How to watch Hong Kong Cup 2022 and live stream from anywhere

ockey James McDonald riding Romantic Warrior
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Asia's showpiece Group 1 flat horse race takes place this Saturday at the Sha Tin Racecourse, as thoroughbreds from around the world go in search of glory at the 2022 Hong Kong Cup.

The headline act of  this weekend's prestigious Hong Kong International Races, the Hong Kong Cup stands as the world’s richest turf race over 2,000 metres with a purse of HK$34,000,000 up for grabs. Read on as our guide tells you how to watch a 2022 Hong Kong Cup live stream from anywhere in the world.

2022 Hong Kong Cup live stream

Date: Sunday, December 11

Race start time: 4.30pm HKT / 8.30am GMT / 7.30pm AEDT

Venue: Sha Tin Racecourse, Hong Kong

Live stream: Sky Sports (UK) | Foxtel (AU)

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Japanese horses have dominated the race over recent years, tasting victory in five of the past six editions, with the Yoshito Yahagi-trained Loves Only You extending that record at last year's event.

The bookies are tipping a home win this year. However, Romantic Warrior, trained by the Hong Kong-based trainer C. S. Shum, leads the current betting.

High profile wins at the Hong Kong Classic Mile and The Fwd QEII Cup earlier this year have shown that the 4-year-old gelding has the chops for a winning ride, but will be up against the toughest field of his nine-race career.

Tenno Sho runner-up Panthalassa along with Japanese hopefuls Jack D’Or and Geoglyph will all be in contention on the picturesque course, which winds alongside the Shing Mun River.

Read on to find out how to get a 2022 Hong Kong Cup live stream from anywhere in the world. 

How to live stream Hong Kong Cup 2022 from outside your country

If you're outside your country of residence - whether that be the UK or anywhere else - and try to stream the racing via your native broadcaster, you'll soon discover that you can't, as it's location restricted. But there is a way to tune in regardless.

By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream - assuming you comply with the broadcaster's fine print, of course - specifically its terms and conditions.

Use a VPN to watch Hong Kong Cup from anywhere

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1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from the UK, just fire up the Sky Go app

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How to watch 2022 Hong Kong Cup: live stream in the UK


Horse racing fans in the UK can watch the 2022 Hong Kong Cup on <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sky Sports.

The Hong Kong Cup start time is scheduled for 8.30am GMT on Sunday morning, so remember to set an alarm. 

Sky Sports' coverage of the event gets underway at 4am GMT on Sunday morning, continuing through to 10am. 

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For those without Sky, the best option is a Now Sky Sports Membership, which includes all 11 channels.

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2022 Hong Kong Cup live stream: how to watch horse race in Australia


Horse racing fans Down Under will find that premium TV provider <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Foxtel is the holder of Hong Kong Cup 2022 rights, with the action set to be shown across Sky Racing 1 and Sky Racing 2.

The start time for the Hong Kong Cup has been set for 7.30pm AEDT on Sunday evening, and Sky Racing will be covering the event from 12pm AEDT on Sunday.

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How to watch Hong Kong Cup 2022 around the world

Unfortunately, the 2022 Hong Kong Cup isn't being widely televised, and it appears that there are no broadcasters showing the race in the US or Canada.

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