The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Apprentice Jockeys’ School, which is under the Racing Talent Training Centre, is recruiting its latest intake of Racing Trainees, with the closing date for applications on Saturday, 30 July.
The Club has an excellent track record of developing local talent into world-class horse racing professionals, providing young people with an opportunity to take a step towards pursing a rewarding career in a vibrant industry. For some, that can mean a race-riding career as a jockey on the world famous Hong Kong circuit.
Members of the public aged 15 or above who have completed Form Three education, are diligent, with a positive attitude, and have a passion and aptitude for sports, are welcome to apply. There is no height limit on joining as a Racing Trainee, while the weights of apprentice jockeys and riders are approximately 105 pounds and 125 pounds, respectively.
Riding instructors at the Apprentice Jockeys’ School (AJS) will select applicants, who must pass fitness tests to be staged in batches in July and August, as well as a riding test, with a group of applicants then shortlisted for an orientation camp. The 25 applicants with the best performances will be selected to join the programme. No prior horse riding experience is necessary.