Horse Racing
Special arrangements for the race meeting on 20 May

18/05/2020 19:52

The Hong Kong Jockey Club announces that special arrangements will be made for the race meeting on 20 May at the Happy Valley Racecourse as follows:

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

To comply with the Government’s condition on group gatherings in the Parade Ring, a maximum of two registered owners 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.

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 four persons from the winning Owner, the trainer, jockey and members of stable staff to attend to the horse, will be allowed to participate at each photo-taking session. 

On that night, Owners Box 2/F, Owners Box 3/F, Owners Box 4/F, Owners Box 6/F, Owners Box 7/F, Voting Members Box on 5/F, Stewards Boxes on 4/F to 6/F, Jockey Club Box on 4/F at Members Stand I, Home Straight on 3/F at Members Stand II, Winning Post on 7/F at Members Stand II, Parade Enclosure Suites on 1/F at Members Stand III, The Expert on 4/F at Members Stand III, Y Box on 6/F at Members Stand III, Provincial on 7/F at Grandstand, The Racing Club Noodle Bar on 8/F at Members Stand III, Sponsors Box on 5/F at Members Stand III, Topaz on 7/F at Members Stand III and Hong Kong Kitchen on 9/F at Pavilion Stand in the Happy Valley Racecourse will be open. 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.

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.