This has for years been Hong Kong's most popular horse racing event of all. In a city that is mad for horse racing, you can imagine it has to feature front and center for one of the most notorious celebrations of the year.
You have a chance to experience the electric atmosphere of the sport at this fantastic first race meeting of the year in what has become more than an annual tradition.
This is not only an exciting day at the horse races but for visitors
also a chance to enjoy a full programme of traditional festivities starting with a very colorful grand opening show with jockeys greeting fans with good luck messages...
And of course throughout the event, there will be dragon parades...
... A variety of cultural and entertainment performances as well as lion dances...
The featured race of the day is the Chinese New Year Cup, a Class 1, 1,400m race with prize money of HK$3.15 million.
The Hong Kong Chinese New Year Race Meeting is one of eight "Magnificent Race Days" being waged in the Sha Tin Race Course during the racing calendar and one you should not miss if you are in town!
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.
- From Central or Tsim Sha Tsui, take the Red Tsuen Wan Line (Red) to Mong Kok
- At Mong Kok change to the Kwun Tong Line (Green) to Kowloon Tong
- At Kowloon Tong change to the East Rail Line (Light Blue)
- Take the East Rail Line to Racecourse Station. Racecourse Station is only operational on race days.
2023 Hong Kong Chinese New Year Race Meeting
At this time, COVID-19 pandemic control measures have been relaxed and races will be staged in accordance with prevailing restrictions which enable the HKJC to bring more racing fans back to enjoy the on-course entertainment in person. Walk-in admission has been resumed for both public and members enclosures. Customers are encouraged to make advance bookings to secure admission for indoor catering venues. Here are the latest arrangements.
When?: January 24, 2023, 11:00 am - 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 HK130 (must bring passport)
More Info: Hong Kong Jockey Club
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