120114_TwinSpireslogo_300TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), is partnering with HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hong Kong Jockey Club to expand its international racing coverage. For the first time, TwinSpires.com players will have the opportunity to wager on live horse racing from Hong Kong’s world renowned racetracks, Happy Valley and Sha Tin.

“TwinSpires.com and Churchill Downs are leaders in online wagering and horse racing in the United States. We are proud to introduce our partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club and excited to offer Hong Kong’s high quality racing to our customers,” said Ed DeRosa, TwinSpires.com’s Director of Communications. “The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s races attract elite horses from all over the world, resulting in a premier racing product and the world’s largest pari-mutuel wagering pools. Last year, between its two tracks, the Club hosted over 770 races with over 9,500 starters. With average field sizes of more than 12 runners per race and huge co-mingled pools, we are confident our players will love the expanded racing schedule”

The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Executive Director of Racing, Mr. William A. Nader, added: “We are thrilled to partner with TwinSpires.com, and invite players from America’s largest Advance Deposit Wagering service into our live horse racing pools.”

Combined, the Sha Tin and Happy Valley racetracks host 83 live racing dates annually, with fixtures held from mid-September through mid-July. Racing at Sha Tin occurs Sunday with first post time at Midnight EST, while racing at Happy Valley typically runs Wednesday, with a first post time of 6:15 a.m. EST.

The highlight of the racing calendar in Hong Kong is the Longines Hong Kong International Races, which take place on Sunday, December 14th. The event includes the Hong Kong Cup, the Hong Kong Mile, the Hong Kong Vase and the Hong Kong Sprint, all of which are Group 1 races on turf.

Bet types offered by TwinSpires.com will include Win, Place, Quinella, Omni, Trifecta and Double, with the minimum bet amount for wagers set at only $1.30 allowing players to cover more combinations of the large Hong Kong Jockey Club fields. TwinSpires.com customers can watch high-quality, live video and access free past performances for every race at www.TwinSpires.com

Customers may open a TwinSpires.com account and wager through their TwinSpires.com accounts online at www.twinspires.com by computer, smartphone or tablet or via telephone by dialing 1-877-SPIRES-1 (1-877-774-7371). Customers may deposit funds into their TwinSpires.com accounts at any time via their phone, the TwinSpires.com website or postal mail. TwinSpires.com charges no fees to register, to wager, or to maintain an account, and TwinSpires.com offers live video streaming of races as well as free race replays and free Brisnet.com past performances to all wagering customers.

TwinSpires.com (www.twinspires.com) is the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated and its family of racetracks, as well for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. TwinSpires.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) and offers wagering on races from the country’s most popular racetracks. TwinSpires.com is headquartered in Mountain View, California and Lexington, Kentucky and operates a wagering hub in Oregon.