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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.


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.


Credit: Image from the HKJC
Things To See at Sha Tin Racecourse

Roof Deck @2M
- Maybe the best view of the racecourse is on offer from the Roof Deck. A great realxed, open air location to enjoy the races from. Enjoy a glass of beer and light snacks at this location. HK$50 for one can of beer and a snack. Looking to take some great selfies of you and your friends? This is a prime spot, see you soon.

Tourist Zone - This covered balcony location has a nice open feel about it. Currency exchange here and many large televisions to view the races from. Live commentary of the races, to help you understand what is happening on the track. A photo booth designed for you to take thematic photos and upload them to social media. Great place to visit for tourists, that's why we call it the tourist zone.

Parade Ring -
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. Another great location to take photos.
After the Races
There are some nice tourist locations in close proximity to the racecourse, that you may want to visit after your fun day at the races. This eastern part of the New Territories is a mix of old and modern locations. You will be able to spot a nice mix of old Chinese Temples and walled villages in this part of Hong Kong, mixed in with new modern parks and spaces.

Areas of interest include, Shing Mun Riverside, Tsang Tai Uk, New Town Plaza, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Che Kung Temple.