Racing Your Horse
|Meeting||Entries Closing Time|
|Saturday / Sunday||10:00am on Monday|
|Wednesday||10:00am on Thursday|
In the event that races are re-opened due to insufficient entries, entries for these races will normally close at 11:30 am on the same day.
Click here for the Entries and Handicap List of the upcoming race meeting.
Trainers are required to declare their horses to run, with details of riders and horse gears, at the prescribed time for each race meeting.
Declarations will normally close at:
|Meeting||Declarations Closing Time|
|Saturday / Sunday||8:00am on Thursday|
|Wednesday||8:00am on Monday|
Once a horse has been declared, it cannot be withdrawn unless with the approval of Stipendiary Stewards or on veterinary grounds.
Barrier Draw process
Barrier Draw process is one of the major processes in Declarations, which lasts for approximately 10 minutes on every Declarations morning. Owners are most welcome to participate and witness this process which takes place at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Headquarters. For enquires, please contact Racing Registry at 2966 8349.
Click here for the Declared Starters list of the upcoming race meeting.
Owners are most welcome to experience the excitement of horse racing at the Owner Facilities which provide a luxurious environment with spectacular views of the excellent racing.
Owners can also join the crowd at the Members' Forecourt to view the races, the winning owners can take photos at the Winning Enclosure with their horse, trainer, jockey and guests.
Prize Money and Bonuses (2023 - 2024 Season)
|Classes 1 - 5 Races / Griffins Races||Total Prize Money|
|CLASS 1 (1600m – 2400m)||HK$4,075,000|
|CLASS 1 (1000m – 1400m)||HK$3,720,000|
|CLASS 2 (1600m – 2400m)||HK$3,120,000|
|CLASS 2 (1000m – 1400m)||HK$2,840,000|
|CLASS 3 (1600m – 2400m)||HK$2,050,000|
|CLASS 3 (1000m – 1400m)||HK$1,860,000|
|Group One Races||Total Prize Money|
|LONGINES Hong Kong Cup||HK$36,000,000|
|LONGINES Hong Kong Mile||HK$32,000,000|
|FWD QEII Cup||HK$28,000,000|
|LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint||HK$26,000,000|
|LONGINES Hong Kong Vase||HK$24,000,000|
|Chairman's Sprint Prize @||HK$22,000,000|
|FWD Champions Mile||HK$22,000,000|
|Stewards' Cup *||HK$13,000,000|
|Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup *||HK$13,000,000|
|Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup *||HK$13,000,000|
|Centenary Sprint Cup @||HK$13,000,000|
|Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup @||HK$13,000,000|
|Group Two Races||Total Prize Money|
|BOCHK Jockey Club Cup||HK$5,350,000|
|BOCHK Private Wealth Jockey Club Mile||HK$5,350,000|
|BOCHK Private Banking Jockey Club Sprint||HK$5,350,000|
|Sha Tin Trophy||HK$5,350,000|
|Group Three Races||Total Prize Money|
|Bauhinia Sprint Trophy||HK$4,200,000|
|Chinese Club Challenge Cup||HK$4,200,000|
|Sa Sa Ladies' Purse||HK$4,200,000|
|Lion Rock Trophy||HK$4,200,000|
|National Day Cup||HK$4,200,000|
|Queen Mother Memorial Cup||HK$4,200,000|
|Sha Tin Vase||HK$4,200,000|
|4-Y-O Classic Series||Total Prize Money|
|BMW Hong Kong Derby 2024||HK$26,000,000|
|Hong Kong Classic Cup||HK$13,000,000|
|Hong Kong Classic Mile||HK$13,000,000|
|The distribution of Prize Money will be revised as follows:|
|@||Hong Kong Speed Series||HK$5,000,000|
|DBS x Manulife Million Challenge||HK$1,500,000|
|Any PP that achieves a first win in Class 3 when rated 60 or higher before reaching 5 years of age
(PPs which have won the Class 3 bonus can earn an additional $1,500,000 bonus for a first win in Class 2 or above when rated 80 or higher during the same period. PPs which have won the Class 3 bonus in 2022/2023 season can earn an additional $1,500,000 bonus for a first win in Class 2 or above when rated 80 or higher during the same period.)
