Your best wager...
Posted on: May 31, 2011 at 3:46AM
For US handicappers, there's a wager you'll wish you had back home: the quinella place. All you need to do to cash is hit any two of the three horses in the money, regardless of order. For exacta players who regularly find their horses running 2nd & 3rd or 1st and 3rd, it's a godsend. Moreover, unlike US quinella pools, the numerous numbers players guarantee inefficiencies that made the average quinella place payout average 1000HK on a 10HK minimum the night I went.
Another thought is that overlays are guaranteed on the number 4 horse, as the character for 4 resembles the one for death, and the numbers players stay away.
Finally, a US passport can get you into the races for free at Happy Valley when you bring it to the clubhouse entrance.