Hong Kong Horse Racing

Hong Kong horse racing

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Originating from the British tradition, horse racing is an important form of entertainment in Hong Kong not to be missed on your itinerary.

Since the 19th century Hong Kong horse racing has been a mainstream activity. During every season from September to July nearly 700 horse races are conducted at the city’s two world-class race tracks – Happy Valley (on Wednesday night) and Sha Tin (on the weekend).


Horse racing in Hong Kong

Horse racing in Hong Kong – Photo courtesy of HKJC

Happy Wednesday
Every Wednesday, Happy Valley Racecourse is transformed into a vibrant international entertainment destination. Happy Wednesday combines the thrills of a horse race with a fully immersive social atmosphere, boasting world-class food, drinks, music and games, for everyone looking for a cure to the mid-week blues, or just some simple fun.

The gate usually opens at 5:15PM*. A small fee will get you into the public enclosure area including the Grandstand, betting hall and public restaurants.

* Refer to Race Calendar for exact details.

Major horse racing fixtures: Season 2019/2020

Race Date Major Horse racing Events
1 September 2019 Season Opening
1 October 2019 National Day Race Meeting
3 November 2019 Ladies’ Purse Day
4 December 2019 Hong Kong International Jockeys’ Championship
8 December 2019 Hong Kong International Races
1 January 2020 Lucky Start Jan 1 Race Meeting
27 January 2020 Chinese New Year Race Meeting
16 February 2020 Hong Kong Gold Cup
22 March 2020 Hong Kong Derby
26 April 2020 Champions Day
12 July 2020 Season Finale


Come Horse Racing Tour
Join the Come Horse Racing Tour to enjoy the action on the turf from the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Member’s Enclosure, which has optimal views of the track. Tour Guides will provide you with betting information and assistance.


Find out more about horse racing in Hong Kong.