Sha Tin Racecourse

Is it time to bring back twilight Sunday meetings?

Is it time to bring back twilight Sunday meetings?

The imposition of heat restrictions during the Sha Tin meeting last Sunday makes us wonder if the Jockey Club might have reached a point where consideration could be given to reintroducing twilight or evening meetings in this part of the season.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 2:58am

Valley turf puts Sha Tin all-weather to shame

Valley turf puts Sha Tin all-weather to shame

Credit where it is due with the tracks - what a fantastic surface that Sha Tin all-weather is … okay, just kidding. If you believe that, we know of a bridge in Sydney we can get you a great price on.

29 May 2013 - 11:10am

Happy Valley track to close for 10 meets next year

Three sections of the Happy Valley racing surface will be torn up in early April 2014 and the track put out of play until mid-October next year. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Up to 10 Happy Valley race meetings will be shifted to Sha Tin's all-weather track next year as a major overhaul of stormwater drains underneath the racecourse takes place, and Jockey Club officials are bracing themselves for what could be a half-a-billion-dollar blow to betting turnover.

18 Apr 2013 - 11:34am

Gate mix-up was simply laziness

The “wrong gates” matter on last Saturday probably highlighted just how staid and mechanical racing has become in Hong Kong – there are so few racing, betting or procedural scandals these days that some of our counterparts in the Chinese media were apoplectic at hearing what had happened.

10 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

SCMP Racing Post live from Happy Valley

Racing returns to Happy Valley tonight for the first time in 2014. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Follow scmpRacingPost on Twitter at Sha Tin today as Alan Aitken and Michael Cox bring you all their thoughts and reports from Happy Valley.

8 Jan 2014 - 6:47pm

Whyte gives naysayers three lashings of humble pie

Normal service was resumed with Whyte riding three winners. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Last week Douglas Whyte was a washed-up has-been with diminished skills, the aura of his deadly “Dream Team” combination with master trainer John Size had lost its lustre...

17 Sep 2012 - 6:55pm

Kevin Cheng enjoys horsing around at big race promotion

The BMW Champions Mile, one of the city's biggest annual horse races, will be held on May 6 at the Sha Tin racecourse. The selection announcement for the Group One race, at the Happy Valley racecourse on Wednesday, was attended by race ambassador Kevin Cheng Ka-wing.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Star-studded line-up for international races

The Jockey Club unveiled a star-studded list of selections last night for a Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Race meeting in keeping with its billing as the turf world championships and the major sporting event of the Hong Kong year.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Star-studded line-up for 'turf world championships'

The 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races (CXHKIR) may still be almost two months away, but racing fans will get at least a flavour of what is to come with release yesterday of the star-studded entries.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Allowing Jockey Club to get into commingling of bets is a sure-fire winner

In the front page story in the Sunday Morning Post, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said that unless the Hong Kong government approved the commingling of bets, the club might be forced to set up an offshore satellite wagering operation to circumvent double taxation if it is to take part in overseas betting pools ('Jockey Club mulls offshore betting move',

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Time is money for these jet-setters

Audemars Piguet QE II Cup 2011 Race Day

Where: Sha Tin Racecourse

When: May 1

What: Horse racing enthusiasts turned out in style for the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Race Day. The latest Audemars Piguet watches were showcased.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Racing lab leads anti-doping field

He has been involved in uncovering some of the biggest racing scandals in Hong Kong for more than a decade, but Dr Terence Wan See-ming and his team at the Jockey Club Racing Laboratory are more proud of the fact that every sample is treated the same - and that every test is right.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Courses for horses at menswear lunch

Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup luncheon

Where: Sha Tin racecourse

When: January 16

What: The British menswear brand, the sponsor of Hong Kong Jockey Club's Centenary Sprint Cup, held a luncheon. Guests viewed the brand's spring-summer collection.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Track feels the strain and can only get worse

Racing fans who were bemused at the line of five leaders in the final race at Sha Tin on Sunday might have to get used to it as we head into that time of the season when it isn't only horses which are feeling the strain.

26 May 2010 - 12:00am

A feast for galloping gourmets

Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup luncheon

Where: Sha Tin racecourse

When: February 1

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am