Racing at Sha Tin takes place once a week on a Wednesday or a Sunday- mostly on Sunday’s. It hosts the biggest races in Hong Kong, such as the ‘Hong Kong International Races’ (in which there are occasionally UK and European runners), as well as being the venue for all three Hong Kong Triple Crown races. The course was built in 1978 on reclaimed land and is the larger of the two tracks in Hong Kong. Sha Tin has capacity for 85,000 racegoers housed within it's two grandstands. It also has 20 stables for a capacity of 1,260 horses. The right-handed turf track at Sha Tin measures a little under 2000m round with rail movements enabling races to be run on the A, B, C and C+3 courses for maximum fields of 14. It is essentially a flat, galloping course – just over 30m across with the rail in the A position – and the straight is slightly uphill and 430m long. There is a straight 1000m track which tends to hand an edge to those able to race close to the stand rail from middle to high draws.
About Sha Tin Racecourse
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