The opening of Sha Tin Racecourse on October 7, 1978. Pictures: SCMP

How Hong Kong’s second racecourse came into being – despite opposition from villagers

The idea behind building a multimillion-dollar racecourse in Sha Tin, in the city’s New Territories, to complement storied Happy Valley track was to ‘push Hong Kong into the forefront of world racing’

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The opening of Sha Tin Racecourse on October 7, 1978. Pictures: SCMP
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