Hong Kong International Races

The Biggest Meeting in HK's Horse Racing Calendar
Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Hong Kong International Races

The Hong Kong International Races are one of the most prominent events in the Asian Sports calendar and one of the biggest and most exciting meetings in the horse racing world.

Without a doubt a thrilling day not to be missed for horse-racing enthusiasts, and even if you are not a horse-racing fan, the electrifying atmosphere will give you a great introduction to one of Hong Kong's favourite past times.


The Hong Kong International Races

Longines is the official sponsor and timekeeper of this year's races, which take place on the second Sunday in December at the Sha Tin Race Course.

The Hong Kong International Races are loaded with excitement as befits the world's top racehorses and jockeys, the whopping HK84.5 million purse which is at stake, and not to mention the incomparable prestige of winning a coveted group 1 race.


The Races

Four International Group 1 races take place at this meeting at the Sha Tin Racecourse:

Hong Kong International Races

RacePurseDistance
Hong Kong CupHK 25 million2,000 metres
Hong Kong MileHK 23 million1,600 metres
Hong Kong SprintHK 18.5 million1,200 metres
Hong Kong VaseHK 18.0 million2,400 metres

Getting to the Sha Tin Racecourse

The Sha Tin Race Course is located in the New Territories, the easiest way to get there is with the MTR East Rail line, the racecourse has its own dedicated station.

It will take you approximately 40-45 minutes from Central and 25-30 minutes from Tsim Sha Tsui and you can pay with the handy Octopus Card.

2017 Hong Kong International Races

When?: December 10, 2017 - 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Where?: Sha Tin Race Course MTR: Sha Tin

How Much?: General Admission at Public Enclosure HK10 or Members' Enclosure with Tourist Badge HK190 (must bring passport)

More Info: Hong Kong Jockey Club

Sha Tin Race Course: The Hong Kong International Races

Hong Kong International Races with the "Come Horseracing Tour"

Sha Tin Race Course: The Hong Kong International Races

This is a very popular option, and is offered exclusively to tourists. Everything is taken care of, including the transport to/from the race track and several designated hotels in town and a Chinese/Western buffet dinner and drinks.

You get to watch the races from the Members' Boxes, and you have access to the betting halls.

They will also bring you around in between races for a close look at the paddock and a tour of the winning post.

This is a very fun option where you join other fellow visitors and everyone learns together in a very lively atmosphere how the betting process works, to place a few bets (you get a HK 30 voucher to get you stated!) and whether you win or lose is a super fun and enjoyable day out.

Dress for the Members' areas is smart casual. Although this isn't Ascot, please note that there is no denim, shorts, sneakers or flip-flops allowed.

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