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The Hong Kong Jockey Club - An Info Model based on Transparency

by Jeff Platt June 5, 2014

Players are stakeholders too.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club - An Info Model based on Transparency

The Hong Kong Jockey Club website contains a wealth of information. Navigate to the site at http://www.hkjc.com/home/english/ and click Horse Racing.

On race days, select Racing Info (Local) and then click on Entries.

From there, click on an entry to see past performance running line info for that entry.

Link to screenshot: Here.

I was impressed to discover that their running line info includes:
  • Declared Weight of Horse
  • Free Race Replays (including the gallop out)
I was also impressed to discover that each entry also includes a link labeled Veterinary Records.

Click Veterinary Records to see a list of problems the horse has been treated for.

Link to screenshot: Here. And: Here.

Instead of hiding information from the bettor, as is common practice in North American thoroughbred racing, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is making information that relates to the condition of the horse available to bettors.

Transparency. What a novel idea.

Jeff Platt
President, HANA




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