The opening ceremony will begin in the Parade Ring at 12:05pm on 1 October with cultural and artistic performances. Cai Nan will join the ceremony to lead the national anthem, accompanied by the Hong Kong Police Band, while the famous Shenzhen Fuyong Acrobatic Troupe will catch audience’s eyes with their impressive performance combining dance and balancing skills inspired by Chinese traditional paper-cutting.
Mr. Zhao Jiankai, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR, will officiate at the opening ceremony, whilst Mr. Yang Jian, Deputy Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, will officiate at the trophy presentation of the National Day Cup.
A range of National Day-themed merchandise, featuring a souvenir envelope issued jointly by the Club and Hongkong Post, will be on sale at Sha Tin’s designated sale counter and Gift at Races souvenir shops on 1 October.
To mark the National Day, a variety of speciality dishes will be available throughout the racecourse.