Racing Horses run for Hong Kong’s charity and heritage

Horses run for Hong Kong’s charity and heritage, not just for gambling!

Hong Kong racing horses run for the city’s charity activities and heritage conservation. Races are not just for gambling!

Sha Tin Race Course International Races 13 Dec 2015

Horses run for Hong Kong’s charity and heritage, not just for gambling! (photo taken by Alex Chung, amateur photographer, racegoer and Frank’s bosom friend)

 

When many profit-making jockey clubs in the West are trying the best to survive, the Hong Kong Jockey Club earns a lot through the high gambling turnover (In 2016/17, the turnover is 117.4 billion Hong Kong Dollars).

But it is a not-for profit and charity organization. In 2015/16, it donates 3.9 billion to the society!

Hong Kong Jockey Club Headquarter

Hong Kong Jockey Club is a not-for-profit and charity organization.

 

When YOU do sightseeing in Hong Kong, YOU may see the ‘Jockey Club Clinic’. Actually many government clinics were built by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Hong Kong Jockey Club Clinics distribution map

People can find Hong Kong Jockey Club Clinics all over Hong Kong.

 

Recently, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has helped different heritage revitalization.

It has restored the Former Explosive Magazine of the British Army at Admiralty.

Former Explosives Magazine

Hong Kong Jockey Club restores the Former Explosives Magazine.

 

It has restored the former government factory building to be the Jockey Club Creative Arts Center at Shek Kip Mei.

 

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

Jockey Club Creative Arts Center (screen shot from the Hong Kong Jockey Club website).

 

It is now restoring the Central Police Station near SOHO, on Hollywood Road. Central.

 

Tai Kwun, Central Police Station Revitalisation Project

Tai Kwun, Central Police Station Revitalization Project (screen shot from Hong Kong Jockey Club Website).

 

It will sponsor the construction of the Palace Museum, which will show Beijing’s Forbidden City Museum’s exhibits to the public and travelers when completed, at the West Kowloon Cultural District.

West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, ICC building as backdrop

Hong Kong Jockey Club sponsors 3.5 billion Hong Kong Dollars to build the Palace Museum at the West Kowloon Cultural District.

 

Travelers, so YOUR betting on the horse races, soccer games and Mark Six Lottery tickets will be used for Hong Kong’s charity and heritage.

Next time when YOU are in Hong Kong, YOU may check YOUR luck at the race course a little bit and make some indirect donation to Hong Kong!

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