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The Quality of Horses in Hong Kong

If you want to own a horse, it confers a big social cachet. Around 800 full time racing members who are drawn by the ballot are allowed to own horses. They must deposit around $400,000 in the bank to show that they can easily afford at least one overhead. Training and stabling expenses at the HKJC (Hong Kong Jockey Club) premises amount to $30,000 per month.

This may perhaps be another reason why the Hong Kong International Sale has become a winning concept. Around 300 to 350 horses are imported by Hong Kong every year. The club selects about thirty … Read the rest