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Cathay Pacific sponsors International Races 2003

26 Nov 2003


Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will be the official airline for Hong Kong International Races 2003. It is the first time that the airline has sponsored the sport that is identified the world over with Hong Kong.

As the official airline, Cathay Pacific will fly in world-class horse trainers, jockeys and horses that will race in the Hong Kong Jockey Club meeting in December. One race will also be named after the airline.

"Horse racing and Hong Kong have always gone together," Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said. "We are delighted to be able use our global network to bring top international racing talent to the city. As the airline of Hong Kong, we always do our best to ensure that events such as the Hong Kong International Race Week get the world-wide attention that they deserve."

Cathay Pacific has a long tradition of sponsorship international sports and cultural events in Hong Kong. The airline earlier this year made a three-year commitment to share joint sponsorship of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament with Credit Suisse First Boston, starting in 2004.