Fading Down The Stretch?

For 120 years, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has been at the center of the city's social life. The club's private boxes and formal restaurants, scattered throughout the organization's two first-class horse-racing stadiums, are among the top local spots to be seen in, cozy venues where Úlite HKJC members schmooze over racks of lamb and roasted guinea fowl. Meanwhile, in the stands below, million-dollar thoroughbreds saunter around the paddock under the watchful gaze of the masses, who habitually turn up for meets in hopes of winning enough on a long shot to qualify to join the club themselves....

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