SHA TIN RACECOURSE 沙田馬場 one of the two racecourses managed by Hong Kong Jockey Club for horse racing located in Sha Tin, New Territories.
1973, the new racecourse was approved under the administration of Sir David Akers-Jones, the then-Secretary for the New Territories on reclaimed land and is the larger of the two tracks in Hong Kong.
Near the Winning Post, there is a Diamond Vision display measuring 70.4m long by 8m high equates to 4,500 21″ TVs piled up, and it is as wide as Boeing 747 jet is long. It has very high resolution, produces clearer images and can be divided into six sections.
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 facilitating racings for 10 months yearly.
Sha Tin Racecourse is considered a world-class horseracing facility, it is also the Asia’s top. Nowadays, a number of international races are held annually there, that attracts leading jockeys from all over the world for competing.