The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) held a plaque unveiling ceremony of the Racing Talent Training Centre Apprentice Jockeys’ School today (Sunday, 29 May) at the Apprentice Jockeys’ School.
With the Apprentice Jockeys’ School (AJS) entering its 50th anniversary, the Racing Development Board (RDB) will be transformed into the Racing Talent Training Centre (RTTC) with two schools under it, the AJS and the Racing Talent School (RTS). While the AJS will continue provide riding training, RTS will provide skills specific training for non-riding professionals, e.g. stable assistants, farriers and more.
The Club will stage the Apprentice Jockeys’ School 50th Anniversary Race Day at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 5 June to commemorate the milestone anniversary of the AJS and its contribution to nurturing Hong Kong horse racing talents over the past 50 years.