On March 17th, 2013 the prestigious BMW Hong Kong Derby will take place at the Sha Tin Horse Racecourse. This horse-racing event is one of the most prestigious races on the domestic racing calendar and no matter if you are a true horse racing fan or just visiting Hong Kong for a few days you should not miss this spectacular event (Please read our related article for more information about last year’s event).
This year, BMW is the main sponsor of the Hong Kong Derby. Dating back to 1873, the BMW Hong Kong Derby is not only the most historic, but also one of the most lucrative for jockeys as well as for the horse owners. The BMW Hong Kong Derby is a very unique horse race due to the fact that only four-year-old horses can take part in the Derby. Being rich in tradition and popularity, the BMW Hong Kong Derby represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot at fame, fortune and immortality as a Derby legend and Hong Kong horse racing fans have been marking down this special event for a long time.
Aside from enjoying this prestigious horse-racing event, each horse-racing visitor has a chance to participate at one of the two Derby Challenge sessions on stage and share up to HK$ 50,000 in cash prizes. In addition, special designed and BMW Hong Kong Derby themed merchandise (T-Shirts, windbreakers, watch, umbrellas, etc.) will be available during the races. Last but not least, we would like to point out that each horse-racing visitor has a chance to receive a free BMW Hong Kong Derby Cap for admission while stock last (before the start of Race 5).
Please refer to our related article to find out more information and details about horse racing and the Sha Tin Racecourse.
More detailed information:
Date: March 17th, 2013
Time: 12:00 (noon) – 6:00pm
Venue: Sha Tin racecourse
Admission: HK$ 10
Tourist Badge: HK$ 100 (make sure to take your valid travel documents with you to enjoy the exclusive members-only access).
(Note: The copyright of all the pictures of this post belongs to Hong Kong Jockey Club)