Making world-class racing happen is a complex operation involving many different parties. The Club's racing team is dedicated to ensuring excellence at every stage.
The current centre of operations is Sha Tin Racecourse, where all 1,200 horses are housed in multi-storey stable blocks. Training facilities include three training tracks and two equine swimming pools.
Horse welfare is safeguarded by a specialist team of veterinarians and farriers, supported by a state-of-the-art equine hospital. Meanwhile the Club's track maintenance team ensures racetracks are safe and available for racing, even after heavy rainfall.
To maintain professional standards, a Certificate Racing Programme, recognised by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications provides systematic training for staff.
From 2018, Hong Kong horses will also be able to make use of the Conghua Training Centre in Guangdong. A state-of-the-art stabling and training facility it will support the next stage of the Club’s growth. According to current plans, Conghua will have three tracks and a 1,100 metre uphill gallop, supplemented by trotting rings, paddocks and an equine swimming pool. A fully equipped equine clinic and farriers forge will ensure horses have the best care available while a staff training facility will train stables and support staff.
Cross-border transport between Conghua and Hong Kong has been enabled by the designation of the Conghua site as an Equine Disease Free Zone, with horses being moved by the Club’s fleet of modern air-conditioned horse transporters.