The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) would like to remind customers of the special arrangements for the race meeting on 11 July at the Sha Tin Racecourse.
Advance booking of some venues will be available for Priority Card holders and members of the public. Apart from Stewards, trainers, jockeys, Club officials and persons essential to the operations of races, only Voting Members, Owners, Members, Priority Card holders, members of the public 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 and wearing of face masks during the race meetings. To comply with the Government requirement, all customers entering the racecourse and 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 on a specified form. Submission of health declaration forms is no longer required. 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 two Owners 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 racecourses except for the purpose of trophy presentations and taking winning photos at the Winning Arch after each race.
Booking of the opening venues for all race meetings of this season is now available to Priority Card holders and members of the public. Racecourse Station of MTR East Rail Line will be open on that day. Car parks at Grandstand II of the Sha Tin Racecourse and Penfold Park will also be open.
On that day, the following facilities will be open on the Sha Tin Racecourse:
Stewards, Voting Members, Owners, Members
Owners Box on 1/F, 3/F and 6/F, Stewards Box and Voting Members Box, Owners Pavilion, Private Boxes, Members Private Room and Jockey Club Box on 2/F, Seasonal Boxes, Owners Bar, Members Loges, Members Box on 4/F (Paddock, Pak Hop, Hong Kong Sixties), Owners Cabin and Members Cabin on 5/F, The Expert, Y Box, D709 Box, The Racing Club on 5/F and 7/F, Members Betting Hall on 2/F at Grandstand I.
Priority Card holders and members of the public
Min Ma Ting, Inner Circle, The Mastermind, Monopoly, Hay Market, Pak Sing, Wins Cafe Sha Tin, Champion Circle, Jump, Paper Badge Betting Hall, Media Hall, Digital Zone, Roof Deck@2M, outdoor grandstand and all Public Betting Halls.
In addition, racecourse cross betting will also be available for the above race meetings. Voting Members Box on 5/F, Owners Box 7/F, Home Straight, Winning Post, Leading Edge and some betting halls on the Happy Valley Racecourse will be open for customers who have made an advance booking approved by the Club.
Live broadcast of races will be available at the betting halls of Off-Course Betting Branches (OCBBs). However, the Club will make appropriate adjustments in response to the flow of customers at the OCBBs and the prevailing situation of COVID-19. 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