The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) has been closely monitoring the latest development of COVID-19. Having considered the worsening situation of COVID-19 in overseas countries, and the Government’s announcement of expanding self-isolation to visitors from 30 overseas countries to address increasing public health risk, the Club has decided that the existing admission arrangements for race meetings will remain unchanged for the next two weeks.
Regarding the race meeting on 18 March at the Happy Valley Racecourse, apart from trainers, jockeys, Club officials and Stewards with race day duties, Owners with Starters and any Owners with a successful advance table booking will be admitted. However, no guests will be admitted. The same arrangements will apply to Voting Members. Racecourse cross betting will remain unavailable. Customers are required to receive temperature screening before entry and wear medical masks during the race meeting.
Venues that will be open on 18 March at the Happy Valley Racecourse are: Owners Box 2/F, Owners Box 3/F, Owners Box 4/F, Owners Box 6/F, Owners Box 7/F, Voting Members Box on 5/F, Stewards Boxes on 4/F to 6/F, Home Straight on 3/F at Members Stand II and Parade Enclosure Suites on 1/F at Members Stand III. The Club will continue to ensure social distancing at all racecourse venues open during race meetings. It will also continue to implement all other precautionary measures for the protection of customers and employees.
During the race meeting on 18 March, betting services at all Off-course Betting Branches remain suspended. Telebet hotlines 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1889, Priority Red Card and Quickline services also remain temporarily suspended. Customers can continue to place bets via the 1886 Telebet Automated System, the Club’s mobile betting app, Racing Touch, or eWin. Fund deposits can be made by FPS or EPSCO via the Club’s betting app or eWin, or by PPS or Bank Bill Payment Services via online banking websites.
Customers who do not have an online fund transfer facility can register online via the Club’s betting app or eWin for FPS fund transfer.