The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races
|Date:||7-12 December 2020|
|Venue:||Beas River Country Club, Happy Valley Racecourse The Millions, Hong Kong JC Box and Courtyard Marriott at Sha Tin|
- 2020 marks the 34th running of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, HERMES Live provides professional event management, successfully holds a series of media events in 6 days across multiple locations despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Overcoming the geographical constraints under the pandemic, enabling quarantined jockeys who stayed in remote resorts upon arrival from overseas, trainers and media officials to attend the HKIR online in virtue of sharing insights on this special highlight of the year.
- With the innovative and professional holographic projection technology empowered by HERMES Live, interviews with the jockeys and trainers were conducted virtually to ensure the safety for all.
The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races (LONGINES HKIR) has always been a highlight of the international horseracing calendar. The event draws leading horses, jockeys, trainers and owners from around the globe to compete. Operating in unprecedented circumstances in the face of the pandemic, the Club's commitment to the well-being of all participants - jockeys, trainers, officials - led to a range of safeguards which ensured the safety of all. The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been lauded globally for its successful staging of the LONGINES HKIR leveraging the professional video solution provided by HERMES Live. The International Jockey’s Championship featured six riders from Britain and Europe, who were flown to Hong Kong and kept in isolation both in private accommodation and on the racecourse. Interviews with the jockeys and trainers were conducted via an innovative and professional hologram system provided by HERMES Live. It was an honour for us to provide one-stop video solution for ensuring the quality and smoothness of this eminent event.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Jocket Club (HKJC) is established in 1884. It is a world-class racing club that works continously for the betterment of Hong Kong. HKJC integrated racecpirse entertainment, membership clubs, responsible in sports wagering and lottery, and the charities and community contribution as a unique business model. Also, it creates economic and social values for Hong Kong society and supports the government in combatting illegal gambling.