Horse Racing
Special arrangements for the race meeting on 9 May

07/05/2020 23:13

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) announces that it has obtained permission by the Government to organise horse racing on 9 May, 13 May, 17 May and 20 May with certain conditions. In accordance with those conditions, the Club would like to announce the following special arrangements for the upcoming race meeting on 9 May:

1. Apart from trainers, jockeys, Club officials and Stewards, horse owners, Voting Members and accompanying guests who have made an advanced table booking approved by the Club will be admitted to the racecourses. They are required to fill in a health declaration form <download here> and receive temperature screening before entry. They are also required to wear surgical masks during the race meetings. Anyone who has travelled overseas within 14 days before the race day will not be admitted.

2. To comply with the Government’s condition on group gatherings in the Parade Ring, a maximum of eight people, namely owner(s) with starters and the trainer, jockey and assistant trainer of the horse concerned will be allowed to enter the Parade Ring. 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 celebratory arrangements or ceremonies in the racecourses except for the purpose of taking winning photos at the Winning Arch after each race. However, only a maximum of eight persons including trainer, jockey and a stable staff will be allowed to participate at each photo-taking session. 

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 eight persons and there will be at least a 1.5 metres distance between the tables.

Regarding the upcoming race meeting on 9 May, Owners Box 1/F, 3/F, 6/F, Stewards Box on 7/F, Voting Members Box on 7/F, Private Boxes on 2/F in the Sha Tin Racecourse will be open. Grandstand II car park will also 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.