We had a great time at Sha Tin races yesterday. What a place!
The photo is of the Parade Yard which is surrounded by 5 levels of grandstands. Some people sit there all day, watch the horses parade, bet on their mobiles, and view the races on the big screen. Check out some more photos here.
Wakes and I were lucky enough to be guests of the HKJC which included getting passes to go out onto the Parade Yard between races and mingle with the owners, trainers and jockeys. What an atmosphere!
There was a crowd of around 72,000 to watch the last race meeting of the season – yesterday was also a public holiday to celebrate 10 years since the British handed back Hong Kong to China. Can you believe that? Anyway, the betting turnover for the meeting was a lazy 1.2 billion HK dollars which is close to $A250 million. Nobody can say the Hong Kong people don’t like a punt…
On a separate note, nice to see my stats yesterday were the highest they’ve for the past month – the one day I’ve been away. Perhaps word has got out that the guest posters are of a higher quality than the host?