2017 Chinese New Year Race Day will be, as usual, one of the most popular horse racing events of the year. On Hong Kong Chinese New Year holiday, participate and enjoy the unique event of horse racing as a tradition.

Is there any better way to kick-off the New Year with some betting and hoping for prosperity and wealth than at the world-famous horseracing event in the “Year of the Rooster”?

Horseracing - Chinese New Year Race Day 2017

Chinese New Year Horse Racing in Sha Tin Racecourse

Horseracing - Chinese New Year Race Day 2017

Chinese New Year Horse Racing in Sha Tin Racecourse is full of crowds

Programme of 2017 Chinese New Year Race Day:

On the third day of Chinese New Year (January 30, 2017), Hong Kong holds the Chinese New Year Race Day at the Sha Tin Racecourse (New Territories).

The Chinese New Year Race Day 2017 will feature a full program of traditional and colorful festivities. You will have chances to experience celebrations such as grand opening show, lion dance performances, cultural and entertainment performances and of course horse races.

Free Gift and Lucky Draw

As always, for important horse race event, there will always be free gift for visitors. For the 2017 Chinese New Year Race Day, visitors will get a “Lucky Pen” (while stocks last) and an instant win card. 1,800 prizes with over HK$570,000 will be given out. The top prize is 999.9 pure gold Mini-Ingot Gift Pack from Luk Fook Jewellery.

Horseracing - Chinese New Year Race Day 2017

“Lucky Pen” and Red Pockets
(Photo Source: Hong Kong Jockey Club)

Pop Stars Live Performance

This year, Jockey Club invited two popular singers Frances Yip and Bennett Pang to celebrate with everyone. They will bring some hit songs and share the joy of Chinese New Year.

Good Luck at Feng Shui Avenue

Join the fun and games and pick up some Feng Shui tips from Feng Shui Master Mak Ling Ling at the Tipster Forum or enhance your luck with some stylish gold ornaments from the Love Knots gold booths at the Feng Shui Avenue at the concourse and first floor of the public betting hall.

The Sha Tin Racecourse opens its gate around noon and last until 6:00pm. The first actual horse race starts around 12:30pm at the Chinese New Year Race Day. Please read our related article for more information about horse racing in Hong Kong. If you would like to get a free entrance gift, be sure to be there before the 5th race.

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Horse Racing and Sha Tin Racecourse

Top Races on Chinese New Year Race Day :

The Chinese New Year Race Day being considered as one of the most important horseracing events is definitely not only because the free gifts and pop singers. On this day, there will be three top international races with the superstar horses.

STEWARDS’ CUP : International Group 1 Race, 1600 meters ;
CENTENARY SPRINT CUP : International Group 2 Race, 1200 meters ;
CHINESE NEW YEAR CUP : 1st Race of Race Day, 1400 meters;

Race Date:

On the third day of Chinese New Year (January 30, 2017), Hong Kong holds the Chinese New Year Race Day at the Sha Tin Racecourse (New Territories).

Admission & Ticketing :

– Entrance fee at the Sha Tin Racecourse venue is HK$ 10. Foreign visitors showing their valid travel documents can enjoy free admission.

– Foreign visitors can experience a one-of-kind horseracing experience within the Members’ Enclosure of the Hong Kong Jockey Club by purchasing the special Tourist Badge Option for HK$ 130 (The tourist promotion applies only to tourist).

(Note: In case you would like to enjoy this exclusive Hong Kong Jockey Club Members experience make sure to take your valid passport with you)

– Each visitor will receive a special Chinese New Year (CNY) gift (lucky ball pen) when entering the racecourse (while supply last).

You can check out Hong Kong Jockey Club website for more details.