Every year, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1st with a special event: 2013 The National Day Race Meeting. The National Day Race Meeting 2013 is not only one of the highlights for many horse racing fans, but also attracts many tourists alike.
The National Day Cup started in 1999 (the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China). This year National Day Cup, Hong Kong Jockey Club has invited the renowned soprano star Xu Xiaoying (accompanied by the Hong Kong Police band) as well as the inner Mongolia Acrobatic Troupe. Visits will enjoy the a rousing version of China’s national anthem at Parade Ring and the legendary “Bowl Topping” performance.
This year’s National Day Race Meeting on October 1st has something for everyone. Expect exciting and action-packed horse races as well as various cultural performances between the races at the Sha Tin Racecourse.
Furthermore, the Hong Kong Jockey Club usually will sell special limited edition National Day Horse Racing souvenirs. This year, HKJC worked with Xu Beihong Arts Committee and Hong Kong Post and will issue the National Day unique collectible merchandises, including Souvenir Cover Set, National Day Deluxe Stamp Box Sets, Silver Medals and Special Pen Sets on the National Day in Shatin Racecourse.
Date: October 1st, 2013
Time: 12:00 (noon) – 6:30pm
Venue: Sha Tin Racecourse
Admission: HK$ 10 (Tourists with a valid travel document can enjoy free admission)
How to Get To Sha Tin Racecourse:
Please refer to our related article about “Horse Racing“.