Hong Kong Jockey Club finishes season with record revenues

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Bets on HKJC races often outstrip big British events (Source: Getty)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported record turnover for the 2016-2017 season of 117bn Hong Kong dollars (£11.5bn), as huge bets helped it race to a win.

The 10.7 per cent rise follows a drop of two per cent last year, the first decline in eight seasons.

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Betting levels at the club often dwarf even the biggest British horse-racing events.

The relatively low-profile season finale on Sunday turned over 1.86bn Hong Kong dollars (£182m), more than the entire four-day Cheltenham festival and about the same as the Grand National.

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