Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017
A special celebration race meeting tonight at the Moonee Valley racecourse in Victoria marks the Chinese New Year. The raceday experience by promoting Chinese culture through song, dance, food, art and craft.
This year is the Year of the Rooster and Moonee Valley racecourse will be decorated to celebrate the occasion.
The raceday experience will be enhanced by promoting Chinese culture through song, dance, food, art and craft.
Entry is free and patrons will be treated to a Chinese-themed circus performance by CircaNICA, Chinese fan and dragon dancers and live music by Hong Kong based artist Det Dik. There will also be face painting, street cube art and Asian cuisine food vans.
Key signage will be marked in English and Chinese, and translators will be located in customer service areas to convey messages in both languages.
Jockeys’ names will be translated into Chinese on their riding breeches, and race books will be printed in both languages. The club will also have a Chinese racecaller to broadcast the Chinese New Year Cup.
The evening’s festivities will conclude with a dragon ceremony and pyrotechnics display on the main straight after the last race.