In Hong Kong you either have to know someone or friends has to be a member of a club or association to enjoy the better perks that Hong Kong has to offer. The Jockey Club is one example. Racing is a big event in Hong Kong. Practically everyone has their radio tune to the broadcast station and/or hanging out at the outlets (OTB=off track betting) on racing day. It is alleged that Hong Kong takes in more money on racing day then...whatever it's a big number. Those that are members of the Jockey Club have to make reservations in advance for dinning and parking. If you only have four memberships and you have six guests that wants to attend on racing day then you will have to borrow some other members tags in order to get the others admitted. I am not referring to general admission but to the VIP floors. The higher the floor the more prestigious the membership. Some floors has a whole buffet setup, raw oysters, king crab legs, the works. Other floors has restaurant style where you order from a menu. All floors has cashiers, LCD monitors, ATM machines and access to outside if you want to see the race live. Some people just setup a iPad on their table and place their wagers while sitting down up to post time. Free WiFi throughout the racetrack. Not knowing the horses or jockeys, I just played the name of the horse or the number on the horse. Did not win but had a good time. I was a little worried about traffic that day because it was also the final matches of Hong Kong Seven, a rugby event. Lucky the two venues was in different parts of the city and there was hardly any traffic going to and coming back from Sha Tin. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon with friends.