The Club’s two racecourses at Sha Tin and Happy Valley are at the heart of Hong Kong’s racing and entertainment experience. Both racecourses have undergone a substantial HK$7.1 billion revitalisation in recent years, transforming them into centres of world-class hospitality and sporting entertainment.
Sha Tin Racecourse can accommodate more than 80,000 people and is where all of Hong Kong’s 12 international Group 1 events are run. Happy Valley, in the heart of the city, is now Hong Kong’s most popular mid-week entertainment venue, its Happy Wednesday race night parties drawing a vibrant and passionate crowd.
Hong Kong’s racecourses are also a huge part of popular life - places to celebrate festivals and holidays, not to mention Hong Kong’s iconic racing events. From the ceremonial striking of the gong for season opening to the spectacular finale of season close, there is no lack of colour or excitement. National Day and Reunification Day bring ceremony and celebration. For Ladies’ Purse Day there is glamour and style. And at Chinese New Year attendance soars, with everyone hoping for a lucky start to their new year. Meanwhile Easter weekend, when racing pauses for a break, sees the popular Riding High Together Festival, when families and friends enjoy edutainment and equestrian events at Sha Tin Racecourse and Penfold Park.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated strict attendance limits accompanied by stringent health measures, the Club looks forward to welcoming racing fans back just as soon as circumstances permit.