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.
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.