Special arrangements for the race meeting on 25 April

22/04/2021 12:11

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) would like to remind customers of the special arrangements for the race meeting on 25 April at the Sha Tin Racecourse.

Advance booking of some venues will be available for Priority Card holders and members of the public. Apart from Stewards, trainers, jockeys, Club officials and persons essential to the operations of races, only Voting Members, Owners, Members, Priority Card holders, members of the public who have made advance bookings approved by the Club, and their companions will be admitted to the racecourse. No other guests will be admitted. All entrants will have to abide by public health measures, including temperature screening before entry, filling in electronic health declaration forms and wearing of face masks during the race meetings. To comply with the latest Government requirement, all customers entering any catering premises are required to scan the LeaveHomeSafe QR code of the premises or provide their names, telephone numbers and the date and time of the visit. In addition, smoking is not allowed inside the racecourses.

Any customer who has travelled outside Hong Kong and is currently subject to a quarantine order issued by the Government or has been in close contact with such a person, has not undergone COVID-19 testing pursuant to a compulsory testing notice or direction with a negative result, lives in the same building as or has been in contact with a confirmed case within 14 days prior to the race day will not be admitted. In addition to public health measures, standard security measures at racecourse entrances will be applied to ensure racecourse safety.

To comply with the Government’s conditions, only two Owners of each Starter will be allowed to have access to the Parade Ring.  Furthermore, in line with social distancing rules, a distance of at least 1.5 metres will be maintained between groups of people inside the Parade Ring.

There will not be celebratory arrangements or ceremonies on the racecourses except for the purpose of trophy presentations and taking winning photos at the Winning Arch after each race.

Booking of the opening venues for the race meeting is now available to Priority Card holders and members of the public. Only electronic health declaration form will be accepted and must be submitted one day prior to admission to the racecourses. Racecourse Station of MTR East Rail Line will be open on that day. Car parks at Grandstand II of the Sha Tin Racecourse and Penfold Park will also be open.

On that day, the following facilities will be open on the Sha Tin Racecourse: Owners Box on 1/F, 3/F and 6/F, Stewards Box and Voting Members Box on 7/F, Owners Pavilion, Private Boxes on 6/F and 7/F, Members Private Room and Jockey Club Box on 2/F, Seasonal Boxes, Owners Bar, Members Loges, Members Box on 4/F (Paddock, Pak Hop, Hong Kong Sixties), Owners Cabin and Members Cabin on 5/F, The Expert, Monopoly, Y Box, D709 Box, The Racing Club on 5/F and 7/F, Members Betting Hall on 2/F at Grandstand I, Min Ma Ting, Inner Circle, The Mastermind, Hay Market, Pak Sing, Wins Cafe Sha Tin, Champion Circle, Jump, Paper Badge Betting Hall, Digital Zone and all Public Betting Halls. The catering facilities on the racecourse will operate in full compliance with the requirements issued by the Secretary for Food and Health for the catering business such as accommodating no more than four persons per dining table and maintaining at least 1.5-metre distance between the tables.

Besides, racecourse cross betting will also be available for the race meeting. Voting Members Box on 5/F, Owners Box 7/F, Home Straight, Winning Post, Leading Edge and some betting halls on the Happy Valley Racecourse will be open for customers who have made an advance booking approved by the Club.

Off-Course Betting Branches will be providing the services of horse races and football matches betting, betting account deposits or withdrawals, cash-in of cash vouchers or winning tickets and opening or re-activation of betting accounts. Betting services of Mark Six will not be available. Any OCBB located in any “specified area” delineated by the HKSAR Government or in the vicinity of confirmed cases will not open. Customers may visit the Club’s website at https://is.hkjc.com/ocb/ocbbizhour_en.pdf for the latest information.

* Customers must be aged 18 or above