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.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty around many international racing events, the strength of this year's entries for the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races confirms that the Sha Tin showpiece remains high on the agenda of international horsemen, featuring world heavyweights Almond Eye, Magical, Exultant, Addeybb, Classique Legend, Beat The Clock, Beauty Generation, Golden Sixty, Win Bright and Verry Elleegant.
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 HK$95 million purse which is at stake, and
not to mention the incomparable prestige of winning a coveted group 1 race.
Four International Group 1 races take place at this meeting at the Sha Tin Racecourse:
Hong Kong International Races
|Hong Kong Cup||HK 28 million||2,000 metres|
|Hong Kong Mile||HK 25 million||1,600 metres|
|Hong Kong Sprint||HK 22 million||1,200 metres|
|Hong Kong Vase||HK 20 million||2,400 metres|
Attending the 2020 Hong Kong International Races
When?: December 13, 2020 - 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Where?: Sha Tin Race Course. MTR: Sha Tin
To comply with the Government's Covid restrictions with regard to group gatherings, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has made special arrangements for race meetings this year for members of the general public to attend the races at both Happy Valley and Sha Tin and a similar arrangement is expected for the HKIR:
"...members of the public and up to five accompanying guests who have made advance bookings approved by the Club will be admitted to the racecourses. They have to abide by public health measures, including temperature screening before entry, filling in health declaration forms and wearing of face masks during the race meetings. Any person who has travelled overseas within 14 days prior to the race day will not be admitted, except those who are exempted from the HKSAR Government quarantine requirements. In addition to public health measures, standard security measures at racecourse entrances will be applied to ensure racecourse safety."
The following venues are open for the General Public for the 2020 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races:
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.
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