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 and 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 hotel accommodation in vibrant Wan Chai, Transfers, Daily Breakfast, Reserved Seating and Hospitality at both Happy Valley and Sha Tin Racecourses. Our packages provide premium access and a sensational hospitality package that will have you front and centre for the big one, the 2019 Hong Kong Cup. 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. Book Now to avoid disappointment!
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 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.
Dorsett Hotel – Wanchai
Our 2019 Longines Hong Kong International Racing packages will have you conveniently located in vibrant Wanchai district at the Dorestt Hotel. Happy Valley is a mere stones throw away!
Recently renovated and located between Causeway Bay and Wanchai – the vibrant heart of commercial and business Hong Kong – the hotel is only a short 8-minute walk away from the nearest MTR station and the pulsating Causeway Bay shopping and entertainment area where the Times Square mega shopping mall, restaurants and nightlife await.
Unique and trendy the Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong Hotel provides an unrivalled blend of international-standard comfort, personalized service and local insider knowledge that sets it apart. The Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong Hotel is a superior 4.5 star hotel with a 100% smoke-free policy.