1915-02-23 — 1915-02-27
Hong Kong News
The first day of the horse racing remark:
After the start of the European War, many people think that no more race meeting will be held this year.
It is because Hong Kong is a time of martial law, it has been guessed as such.
Until the announcement of the race meeting days, the public doubt was cleared, but still worried about the number of racegoers was not as good as before.
At the the opening day of the races yesterday, we know that there are so many attendants that is not less than the previous year.
During the day, the weather was clear and the wind was mild.
Before it started, rickshaws and free-trams were already on the road. After one o’clock, the number of attendants was even more.
People decked out in gorgeous clothes were all in sight, and they are rushing east-ward, outdoing one another.
With the noise of selling sweep-tickets at the racecourse, there was no one second of quietness.
At about 11 o’clock, the Hong Kong Governor His Excellency Sir F. H. May also took a casual tram with his wife and daughter.
As for every mat-shed, vast crowd bustling with noise and excitement were similar to last year, without room to stand for late-comers.
This year, official of the racecourse:
His Excellency Sir F. H. May, K.C.M.G.
His Excellency Vice-Admiral
Sir T. H. M. Jerram, R.N., K.C.B.
His Excellency Maj.-Genl. F. H. Kelly, C.B.
Commodore R. H. Anstruther, R.N., C.M.G.
The Hon. Mr. Claud Severn.
The Hon. Sir C. Paul Chater, Kt., C.M.G.
His Honour Sir W. Rees Davies, Kt.
G. K. Hall Brutton, Esq.
C. C. F. Cunningham, Esq.
Lieut.-Col. H. W. Iles, C.R.A.
H. J. Gedge, Esq.
Henry Humphreys, Esq.
The Hon. Mr. David Landale.
G. H. Potts, Esq.
N. J. St abb, Esq.
The Hon. Mr. L). Landale, ) C. C. F. Cunningham, Esq. j
Stewards in Charge of the Scale.
D. M. Ross, Esq.
F.B. Marshall, Esq.
Major-General F. H. Kelly, C.B.,—Judge.
G.H. Potts, Esq.,—Assistant Judge.
Lieut. Col. H. W. Iles, C.R.A.—Paddock»
H.J. Gedge, Esq.—Starter.
Paul M. Hodgson, Esq.,—Second Starter.
M.S. Sassoon, Esq.,—Time Keeper.
A.C. Hynes, Esq.,—Hon. Treasurer.
T.F.Hough, Esq.,—Clerk of the Course.
11 races held today:
Race 1 a field of: 7
Race 2 a field of: 5
Race 3 a field of: 5
Race 4 a field of: 8
Race 5 a field of: 9
Race 6 a field of: 7
Race 7 a field of: 6
Race 8 a field of: 8
Race 9 a field of: 6
Race 10 a field of: 4
Race 11 a field of: 2
960 meters = 1/2 mile 170 yards; 1207 meters = 6 Furlong; 1609 meters = 1 mile; 1766 meters = 1 mile 171 yards; 2012 meters = 1-1/4miles; 2816 meters = 1-3/4 miles.
Acknowledgment to Mr Lacuda Mengnah, HKJC Archives & Hong Kong Racing Museum for relevant content.