the racing world will turn to Ascot on Saturday evening as some of Europe’s best horses gather for the richest meeting on English soil - British Champions Day.
Five races are to be simulcast, the highlight being the Champion Stakes (G1 2000m) when John Gosden will look to complete a memorable season with a first victory in this race through G1 Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs, who bypassed previous weekend’s G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe won by stablemate and rival Golden Horn. Meanwhile, two of Europe’s best milers in Solow and Gleneagles look set to clash in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1 1600m). Both horses were successful back in June at Royal Ascot when Solow emerged victorious in a much-vaunted Queen Anne Stakes (G1 1600m) and dual Guineas winner Gleneagles completed a G1 quadruple in the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1 1600m) with the minimum of fuss.
The other three races for simulcast are the British Champions Fillies And Mares Stakes (G1 2400m), the British Champions Sprint Stakes (G1 1200m) and the Balmoral Handicap (3yo+ 1600m), which is Europe’s richest handicap over a mile.
Final declarations with barrier draws for the British Champions Day races will be available late evening on Thursday, 15 October at the Jockey Club’s website.