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TVG signs Hong Kong Jockey Club deal

US horseracing pay-television broadcaster TVG has struck a multi-year rights deal with the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

TVG will show live coverage of races from the Happy Valley and Sha Tin racecourses from this weekend.

Races at Happy Valley usually take place on Wednesdays and events at Sha Tin usually take place on Sundays, with the season running from September to early July.

TVG, which will show at least 83 race days per year under the deal, is available in 36 million households across the US.