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And they're off! Exclusive Hong Kong Jockey Club horse racing starts at Foxwoods

10 September 2007

ASHANTUCKET, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast's largest casino in Mashantucket, CT, today announced that live horse racing action from Hong Kong Jockey Club has started in it's Ultimate Race Book. The opening night live simulcast from Sha Tin aired at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 9. For the first time in the United States, horse racing enthusiasts are able to participate in very significant prize pools live from Hong Kong that could potentially pay out millions of dollars at Foxwoods. Initially, available betting will focus on standard "win" and "place," in addition to "small exotics." Bets will be placed through the Las Vegas Dissemination Company, the only approved and authorized hub to receive the Hong Kong Jockey Club signal in the United States.

Future race dates are as follows:

September 12, Happy Valley at 6:00 a.m.

September 15, Sha Tin at 1:00 a.m.

September 19, Happy Valley at 6:00 a.m.

September 23, Sha Tin at 1:00 a.m.

September 26, Sha Tin at 1:00 a.m.

October 1, Sha Tin at 1:00 a.m.

Sha Tin runs primarily on weekends and holidays. The race course is the home of the world's richest day of turf racing, the world's first retractable roof over a parade ring and the world's longest Diamond Vision Television screen. Major racing events include the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International races, the Audemars Piquet QE II Cup, Champions Mile and the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby.

Happy Valley is the older, perhaps more venerable venue offering mid-week racing. Surrounded by skyscrapers and looped by Hong Kong Island's famous tramline, Happy Valley racing is so popular that the police change the flow of traffic to accommodate the thousands of race-goers who come to enjoy the party atmosphere.

Foxwoods recently announced an exclusive 5-year agreement to simulcast horse racing events from the world renowned international horse racing organization, the Hong Kong Jockey Club. This ground-breaking agreement allows horse racing fans in the United States to enter into pari-mutuel commingled wagering on all races featured at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. And for the first time ever, Foxwoods has obtained the exclusive rights in Connecticut to feature these races in its Ultimate Race Book. Foxwoods customers now have exclusive access to some of the world's most thrilling international horse races in real time.

About Foxwoods

North America's largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino® is located in the rolling hills of southeastern Connecticut and is easily accessible from Boston, New York, Hartford and Providence. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods features six casinos with 7,200 slots, 380 table games, the only WPT World Poker Room™ in New England, High Stakes Bingo and Ultimate Racebook. There are 1,416 guest rooms and suites in three hotels, more than 30 restaurants, a luxurious spa, more than 50,000 square feet of premium meeting and event space, 24 retail shops and five entertainment venues, including the 1,400-seat Fox Theatre.

About Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of the largest racing organizations in the world. Horse racing is the most popular spectator sport in Hong Kong and through its subsidiaries, the Club is the only authorized operator of horse racing. It also operates the Mark Six lottery and under Government authority offers betting on football matches held outside Hong Kong.

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