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The Sha Tin Report: Sunday May 28

Four Best Bets, two Value Selections and two to avoid for today's Sha Tin program featuring the final Group 1 race of the season, the Champions & Chater Cup.

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LJ Confidential: Romantic Warrior and Sol Oriens worthy Group 1 favourites

Asian Racing Report’s Andrew Le Jeune takes a look at short-priced favourites Romantic Warrior and Sol Oriens and asks if there is any way either can be beaten in their respective Group 1 assignments.

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The Happy Valley Report: Wednesday May 24

Four Ratings Specials for tonight's nine-race card at Happy Valley, plus Who's Hot, Who's Not and two favoured runners to avoid.

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The Sha Tin Report: Sunday May 21

Tips for all ten races at Sha Tin on Sunday, including three Best Bets and two Value selections.

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LJ Confidential: competitive Lockinge provides pointer

Andrew Le Jeune runs the rule over what should be a fiercely-contested Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and also takes a look at Singapore's big day, as part of his ongoing series covering Hong Kong's simulcast races.

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The Happy Valley Report: Wednesday May 17

Who's hot, who's not, plus two favoured runners to avoid. Our full Happy Valley preview, including selections for every race.

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The Sha Tin Report: Saturday May 13

Tips for all ten races at Sha Tin on Saturday – including three ratings standouts and two 'value' selections – plus two early favourites to avoid.

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LJ Confidential: Sodashi fever provides opportunity at the odds

Sodashi will have the Tokyo crowd at fever pitch but given the hype around the great white hope, perhaps the best play is to look elsewhere to some high class rivals who could represent value. Andrew Le Jeune previews all the Hong Kong simulcast action.

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The Sha Tin Report: Wednesday May 10

Full preview of Wednesday night's Sha Tin AWT program including Best Bets, Best Value, Best Quinellas and expert selections for every race.

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Bren O’Brien

Questions persist as Victoria cuts racing’s joint-venture safety net

The Victorian thoroughbred industry is none-the-wiser what its wagering environment may look like from August 2024, despite the state government claiming ‘long-term certainty’ after the recent boost of the Point Of Consumption Tax.

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Bren O’Brien

How New Zealand racing ‘sold the farm’ to Entain and left Tabcorp at the altar

When New Zealand’s Minister For Racing Kieran McAnulty signs off on a 25-year multi-billion dollar deal for Entain to take over the country’s wagering licence in the next couple of weeks, he will deliver a once-in-a-lifetime financial boost to the thoroughbred industry.

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Bren O’Brien

A tough day on the stand: five takeaways from a chastening trip to Canberra for Australia’s biggest bookies

A brutal day of public hearings for Australia’s corporate bookmaking sector points to the federal government’s appetite for major regulatory change in the industry, including affordability checks and advertising bans.

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Bren O’Brien

The house that Jake built: the ‘wild imagination’ that created Combet

On a quixotic quest to change the path of Australian bookmaking, Combet’s Jake Howard has built a betting product unlike anything the wagering industry has seen.

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Bren O’Brien

The Australian tote is dying, but does anybody care?

With data indicating that parimutuel win bet turnover on Australia’s major meetings has more than halved over the past 12 months, the future looks grim for the ‘TAB’ in the birthplace of the totalisator.

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Bren O’Brien

The five stories set to shape Australian wagering in 2023

Wagering is the backbone of Australian racing and 2023 shapes as a pivotal year for the future of the industry. Bren O’Brien examines the five stories which will shape the Australian wagering landscape through the next 12 months.

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Bren O’Brien

Racing Victoria’s $129 million question

The recent release of Racing Victoria’s annual report trumpeted record turnover, a $14 million surplus and increased revenue, but the devil in the detail is the uncertainty behind the end of the Tabcorp joint venture in August 2024.

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Bren O’Brien

A Tripp down memory lane – How Australia’s newest bookie went ‘old-school’ on the Melbourne Cup

A month ago, Matt Tripp had not even launched BetR and now, after an extraordinary Melbourne Cup, he has masterminded its rise to among the most prominent betting brands in Australia.

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COMMENT | Debt With Mates – why corporate bookies are not your friends

The business of bookmaking is booming in Australia, helping prove the maxim that you don’t go broke underestimating the intelligence of your audience.

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