Sha Tin Racecourse
|Location||Sha Tin District, Hong Kong|
|Owned by||Hong Kong Jockey Club|
|Date opened||October 7, 1978|
|Notable races||Group One races:
Hong Kong Derby
Queen Elizabeth II Cup
Hong Kong International Races
Hong Kong Triple Crown
|Sha Tin Racecourse|
Southeast Panorama over the Sha Tin horse race course
Penfold Park is encircled by the track.
The course has 474 races per season including:
- Sha Tin Racecourse Silver Jubilee Cup
- Sha Tin Sprint Trophy
On September 9, 2007, Sha Tin race track opened for the season with record 1-day crowd of about 60,000. Chief Secretary Henry Tang struck the ceremonial gong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club collected US$106 million in bets (highest since 2001). Children of horse owners were admitted amid protest of local anti-gambling groups. Sunny Power, booted by Howard Cheng got the trophy in the 1,200 metre dash.
Michael Jackson was scheduled to perform two concerts here for his Dangerous Tour on August 15 & 16, 1993 but both were cancelled.
Originally built with capacity for 35,000 and one grandstand, it now has capacity for 85,000 and two grandstands. It also has 20 stables for a capacity of 1,260 horses.
Other features include:
- Equine Hospital
- Racing Laboratory
- Equine Swimming Pool
- Riverside Gallop
- Straight: 430 metres
- Circumference: 1899 metres
- All Weather Track
- Straight: 380 metres
- Circumference: 1560 metres
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