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TAB’s Hong Kong import rings - in Chinese New Year

30 January 2014

This Friday will see a particularly fortuitous character of the celestial Zodiac gallop in for the Chinese New Year – the Horse. To celebrate, the TAB will be giving out traditional Chinese ‘Red Envelopes’ containing betting vouchers in $8 multiples to the first 25 customers who buy a $20 Triple Trio Easybet at Alexandra Park TAB on Friday and Saturday.

TAB Triple Trio – a Hong Kong import and one of the region’s favourite bets – has already proven lucky for a number of bettors including two people winning six figures in the first two weeks. The third running of the Triple Trio will be this Saturday – the second day of the Year of the Horse.

TAB Executive General Manager Glenn Patrick said the TAB definitely expected a spike in betting on horses to mark the Year of the Horse and wished people luck.

“Some people don’t believe in luck or coincidences – but I can tell you we’ve already had some very lucky Triple Trio punters, and it wouldn’t surprise me if our third Triple Trio sees another massive win during the Chinese New Year holiday.”

January 31 marks the beginning of the New Year in many Asian countries, and with it a change in the Zodiac animal. It is believed that the horse symbolises momentum, positivity and independence. The latter is particularly evident, as a foal can stand up less than 10 minutes after birth and begins to walk soon after. Characteristics such as speed, bravado and a little bit of attitude come naturally to the equine zodiac.

Red Envelopes are traditionally exchanged during important occasions or holidays, to ward off evil spirits, and usually contain money in an even numbered denomination.

This week’s Triple Trio has a $500,000 pool for the Dunedin Races at Wingatui. The Triple Trio challenges customers to pick the first three place getters in each of the three Triple Trio nominated races. The order of the horses doesn't matter – just that they placed in the top three.

Triple Trio bets can be purchased at the racecourse, from local TABs and over the phone.

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