The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) would like to remind customers of the special arrangements for the race meeting on 13 March at the Sha Tin Racecourse.
Apart from Stewards, trainers, jockeys, Club officials and persons essential to the operations of races, only Voting Members, Owners and Members who have made advance bookings approved by the Club, and their companions will be admitted to the racecourse. No other guests will be admitted. All entrants will have to abide by public health measures, including temperature screening before entry, filling in health declaration forms <download here www.hkjc.com/hd> and wearing of face masks during the race meetings. To comply with the latest Government requirement, all customers entering any catering premises are required to scan the LeaveHomeSafe QR code of the premises or provide their names, telephone numbers and the date and time of the visit. In addition, smoking is not allowed inside the racecourses. Any customer who has travelled outside Hong Kong and is currently subject to a quarantine order issued by the Government or has been in close contact with such a person, has not undergone COVID-19 testing pursuant to a compulsory testing notice or direction with a negative result, lives in the same building as or has been in contact with a confirmed case within 14 days prior to the race day will not be admitted. 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, only one Owner of each Starter 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 will be maintained between groups of people inside the Parade Ring.
There will not be celebratory arrangements or ceremonies on the racecourse except for the purpose of taking winning photos at the Winning Arch after each race.
On that day, the following facilities will be open on the Sha Tin Racecourse: Owners Box 1/F, 3/F and 6/F, Stewards Box on 7/F, Voting Members Box on 7/F, Owners Pavilion, Jockey Club Box, D709 Box, Owners Cabin, Members Private Boxes on 2/F, Members Box on 4/F (Paddock, Pak Hop, Hong Kong Sixties), The Expert, Y Box, Members Cabin, Members Loges, Private Boxes on 7/F and The Racing Club on 5/F and 7/F. The catering facilities on the racecourse will operate in full compliance with the requirements issued by the Secretary for Food and Health for the catering business such as accommodating no more than four persons per dining table and maintaining at least 1.5-metre distance between the tables.
No racecourse cross-betting will be available. Penfold carpark will be closed and MTR East Rail Line will not stop at the Racecourse Station.
Off-Course Betting Branches will be providing the services of horse races and football matches betting, betting account deposits or withdrawals, cash-in of cash vouchers or winning tickets and opening or re-activation of betting accounts. Betting services of Mark Six will not be available. Any OCBB located in any “specified area” delineated by the HKSAR Government or in the vicinity of confirmed cases will not open. Customers may visit the Club’s website at https://is.hkjc.com/ocb/ocbbizhour_en.pdf for the latest information.
* Customers must be aged 18 or above