Two horse racing in Hong Kong -- don't you believe it!
Somehow an illusion has racing in Hong Kong being 'best in the world' -- an illusion endorsed by media preoccupation with magic-men.
On the face of it racing in Hong Kong is about a race between the two jockeys having first pick of the runners (or being picked first to ride the best). Check this pandering to the illusion:https://www.racenet.com.au/news/zac-purton-involved-in-pre-race-incident-then-wins-group-i-20200524
The fuller story, not being told, is that HK racing is a bit like Pike's Perth -- betting markets are distorted by money for the favored jockeys' runners, punters take the 'unders' and hope.
........ hope is not a winning strategy......especially when the fields are inflated with 'no-hopers', as indicated by the odds. The racing is unfair.
..... call up yesterday's results for Shatin with 14-starter races,
Scroll down to the SP odds for runners that did not win -- 100/1 is not the limit of the nonsense on display....... starters are on offer at 200/1, 300/1, 400/1 and 500/1.
Check the race replays -- these runners are like rocks on the track, pin-ball 'bumpers' only able to contribute a random element to the outcome. https://racing.hkjc.com/racing/english/showcase/showcase.asp
..........I am well and truly over the idea that HK racing is fair ...... more worst than best ......... the truth should be told ..... and repeated for Australia as appropriate .. and it is appropriate.
We know the truth will not be told -- that is the sure bet.