双语|维州赛马庆贺中国新年Racing Club Celebrates Chinese New Year

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双语|维州赛马庆贺中国新年Racing Club Celebrates Chinese New Year
前言
在维多利亚州Andrews工党政府的支持下,Moonee Valley赛马俱乐部举办了一场比赛,庆祝2018年中国新年。

维州工党政府承诺,将从维多利亚州赛马产业基金中拿出4万澳元来支持赛马大会,而Moonee Valley赛马俱乐部则更是拿出了5.5万澳元投入其中。

庆祝狗年的中国新年活动内容包括各类表演、舞龙舞狮、幸运吉祥物热场以及一系列中国美食。

 免费入场!
该俱乐部确保参加比赛的人可以免费入场,俱乐部再次与澳大利亚华人赛马会合作,以支持该活动,并特地请有经验的体育评论员杰米·皮(Jamie Pi)使用普通话为第五场赛跑开赛。

在现场,主持人Pete Lazar和Jing用幽默的方式为观众助兴,其他娱乐项目还包括了面部绘画、艺术和手工艺展示,以及墨尔本城市足球俱乐部的儿童粉丝玩乐区。

维州工党热衷赛马?
自2014年以来,维多利亚州的工党政府已经向Moonee Valley赛马场所在的3个基础设施项目以及12个活动赞助提供了超过78万澳元的资金。

墨尔本地区的赛马产业为维州的经济创造了超过15亿澳元的收入,并为当地提供了超过13590个全职工作岗位。

维州赛马部部长马丁·帕库拉(Martin Pakula)说,维多利亚州政府很自豪地支持今年的中国新年文化活动,因为它有助于创造当地的就业机会,促进我们的经济,并使社区团结起来。

维多利亚州政府成员埃森顿(Essendon)说,2018年的中国新年赛马会是俱乐部庆祝中国文化、与墨尔本华人社区建立积极关系的绝佳机会。

Moonee Valley赛马俱乐部首席执行官Michael Browell说,感谢维多利亚州政府支持我们一年一度的中国新年庆祝活动,并感谢他们支持我们与澳大利亚华人赛马会的紧密合作。

 

澳大利亚华人赛马会
澳大利亚华人赛马会(ACJC)在所有赛事中发挥了关键作用。其成立的目的是向其各成员介绍赛马的各个方面,通过这样的方式鼓励会员积极参与俱乐部的活动,比如在Moonee Valley,让他们进一步参与赛马俱乐部的活动,比如购置马匹、赌马活动和马匹饲养等。

同时,主办方还准备了一份比赛日指南,将一些赛事术语等解释标注在小册中,分发给参与赛事的人们(同时还准备了中文版本,与香港同步使用)。

 

亚洲赛马文化
在亚洲,赛马,更确切地说,拥有马匹所有权是昂贵的,一般公众都认为这属于精英圈的活动,不过大多数的亚洲人还都挺喜欢赛马运动的。

随着生活在澳大利亚的富裕阶层亚洲人的数量不断增加,以及近来中国相关利益集团运作一批马匹的成功,现在看来正是进入这个市场的合适时机。正是基于这一点,Derek Lo和Teresa Poon共同帮助建立了ACJC,旨在使亚洲社区,先从社交层面的意义上,逐步参与到广泛的赛马活动中。

ACJC是Moonee Valley第三年的合作伙伴,它是一个非盈利组织,致力于将中国人和有抱负的赛马主联系在一起,成为赛马活动的有力倡导者;共同推动亚洲市场引入赛马运动,促进亚洲社区对马匹拥有权的兴趣;并协助当地及海外华人购买澳洲马匹。

ACJC认为并提倡负责任的赌马活动。该俱乐部计划将部分剩余资金用于慈善事业和社区需要的项目。

前所未闻的活动内容!
当天舞台上传统艺术文化的表演令人叹为观止。现场艺术表演从喷火旋转艺术,柔术师,到舞龙舞狮,无比体现着中国新年文化的精神。

当天的活动还包括:

赢取中国游的机会!

只需填写好您的入场券并提交,既有机会获得,由北京首都航空公司赞助的,从墨尔本飞往青岛的两张往返商务舱机票。

亚洲美食盛宴!

从大型的餐车到小摊都提供了各式各样的中国美食,游客们则可在主草坪上享用丰富的中国美食,这给赛马场带来了夜市的感觉。

免费大米福袋!

大米被视为中国新年吉祥的祝福,游客们将有机会获得免费的1公斤重的SunRice,不过他们必须抓紧时间前往领取,因为大米礼包的供应并没有持续太久。

旗袍游行!

旗袍是中国人在庆祝特别节日时的着装选择,它是永恒之美的象征,而在主场第三场比赛之后,主办方还特别准备了旗袍游行。

维多利亚导盲犬(为了盲人朋友们)!

