Free entries will close in one week for all four Group 1 contests at the 2018 Hong Kong International Races, which will take place at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 9 December.
The closing time for free entries to the flagship year-end occasion is midnight (Hong Kong time) on Monday, 22 October, 2018. Supplementary entries close on 19 November, 2018.
The HKIR carries total prize money of HK$93 million. The showcase contest, the 2000m Group 1 Hong Kong Cup has a lucrative purse of HK$28 million; the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile is worth HK$25million; the 1200m Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint and the 2400m Group 1 Hong Kong Vase are each worth HK$20million.