The Hong Kong Jockey Club would like to remind customers of the special arrangements for the 21 October race meeting at the Happy Valley Racecourse.
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 advance bookings approved by the Club will be admitted to the racecourses. They have to abide by public health measures, including temperature screening before entry, filling in health declaration forms and wearing of face masks during the race meetings. Any person who has travelled overseas within 14 days prior to the race day will not be admitted, except those who are exempted from the HKSAR Government quarantine requirements. In addition to public health measures, standard security measures at racecourse entrances will be applied to ensure racecourse safety.
To comply with the Government’s conditions with regard to group gatherings of no more than four persons, only two Owners/guests of each horse will be allowed to have access to the Parade Ring. Furthermore, in line with social distancing rules, a distance of at least 1.5 metres should be maintained 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. A maximum of four persons will be allowed to participate in each photo-taking session.
On that night, the following facilities will be open in the Happy Valley Racecourse: 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 at Members Stand III, Members Lodges, 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 and Members Betting Hall on 2/F at Members Stand III, Seasonal Boxes on 4/F to 6/F at Pavilion Stand, 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, Co-Tack, Moon Koon Restaurant, 2/F Terrace and Public Betting Halls.
Besides, racecourse cross betting will be available. Pak Sing, Champion Circle, Media Hall as well as Public Betting Halls on 1/F and 2/F at Grandstand II in the Sha Tin Racecourse will be open for customers who have made an advance booking approved by the Club. Car parks at Grandstand II of the Sha Tin Racecourse and Penfold Park will be open on that night. Besides, Racecourse Station of MTR East Rail Line will remain in service.
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, a maximum of four people are allowed at each dining table, and a distance of at least 1.5 metres are maintained between the tables.
Racecourse facilities are now open for reservations to Priority Card holders and members of the public. Online electronic health declaration forms will be accepted and must be submitted one day prior to racecourse admission.
Betting services will be available at all Off-Course Betting Branches (OCBBs) from noon to 8:00 pm on pre-sales days and from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on night race meeting days, while customer services will continue to be provided on non-race days. All customers are required to undergo temperature screening before entry and must wear face masks while inside the OCBBs. All customers and staff are required to observe the social distancing rules and group gathering restrictions as promulgated by the HKSAR Government when inside the OCBBs. For the service hours of the OCBBs, please visit: https://is.hkjc.com/ocb/ocbbizhour_en.pdf
Customers can place bets via Telebet hotlines, namely 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 funds transfer facility can register online via the Club’s betting app or via eWin for FPS fund transfer.
* Customers must be aged 18 or above