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Year of the Horse race starts in Hong Kong

01-29-2014 11:00 BJT Special Report:2014 Spring Festival |

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2014 will usher in the Year of the Horse. And in Hong Kong it is customary to attend a horse race which this year, takes on a little more signifigance.

The first race of the year is usually held on the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. That event is known as the Chinese New Year Cup.

On this unique race day, the Hong Kong Jockey Club will feature a full programme of traditional and colourful festivities, including a grand opening show, a traditional lion dance, a variety of cultural and entertainment performances, and jockeys greeting fans with good luck messages.

Last year the Hong Kong race course had its best crowd in almost a decade. And they expect even better numbers this time around as people try to seek good luck during the year of the Horse.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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