Hong Kong Racing Returns
The Season Opening race meeting will be held at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 3 September. To usher in the new season, jackpots totalling HK$60 million will be on offer for the start of the season . Spectacular on-course activities are planned and a new range of merchandise will be on offer. Each racegoer will receive a free 2017/18 Racing Calendar* as a door gift upon admission .
$60 million Mega Prizes for the start of season
For the start of the season’s day race meeting on 3 September, the total prize will be $20 million. The Triple Trio jackpot will be topped up to $12.5 million, with the payout estimated to reach $18 million if there is a single $10 winning unit. In addition, the Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool of the last leg of the Triple Trio as well as the last race will each be topped up with a $1 million jackpot.
For the first night race meeting on 6 September, the total prize will reach $21 million. The Triple Trio jackpot will be topped up to $6.5 million, with the winner of a single $10 winning unit expected to take home a dividend of up to $10 million. A jackpot of $6.5 million will also be available to the Six Up pool, with the payout of Six Win Bonus estimated to reach $11 million if there is a single $10 winning unit.
At the Sha Tin day meeting on 10 September, the Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool of Races 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 will each be topped up with $1 million. On 13 September’s Happy Valley night meeting, up to $14 million in total will be up for grabs. The prizes include an estimated dividend of $11 million for the Triple Trio for a single $10 winning unit, as well as a $1 million jackpot for the Quartet & First 4 Merged Pool for each of Races 4, 6 and 8.
Gong-striking opening ceremony
The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, HKSAR Chief Executive will perform the ceremonial dotting of lion’s eyes before striking the lucky gong in the Parade Ring to kick off the season (Photo 4). All jockeys will be in attendance to wish fans the very best for the coming season. Fans can also strike the lucky gongs at all major entrances at Sha Tin Racecourse for an auspicious start to the new season. Statues of some of the 2016/17 Champion Awards winning horses and a themed photo kiosk will be set up for visitors to take pictures.
New range of merchandise available for sale
A new range of products, including Limited Edition 1997/98 – 2016/17 Horse of the Year Pin Set, Destination Series and Hero Sprinters Series merchandise, is available for purchase at both racecourses at the Season Opening meeting. A Pin Set (set of 20) will be available on the day at a price of HK$980. The design of the pins features 17 Hong Kong Horses of the Year, including Indigenous, Fairy King Prawn, Silent Witness, Good Ba Ba, Viva Pataca, Ambitious Dragon, Able Friend, Werther, Rapper Dragon and more. A further release will be issued with more information about new merchandise.
There will be a 10-race card on Sunday, 3 September. The day’s feature race is the HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup, a Class 1 handicap over 1200m. Admission to the racecourses will start at 11am and the first race will be run at 1pm.
Please refer to terms and conditions for event details. For enquiries, please call the HKJC’s Customer Hotline 1817 or visit www.hkjc.com. All racegoers must be aged 18 or above.
*Available while stocks last at both Sha Tin and Happy Valley Racecourses