为了庆祝中国新年狗年,维多利亚导盲犬组织也带来了6只毛茸茸的朋友,在North Hill区域设立了小围栏,将其进行展示。

我们希望中国农历新年的日子会越来越好,你对州政府支持这样的赛马活动怎么看?

 

『原文』

Racing Club Celebrates Chinese New Year?

Moonee Valley Racing Club celebrated the 2018 Chinese New Year with a race meeting, thanks to support from the Victorian Andrews Labor Government.

 

The Victorian Labor Government promised $40,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards the race meeting and Moonee Valley Racing Club is more than matching this figure with $55,000.

 

Celebrating the Year of the Dog, the Chinese New Year event included performers, dragon and lion dancers, Gods of Fortune mascots, and a range of Chinese cuisine.

 

Free entry! 

The club ensured free entry to racegoers, it has again partnered with the Australian Chinese Jockey Club to support the event and experienced sports commentator Jamie Pi called especially race 5 in Mandarin.

 

On-course MCs Pete Lazar and Jing kept the crowd entertained including face painting, arts and crafts and the Melbourne City Football Club Fan Zone for children.

 

The Victorian Labor Government loves races?

Since 2014, the Victorian Labor Government has contributed more than $780,000 towards three infrastructure projects and 12 race day events at Moonee Valley racecourse.

 

The racing industry in the metropolitan Melbourne region generates more than $1.5 billion for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 13,590 full-time jobs locally.

 

Victorian Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said the Victorian Government was proud to be supporting this Chinese New Year cultural event at the Moonee Valley Racecourse because it helps to create local jobs, boosts our economy and brings the community together.

 

Victorian State Government Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson said the 2018 Chinese New Year meeting is a great opportunity for the club to celebrate Chinese culture and build positive relationships with Melbourne’s Chinese community.

 

Moonee Valley Racing Club Chief Executive Officer Michael Browell said thanks to the Victorian Government for its support of our annual Chinese New Year celebrations and for their support of our strong and productive partnership with the Australian Chinese Jockey Club.

 

The ACJC?

The Australian Chinese Jockey Club (ACJC) has played a key role in all of this racing activity. Created to introduce members to all facets of horse racing which will, hopefully, with active participation in the Club’s functions, like at Moonee Valley lead them into further involvement in memberships in racing clubs, horse ownership, wagering and possibly horse breeding.

 

There was a Race day guide to punting, printed, with combinations and terminologies (translated in Chinese in line with those used in Hong Kong) that has been handed out to participants.

 

Horses in Asia?

Horse racing, more specifically horse ownership in Asia is expensive and deemed by the general public only for the elite, yet most people in the Asian community love the sport of horse racing.

 

With the growing number of affluent Asians living in Australia and the recent success of a number of horses owned by Chinese interests, it is now the opportune time to tap into this market it seems. It is with this in mind that Derek Lo and Teresa Poon got together to help establish the ACJC, aiming to engage the Asian community in a wide range of horse racing activities; on a social basis at the onset.

 

Partner for the third year at Moonee Valley, the ACJC is operating as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting Chinese and aspiring owners of racehorses together to become a force and advocate of our interest in horse racing; bring horse racing sport and promote the joy of horse ownership to the Asian community; and assist local and overseas Chinese to acquire Australian racehorses.

 

ACJC believes and advocates responsible gambling. The Club plans to devote part of its surplus funds to charities and needy projects for the community.

 

Like nothing you’ve seen before!

The performances on stage have been abuzz with live traditional acts amazing the crowd. There was everything from fire twirlers and contortionists, to dragon and lion dancers caught up in the Chinese New Year spirit!

 

A chance to win your way to China!

Filling in the entry card could win two return Business Class tickets from Melbourne to Qingdao, thanks to Beijing Capital Airlines.

 

Feast of Asian Cuisine!

Visitors enjoyed the finest of Chinese cuisine from the large array of food trucks and stalls on the main lawn, bringing a night market feel to the racetrack.

 

The giving of Rice!

Seen as an auspicious blessing for the Chinese New Year, visitors had the chance of getting FREE 1-kilogram bags of SunRice, they had to be quick as the rice supply did not last long.

 

Qi Pao Parade!

A Chinese dress worn for special occasions, Qi Pao is a symbol of timeless beauty and these dresses have been paraded after Race 3 on the main stage.

 

Guide Dogs Victoria (mainly for the blind)!

To celebrate the Year of the Dog, Guide Dogs Victoria had their ‘Puppy Playpen’ on display, located to the North Hill, with six of their furry friends.

 

We hope the Moonee Valley Chinese New Year occasion will keep getting bigger and better.

 

Was it great to see an Australian State Government support such a racing community building event? What is your take?

 

A.    More such engagements?

B.    Not a State responsibility?

C.    Don’t like racing?

 

Please leave a comment with other opinions!

 

本文翻译Translator:周吉吉Julie

本文编辑Editor:千千Coco