Penfold Park

Pet lovers brave rain for Paw Paw walk

Dogs and their owners attend the Penfold Paw Paw Hoof Hoof Carnival at Penfold Park in Sha Tin. Photo: David Wong

Hundreds of dog lovers and their owners braved atrocious weather to attend the Penfold Paw Paw Hoof Hoof Carnival in Sha Tin.

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 6:56am

Jockey Club's carnival will be a walk in the park for dogs

An employee maintains the unique grass field at the Penfold Park in Sha Tin, which is managed by the Jockey Club. Photo: Felix Wong

About 1,000 dogs will take part in the city's first dog walkathon on Saturday in Sha Tin near the site of a lush expanse of unusual grass popular among dogwalkers for being "as soft as a cushion".

28 Mar 2013 - 5:47am

Jockey Club opens new pavilion

Facilities at Penfold Park to help equestrian fans get better idea of sport

With Hong Kong hosting next year's Olympic equestrian events, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has opened an equestrian pavilion in Sha Tin to help the people gain a better understanding of the sport.

The pavilion at Penfold Park will be open until the end of April 2008 and admission is free.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Museum plan to salute Games

The Jockey Club and the Sports Federation want to build an Olympic equestrian museum in Penfold Park, Sha Tin, after the Olympic equestrian events are held in Hong Kong next year.

Jockey Club chairman John Chan Cho-chak said yesterday the club was negotiating with the government about the location and size of a permanent Olympics museum, and financing for it.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

New facilities at Sha Tin and Beas River second to none

There was no hiding the satisfaction when the Hong Kong Jockey Club hosted its media day to unveil the facilities for next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Delay leaves athletes 'homeless'

Hong Kong's elite athletes have been left out in the cold as construction work on their new training facilities in Ma On Shan has been delayed.

Athletes in the Hong Kong Sports Institute's 13 elite sports are moving out of their Sha Tin headquarters to make room for the construction of 2008 Olympic Games equestrian events' facilities.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Carving sculptures on the landscape

Timothy Court looks a lot like countless other visitors to Hong Kong when he arrives in the downstairs bar at a Sha Tin hotel.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

$350m purse seen for Olympic event

Hong Kong would earn up to $350 million if the 2008 Olympics equestrian events were held in the city, the government estimated yesterday.

However, the Hong Kong Sports Institute would need to be relocated to a popular site for summer camps for the event, raising concerns among some in elite sports.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Equestrian decision is looming

Hong Kong could find out tomorrow whether it will host the equestrian events of the Beijing Olympic Games. A decision is to be made during a three-day meeting of the International Olympic Committee under way in Berlin.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Local show-jumpers show Olympic mettle

Hong Kong's dressage and show-jumping community helped make the city a hot favourite to host the 2008 Olympics equestrian events by staging a successful event at the Beas River Country Club yesterday.

Although the competition was for local entries only, the event drew a lot of media attention.

17 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Taxpayers assured on Olympic spending

Taxpayers were assured yesterday they would not foot the bill if the Beijing Olympics equestrian events were held in Hong Kong.

'We are not planning to use public money for the 2008 events,' Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping told legislators.

15 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Sha Tin has something for everyone

Built almost entirely on reclaimed land, Sha Tin racecourse is more than just a modern racetrack used only for certain times of the year.

Extensive landscaping of the infield has transformed the course into one of Hong Kong's largest public parks, Penfold Park, enjoyed by thousands every weekend.

17 Apr 2004 - 12:00am