Recognised as Hong Kong’s national sport, Hong Kong horse racing is as popular now as it has ever been, and the history of horse racing showcased throughout the country goes back hundreds of years.

Having over 120 years of horse racing history, HK horse racing began in 1884 with the start of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, a non-profit organisation that gives its betting revenues to charity. The Hong Kong Jockey Club provides anything a punter would need to back a winner, from race updates to full-video horse race replays and analysis.

The HKJC conducts nearly 700 horse races a year at their two racetracks; Sha Tin and Happy Valley, from September to July with a total of 88 Hong Kong horse race meetings. The Hong Kong horse race schedule is roughly split between day and night races. Day races mostly takes place on Sunday and night races on Wednesday.

Hong Kong Horse Racecourse

Sha Tin Racecourse

Mainly hosts Sunday day races with ten horse races per meeting

Track: Turf or All-Weather

Number of Starters: Maximum 14

Happy Valley Racecourse

Mainly hosts Wednesday night races with eight horse races per race meeting.

Track: Turf

Number of Starters: Maximum 12


Feature Hong Kong Racing Event

If you’re looking to see the best horse racing Hong Kong has to offer, it is the mid-December International Group 1s which include the Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Vase and Hong Kong Sprint. Over 40 international horses may seek to win the lucrative and attractive races.

HK Horse Race Betting

How to place bets on HK horse racing?

HKJC allows anyone over the age of 18 to apply for a bet online. Those in Hong Kong or China can easily open an account, but it’s more difficult for those outside.

The good news is, most corporate bookmakers operating in Australia have Hong Kong markets available.

What are the types of bets in HK horse racing?

Simple Bets

Win Select a winner
Place Select any horse of the first three horses
Quinella (QIN) Select the 1st and 2nd horses in any order
Quinella Place (QPL) Select any two of the first three horses in any order

Exotic Bets (Single-Race)

Forecast Select the 1st and 2nd horses in correct order
Trio Select the first three horses in any order
Tierce Select the first three horses in correct order
First 4 Select the first four horses in any order
Quartet Select the first four horses in correct order

Exotic Bets (Multi-Race)

Double Trio Select the first three horses in any order in each of the two nominated races
Triple Trio Select the first three horses in any order in each of the three nominated races.
Double Select a winner in each of the two nominated races
Treble Usually placed in the last 3 races of each race meeting. Select a winner in each of the three nominated races

Where to find the best HK Horse Racing Tips?

The best place to get HK horse racing tips and advice are online punting sites. The options are endless from free sites to paid subscription sites. Just make sure that it suits your personality style, risk profile and bankroll.

Look for a horse racing tipping service that discloses and clearly explains their HK horse racing odds recording policies. This gives members the opportunity to take much better prices and ensures clarity for members and non-members alike, allowing you to critically assess and compare each service’s performance.

If you are looking for more than the occasional betting fling and want more from your Hong Kong horse racing winning, the sound option is to let the professional Hong Kong horse racing tipsters help you. Professional HK horse racing tipsters will offer you proven Hong Kong horse racing systems that incorporate a wealth of knowledge about Hong Kong horse racing winning, gleaned often over many years, thousands of pieces of data and extensive experience in placing Hong Kong horse racing winning bets and wagers.

These HK horse racing tipsters have spent years mastering the system, and looking at the key variables that determine results. Some have inside information from contacts within the Hong Kong horse racing industry to help them produce winning Hong Kong horse racing systems.

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