Introduction to The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of Asia’s oldest and most prestigious membership clubs. The Club has since achieved world-class standards of excellence in leading the development of the sport of horse racing and providing socially responsible betting services, while also significantly contributing to the betterment of society through donating the surplus from its operations to charitable and community projects.

Always striving for world-class excellence, the Club shares the same can-do spirit and values as Hong Kong people, and is committed to exploring new ways of achieving a better future for all. In 2013/14, the Club’s donations reached a record HK$3.6 billion and supported no fewer than 168 projects; and over the years, its charitable contributions have touched the lives of 75 per cent of the population in Hong Kong. The Club also continues to make a difference by being Hong Kong’s single largest taxpayer. In 2013/14, its total tax and duty payments amounted to HK$19.58 billion, which contributes to Hong Kong’s ability to maintain a low tax regime. In addition, as one of Hong Kong’s largest employers, the Club enables over 24,800 full-time and part-time staff to contribute to the city’s economic development.

Committed to global excellence and giving back to society, the Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong.