Chinese New Year Race Day is one of the most popular horse racing events during the year. On Hong Kong Chinese New Year holiday, participate and enjoy in 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 Monkey”?

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Horseracing - Chinese New Year Race Day 2016

Chinese New Year Horse Racing in Sha Tin Racecourse

Horseracing - Chinese New Year Race Day 2016

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

Programme of 2016 Chinese New Year Race Day:

On the third day of Chinese New Year (February 10, 2016), Hong Kong holds the Chinese New Year Race Day at the Sha Tin Racecourse (New Territories).

The Chinese New Year Race Day 2016 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.

You may have chances to spot one of the famous jockeys or pick-up one of the limited souvenirs at the Chinese New Year Merchandise Bazaar. This year will be “Year of the Monkey” souvenirs.

Local artist Simon Ma created a special horse sculpture, which is used to promote this year’s event. 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 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

Race Date:

On the third day of Chinese New Year (February 10, 2016), 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.