Victoria Derby Day – 31 October 2015 (Sat)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club will simulcast for betting six races from the Victoria Derby Day Meeting at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on Saturday, 31 October. (1st race 10:40am)
The showcase race of the day, the G1 Victoria Derby, has been run since 1855 and is the oldest Classic in Australia. Carrying a prize of A$1.5 million, the Victoria Derby is the ultimate spring target for the Classic generation.
The card also features the G1 Mackinnon Stakes, which is one of the final lead ups and traditionally a key pointer to the all-important G1 Melbourne Cup on the following Tuesday.
Subject to changes, the six races to be simulcast from Australia are:
Coolmore Stud Stakes (Ascot Vale Stakes) - G1 1200M for 3yo
Lexus Stakes (Hotham Handicap) – G3 2500M handicap
Mackinnon Stakes - G1 2000M for 3yo+
Victoria Derby - G1 2500M for 3yo
Myer Classic (Empire Rose Stakes) - G1 1600M for 3yo+ f&m
TAB.com.au Stakes (Linlithgow Stakes) – G2 1200M handicap
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Victoria Derby Day races will be available on the afternoon of Wednesday, 28 October.
Tenno Sho Autumn - 1 November 2015 (Sun)
During the Happy Valley race meeting on Sunday, 1 November, the Tenno Sho Autumn will be simulcast for betting from Tokyo Racecourse. (2:40pm)
The Tenno Sho Autumn (G1 2000m for 3yo and upwards) with its long history is traditionally one of Japan’s signature races. The Tenno Sho is held twice a year since 1937, with the Spring race usually run in late April or early May. The Autumn race is the only Group One turf contest in Japan for horses aged three and above over 2000M.
Final declarations with barriers for the Tenno Sho Autumn will be available on the afternoon of Thursday, 29 October.