Lunar New Year cheer for club officials as money flows like water

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am


Fans of the racing movie Let It Ride will know the line, slightly altered in this case - the Jockey Club is having a very good day. With one of the really big meetings of the turnover year ahead on Wednesday for the Lunar New Year celebration, even officials who have become used to the flow of good news were shaking their heads at what it might hold after yesterday's result. Mixed-surface meetings held on Saturdays are far and away the weakest Sha Tin programmes for turnover, normally, but this one was up year-on-year by over HK$100 million, even with the club using an all-turf Sunday meeting as the comparison. For a normal Saturday meeting, it was the best handle on a card since January 5, 2002. The club has seeded Wednesday's Triple Trio pool, guaranteeing at least HK$30 million to be won.