One of the premier highlights on the worldwide horseracing calendar will return to Hong Kong this month, which is due to be televised to audiences all around the world.
On December 14th Sha Tin Racecourse will host the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races, the latest instalment in the proud history of this classic event.
This meeting is one of the biggest and richest of its kind anywhere in the world and over the years has acted as a beacon for the sport in Asia, playing an important part in its growing popularity among spectators and visitors on Hong Kong tours alike.
Last year, crowd favourite Frankie Dettori rode to victory on Ramonti in the HKD$20 million Hong Kong Cup – the top race at the event – and celebrated the win with his trademark leap out of the horses’ saddle.
Frankie Dettori is one of the most popular and successful jockeys in the modern era, having completed some historic feats such as winning each of the seven races in a single day at the prestigious Ascot racecourse.