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Operations Excellence

The Club operates a dual-site model, with horses being stabled and trained at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong and Conghua Racecourse in the Conghua district of Guangzhou. Opened in 2018, Conghua is the first world-class racecourse and thoroughbred training centre in the Mainland.

Fundamental to Conghua’s operation is its location in the Mainland’s first and currently only large scale equine disease-free zone. Under arrangements agreed between Hong Kong SAR and Mainland authorities, Hong Kong horses have the same health status in Conghua as in Hong Kong and are able to travel between both locations. Cross-boundary transport is facilitated by the Club’s fleet of modern air-conditioned horse transporters.

Horse welfare at both racecourses is safeguarded by a specialist team of veterinarians and farriers. Meanwhile the Club’s track maintenance team ensures tracks are safe and available for racing and training, 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. Professional training is also provided to Conghua staff at the Racing Development Board’s purpose-built training stable in Conghua.