Racing set to resume in Hong Kong today
Racing in Hong Kong is set to return at Sha Tin today, despite the ongoing political unrest
in the territory which resulted in a dramatic cancellation of Wednesday’s fixture at Happy
Valley. Protests have raged in Hong Kong for much of this year but until Wednesday had
not impacted racing at Happy Valley or Sha Tin. However, according to local media reports
the participation of a horse part-owned by the pro-China establishment lawmaker Junius
Ho Kwan-yiu heightened concerns about possible dissent and the safety of crowds and
participants on Wednesday’s eight-race card, resulting in the late cancellation.