Macau, China


Being one of the two special administrative regions in China, Macau has its special character which comprises of traditional Chinese and European cultures. Under this circumstances, horse racing --- a sport both welcomed by Chinese and Westerners, becomes a unique game in this tiny but energetic city.

Macau Jockey Club was formerly the Macau Trotting Club. In 1989, the Trotting Club changed ownership and was transformed into the present Macau Jockey Club for flat-racing. The first race was held on 10th September 1989. In 1991, the Macau Jockey Club was acquired by a consortium led by Dr Stanley Ho. The Macau Jockey Club is one of the largest private employers in Macau of some 1,000 employees including part-timers.

The Macau Jockey Club has races scheduled all year round. The Racing Season starts in September and ends at the end of August the following year. Basically, there are two race meetings per week (50% on turf and 50% on sand), night meeting on Fridays and day meeting or twilight meeting on weekends.

Name of Racing Authority: Macau Jockey Club
Postal Address: Hipodromo Da Taipa, Macau
Tel: (853) 2882 1188 Fax: (853) 2882 0503
Web Site: []

Patron: The Chief Executive The Honourable Chui Sai On

Board of Directors

Chairman Dr. Ho Hung Sun, Stanley
Vice Chairman Dr. Cheng Yu Tung
Vice Chairman & Executive Director Ms. Leong On Kei, Angela
Managing Director Mr. Li Chi Keung
Director Mr. Lee Wai Man
Director Dr. So Shu Fai, Ambrose
Director Mr. Ng Chi Sing, Louis
Director Mrs. Fung Ho, Nanette Yuen Hung
Director Dr. Eric Tsun Man Yeung
Director Mr. Liu Chak Wan
Director Hon. Shek Lai Him, Abraham, SBS, JP
Executive Director & Chief Executive Mr. Thomas Li
Director & Secretary General Dr. Rui Jose da Cunha
Director Mr. Albert Ho
Director Ms. Chin Te Shun
Honorary Director Mr. Liu Chak Wan
Honorary Director Ms. Deborah Ho
Honorary Director Mr. Wong Ming Ngan

Racing and Club Officials

Executive Director & Chief Executive
Mr. Thomas Li

Acting Director of Racing & Clerk of The Course
Mr. Kwang Eng Seong

Acting Chief Stipendiary Steward
Ms. Heidi Lester

Chief Handicapper
Mr. Miguel Lao

Senior Stipendiary Steward & Acting Stables Manager
Ao Kin Neng

Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Grant Scott BSA.,DVM., DACVS

Tracks Manager
Mr. Michael Ng

Racing Administration & International Affairs Manager
Ms. Marie May Low Hang

Racing Registry Manager
Mr. Michael Leong

Betting Controller
Mr. Arnold Sit

Finance/Senior Accounting Manager
Ms. Jessie Lam

Senior I.T. Manager
Mr. Allen Lui

Senior Manager – Membership & Marketing
Ms. Ilidia Ku

Principal Races

Name Classification Prize Money(HK$'000)
Macau Derby Domestic G1 2,600
Macau Hong Kong Trophy Domestic G1 2,400
Chairman’s Challenge Cup Domestic G1 1,000
Macau Gold Cup Domestic G1 1,000
Macau Guineas Domestic G1 1,000
The Macau Star of the Sand Stakes Domestic G1 1,000

Principal Bet Types, available on Totalizator & Offcourse :
Win, Place, Quinella, Quinella Place, Double, Tierce, Double Trio (for Hong Kong races only) and Six-up (for Hong Kong races only)

The races of the Macau Jockey Club are conducted in a clockwise direction. The most common distances for turf races are: Short distances 1100M and 1200M, Middle distances 1400M, 1500M, 1700M and long distances of 1800M and 1950M. The most frequent distances for sand races are 1050M, 1350M, 1500M, 1600M and 1700M.

Races are overseen by a team of professional Stipendiary Stewards with the aid of 8 video cameras which are capable of replaying races instantly in different angles of the track. All races are conducted under the MJC Rules of Racing.

Trainers and Jockeys come from various parts of the world, and the racehorses mostly imported from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States of America.