Horse Racing is serious business in Hong Kong, so what better way to welcome the New Year than at this fantastic event.
The Hong Kong New Year's Day Race Meeting is one of eight "Magnificent Race Days" being waged in the Sha Tin Race Course during the racing calendar.
More than just a day at the races, on New Year's Day there are fantastic jackpots up for grabs, giveaways to all visitors, mini-games and gifts, and of course celebrity appearances and entertainment.
This New Year's Day Race is full of excitement with the Chinese Club Challenge Cup a HK G3 race, being the highlight of the event with a HK$ 3.7 million prize
The Chinese Club Challenge Cup is a Thoroughbred handicap horse race run at a distance of 1400 metres.
Horses rated 95 and above are qualified to enter this race.
2022 Hong Kong New Year Race Meeting
Lucky Start January 1 Race Meeting
When?: January 1st, 2022 - 12:00 - 6:00 pm (Gates open at 11:00 am)
Where?: Sha Tin Race Course MTR: Sha Tin
How Much?: HK10 + You must have a reservation. See below.
More Info: Hong Kong Jockey Club
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 New Year Races:
At this time, due to the ongoing Covid-19 measures, RESERVATIONS must be made in advance by booking at any one of the course venues and following the prescribed measures. The measures might vary depending on restrictions and curfews in effect at the time. Here are the latest arrangements.
The following venues are open for the General Public for the 2022 New Year Races, note that ONLY CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MADE AN ADVANCE BOOKING WILL BE ADMITTED.
- Champion Circle
- Grandstand I and II Outdoor Forecourt
- Jun Hui Ting - Offers Hong Kong Style Buffet HK$300, International Buffet HK$525
- Roof Deck
- Theater Zone
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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