Man charged with HK$680k conspiracy to bribe HKJC members
ICAC, 19-Dec-2018
Comment: It's been a while since the last one, but with only 200 Voting Members able to nominate new members of the Club, and the incorrect presumption of respectability that membership buys, the system invites corruption. The Club should just sell the available memberships by regular sealed tender and stop trying to act as arbiters of probity.
Hong Kong's not-so-free economy
The US-based Heritage Foundation has, as always, ranked HK as the freest economy in the World. For once, the Government doesn't accuse foreign forces of interfering in HK's internal affairs. But this rosy view is not held by those who take the time to study the domestic economy. Here are a few things that Heritage may have overlooked. (4-Feb-2018)
Bruce James Stinson v Gu Ming Gao
HK Court of Appeal, 12-Jan-2018
Trio charged with HK$2.2m HKJC souvenir purchase orders fraud
ICAC, 10-Jul-2017
Yim Sze Sum, a former HKJC manager, is alleged to have conspired with Carl Wong Chow and his daughter Cecilia Wong Chi Yan, directors and shareholders of Empire Printing & Production Specialist Ltd, to rig 4 tenders by using 2 other companies under common control to "compete" for the work.
Webb on "The Pulse" re WKCD
RTHK, 4-Mar-2017
Bruce James Stinson v Gu Ming Gao
HK Court of First Instance, 21-Dec-2016
Bruce James Stinson v Gu Ming Gao
HK Court of First Instance, 15-Jun-2016
"The proliferation of interlocutory applications after the service of witness statements and after the introduction of the [Civil Justice Reform] is amazing" - Deputy Judge Kenneth Kwok.
Bruce James Stinson v Gu Ming Gao
HK Court of First Instance, 26-Feb-2016
The pre-race jousting continues as Mr Stinson obtains an order for further HKJC betting records from Mr Gu.
Last batch of defendants sentenced for sick leave fraud
ICAC, 25-Aug-2015
Mr Cheung Siu Fai wins the frequent-liar prize for obtaining the largest number of false sick leave certificates from the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Chan Tung, with 193 of them.
CMP gets 8 months' jail for issuing 652 false sick leave certificates
ICAC, 22-Jun-2015
Chinese medicine practitioner admits selling 652 false sick notes
ICAC, 5-Jun-2015
The fact that these notes only fetched HK$30 each suggests that there is plenty of competition in this sector. The Jockey Club and Department of Health employees who used them earned $92,200 or an average $141 per note, plus the travel costs they saved by not going to work.
Andy Chiu Koon Ming v Fentons Racing SyndicateBlazing Speed results
HK Court of First Instance, 17-Apr-2015
An argument over the winnings of Blazing Speed, a horse.
Bruce James Stinson v Gu Ming Gao
HK Court of First Instance, 17-Apr-2015
Chinese medicine practitioner in court for alleged 700 sick leave certificates
ICAC, 26-Mar-2015
An aerial tour of HK's monopolies and anti-competitive practices
The slides from a presentation by Webb-site founder David Webb to the Asian Competition Forum at Polytechnic University this morning. When you get to slide 30, click the box to launch the online video. (9-Dec-2014)
18 more Jockey Club telebet staff charged with HK$53k sick leave fraud
ICAC, 26-Nov-2014
That makes 25 so far.
7 Jockey Club staff charged with HK$40k sick leave certificates fraud
ICAC, 22-Oct-2014
Bruce James Stinson v Gu Ming Gao
HK Court of First Instance, 15-Apr-2014
Bruce James Stinson v Gu Ming Gao
HK Court of First Instance, 2-Apr-2014
An interesting glimpse into profitable computerised horse-race betting in HK.
Vatican/ Jockey Club election guide
Your guide to the forthcoming (s)elections of new leaders in these venerable institutions. (12-Mar-2013)
HKSAR v Robert Ng Ka Ki (aka Robert Woo), Alan Lam Wai Chee & Billy Tang Kang Chung
HK Court of Appeal, 12-Mar-2013
Jockey Club members Stanley Lawrence Freedman & To Wing get suspended sentences
ICAC, 4-Jan-2013
Jockey Club fraudsters guilty
HK Standard, 4-Jan-2013
HKSAR v Stanley Lawrence Freedman & To Wing - reasons for verdict
HK District Court, 3-Jan-2013
Two more set free in Jockey Club fraud case
China Daily, 2-Jun-2012
Daniel Tong is acquitted while John Douglas Mackie is discharged due to deteriorating health.
