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!
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!
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.
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.
It has restored the former government factory building to be the Jockey Club Creative Arts Center at Shek Kip Mei.
It is now restoring the Central Police Station near SOHO, on Hollywood Road. Central.
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.
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!