Cue Card won the Ryanair Steeplechase at Cheltenham Festival in March 2013, the expected excitement for race goers at the Boxing Day Kempton Park was not disappointed. Cue Card was narrowly beaten in an exciting finish in the King George 1V Chase, by Silviniaco Conti. Paul Nicholls winning trainer now has his sights on the Cheltenham Gold Cup, 2014. Images Alan Crowhurst Getty Images. Hugh Routledge /REX with thanks. Horse racing is Britain’s 2nd most popular spectator sport, with over 6 million racegoers each year. Generating £3.7 billion.£325.million tax revenues..With Bookmakers generating gross wins in excess of £1bn profit. British Horse Racing Confederation. The World’s horse racing industry hopes that horse racing will develop in mainland China. For the interest of many investors. With deserted race courses as at Dongxihu District, north of Yangtze River. The Orient Lucky City, a vast entertainment & commercial complex, that had its grand opening in 2003, is also home to the Wuhan Jockey Club’s 5300 feet track, despite the racetrack opening rarely. Although backed by Hong Kong business man Jacky Wu. Plans are afoot as Mainland China Authorities are reportedly considering the re-introduction of horse racing with legal betting. It is also reported that China has chosen Ireland as a partner to help establish a £2bn National Equine Centre.