The Hong Kong Jockey Club issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon, (13 November), saying that the race meeting at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday night had been cancelled to ensure the safety of its employees and racegoers.
The statement said:
'In organising race meetings, the Club always puts safety as a top priority. 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 the latest social unrest and public transportation situation throughout the territory do not support our employees and racegoers arriving and particularly departing from the racecourse smoothly and safely. As such, the Club has decided to cancel the race meeting at Happy Valley Racecourse tonight.
In addition, all Club operations will be suspended from 2pm today. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.'
Happy Valley Racecourse, picture ThoroughbredNEWS