Experience the intensity of HK's world-famous attraction, the Hong Kong horse racing!

A complete and easy to follow virtual tourist guide to Hong Kong horse racing venues;
Sha Tin or Happy Valley racecourse.
One of the most popular spectator sport and tourist attraction in Hong Kong

Started on December 1946 - The Hong Kong horse racing has become one of the most popular Hong Kong attractions.

It is talked about throughout the world and a highlight of the city. Whether you are looking for a day of recreation, or want to enjoy some heart-stopping action courtesy of the Hong Kong Jockey Club the Sha Tin or Happy Valley Racecourse is the place to go.

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Immerse yourself in the live action, electric atmosphere and bustle of a huge crowd.

Over 2 million race goers visit the two racecourses, Happy Valley and Sha Tin each year hoping to share in some of the richest purses in the world of world-class racing.

Down the stretch at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Please click here to see more horse racing in Hong Kong videos.

Millions of dollars are bet at every race meeting, both at the track and off-track in the Hong Kong Jockey Club's network of betting offices. The money on offer is serious enough to attract entries from around the world.

Here's how to get into the two racecourses in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong horse racing Happy Valley racecourse. Situated in Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island. A remnant of Britain's Imperial influence on the city Hong Kong's first race course is an oasis of green in the midst of a high-rise metropolis. A 1.6km oval, the racetrack stadium can handle some 35,000 avid punters.

  • From Hong Kong International Airport, get on the Airport Express Trains. It will take around 24 minutes to reach the downtown Hong Kong MTR Station(HK$100). It operates almost 24 hrs from 5:50 am to 01:15 am daily at 12 minute intervals.

    From the Hong Kong MTR Station, walk through to the adjacent station - Central MTR Station and get on the Island Line trains going to Chai Wan. Get off at Causeway Bay Station (6 min / HK$5), exit through Exit A and walk for 10 minutes along Wong Nai Chung Road to the racecourse.

  • If you are coming from Shenzhen, China passing through Lo Wu, you should take the MTR Train to East Tsim Sha Tsui station (HK$34.8), following the 42 minute ride take a short walk to the adjacent MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station.

    Get on the MTR trains Tsuen Wan Line going to Central and get off at Admiralty MTR Station (4 min / HK$9). Board the Island Line trains going to Chai Wan. Get off at Causeway Bay Station (4 min / HK$4), exit through Exit A and walk 10 minutes along Wong Nai Chung Road to the racecourse.

Important: Happy Valley racecourse is open on race days ONLY: 6pm - 10:30pm, Wednesday; 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Hong Kong horse racing: The Sha Tin racecourse.

Situated in Sha Tin, New Territories. Due to the overwhelming demand for Hong Kong horse racing, the building of the second racetrack stadium in Sha Tin was realized in 1980. It was conceived on a much more imposing scale than Happy Valley and the grandstand can accommodate around 75,000 spectators. This racecourse is mainly used for weekend racing activities.

  • From Hong Kong International Airport, board the KMB Bus no. A41 to the 3rd bus stop at Sha Tin Centre Bus Terminus (40 min / HK$22.3). Get into the nearby Sha Tin MTR Station, wait and take the East Rail Line train going to Lo Wu station that will pass through to the Racecourse Station (5 minutes @ HK$6).
  • If you are coming from Shenzhen, China passing through Lo Wu, you should take the MTR train at Lo Wu station to Racecourse station (26 min / HK$21.3).

Important: MTR Trains to the Sha Tin Racecourse are ONLY available during race days.


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General horse racing schedule:

Day - First Race starts at 12:45 and racing continues to 1:30pm

Night - First Race starts at 7:00 - 7:30pm on Wednesdays

Night - First Race starts at 5:45 - 6:45pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Hong Kong horse racing Calendar - July, 2013 Schedule:.

DATE

Day Race

Night Race

July, 2013
1 Mon Sha Tin
4 Thu Happy Valley
7 Sun Sha Tin
10 Wed Happy Valley

Here's to see the full year 2012 and 2013 Hong Kong horse racing calendar.

Year 2011 and 2012 Hong Kong horse racing schedule.

Year 2010 and 2011 Hong Kong horse racing schedule.

Year 2009 and 2010 Hong Kong horse racing schedule.

* Major Racing Events for 2012 - 2013 Horse racing season:

Sept. 8, 2012 = Opening day of the season. HKSAR Chief Executive's Cup

Oct. 1, 2012 = National Day Race Meeting.

Oct. 14, 2012 = Sa Sa Ladies' Purse Day.

Dec. 9, 2012 = LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.

Jan. 1, 2013 = New Year's Day Race Meeting.

Feb. 12, 2013 = Chinese New Year Race Meeting.

March 17, 2013 = Hong Kong Derby.

April 28, 2013 = Audemars Piguet QE II Cup.

May 5, 2013 = Champions Mile.

July 10, 2013 = End of the 2012 - 2013 Hong Kong Horseracing season.

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Where else you can go aside from Hong Kong horse racing? Please follow this link to get more information: tHKa Updates

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