Hong Kong racing cancelled

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Hong Kong racing cancelled

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been forced to cancel Wednesday night’s Happy Valley race meeting as Typhoon Kompasu skirts Hong Kong.

With the Hong Kong Observatory confirming the typhoon signal No 8 will remain in force until at least 4pm on Wednesday, officials had no choice but to scrap the eight-race card.

“The Hong Kong Jockey Club, having considered the hoisting of tropical cyclone warning signal number 8 and adverse weather conditions – under which there would be difficulties for horse movement and transportation of 8,000 employees required to report for duty at the race meeting – decided to cancel tonight’s race meeting (13 October) at the Happy Valley racecourse,” the Jockey Club said in a statement.

It’s the first time since September 2018 that a typhoon has claimed a meeting and Wednesday’s meeting is just the 10th lost to weather in Hong Kong since 1999.

The Jockey Club will seek approval from the government to hold a replacement meeting on December 29 this year.

South African punters must please note that the field will apply in relevant legs of the Quickmix bets offered by TAB.

scmp.com

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