Horses for Courses
THE HORSE RACING INDUSTRY SWITCHED FROM RACETRACKS TO DANCE TRACKS FOR THE ANNUAL PARADE BALL
Human footwork took over from equine footwork as the focus of racehorse owners, at least for a few hours, at the annual Parade Ball, with award-winning professional ballroom dancers putting on dazzling performances throughout an entertaining evening at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association president Charles Chan kicked off festivities with a speech to welcome the enthusiastic crowd of racing industry figures, horse lovers and philanthropists. As well as enjoying an excellent dinner and the professional dancing performances, guests were invited to take to the floor with their own dance instructors to show off their moves as a jazz band played. One of the highlights of the charity fundraising event was the raffle draw; the fabulous prizes included two first-class round-trip tickets to Switzerland, a necklace and earrings from Gübelin and a fine-dining experience at Gübelin’s central boutique.
NOSHIR SHROFF AND PURVIZ SHROFF
FLORENCE HUI, ERIC CHENG AND MICHAEL CHAN
SIMON KWOK AND SUSY GÜBELIN