Macau Jockey Club

The Macau Jockey Club (MJC; traditional Chinese: 澳門賽馬會; simplified Chinese: 澳门赛马会; pinyin: Àomén Sàimǎhuì; Jyutping: ou3 mun4*2 coi3 maa5 wui6*2) is an organization providing horse racing and betting entertainment in Macau, China. MJC is one of the largest private employers of Macau with around 1,400 employees and around 1,100 part-timers.

Macau Jockey Club
Founded1980 (as Macau Trotting Club)
HeadquartersMacau
Key people
Dr. Stanley Ho, Chairman
Angela Leong On Kei, Vice Chairman and Executive Director
ProductsBetting, sports
Number of employees
2500
Websitehttp://www.mjc.mo/

HistoryEdit

The club began as the Macau Trotting Club in 1980 in an attempt to introduce harness racing in Asia, but it was not a popular sporting event and gave way to the formation of the current thoroughbred racing club in 1989.

Taipa RacecourseEdit

Taipa Racecourse
 
View of the racecourse
LocationTaipa, Macau
Owned byMacau Jockey Club
Date opened1980
Capacity15,000 (grandstand), 3,000 (Racing Complex)[1]
Course typeThoroughbred
Official website

The Macau Jockey Club has one track on Taipa converted from the old trotting track. The old track is now the 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) inner sand track and the 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) newer outer track is turf. The track has a grandstand seating area for 15000 spectators and Race Complex for 3000.[2]

The main stables at the MJC can house 1183 horses, 60 at a quarantine stable and 28 at spelling stables.[3] The track has an equine hospital to handle minor care to surgery.

RacesEdit

  • Macau Derby - July
  • Macau Gold Cup - May
  • The Macau Star of The Sand Stakes - June
  • Macau Sprint Trophy - April
  • Chairman's Challenge Cup - June
  • Director's Cup

BettingEdit

Single-Race BetsEdit

Pool Name - Dividend Qualification

  • Win (獨贏) - 1st in a race.
  • Place (位置) - 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a race with 7 or more declared starters or 1st, 2nd in a race with 4, 5, 6 declared starters.
  • Quinella (連贏) - 1st and 2nd in either order in the race.
  • Quinella Place (位置Q) - Any two of the first three placed horses in any finishing order in the race. However, the Pool will not opened when a race less than 6 starters.
  • Tierce (三重彩) - 1st, 2nd and 3rd in correct order in the race.

Multiple-Race BetsEdit

Pool Name - Dividend Qualification - Consolation [if any]

  • Double (孖寶) - 1st in two nominated races - 1st in 1st leg and 2nd in 2nd leg.
  • Triple Trio (三T) - 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order in three legs - 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order in any two Triple Trio legs.

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