The Hong Kong Jockey Club confirms that horses entered for Sunday’s race meeting at Sha Tin Racecourse will be withdrawn prior to declarations due to the continued suspension of cross-border horse movement. The Club received an initial indication from the Mainland authorities early this week that the cross-border horse movement might be able to resume for this Sunday but despite the best efforts of all parties, it is not possible.
Multiple issues, including some difficult technical issues, must be addressed. The Club will work closely with the relevant Mainland authorities at various levels to resolve these issues. While there is no definitive timeline as to when cross-border horse movement may resume, the Club is fully engaged and aware of the importance of FWD Champions Day on 24 April.
The Club would like to apologise to and seek the understanding of those horse owners who currently place their horses in Conghua Racecourse.