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HKJC Pre-Season Carnival a day full of entertainment and fun for the entire family


The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Pre-Season Carnival (photo 1), an ever-popular outdoor event for families each summer, will be held this year on Saturday 6 September at Sha Tin Racecourse.  Tickets will be available from 25 August onwards.

This year's Carnival will be bigger and better than ever, with new initiatives such as workshops and photo corners themed on famous characters from local designers Chocolate Rain and Bigsoil.  With Mid-Autumn Festival just around the corner, children will be able to experience the fun of making their own mooncakes under the guidance of the Club’s chef.  There will also be huge inflatables, must-visit game booths, parent-child workshops and themed photo corners (photo 2, 3).

Among the interactive games and workshops on offer will be:

  • Chocolate Rain Photo Zone – Popular character Fatina, created by local designer Prudence Mak from Chocolate Rain, will dress up in jockey silks for photo-taking (photo 4).
  • Bigsoil Fun Fun workshop Little Boy, another well-known character created by local designer Bigsoil, will also be on hand to pose for photo taking.  In addition, children can join a hand-made polar bear and postcard workshop at this attraction (photo 5).
  • My Little Chef – An experienced Club chef will teach children how to make mooncakes.  Participant can make two mooncakes each to share with their families.
  • 3Doodler Painting Workshop – This unique attraction will feature the world's first 3D pen, allowing children to draw in the air and lift their imagination off the page (photo 6).
  • WMI Interactive Playroup – Another very innovative attraction offering a sensory area for children to learn more about horses.
  • Rody Horse Wonderland Children's favourite Rody will exhibit a giant 15-foot high horse together with over 30 limited edition items.  Selected Rody products will be offered at a special discount of up to 50% exclusively for the Carnival, while a range of crossover specialities will go on sale the same day.  Children can test their balancing and physical co-ordination by hopping on inflatable horse toys.
  • World-class Clowning With her coloured wigs, vivid make-up and outlandish costumes, Champion of the World Clown Competition Ashida (Noisy Chao Chao) will showcase her skills to delight children and adults alike (photo 7).
  • Now TV Cartoon Wonderland – now TV Cartoon Channel ambassador NaNa, together with characters from Bob The Builder, will meet and greet children and take the stage for a series of fun performances.


Other highlights for horse lovers will include:

  • Shetland Pony Ride and Care Area - A unique opportunity to learn how to care for pets by patting, grooming and even riding these adorable mini-horses (photo 8).
  • Jockeys’ Sprint - The annual Jockeys’ Sprint will feature the unforgettable sight of jockeys racing barefoot on the turf (photo 9).
  • Grass Trial - A fully-fledged pre-season grass trial will offer visitors a sneak preview of the new season's opening day on 14 September (photo 10).


The Pre-Season Carnival is open to members of the public of all ages.  Ticket combos will go on sale from 25 August at 40 designated Off-Course Betting Branches, while stocks last.  Each ticket combo costs HK$60 and includes an admission coupon (HK$10), a food and beverage coupon (HK$10), four game coupons (HK$40), and a lucky draw coupon.  There is no admission charge for children aged three or below.

Complimentary shuttle buses will run between Sha Tin MTR Station and the Racecourse at 15-minute intervals between 11:30 am and 8:30 pm.  The boarding point at the station is next to Pai Tau Village Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters.

Please refer to terms and conditions posted on site for event details.  For further information, please call HKJC’s Customer Hotline 1817 or visit

Attachment: Locations of 40 designated Off-Course Betting Branches


Pre-Season Carnival


Saturday 6 September 2014


Sha Tin Racecourse


12:00 noon – 7:30 pm


- Free shuttle buses between Sha Tin MTR Station and the Racecourse between 11:30 am and 8:30 pm at 15-minute intervals.
- Limited car parking spaces available at Penfold Park on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Fun

  • Grass Barrier Trial
  • Jockeys’ Sprint
  • K-pop Catwalk & Dance Performance by Sunny Wong Dance School
  • Meet & Greet with now TV Cartoon Ambassador, Nana
  • Clown and Bubble Show by Champion of the World Clown Competition, Noisy Chao Chao
  • Lucky Draw^

Kids’ Fun Zone

  • Rody Horse Wonderland
  • Chocolate Rain Photo Zone
  • Now TV Cartoon Wonderland
  • WMI Interactive Playgroup
  • Parent-Child Workshop
  • Interactive Game Booths
  • I Love Mama x Pre-Season Carnival – Little Jockey’s Graduation Ceremony
  • Bigsoil Fun Fun Workshop
  • Hong Kong 3D Museum Photo Zone

Kids’ Fantasies

  • Inflatable Castles
  • Water Wonderland
  • Mega Games
  • Bubbles Wonderland

Horse Lovers’

  • Pony Rides
  • Grooming and Farrier-at-Work Demonstrations
  • Shetland Pony Photo Sessions

New Creative Workshops

  • 3Doodler Painting Workshop
  • My Little Chef  - Mooncake-making Class
  • Play-Doh Workshop

^Trade Promotion Competition Licence No: 43842

Pre-Season Carnival
Photo 1:
Pre-Season Carnival

Game booths
Photo 2:
Game booths

Game booths
Photo 3:
Game booths

Chocolate Rain Photo Zone
Photo 4:
Chocolate Rain Photo Zone

Bigsoil Fun Fun workshop
Photo 5:
Bigsoil Fun Fun workshop

3Doodler Painting Workshop
Photo 6:
3Doodler Painting Workshop

World-class Clowning
Photo 7:
World-class Clowning

Shetland Pony Ride and Care Area
Photo 8:
Shetland Pony Ride and Care Area

Jockeys�� Sprint
Photo 9:
Jockeys�� Sprint

Grass Trial
Photo 10:
Grass Trial


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