Thanks to the dedication of horse owners, trainers and jockeys, the Club has become a world leader in racing. In 2016, all 11 of the Hong Kong international Group 1 races featured in the World’s Top 100 Group 1 races. And 26 Hong Kong horses were in the top 300 of the 2016 World’s Best Racehorse rankings, with eight in the top 50.
With regard to the strong growth in racing turnover in 2016/17, an interest in Hong Kong racing from commingling jurisdictions has been a major contributing factor. Hong Kong racing has attracted more attention overseas owing to its highly competitive racing, large field sizes, unparalleled racing information and uncompromising integrity.