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RACING

Prepare for a thrilling Lunar New Year as racing in Hong Kong kicks off with the auspicious Chinese New Year Cup on Monday, 12 February, followed by the prestigious Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup on Sunday, 25 February. The latter is a highly anticipated Group 1 classic, covering a challenging distance of 2000m, that marks the second leg of Hong Kong’s esteemed Triple Crown.

EQUESTRIAN

Hong Kong’s first-ever FEI Eventing World Challenge was held at Beas River Equestrian Centre on 16 December 2023, marking a historic moment in the region’s equestrian history. The event, organised by The Equestrian Federation of Hong Kong, China (EFHKC) in collaboration with the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Challenge series, provided local riders with a global platform to showcase their talent without leaving their home ground. Supported by the Club, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, and Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the competition exemplified the growing popularity of eventing in Hong Kong.

CHARITIES

With the spring migration on the horizon, it’s officially birdwatching season. Grab your binoculars and look out for flocks of birds numbering in the tens of thousands as they grace the internationally acclaimed Mai Po wetlands over these coming months. Offering a pit stop for these feathered friends—some hailing from as far as Australasia—to replenish their energy during their arduous journeys, the newly reopened WWF Jockey Club Mai Po Peter Scott Visitor Centre stands as an idyllic vantage point to observe these magnificent creatures thriving in their natural habitat.

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) has unveiled a Digital Transformation Centre at its existing HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21 (M21) site, offering a wide range of advanced facilities for youngsters to develop digital skills, and stimulate technological innovation and creativity.

Underway at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Stories Untold—Figure Paintings of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum” exhibition is a collection of exquisite artworks that offer a glimpse into a bygone era. The extraordinary showcase, solely sponsored by the Club’s Charities Trust and jointly organised by the Hong Kong Palace Museum and the Palace Museum in Beijing, is the city’s first major exhibition of historical Chinese figure paintings in recent years. It is also the first major annual exhibition presented under a donation from the Club to support the Hong Kong Palace Museum’s talent development initiative, exhibitions and educational programmes from 2023-2031.

For a small city, Hong Kong punches well above its weight when it comes to biodiversity. One of the city’s most significant green zones is the Mai Po wetlands, which are recognised internationally as a haven for migratory birds.

In a world facing a constant threat from emerging infectious diseases, it is essential that we strengthen our preparedness for the next epidemic.

Every Chinese New Year, the boisterous festive atmosphere is greatly enhanced with the colourful arrangements of flowers and trees for wealth and good luck. But once the celebrations are over, have you ever thought of a creative and eco-friendly way to give them a second life?

For young children undergoing the trauma of a serious illness, the company of their parents and siblings can be fundamental to their effective treatment and recovery.

Hong Kong residents with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities face an average wait of 10 years for a hostel place. The newly completed Village project, which had its naming ceremony on 6 October, is helping to address this shortfall, with Hong Chi Association now able to offer more than 1,100 service spaces, up from some 200 before.

To foster Hong Kong citizens’ interest in Chinese arts, culture and history, the Club’s Charities Trust is funding a three-year project organised by the Design and Cultural Studies Workshop.

Mei Ho House is one of the last surviving resettlement “H” blocks, constructed in 1954 after the disastrous fire that engulfed Shek Kip Mei.

The Club is taking significant strides towards sustainability in track maintenance and raceday operations. By championing the Reduce and Recycle principles and implementing measures to improve energy efficiency, the Club aims to mitigate its environmental impact.

EXTRAS

The Club has been enhancing its EV charging network, bringing the total number of rapid chargers to 92 now. In addition, effective from 1 March 2024, a new and equitable fee scheme for utilising EV charging facilities will be introduced to recover electricity and other related costs.

A memorable wine experience of the year with rare vintages from a truly legendary Bordeaux estate paired to the pinnacle of French gastronomy.

Racing book lending service is now available at The Hong Kong Racing Museum

On 3, 10, 11 and 18 December 2022, Members joined an exclusive event as part of the HKJC Presents Simple Gifts of Joy programme at Tai Kwun.

The Club’s world-class Racecourse facilities are considered the benchmark for the industry.

Throughout September, Members and their guests enjoyed drinks and snacks on The Chinese Library’s terrace while taking in a visual feast at Tai Kwun’s InnerGlow.

In August, Members and their guests embarked on a multisensory journey at the Behind Your Eyelid – Pipilotti Rist Exhibition Private Tour at Tai Kwun.

Film buffs among our Members were in for a treat at Tai Kwun’s Moonlight Cinema Night on 29 July. After sampling a range of sumptuous Thai dishes atthe one Michelin-starred restaurant Aaharn, the participants enjoyed an outdoor screening of Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love at the Parade Ground. Watching the award-winning classic under the moonlight was a memorable experience for all.

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