Special arrangements for the upcoming race meetings

24/04/2020 14:44

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) announces that it has obtained permission by the Government to organise horse racing on 26 April, 29 April, 3 May and 6 May with certain conditions. In accordance with those conditions, the Club would like to announce the following special arrangements for these four race meetings.

  1. Apart from trainers, jockeys, Club officials and Stewards, only horse owners with starters and their accompanying guests within the assigned quota and with advance table booking approved by the Club will be admitted to the racecourses. Anyone who has travelled overseas within 14 days before the race day will not be admitted. They are required to fill in a health declaration form and receive temperature screening before entry. They are also required to wear surgical masks during the race meetings.
  2. To comply with the government’s condition that group gatherings in the Parade Ring should not exceed four persons, only one designated owner representing each horse will be allowed to enter the Parade Ring with the trainer, jockey and assistant trainer of the horse concerned. Special arrangements will be implemented in the Parade Ring to ensure that there is at least 1.5 metres social distance between groups of people inside the Parade Ring.
  3. There will not be photo-taking for the winning horse and owners at the Winning Arch after each race.
  4. The catering facilities in the racecourses will operate in full compliance with the requirements issued by the Secretary for Food and Health for the catering business. For example, each dining table will only accommodate not more than four guests and there will be at least a 1.5 metres distance between the tables.

Regarding the Champions Day race meeting on 26 April, only Owners Box 3/F, Owners Box 6/F Section 2 and Stewards Box on 7/F  in the Sha Tin Racecourse will be open. Each dining table will only accommodate not more than four guests and there will be at least a 1.5 metres distance between the tables.

In addition, no racecourse cross betting will be available. All betting facilities at the Sha Tin Clubhouse will not open. However, Grandstand II car park will be open.

Betting services at all Off-course Betting Branches remain suspended. Telebet hotlines 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1889, Priority Red Card and Quickline services will provide limited service. Customers can also place bets via the Club’s mobile betting app, Racing Touch, eWin or 1886 Telebet Automated System. Fund deposits can be made by FPS or EPSCO via the Club’s betting app or eWin, or by PPS or Bank Bill Payment Services via online banking websites.

Customers who do not have an online fund transfer facility can register online via the Club’s betting app or via eWin for FPS fund transfer.