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Jockey Club stages Hong Kong Reunification Raceday

01/07/2016

The Hong Kong Jockey Club staged its annual Hong Kong Reunification Raceday at Sha Tin Racecourse today (1 July)

The Hong Kong Reunification Cup, one of two feature races, was run as Race 7. The Hon Lam Woon-kwong, Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council of the HKSAR, attended the race together with Mr Yang Jian, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, and Mr Song Ru'an, Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup, the other feature race, celebrated the collaboration between Guangdong Province and Hong Kong, particularly in the area of sports. During the day, racing fans were able to enjoy a variety of on-course programmes. Racegoers received souvenir fans upon entry, while quiz games gave them the opportunity to test their sports knowledge. Meanwhile, 3-D photo corners provided plenty of photo opportunities.

The Hong Kong Reunification Cup was won by the Casper Fownes-trained Renaissance Art, ridden by Nash Rawiller, while the Almond Lee-trained Deja Vu with jockey Derek Leung took the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup.

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Club Chairman Dr Simon S O Ip (1st right, front row) joins The Hon Lam Woon-kwong, Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council of the HKSAR ( 4th right, front row), Deputy Director of the Liaison Office Yang Jian (3rd right, front row), Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Song Ru��an (2nd right, front row ), Club Stewards and Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (1st left, back row) at the Hong Kong Reunification Cup trophy presentation.
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Club Chairman Dr Simon S O Ip (1st right, front row) joins The Hon Lam Woon-kwong, Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council of the HKSAR ( 4th right, front row), Deputy Director of the Liaison Office Yang Jian (3rd right, front row), Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Song Ru��an (2nd right, front row ), Club Stewards and Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (1st left, back row) at the Hong Kong Reunification Cup trophy presentation.

Elite athletes from Guangdong and Hong Kong attended the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup as prize presenters, including Ms Xian Dongmei (5th right, front row), 2004 and 2008 Olympic Judo Gold Medallist, Ms Yang Wei (3rd right, front row), 2004 Olympic and 2005 World Championship Gold Medallist in Badminton Doubles and Mr Yang Jinghui (2nd right, front row), 2004 Olympic and 2004 World Cup Gold Medallist in Synchronised-diving from Guandong, and Ms Ng On-yee (4th right, front row), 2015 World Ladies Snooker Champion from Hong Kong.
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Elite athletes from Guangdong and Hong Kong attended the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup as prize presenters, including Ms Xian Dongmei (5th right, front row), 2004 and 2008 Olympic Judo Gold Medallist, Ms Yang Wei (3rd right, front row), 2004 Olympic and 2005 World Championship Gold Medallist in Badminton Doubles and Mr Yang Jinghui (2nd right, front row), 2004 Olympic and 2004 World Cup Gold Medallist in Synchronised-diving from Guandong, and Ms Ng On-yee (4th right, front row), 2015 World Ladies Snooker Champion from Hong Kong.

At the beginning of the raceday, the Hong Kong Police Silver Band played the Departmental March of the Hong Kong Fire Service - ��Hot-blooded heroes�� - to honour and pay respect to Senior Station Officer Mr Thomas Cheung and Senior Fireman Mr Samuel Hui, who lost their lives in the Ngau Tau Kok fire, as well as to pay tribute to the dedication of all Hong Kong firemen.
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At the beginning of the raceday, the Hong Kong Police Silver Band played the Departmental March of the Hong Kong Fire Service - ��Hot-blooded heroes�� - to honour and pay respect to Senior Station Officer Mr Thomas Cheung and Senior Fireman Mr Samuel Hui, who lost their lives in the Ngau Tau Kok fire, as well as to pay tribute to the dedication of all Hong Kong firemen.

Mr Huang Zhuoqin (right), 2010 Asian Games Silver Medallist in Team Dressage from Guangdong and Mr Shek Wai-hung (middle), 2014 Asian Games Gold Medallist in Gymnastics from Hong Kong present the Best Turned Out Horse award and $1,500 prize to the Stables Assistant  responsible.
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Mr Huang Zhuoqin (right), 2010 Asian Games Silver Medallist in Team Dressage from Guangdong and Mr Shek Wai-hung (middle), 2014 Asian Games Gold Medallist in Gymnastics from Hong Kong present the Best Turned Out Horse award and $1,500 prize to the Stables Assistant responsible.

Racegoers received complimentary fans upon entry.
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Racegoers received complimentary fans upon entry.

Sports themed 3-D photo corners provided racegoers with plenty of photo opportunities.
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Sports themed 3-D photo corners provided racegoers with plenty of photo opportunities.

Ms Ng On-yee (right), 2015 World Ladies Snooker Champion from Hong Kong held quiz games for racegoers to test their sports knowledge.
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Ms Ng On-yee (right), 2015 World Ladies Snooker Champion from Hong Kong held quiz games for racegoers to test their sports knowledge.

 

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