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2006 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races

Date: 12/11/06
More photos from the week:

Hong Kong Cup
Hong Kong Mile
Hong Kong Vase
Hong Kong Sprint
Saturday Workouts
Friday Workouts
Thursday Workouts
Jockeys' Championship


The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Racecourse are the biggest event of the year in Hong Kong racing and they really put on a good show for the fans. From elaborate opening ceremonies with acrobats to the closing ceremony with fireworks, it is a first class show. Here are some scenes from the day to give you a taste of what it was like for the over 51,000 fans at the track.


All the jockeys and officials at the opening ceremonies.


Left: The jockeys leave after the ceremony with bags of small stuffed horses to toss to the fans.

Right: The top two local jockeys, Douglas Whyte and Olivier Doleuze, really seem to get into the spirit of things.


A fantastic acrobatic show was performed by the Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe at the opening ceremony in the Parade Ring to celebrate the 20th running of the Hong Kong International Races.




Renowned pop singers Eason Chan and Joyce Lee sing their best-known songs and lead in singing the National Anthem, accompanied by the Hong Kong Police Band, at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races opening ceremony.


The closing ceremony included dazzling fireworks and performances by the Hong Kong Police Band and Pipe Band.

For more info:
    Results for the 2006 Hong Kong Cup - won by Pride
    Results for the 2006 Hong Kong Mile - won by The Duke
    Results for the 2006 Hong Kong Vase - won by Collier Hill
    Results for the 2006 Hong Kong Sprint - won by Absolute Champion
    Entries for the 2006 International Races
    Workout Photos for Saturday - includes 11 of the entrants
    Workout Photos for Friday - includes 18 of the entrants
    Workout Photos for Thursday - includes 18 of the entrants
    2006 Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship - results and photos
    Free Form Guide (past performances)
    2006 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races
    Hong Kong Jockey Club

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