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|Sha Tin Racecourse Tourist Information|
When entering the racecourse you may be surprised by how large it is, there are certainly many things to see and do at Sha Tin. No one is allowed into the racecourse that is under 18 years of age. This includes children or babies that might be with you. Sorry, but the laws in Hong Kong are strict in regards to this.
The gates to the racecourse open at 11:00 a.m. . The normal entry ticket costs $HK10. If you are a tourist visiting Sha Tin you can purchase a ticket to the Members Enclosure for HK$ 130. This will give you a VIP experience. Be sure to bring your passport, you will need it also. The Members Enclosure is located near the parade ring and will give you excellent access and views of the races. You will be able to find a seat near the winning post.
Get here early to reserve a seat in the grandstands, make sure you leave something on your seat to mark it (such as a jacket or race program), so it will be there when you return. Better yet if you have a friend to watch the seats for you.
Even if you are not a bettor you can still enjoy a fun filled day at Sha Tin Racecourse.
Here you can get a close up look at the horses, trainers and jockeys before each contest. You can admire the beauty of the horses and hopefully even select a winner before the race. The parade ring offers a large spacious area to view the horses.
Getting to Sha Tin
If you want to get here on your own, you can take the metro. Tsim Sha Tsui metro station is a good starting point. Take the signposted tunnel to the East Tsim Sha Tsui station. Catch the train (burgundy colored signs) to Hung Hom, which is the end of the line.
Travel north on the blue metro line to the Sha Tin Racecourse, it is 5 stops to the north. There are trains going directly to the racecourse, but you have to wait for these specific trains. It is normally around every 5th train that is going to the racecourse. (these trains are only available on race days).
You can also get here by Fo Tan Station, Exit C on MTR East Rail Line. You will have to walk from here to the racecourse, it is around a 15-20 minute walk from here, so be prepared.
When you get to the racecourse station, it is very close to the Sha Tin Racecourse entrance.