World Sports Betting are refunding all bets on race 6 today...
If a scratched horse was allowed to run in South Africa there would be a riot
Hi Bob, the winner wasn't a scratch but an Emergency acceptor. Whoever said its a scratch doesn't know what he was doing and he is new into Hong Kong racing. For Valley races they accept entries up to 14 horses and 2 will be standby starters and will be scratched a day before ie if the other 12 declare they would run. In this case Astrologer gained the place in the field through a scratching that happened on Mon.
This is different from SA where the Emergency starters appear on the race card esp Greyville.
Here is a snapshot of article from scmp,
''Astrologer, who was only promoted to the field after a scratching on Monday afternoon, settled a long last at his second Hong Kong start before jockey Keith Yeung Ming-lun wove a path through traffic in the straight and surged past stablemate and $2.90 favourite Harmony Fire in the final 50m.''
Below is an example of upcoming Shatin meeting, Mr Aldan and Mr Folks can gain a place on Sunday if any 2 of the horses are scratched.
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