Hong Kong Racecourse Guides

Horse racing is a big business out in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a non-profit organisation, offering betting on more than 700 races throughout the year, while also injecting all of the profits back into the community.

Race meetings take place in Hong Kong twice a week, usually on Wednesdays and Sundays. There are only two racecourses in Hong Kong, Happy Valley and the home of Hong Kong horse racing, Sha Tin.


Hong Kong Racecourse Guides

  • Happy Valley Tips
  • Sha Tin Tips

Track History

Sha Tin may be home to most of Hong Kong's most lucrative races, but the racecourse itself was only built in 1978. The complex boasts more than 20 state-of-the-art stables, capable of housing more than 1000 horses at any one time.

In contrast, the history of Happy Valley racecourse dates right back to 1846. Happy Valley usually attracts a high proportion of Chinese racegoers to their meetings and the course holds a maximum of 55,000 spectators.

Track Characteristics

Both Happy Valley and Sha Tin are flat, right-handed, turning tracks. As with any track that turns sharply, being drawn low can prove to be advantageous, while a wide draw can scupper a horse's chances before it's even set foot on the racetrack.

Major Meetings

All of Hong Kong's most prestigious races are run at Sha Tin. The International Race Meeting is held at Sha Tin in December and features four Group One races worth over HK$15m each.

Sha Tin also stages Queen Elizabeth II Cup Day, which takes place in the spring. Happy Valley's seasonal feature is the Group Three January Cup, where the winner will take home a first prize of HK$300k.

Hong Kong Racing Tips

We publish free Hong Kong racing tips on a weekly basis. We'll also publish free guides to all of the major Group One races, like the Chairman's Sprint, the Hong Kong Vase and the Queen Elizabeth II Cup. 

Hong Kong Horse Racing Live Stream

The best place to watch horse racing would be on your television, in the comfort of your own home. Sometimes, that isn't possible. Our busy lives often get in the way, and we have to watch horse racing on the go.

Visit the horse racing live streaming page on our website to find out how you can stream Hong Kong racing live today.