Horse Racing
2021 LONGINES HKIR Free Entries to close early on 18 October

06/10/2021 10:52

Free Entries for the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races (LONGINES HKIR) will now close on Monday, 18 October for overseas-trained horses, with no supplementary entry stage. The revised timetable will facilitate the processing of travel approvals for overseas participants coming to Hong Kong for the December flagship event. 

The entry dates for Hong Kong trained horses will remain unchanged.

New Closing Date for Overseas trained horses
Free Entries: Monday, 18 Oct 
Supplementary: None                  

Closing Dates for Hong Kong trained horses
Free Entries: Monday, 25 Oct 
Supplementary: Monday, 22 Nov                       

The four Group 1 features at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 12 December will carry a combined record HK$100 million in prize money.

Hong Kong Cup
Hong Kong Mile
Hong Kong Sprint
Hong Kong Vase

HK$30 million
HK$26 million
HK$24 million
HK$20 million

2000m (turf)
1600m (turf)
1200m (turf)
2400m (turf)

The 2021 LONGINES HKIR will again feature a star-studded renewal of the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship on 8 December at Happy Valley Racecourse.