$28 million mega prize to mark season opening
To mark the start of the new racing season at Sha Tin Racecourse on 1 September, the Triple Trio and the Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool will be topped up with jackpots. Together with the Six Win Bonus, which carries a jackpot as well, the first race meeting will offer a chance to win a mega prize of $28 million dollars.
With the Triple Trio topped up with a jackpot of $13.5 million, the dividend for a single $10 winning unit is estimated to reach $20 million. The Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool will also be topped up with a $3 million jackpot, which will be allocated to Races 6, 8 and 10, with each race carrying a jackpot of $1 million. In addition, the Six Win Bonus will also carry a jackpot of $1.9 million and the dividend could reach $5 million should there be only one single $10 winning unit.
A spectacular line-up of on-course events
The opening ceremony will take place in the Parade Ring at 12:00 noon. It will start with the traditional eye-dotting of the ceremonial lions, followed by the gong-striking ceremony performed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chairman, Dr. Anthony Chow. All jockeys will also be in attendance to wish fans the very best for the coming season. Dr. Chow will later present the trophy to the winning connections of the HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup.
Bang the Lucky gongs
Lucky gongs to represent well wishes for the new season will be set up at Sha Tin Racecourse. Fans are welcome to strike the lucky gongs for an auspicious start to the new season.
Snap Instagram moments at Hay Market and Jump to win
Customers of Hay Market and Jump can upload their photos of the Season Opening to Instagram with a supportive message for their favourite jockey, using the hashtag #GoRacinghk for a chance to take home a fabulous prize. The top 30 nominated for the most creative message will receive a free bottle of craft beer.
New range of merchandise available for sale
An all new range of products, including the Start of Season Solar Horse Bobble Head and products from the Travel Series will be available for purchase at both racecourses.