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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.
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