Three jailed for roles in Jockey Club scams
ICAC, 30-May-2012
HKSAR v Alan Lam Wai Chee & Billy Tang Kang Chung: reasons for sentence
HK District Court, 30-May-2012
HKSAR v Alan Lam Wai Chee & Billy Tang Kang Chung: reasons for verdict.
HK District Court, 8-May-2012
Surgeon charged in scam goes free
South China Morning Post, 2-Mar-2012
Info on the HK Jockey Club's land leases
HK Government, 18-Jan-2012
This week's Jockey Club member charged with bribery and fraud over membership scam
ICAC, 29-Aug-2011
One more voting member of Jockey Club charged over membership scam
ICAC, 1-Aug-2011
Trio charged over HKJC membership scams
ICAC, 13-Jul-2011
This is the third such case in recent years - does that make them the "triple trio"?
One more voting member of HK Jockey Club charged over membership scam
ICAC, 27-May-2011
Four in court for alleged bribery and deception over Jockey Club membership
ICAC, 16-May-2011
We note that Robert Woo Ka Ki and Daniel Tong Kam Pui jointly owned a race horse called "Quick Money" - yes, really!
John Terence Hung v HKSAR
HK Court of Final Appeal, 22-Feb-2011
HKJC sample Full Membership application form
HKJC sample Racing Membership application form
The current M&A of The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Mucking out the Jockey Club
We look at the structural incentive for corruption in membership admission to HKJC, and its small-circle voting system, highlighted by yesterday's arrest of 3 of the 200 Voting Members. If private clubs wish to avoid the reputational risk of corruption, then they should adopt tender-based admission systems to remove the incentive and capture full value for their members. (18-Nov-2010)
29 nabbed in Jockey Club graft swoop
HK Standard, 18-Nov-2010
ICAC arrests 29, including 3 of the 200 Voting Members, in Jockey Club probe
ICAC, 17-Nov-2010
HKSAR v John Terrence Hung
HK Court of Appeal, 14-Oct-2010
HKSAR v John Terence Hung
HK Court of Appeal, 8-Jul-2010
HKSAR v John Terence Hung
HK Court of Appeal, 3-May-2010
"If judges, who are members of the Jockey Club, were to recuse themselves from hearing the appeal, it will be difficult to have a panel of judges to hear the appeal..."
Financier was murdered by triads, business partner says
South China Morning Post, 9-Aug-2009
Ex-Wheelock boss jailed for graft
HK Standard, 26-Jun-2009
Jockey Club voting member John Terence Hung jailed for bribery
ICAC, 25-Jun-2009
Reasons for sentence: John Terence Hung
HK District Court, 25-Jun-2009
Merchant gets 2 years for bribery overy Jockey Club membership
ICAC, 22-May-2009
HKSAR v Wong Tak Kin - reasons for sentence
HK District Court, 22-May-2009
Merchant guilty of bribery over Jockey Club membership
ICAC, 8-May-2009
Sales manager fined for obtaining Jockey Club membership services by deception
ICAC, 15-Jan-2009
Hung faces court on graft charges
HK Standard, 12-Nov-2008
John Hung resigns as INED of Stella to devote more time to "personal matters"
Company announcement, 11-Nov-2008
Four charged for alleged bribery and deception over Jockey Club membership
ICAC, 10-Nov-2008
HKSAR v Fung Hok Cheung
HK Court of Appeal, 1-Aug-2008
Man guilty of bribing jockey
ICAC, 27-Sep-2007
Jockey jailed for tips-for-bets bribery scam
ICAC, 1-Mar-2007
High-flyer was just another con man
Sydney Morning Herald, 6-Dec-2004
Hong Kong's casino
Never mind Lantau, Hong Kong does have a fully operational casino with a legally protected monopoly. We comment on the M-chip craze and the hypocrisy that permits the public to take risks in the markets and on property, but prohibits risk-taking in other forms of gambling outside of the Jockey Club monopoly. We call for liberalisation of the gambling sector. (24-Nov-2004)
HKEx to Merge with Jockey Club
In another scoop, Webb-site.com has learned of secret plans to merge the HKEx and the Jockey Club, capitalising on the obvious synergies of the casino-like stock market and the broad gambling customer base of the Jockey Club. The move has implications for the MPF as well as the battle against offshore football betting. Read our exclusive story... (1-Apr-2001)
Investors face losses of up to HK$250m after the mysterious death of a businessman and racehorse owner
South China Morning Post, 2-Apr-2000
The Queen v Richard Frank Handforth & others
HK Court of Appeal, 22-Aug-1985
Re The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club
HK Court of First Instance, 15-Oct-1982

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