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.
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$110 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 34 million||2,000 metres|
|Hong Kong Mile||HK 30 million||1,600 metres|
|Hong Kong Sprint||HK 24 million||1,200 metres|
|Hong Kong Vase||HK 22 million||2,400 metres|
Attending the 2022 Hong Kong International Races
When?: December 11, 2022 - 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:
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.
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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