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The Jockey Club

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Wednesday 24th of April
Write letters. Visit bank etc.
The Matilda hospital have a club room of the racecourse. We are invited, slap up dinner, as the flat races go on outside. Very special evening, floodlit in happy Valley in the middle of Kowloon. Lose tend Hong Kong dollars, Steve bets on 3:1 to win in most races and breaks even at the end of the evening. Horse racing is the only legal form of gambling available to the Chinese in Hong Kong. The nearest casinos are in Macao. £5 million are placed by the punters this evening. The jockey club is one of the largest benefactors in Hong Kong. Sing rugby songs at the soccer club afterwards.

Posted by 1985 trip 16:00 Archived in Hong Kong

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