HK$1.46 billion Stakes For New Term

Joao Moreira will lead jockey greeting

The opening race meeting of the brand new Hong Kong racing season will be held at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday.

In view of the stabilising COVID-19 pandemic situation in Hong Kong – unlike last year’s opening race meeting which had no public attendance – the Hong Kong Jockey Club will welcome thousands of public members to enjoy the exciting races on Sunday, which also features the HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup (Class 1 – 1200m).

The new season will be ushered in with the traditional gong-striking opening ceremony taking place in the Parade Ring at noon after a lion dance performance, when Champion Jockey Joao Moreira leads all jockeys in attendance to wish fans the very best for the new racing season.

Champion Jockey Joao Moreira will lead all jockeys in attendance to wish fans for the new season  (Pic- HKJC)

The Season Opening meeting is the first of 88 racedays scheduled for the 2021/22 season, a term which will be highlighted by LONGINES Hong Kong International Raceday, the BMW Hong Kong Derby and FWD Champions Day.

There will be 12 Gr1 contests in total, leaving Hong Kong’s world-class jockeys and trainers to vie for supremacy in the world’s most competitive racing jurisdictions.

Overall, there will be HK$1.46 billion in prize money on offer across more than 830 races in a season which is again expected to deliver an endless stream of unforgettable moments.

To usher in the new season, a mega prize totalling HK$70 million is up for grabs across the first two race meetings, split evenly between the two meetings.

Each racegoer will receive one complimentary 2021/22 Racing Calendar for free as a door gift upon admission.


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