2019 Hong Kong Cup

Visit sensational Hong Kong and experience the final race of the 2019 World Series Racing Championships which comprises of 12 races run between March and December in nine countries over four different continents. The prelude being our very own Cox Plate. Immerse yourself in this world class horse racing destination and find out why Hong Kong has built itself into as a world leader in thoroughbred racing thanks to tireless work of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Our 2019 Hong Kong Cup packages include quality Hong Kong hotel accommodation, transfers, race access and a sensational hospitality package that will have you front and centre at Sha Tin racecourse. Mates’ Escapes guests receive access to the Champion Circle at Sha Tin Racecourse, directly overlooking the winning post and exclusive services such as access to the Members Enclosure. Pre-register Now!


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  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Cost

    Awaiting Pricing
  • Departing

    All Major Cities
  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Availability

    December 2019

The Event

Racing in Hong Kong is governed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and racing is held at both Sha Tin and Happy Valley race tracks. The Hong Kong Cup is run at the Sha Tin Racecourse which was first erected in 1978.

The Hong Kong Cup is a Group 1 race for 3yo & upward thoroughbreds held annually each December at Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong. The race has prizemoney of HK$22,000,000 and is run over a distance of 2000 metres. It is one of the four major races to take place on Hong Kong International Race Day.

The History

The Hong Kong Cup was first run in 1988 as the ‘Hong Kong Invitation Cup’ over 1800m and was initially only open to gallopers from Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1989, Australia and New Zealand horses were invited to enter, while European horses were allowed entry from 1990. Horses from the US, Canada and Japan participated from 1991 onwards and the race also included horses trained in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

The race was afforded Group One status in 1999, along with a distance increase to 2000m, and the race became the Hong Kong Cup.

Ticket Upgrades (based on 2018 and subject to change)

LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship Night Race (LONGINES IJC)

Date: Wednesday (before Hong Kong Cup)

Time: 6:30pm – 11pm

Venue: B401-4, 4/F, Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse (subject to change)

Dress Code: Jacket and tie for gentlemen and comparable attire for ladies

Inclusions: An admission badge, racecard, international buffet* and unlimited standard bar, beers & house wines

Track Work Breakfast / Barrier Draw

Date: Thursday (before the Hong Kong Cup)

Time: 8am – 11am Breakfast

10:45am – 12pm Draw

Venue: Breakfast at the Owners Box, 3/F Grandstand I, Sha Tin Racecourse

Additional: Draw Ceremony in Parade Ring, Sha Tin Racecourse

Dress Code: Smart Casual