The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has added further prestige to this year’s ‘Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year’ award, confirming that the winner will be further rewarded with a ‘once a lifetime trip’ to Hong Kong.
Racing Post and SIS have whittled down a final field of 24 shop managers, competing for the award which will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 11th November.
HKJC bonus prize will see the winner flown business class to Hong Kong, visiting the legacy racing operator’s historic Happy Valley racetrack for the Jockey Club’s famous ‘Happy Wednesday night racing’, before settling into the first of five nights in a luxurious five-star hotel.
Before the lucky winner and their partner go on to a day of full hospitality at Sha Tin on FWD Champions Day on Sunday 26th April, they will also be hosted at the FWD Champions Day Gala Party on Friday night.
George Irvine, Commingling Development Director at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said: “Betting shops up and down the UK work tirelessly to offer a great service for their customers, so we’re delighted to be rewarding this year’s Betting Shop Manager of the Year winner with an exciting trip to Hong Kong.
“FWD Champions Day, with three Group 1 races on the card, will be a fantastic day’s racing, while Happy Valley is a bucket list trip for many racing fans. We’ll also be throwing in business class flights, five-star accommodation and a great night for the winner and their partner at the FWD Champions Day Gala Party. From everyone at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, we’d like to wish the best of luck to the final 24.”
Alan Byrne, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief at the Racing Post, said: “Those who have been lucky enough to enjoy racing at Happy Valley and Sha Tin will immediately recognise what a magnificent prize this is for our overall winner.
“Not only does the Racing Post cover racing at both tracks, we are also proud partners of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It is wonderful that the HKJC are supporting the competition by offering this once-in-a-lifetime trip for the winner of the 2019 Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year.”