2016 Rio Olympics gold medal winner Justin Rose and defending UBS Hong Kong Open champion Sam Brazel join three-time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Joao Moreira and last season’s Tony Cruz Award winner Derek Leung before racing at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday, 22 November. Rose and Brazel are among the competitors in the 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open which commences Thursday at Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling.
“The Hong Kong Jockey Club welcomes Justin, Sam and several other key participants in this weekend’s Hong Kong Open, which is one of three consecutive world-class sporting events in Hong Kong over the next three weeks,” said Mr. Anthony Kelly, Executive Director, Racing Business and Operations. “Following the HKT Hong Kong E-Prix next weekend, we are looking forward to our LONGINES Hong Kong International Races week, which begins with the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on 6 December and the big Group 1 race day at Sha Tin Racecourse on 10 December. It has been a pleasure to combine forces with these major events to help promote Hong Kong to as wide an audience as possible.”