Happy Valley meeting called off over protest fears
he political unrest in Hong Kong has spilled over into horse racing with the Hong Kong Jockey Club cancelling yesterday’s Happy Valley meeting due to ‘the imminent threat to the safety of racegoers, jockeys and employees, and to the welfare of racehorses’.
The HKJC released a statement on Wednesday afternoon outlining the decision, which read: “In organising race meetings, the Club always puts safety as a top priority. It is our responsibility to ensure that racehorses, racegoers, jockeys and employees are safe at all times. The Club has been monitoring the situation in Hong Kong closely. It has conducted a thorough risk assessment of the race meeting tonight and concluded that it should be cancelled in order to preserve the security and safety of people and horses.”