The Chinese New Year Raceday will be held at Sha Tin Racecourse on Thursday, 7 February, the third day of the Chinese New Year, and will mark the Year of the Pig with spectacular on-course activities.
$120 million mega prize to celebrate Chinese New Year
A total of $120 million will be on offer to celebrate the Chinese New Year. An estimated dividend of $18 million awaits the holder of a single $10 winning unit for the Triple Trio at the race meeting on the third day of the Chinese New Year (7 February), as the pool will be topped up from the Triple Trio Jackpot Reserve. The Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool for Race 7 and Race 11 will also be topped with $1 million each. Meanwhile, the estimated First Division Prize Fund for the Mark Six Chinese New Year Snowball Draw, to be held on the fifth day of Chinese New Year (9 February), could reach $100 million.
Opening ceremony and feature race
The day will start with a grand opening variety show at 11:00am at Sha Tin Racecourse, led by lion dancing to bring good fortune. The Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government, The Hon. Paul Chan Mo-po, will officiate at the Opening Ceremony and will later present the Chinese New Year Cup trophies to the winning connections. This feature race will be run on turf as Race 8 at 4:05pm.
Spectacular opening show
Popular actress Charmaine Sheh will also make an appearance at the Opening Ceremony. Singer Hana Kuk will perform Chinese New Year tunes. Feng shui master Lee Shing Chak will share his winning experience and tactics, while jockeys will wish fans good fortune and prosperity for the Chinese New Year.
Free door gift and instant win card for a 24K gold foil ornament
All racegoers will receive a fortune pen and an instant win card# upon admission to the racecourse (until the start of Race 6, while stocks last), offering a chance to win a 24K gold foil ornament. There are 800 prizes to be won, with a total value of over HK$290,000.
“Celebrate a Prosperous Year Hand in Hand” float
To add to the festive atmosphere, The Hong Kong Jockey Club will join the annual International Chinese New Year Night Parade for the 24th consecutive year on the first day of the Chinese New Year (5 February). After the night parade, the Club’s CNY float themed “Celebrate a Prosperous Year Hand in Hand” will be on display at Sha Tin Racecourse on Chinese New Year Raceday for racegoers to take photos.
An array of spectacular on-course activities will be staged on the day
There will be 11 races on the day, with the first starting at 12:30pm. Sha Tin Racecourse will open at 10:30am for admission.
Visitors to Hong Kong will be able to enter the Public Enclosure free of charge upon showing a valid travel document. Free shuttle bus service from Ching Tak Street, Wong Tai Sin (MTR Station Exit D2) to Sha Tin Racecourse, will be provided on 7 February from 10:15am to 2:45pm.
|Chinese New Year Raceday
|Thursday, 7 February
|Sha Tin Racecourse
10:30 am – Gates open for public admission
11:00 am – Opening Variety Show
12:30-5:50 pm – Races 1 – 11
HK$10 (Public Enclosure)
Free admission to the Public Enclosure for tourists showing a valid travel document
|Free Shuttle Buses:
Time: 10:15 am – 2:45 pm
Pick-up point: Ching Tak Street, Wong Tai Sin (MTR Station Exit D2)
Please refer to promotional materials, terms and conditions for details. Racecourse entrants and those who bet must be aged 18 or above. For enquiries, please call the HKJC Customer Service Hotline 1817 or visit www.hkjc.com.
# Trade Promotion Competition Licence Nos.: 51512-3