Sha Tin Racecourse Details

Country: Hong Kong
Type: Metropolitan
Circumference: 1900 Metres
Direction: Clockwise
Straight: 430 Metres
Contact details: Xia 85 Hao Di Xia Tsun King Rd, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China

Sha Tin Racecourse

Sha Tin Racecourse is the home to Group 1 Racing in Hong Kong and is the premier racetrack in Hong Kong. It is one of the most world-renowned tracks that gives first-class experiences for participants and spectators alike usually with huge crowds on a Sunday afternoon.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club which was founded in 1884, only had the Happy Valley track for some time until 1971 when the government approved the construction of Sha Tin Racecourse, which officially opened in 1978. Sha Tin is 18km north of the CBD and Happy Valley Racecourse and is located in New Territories.

Sha Tin hosts all over the big races in Hong Kong except the January Cup because of the size of the track compared to the tight-turning Happy Valley track.

Major Sha Tin Races

Race name Type Distance
Stewards’ Cup Group 1 1600m
Centenary Sprint Cup Group 1 1200m
Hong Kong Gold Cup Group 1 2000m
Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup Group 1 1400m
Queen Elizabeth II Cup Group 1 2000m
Champions Mile Group 1 1600m
Chairman’s Sprint Prize Group 1 1200m
Champions & Chater Cup Group 1 2400m
Hong Kong Sprint Group 1 1200m
Hong Kong Mile Group 1 1600m
Hong Kong Vase Group 1 2400m
Hong Kong Cup Group 1 2000m
Sprint Cup Group 2 1200m
Chairman’s Trophy Group 2 1600m
Premier Bowl Group 2 1200m
Sha Tin Trophy Group 2 1600m
Jockey Club Cup Group 2 2000m
Jockey Club Mile Group 2 1600m
Jockey Club Sprint Group 2 1200m
Chinese Club Challenge Cup Group 3 1400m
Bauhinia Sprint Trophy Group 3 1000m
Centenary Vase Group 3 1600
Queen Mother Memorial Cup Group 3 2400m
Sha Tin Vase Group 3 1200m
Lion Rock Trophy Group 3 1600m
Premier Cup Group 3 1400m
Premier Plate Group 3 1800m
National Day Cup Group 3 1000m
Celebration Cup Group 3 1400m
Ladies’ Purse Group 3 1800m
Hong Kong Classic Mile Restricted Listed 1600m
Hong Kong Classic Cup Restricted Listed 1800m
Hong Kong Derby Restricted Listed 2000m

Getting to Sha Tin Races

The MTR is the most efficient way and it transports the majority of funs to and from the racetrack. Take the MTR and get off the train at the Racecourse station (East Rail Line), which stops right outside the racecourse on race days(usually Sunday and Wednesday).

Sha Tin Track Records

Sha Tin Turf

Distance Winner Time Date
1000 Valiant Dream 54.68 16/05/2021
1200 Sacred Kingdom 1.07.50 17/11/2007
1400 Encouraging 1.19.92 09/11/2019
1600 Preciousship 1.32.24 11/07/2021
1800 Southern Legend 1.45.25 03/11/2019
2000 Win Bright 1.58.81 28/04/2019
2200 Beauty Generation 2.12.42 09/04/2017
2400 Via Pataca 2.24.60 03/06/2017

Sha Tin All Weather Track

Distance Winner Time Date
1200 Winner Supreme 1.07.27 19/04/2020
1650 Hongkong Great 1.36.15 08/05/2021
1800 Glorious Artist 1.46.68 21/04/2018
2000 Dynamic Fun 2.01.30 26/12/2002
2400 Winning Years 2.29.10 12/05/1999