Track Work – 2019 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

25/11/2019 15:49

1. HKIR Track Work Timetable – The attached HKIR track work timetable will become operational on Saturday, 30th November and remain effective until Sunday, 8th December inclusive.

Please note the following points:

(1) The track opens at 4:45am
(2) The large & small track closes for harrowing at 6:15 am
(3) The large & small track closes at 8:15am
(4) The bridle path closes at 8:15 am and the trotting ring closes at 8:30 am
(5) The Riverside Gallop, Olympics Equine Pool and Trotting Ring closes at 8:30 am from 30th Nov to 2nd Dec, 4th to 7th Dec
(6) Barrier trials (3rd Dec) on the All Weather Track commence 8:15am (gate close at 8:00 am), only 1200M start will be offered (restricted to max. 3 batches)
(7) No barrier trials on 6th Dec
(8) Monday & Thursday stalls tests (2nd and 5th Dec) will be held at 7:30 am
(9) 1800M Jump-outs opens between 7:00am to 8:00 am:
Mon, 2nd Dec restricted to horses entered for R/M Wed, 4th Dec, HKIR runners (quota not included) & intended runners for R/M Sun, 8th Dec
Thur, 5th Dec restricted to horses entered for R/M Sun, 8th Dec, HKIR runners (quota not included)
(10) Afternoon gate practice and education inside the trotting ring paddock will not be available on Fri, 6th Dec
(11) The tracks will be open from 08:15am to 08:30am for HKIR runners and their amahs for exclusive All-weather and turf track trackwork except Tuesday, 3rd Dec. due to All-weather trial.  Trainers are strongly encouraged to work their International runners at this time, to facilitate overseas press and visitors viewing of your horses work.

2. Turf Gallops – Local horses entered for any of the International Races can gallop twice on the turf track accompanied by an amah from Friday, 29th November until Saturday, 7th December inclusive. The turf track will be open between 6:00am – 7:00am and 8:15am – 8:30am, booking is required.

3. December Turf Trials – The December open & griffin turf trials will be held on Tuesday, 10th December. The usual horse number restrictions for open and griffin trials apply.