The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) would like to remind customers* that special arrangements will be made for the race meeting on 23 September at the Happy Valley Racecourse as follows:
For the race meeting on 23 September, apart from trainers, jockeys, Club officials and Stewards, only Owners, Voting Members, Members, Priority Card holders, members of the public and up to three accompanying guests who have made an advance table booking approved by the Club will be admitted to the racecourse. They have to abide by public health measures including temperature screening before entry, filling in health declaration forms and wearing face masks during the race meeting. Any person who has travelled overseas within 14 days before the raceday will not be admitted, except those who are exempted by the HKSAR Government from quarantine requirement. In addition to the implementation of public health protection measures, standard security measures at entrances to the racecourse will also apply to ensure racecourse safety.
To comply with the Government’s condition on group gatherings in the Parade Ring, only two Owners/guests of each horse will be allowed to have access to 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 racecourse except for the purpose of taking winning photos at the Winning Arch after each race. A maximum of four persons will be allowed to participate in each photo-taking session.
During the race meeting on 23 September, 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, Owners Pavilion on 1/F, Home Straight, Winning Post, Parade Enclosure Suites on 1/F, The Expert, Y Box, Provincial, Sports Bar, Dining Room and Hong Kong Kitchen of The Racing Club, Sponsors Box on 5/F, D306 Box on 3/F at Members Stand III, Topaz on 7/F and 8/F at Members Stand III, The Chalk, The Mastermind, The Gallery, Inner Circle, Leading Edge, Wins Cafe Happy Valley, Silver Lining and Moon Koon Restaurant in the Happy Valley Racecourse will be open. Besides, there is no racecourse cross betting available at the Sha Tin Racecourse on that night.
Only electronic health declaration form will be accepted for Priority Card holders and members of the public and must be submitted one day prior to admission to the racecourse.
The catering facilities in the racecourse 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 persons and there is at least a 1.5-metre distance between the tables.
In addition to pre-sale days, all Off-Course Betting Branches (OCBBs) (except those with maintenance work in-progress) will open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on night race meeting day to provide betting services and will continue to provide customer services on non-racedays. All customers are required to receive temperature screening before entry and wear face masks inside the OCBBs. All customers and staff are required to observe the prevailing social distancing and group gathering restrictions as promulgated by the HKSAR Government during their stay in the OCBBs.
Customers can place bets via Telebet hotlines 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1889, Priority Red Card and Quickline, as well as 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.
For service hours of OCBBs, please visit: https://is.hkjc.com/ocb/ocbbizhour_en.pdf
* Customers must be aged 18 and above