Shanghai Race Club trip to Royal Ascot – Vogue magazine feature

August 24, 2013



SRC makes history with live racing racing channel in Mainland China

June 21, 2013

At The Races and the Shanghai Race Club, Mainland China’s legendary horseracing brand, confirmed today that they have partnered with the territory’s leading online streaming platform, PPTV, to launch the first ever horseracing channel to be streamed live in China.

The racing channel named Pao Ma – from the sound of the Chinese characters meaning “horseracing” – officially launched live British racing on the 20th June with coverage of Royal Ascot’s Gold Cup as the inaugural race.

This will be followed this Saturday with the official launch of live Irish racing. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, to be run at The Curragh, will be the inaugural race.

More details on the channel can be found at

The new service is available on a free to register subscription basis to residents of Mainland China and the content has been tailored by ATR to the Chinese market as a live sports channel with all betting references removed.

ATR has also been asked by the Shanghai Race Club to source, on its behalf, other international horseracing content in due course.
The Shanghai Race Club, first established in 1862, is a private club for Mainland China’s new and existing racehorse owners. The Club’s services and technology makes it simpler for people in Mainland China to try, buy and manage a racehorse based in Great Britain or Ireland.

Byron Constable, Chairman, Shanghai Race Club, said: “Now anyone in Mainland China can engage in the pleasure of watching the finest racehorses compete for some highly treasured trophies.

“The audience we can reach in China will undoubtedly accelerate horseracing towards becoming the world’s most watched sport and we are pleased that ATR’s UK and Irish racecourse partners will be the immediate beneficiaries of the distribution platform we are opening up.”

Matthew ImiChief Executive, At The Races, said: “We are delighted to have successfully launched our service with the Shanghai Race Club and PPTV, thereby making it available to a large and important market with significant potential for British and Irish racecourses, owners and breeders.

“I am particularly pleased to have launched with such prestigious races as the Gold Cup and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and would like to congratulate both Ascot and the Curragh on being the first British and Irish racecourses respectively whose racing has been made available to the residents of Mainland China.

“We very much look forward to extending our relationship with the Shanghai Race Club and are speaking now with our international colleagues with a view to introducing additional racing into the service.”


Shanghai Race Club members at Royal Ascot

June 20, 2013



Shanghai Race Club heritage matchbox

June 4, 2013
Attached is a picture of a old matchbook of the shanghai race club. This was given to my grandfather by a Japanese Army Personnel during the Japanese occupation in Malaya during the 1940s. He gave my granddad his whole collection of matchbooks. I found this very interesting one which might have some historical value for the race club.
I don’t know what year it is from, but i’m guessing it’s more or about a 100 years old. Maybe you have one or you have not seen anything like this before. If you are interested to purchase this, please do let me know. I believe that it should be kept by someone who will appreciate it’s value, for a price that is. IF you have this already, please provide me with some sort of information eg. year, where it was made, etc.
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Members invite to attend Royal Ascot 2013

May 15, 2013



Shanghai Race Club Pre-Royal Ascot dinner party

May 15, 2013



Photos of Royal Ascot Orientation Party @ Club Roosevelt 23rd Apr, Shanghai

April 25, 2013

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Pre Royal Ascot day in Shanghai

April 22, 2013

…Pre-Royal Ascot Day in Shanghai

Next Tuesday, 23rd April is Pre Royal Ascot day in Shanghai, hosted by The Shanghai Race Club in association with partners Bank of Communication (One of Mainland China’s leading 5 banks) and Shanghai Chengtou Holdings (Prominent property developer in Mainland China).

During the day you will be introduced to the culture that has built Royal Ascot into one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world. Distinguished guest speakers including the Hon. Harry Herbert.

The day commences with an afternoon reception followed by dinner at the prestigious House of Roosevelt private club on the Bund.

Although the dinner is fully booked, there are a couple of seats reserved for people on this list for the afternoon reception. Please contact to reserve.

20 plus Shanghai Race Club members will be attending Royal Ascot in June this year. If you are also interested in attending this prestigious horse racing event please contact


Shanghai racing industry event

March 21, 2013



Shanghai Race Club member’s tea with the most powerful figures in British racing

March 15, 2013


Represented at this private event:

Chairman, Shanghai Yacht Club; Former leader from CPC (Central Propaganda Party); General Manager, Shanghai Hengshan Group; Marketing director, Bank of Communications Credit Card; Director, China Merchant Bank Shanghai rewards progam; Chairman, Jin An Women’s federation 季 军 上海市静安区妇女联合会主席; Deputy Chairman, Jing An Women’s federation 汤晓蓉 上海市静安区妇女联合会副主席; Deputy Director, Jing An Business Committee 马颖慧 上海市静安区商务委员会副主任; Manager, Shanghai Race Club; Chairman, Arena Racing Company; Chief Executive, British Horseracing Authority; Chairman, Racecourse Association; Group Chief Executive, The Jockey Club; Managing Director, Cazenove Capital Management Asia Limited; Managing Director, Arena Racing Company; Chief Executive, Ascot Racecourse Ltd;  Chairman, Racing Enterprises Limited; General Manager, British Bloodstock Marketing; Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council; Chief Executive, At the Races, Chairman, Shanghai Race Club; British Consul -General Shanghai