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Horse racing finds a home in Hong Kong

Updated: December 15, 1999, 10:15 AM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

HONG KONG -- A row of high-rise apartments overlook the illuminated backstretch of the 153-year-old track in the heart of the city. Filling the infield of the undulating, 7-furlong grass course are five soccer fields, two tennis courts, a roller-hockey rink and a jogging path. If there's a racetrack anywhere that resembles Happy Valley, no one knows where it is.

Imagine a track in the middle of New York's Times Square and you're getting the picture. Appropriately, the 12-story Times ...

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