Horse racing is Hong Kong’s most popular spectator sport and an integral part of Hong Kong’s image as a world-class city. Each week racing offers an unsurpassed spectacle for the tens of thousands who flock to the racecourses, not to mention for the many fans around the world who increasingly follow Hong Kong racing via live telecast.
What makes Hong Kong racing so attractive is the high quality of its races, with Hong Kong now home to no less than 12 international Group 1 races. Of these, nine featured in the World’s Top 100 Group 1 Races in 2017, the fifth highest of any jurisdiction. The four races attract elite thoroughbreds and connections from around the world, which contributes to Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s world city.