Horse racing has been a part of Hong Kong's history for over a century. The first official Hong Kong horse races meeting was held in 1846. Since then, horse racing has evolved into a major cultural and entertainment event, drawing participants and spectators from all walks of life.

There are two main racecourses in Hong Kong where horse racing takes place: Happy Valley Racecourse and Sha Tin Racecourse. Happy Valley racecourse is located on Hong Kong Island and is known for its vibrant night-time race meetings. Sha Tin, racecourse is situated in the New Territories, hosting day races and is notable for its spacious layout and modern facilities.

Hong Kong hosts prestigious international horse racing events that attract global attention. The Hong Kong International Horse Racing, held annually in December at Sha Tin Racecourse, feature four Group 1 races: the Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Vase, and Hong Kong Sprint. These races draw elite horses and jockeys from various countries to compete for the Hong Kong International Races Cup.

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A city break in Hong Kong offers a captivating and diverse experience that combines vibrant city life, rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and a unique blend of East and West. It boasts one of the most iconic and impressive city skylines in the world, with soaring skyscrapers, neon lights, and a backdrop of mountains and harbours. The view from Victoria Peak is especially breathtaking.

Our dedicated team of Travel Experts and sports enthusiasts will create your ideal city break. With a perfect combination of thrilling Hong Kong International Races viewing and city exploration, we can help you experience it all when you reserve your Hong Kong Horse Racing tickets.

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