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