Sha Tin's capacity is 86,000 so how did the Hong Kong Jockey Club come up with a crowd figure of nearly 112,000 at the bumper Chinese New Year race day? Believe it or not, a free ornamental brooch may have had something to do with it.
11,909 is the number how many times the turnstiles clicked. As it turned out, more than HK$1.5 billion in bets wasn't the only thing turned over at the track, as the constant coming and going of fans inflated attendance figures. One of the fascinating aspects of total attendance figures is the amount of fans that flock to Happy Valley to watch the Sha Tin meeting on the big screens. Nearly 7,000 punters at the city track bolstered the total attendance up to nearly 119,000.
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