Horse racing became a fixture in Hong Kong
in 1841 but enjoyment of this sport was originally confined to the city’s
elite. Today, a trip to one of the city’s world-class tracks — Happy Valley on
Hong Kong Island or Sha Tin in the New Territories — will confirm that it has
very much gone mainstream since.
The racing season starts in September and
runs to July of the following year. Any meeting will provide a taste of the
local passion for racing, with hundreds of fans armed with racing guides
intently listening to radio commentary, gripping their betting sheets and
cheering on their favourites. To experience all the real glamour and spectacle
of the sport, try to see the Hong Kong Derby, the Champions Day or
the ‘turf world championship’ Hong Kong International Races, when some of
the richest racing purses in the sport attract horses and jockeys from all over
the world and the competition is intense. Don’t miss ‘Happy Wednesdays’ at
Happy Valley Racecourse where you can enjoy night carnivals season-round
alongside the thrill of live racing, with music, bites, drinks and more!
Come Horse Racing Tour
Join the Come Horse Racing Tour to enjoy the action on the turf from
the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Member’s Enclosure, which has optimal views of the
track. Tour Guides will provide you with betting information and assistance.
The Hong Kong Tennis Open is a WTA-sanctioned international series event and one of the stops on the WTA Asian swing. Every year, more than 50 of the world’s best female players take part in the event to compete in singles and doubles for prize money at the iconic Victoria Park Stadium in the heart of the city.
Hong Kong Tennis Open 2018 has been awarded the ‘International Tournament of the Year’ by the WTA, surpassing 32 other WTA International Series events worldwide in its category.
Date:5–13 October 2019 Venue: Victoria Park Tennis Stadium
Celebrate all things cycling in Hong Kong with the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon! A mixture of amateur and professional races and rides, the event allows participants to push themselves to the utmost or enjoy the city’s scenery on long, leisurely rides, while locals and visitors alike cheer on competitive cyclists from around the world and kick back at a fun-filled carnival.
The 2018 Event In 2018, over 5,000 participants took part in the event, including 11 UCI WorldTour Teams, three Pro Continental Teams and The Hong Kong National Team competing in the first Hammer Hong Kong event.
The CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival brings together world-class food, drinks and entertainment alongside the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline. Aside from wine-pairing meals designed by master chefs and tasting classes by industry experts, there are well over 400 booths — featuring everything from single malts to craft beer — to keep your palate refreshed.
Calling all gaming fans: witness top gamers from around the world competing for glory in Hong Kong. The three-day event will be packed with the hottest e-sports tournaments and the latest e-games, VR games, products and a host of music and entertainment.
Date:26–28 July 2019 (Friday to Sunday) Venue:Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre