While it is not possible to bet on any races on the Chinese mainland, that doesn’t mean the country has no interest in racing. There are thriving racing scenes in the 2 Chinese territories of Macau and Hong Kong and you can bet on all races right here at RaceBets.View All Of Today’s Betting Markets Now!
Chinese Racing History
Various types of horse races have been taking place in China for thousands of years. There are records of the Zhou Dynasty organising races from around 400 BC. When the British first began to settle in China (around the middle of the nineteenth century) they built courses close to the treaty ports – Shanghai and Tianjin being the most notable.
However, following the cessation of the Second World War, the Chinese banned horse racing altogether for a short period. Gradually, racing was allowed again, mainly to appease minority communities such as the Mongols, for whom horse sports were such a major part of their culture. There is plenty of racing that still takes place in mainland China, but betting only takes place within it’s borders.
Racing In Hong Kong
The racing that takes place in Hong Kong is bet on by punters all over the world. The two major venues are Happy Valley and Sha-Tin. The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club was established back in 1884. Nowadays, there are around seven hundred races held in Hong Kong each year. Huge sums of money are bet on the races, both on the courses and from worldwide and an online betting companies.
Racing In Macau
The same is also true for Macau, where the action takes place at Taipa Racecourse. Macau is the gambling capital of Asia and huge numbers of wealthy Chinese people descend on the island to gamble.
Racing Across Asia
You will find terrific coverage of racing in Asia at RaceBets.com. Horse racing is now a global sport, but it is in Asia that the sport is enjoying the fastest growth. Purses in the major Asian races can be huge and this has led to the very best horses being sent to Asian countries, to participate in the most prestigious races.
Japan offers a terrific racing timetable, with races taking place in Tokyo and other locations. Both flat and jumps racing take place in Japan, although it is flat racing that is generally taken more seriously.
Indian races do not yet offer especially high purses, but there will be a meeting taking place on almost every day of the year. The United Arab Emirates now stages some of the most lucrative fixtures in the world. Their biggest festival of racing is the Dubai World Cup, which has become one of the most important meetings in the sport. Singapore also has a thriving racing industry and you can bet on the action at Kranji, when you open an account with RaceBets.
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