Horse Racing
Jockeys Ruan Maia & Jye McNeil

29/11/2022 12:37

The Club’s Chief Medical Officer has informed the Stewards that Jockeys Ruan Maia and Jye McNeil have tested positive to COVID-19 following both Jockeys undertaking the Club’s mandated polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) test this morning.  Accordingly, both Jockeys Maia and McNeil have been stood down from riding with the Stewards approving the following riding substitutions for the Happy Valley racemeeting to be conducted on Wednesday, 30 November 2022:-

Jockey Ruan Maia

Race 4:            SMART COUSIN – A Hamelin
Race 7:            NAVAS TWO – K C Leung

Jockey Jye McNeil

Race 2:            ISLAND SHINE – M Chadwick
Race 3:            FLYING MIGHTY – H T Mo
Race 4:            FORTUNE TRIPLE – H Bentley
Race 5:            LORIZ – A Hamelin
Race 8:            PRIME MINISTER – Z Purton

Jockeys Maia and McNeil will also not ride at the Sha Tin racemeeting scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, 4 December 2022.  A further release will be issued at the appropriate time in respect of their eligibility to resume riding in track work and in races.