|Any PP that achieves its first-ever Hong Kong win in Class 2 or above when rated 80 or higher before reaching 5 years of age during the eligible timeframe can earn a bonus
(If a PP that achieves its first-ever Hong Kong win in Class 2 when rated below 80, it will receive a $1,500,000 bonus and remain eligible for a $1,500,000 top up during the relevant timeframe.)
|Any PPG that achieves a first win in Class 2 or above when rated 80 or higher before reaching 5 years of age||HK$1,000,000|
All horses are eligible for bonus schemes until the end of their 4-year-old year while Northern Hemisphere / South American PPs and PPGs rated 80 or higher remain eligible for a Class 2 or above bonus until 16 July of their 5-year-old season.
|Owners of ISGs that are successful for the first time in Class 3 when rated 60 or higher before the end of their first full season||HK$1,000,000|
Fees (2023 - 2024 Season)
|CLASS 1 (1600m – 2400m)||HK$12,225|
|CLASS 1 (1000m – 1400m)||HK$11,160|
|CLASS 2 (1600m – 2400m)||HK$9,360|
|CLASS 2 (1000m – 1400m)||HK$8,520|
|CLASS 3 (1600m – 2400m)||HK$6,150|
|CLASS 3 (1000m – 1400m)||HK$5,580|
|Jockey (except for Stable Retained Jockey)
(of which HK$1,000 payable to the Club)
|HK$2,300 per ride|
|Stable Retained Jockey Riding for Supporting Owner & Horses trained by other Trainers
(of which HK$1,000 as contribution towards the retainership of the concerned Stable Jockey)
|HK$2,300 per ride|
|Stable Retained Jockey Riding for Non-supporting Owner in the Stable
(of which HK$5,000 as contribution towards the retainership of the concerned Stable Jockey)
|HK$6,300 per ride|
(of which HK$600 payable to the Club)
|HK$1,250 per ride|
|Hong Kong Based Racehorse||HK$1,000 per horse/month|
|Conghua Based Racehorse||HK$1,600 per horse/month|
|Training||HK$39,500 per horse/month|
|Spelling (w.e.f. 1 September 2023)||HK$16,480 per horse/month|
|Contributions to Retired Racehorse Programme|
|Contributions to Retired Racehorse Programme||HK$100,000 per horse|
In addition to racing in Hong Kong, Owners may compete their horses in prestigious races overseas. The success of Hong Kong horses in overseas ventures reflects great credit on Hong Kong and Hong Kong racing. An Owner who wishes to campaign a horse outside Hong Kong must make an application via their nominated trainer to Racing Registry for approval. The Club will usually look favorably on the application if the horse is to contest in a Group race which is considered to be of sufficient value or prestige. Dual Site Stables Operations Department will work with the trainer in submitting entries, declarations and horse shipment logistics.
Owners shall be responsible for all the expenses for their horses’ overseas trip which are not covered by the hosting country, including but not limited to the following items:
- Accommodation, meal and travelling expenses of the Trainer, Jockey, accompanying Veterinary Surgeon, professional groom and stable staff
- Declarations fee and other registration fees levied by the hosting country
- The usual livery charges in Hong Kong
Under the current policy of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, any prize money won by a horse(s) when racing overseas shall be distributed in such a way that the Trainer, Jockey and Stable Staff will receive no less than their normal entitlement under the Rules of Racing in Hong Kong, i.e.
|2nd to 6th place||9.2%||5%||10.8%|
In the event that the prize money entitlement under the Rules of Racing in the hosting country for the Trainer, Jockey and Stable Staff is higher than their entitlement in Hong Kong, the Owners have to top up the difference out of their share of prize money.