Jiang Yu, Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR, Club’s Chairman T Brian Stevenson, Stewards and CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, officiate at the opening ceremony of the National Day racemeeting at Sha Tin Racecourse. Renowned Mainland soprano Xu Xiaoying leads the singing of the National Anthem accompanied by the Hong Kong Police Band. Inner Mongolia Acrobatic Troupe amazes audience with their legendary “Bowl Topping” act.
The exciting first shots in season 2013/14's Group Racing action with the running of both the 1,400m National Day Cup and the 1,000m Sha Tin Sprint Trophy. GO BABY GO landed the first Group race of the Hong Kong season with a powerful display of straight track sprinting in the HKG3 Sha Tin Sprint Trophy (1000m). Gold-Fun delighted a National Day crowd of 34,011 with a classy victory in the HKG3 National Day Cup (Handicap). The turn-out at Hong Kong’s racecourses represented a 5.7 percent increase on 2012, while the day’s turnover was HK$1.29 billion.