Leading thoroughbred breeding and racing outfit Aquis Farm will host Queensland’s first Chinese New Year Race Day on Saturday 17 February 2018, which coincides with the Chinese Lunar New Year.
It will be the first Chinese-themed race day in South East Queensland’s history and will provide an opportunity for racegoers to experience one of the most important dates in Chinese culture while also providing the local Chinese community with an opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the racing industry.
There will be free general admission at the gate on the day with all attendees being able to join in on the celebrations with a host of Chinese themed entertaining and dining experiences.
To coincide with the race day Aquis Farm will also be hosting a significant event at the Gold Coast Event Centre for members of the South East Queensland Chinese community.
The club’s Skyline Restaurant will feature a Chinese a la carte menu with breath-taking views of the racecourse and the Gold Coast skyline. The Gallery Restaurant will feature a seafood buffet.
Gold Coast Turf Club CEO Steve Lines said: “This promises to be a great day of racing and a wonderful way to celebrate the links between the Chinese community on the Gold Coast.”
The international and cultural focus of the day will enhance the growing ties between the Australian and Chinese racing and tourism industries.
“Aquis has strong links to Asia through Hong Kong and the Chinese racing industry is going from strength to strength.”
Aquis Australia CEO Justin Fung said: “Our valuable partnership with the Gold Coast Turf Club is proving very beneficial in improving the relationship between the local industry and Asia.
“We encourage the public to attend this event as off track there will be a range of activities and entertainment”
Aquis Australia has built Queensland’s largest thoroughbred racing and breeding facility – Aquis Farm – at Canungra on the Gold Coast hinterland and also operates from a 4000 acre property in the Hunter Valley
In June, the Gold Coast Turf Club and Aquis Australia announced a three-year partnership deal that includes naming rights to the racecourse.