Hong Kong’s annual Longines International Racing is over for another year and the event continues to set new benchmarks.
Ontrack Racing Tours had a party of 31 for the annual International Racing Carnival and all those on the trip came away full of praise for the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s flagship events.
The jewel in the crown for the Jockey Club is the Longines International Day at Sha Tin and the Sunday event attracted an attendance of 94,560 and the day’s turnover came in 5.4% higher than last year at HK$1.6 billion, a new record for the meeting.
Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges was pleased with the big turn-out and the day’s results.
“It was the second-highest attendance – only a little down on last year – and that really produced a great atmosphere. We also had record turnover – HK$82 million more than last year. That’s an extremely satisfactory result,” the CEO said.
For the Ontrack Tour guests, the Sha Tin feature race day provided a magnificent spectacle and one of the tour members passed on their comments on returning to Australia.
“Just wanted to thank you for an excellent trip we had to Hong Kong with you.
It was an amazing experience and you all were amazing hosts and looked after our every need.
The whole trip was faultless, and everything went so smoothly and our many thanks to the three of you. It was lovely to meet you three and you work so well as a team together.
The group we were with were all so much fun and hope we can keep in touch with some of them. The race days were amazing, and we have definitely ticked off some of our bucket list.
So, thanks once again for your great hospitality.”
Ontrack Racing Tours will be back in Hong Kong in December 2018 for the Longines International Races and will also run its Hunter Valley and New Zealand Horse and Wine Tours in 2018 with the next Royal Ascot Tour to be held in 2019.
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