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Hugh Bowman wins International Jockeys' Championship against Hong Kong skyline

By George Ramsay, for CNN

Updated 1452 GMT (2252 HKT) December 8, 2016
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The Hong Kong skyline provided a stunning backdrop for the International Jockeys' Championship at the Happy Valley racecourse. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Australian Hugh Bowman (right) took victory in the four-race competition, with Ryan Moore (left) finishing runner-up. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Bowman's reward for his night's work was a check for $65,000. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Competitors round the bend under the floodlights, with Hong Kong's skyline in the background. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Just under 30,000 people were in attendance to witness Bowman's victory, the biggest crowd the competition has drawn since 1999. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Gavin Lerena celebrates on Superoi after victory at last year's event. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images