Hong Kong International Races

The Biggest Meeting in HK's Horse Racing Calendar
Sunday, December 11, 2022
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.

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.

Hong Kong International Races

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.

Hong Kong International Races

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 34 million2,000 metres
Hong Kong MileHK 30 million1,600 metres
Hong Kong SprintHK 24 million1,200 metres
Hong Kong VaseHK 22 million2,400 metres

Hong Kong International Races

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.

How to Get to Sha Tin Race Course With MTR

  • 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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