If everything about the racing season that concluded on Sunday sounds like a broken record, that’s because broken records were the railings around which 2016-17 curled and grew.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of the city's oldest institutions. Founded in 1984 to promote horse racing, it is a not-for-profit organisation. It is the only authorised betting operator for racing and soccer, and also operates the Mark Six lottery. It is the largest taxpayer in Hong Kong and the largest source of charitable funding after government, contributing an average of HK$2.1 billion per year over the past 10 years.