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Discussion on: Predicting Hong Kong Horse Racing Outcomes

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AkselNormann

Great initiative - is there any plans to keep this up to data? It seems like the last data entry was from 5/5/2021.

Is this an official source of data, or is this a private project? It sure would be nice if the racing authorities provided this data for everyone for free in this format, I guess HKJC will be the first to do this.. Maybe from this initiative?

P.S! I did find a few records lacking from 08/04/2021 HV and 11/04/2021 ST.

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Guy Freeman

Hi, the data is indeed kept up-to-date at the new URL, publicdatamarket.com/hkjc The data is also cleaner now, e.g. with a column for race date. A table of the raw data is also available.

This is data scraped from the Hong Kong Jockey Club's website. Unfortunately they don't seem to provide the data in a clean way such as CSV files or an API.

NB. The records you said were lacking don't seem to be lacking any more :) e.g. races on 2021-04-11 are here: https://publicdatamarket.com/hkjc/races?_sort_desc=racedate&_sort_desc=racedate&racedate__exact=2021-04-11&_sort_desc=racedate