On Wednesday, December 6, Hong Kong Racing Day, my son and I went to the racetrack around 5 p.m. to visit the museum first and then the race. The Hong Kong Horse Racing Museum is next to entrance A of the Racing Ground. It is on the third floor by elevator. The museum exhibits the history and materials of horse racing in Hong Kong from 1840 to the present. It has witnessed countless rider heroes and Champions by means of specimens, wax figures, objects and pictures. The treasure of Zhenguan is the lifelike champion "Cuihe", but it is a sample made after the death of a real horse. The Museum of Horse Racing is small and can be browsed in half an hour. The most admirable thing is that the museum is situated in the stands of the racetrack. It stands in front of the landing glass window. It has a wonderful view and a panoramic view of the racetrack. Because that day is horse racing day, the racetrack lights are bright, bright as day, grass-covered track, crowded auditorium, dazzling and gorgeous membership compartments, stunning, exciting horse racing is about to start. The horse racing museum is free to visit. Because of its small size and few exhibits, it is not necessary to visit it exclusively. It is suggested that we visit it together on Wednesday's horse racing day.
The Hong Kong Horse Racing Museum opened on October 18, 1996, covering more than 6,000 square feet. The Museum has eight exhibition halls, a cinema and a gift gallery for 84 people. The themes of the pavilions include the history of horse racing in Hong Kong, the development of Happy Valley and Sha Tin Racecourse, as well as the information of several generations of famous horses, including the skeleton of three horse races. Short films on horse racing are regularly shown in cinemas to give visitors a better understanding of the history of horse racing in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Horse Racing Museum exhibits a lot of horse tools, trophies and gambling equipment. It introduces the history of horse racing in Hong Kong and popularizes a lot of knowledge about horse racing, which shows the important position of horse racing in Hong Kong culture.
I like to visit museums and explore different cultures, so I think the horse racing museum is worth visiting. Tourists here can see the development of Hong Kong's horse farm, the training and development of Mongolian ponies, Australian horses and other early horses in Hong Kong, as well as horse racing equipment, riding style and so on. For more information on Hong Kong horse racing, see my travel notes: http://you.ctrip.com/travels/hongkong38/2350671.html
In front of the large landing window of the Racing Museum, you can see the whole racetrack. There are many sports spaces in the center of the venue, such as football field, basketball court and rugby field. The Museum of Horse Racing does not need tickets. It goes directly up the escalator to the second floor. There are some introductions of star horses and some introductions of public facilities funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club since its establishment. It can be seen that the profits of the whole Jockey Club have made a great contribution to the construction and development of Hong Kong.
Walking from Causeway Bay was not far, but because there was no competition on that day, I only visited their horse-racing museum, looked across the glass at the runway, and people playing rugby in the center of the runway. When we actually saw the runway, we were still shocked. We decided that we must come to see it when we had the chance in the future. There is love in the museum. Every horse race begins with his life story, who is his father, who is his mother, and where to enjoy his old age at last.
After visiting Niupeng Art Village, I took a bus to the Racecourse to change to Stanley, but was attracted by the nearby Hong Kong Horse Racing Museum, so I stopped to watch the exhibition to learn about the history of the Racing Club which has been closely related to the development of Hong Kong for 130 years.
Hong Kong's racetrack is named for its racetrack. The racetrack has a history of more than 100 years in Hong Kong. The second floor of the happy stand of the racetrack has a small museum, which is free to open. While learning about the history of the racetrack, you can also see the full picture of the racetrack.
The Hong Kong Horse Racing Museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Happy Terrace of the Hong Kong Jockey Ground. Entering the Museum, you are welcomed by a 1:1 Mongolian pony and jockey model. There are eight exhibition halls and a small cinema in the Museum, which showcases the history of horse racing in Hong Kong from 1840 to the present and other interesting materials.