Hong Kong introduced professional horse racing at Happy Valley in 1971, improving the quality of riders and racing. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong introduced professional horse racing at Happy Valley in 1971, improving the quality of riders and racing. Photo: SCMP

When Hong Kong introduced professional horse racing at Happy Valley in 1971, improving the quality of riders

  • Hong Kong’s 125-year-old horse racing scene changed in 1971 with the introduction of professional racing
  • The motion was unanimously voted in by Hong Kong Jockey Club members, and the first professional race meeting in March 1971 was considered a big success

Hong Kong introduced professional horse racing at Happy Valley in 1971, improving the quality of riders and racing. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong introduced professional horse racing at Happy Valley in 1971, improving the quality of riders and racing. Photo: SCMP
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