Our Clubhouse facilities and Happy Valley Racecourse non-raceday restaurants are closed as Typhoon 8 signal is in force. They will reopen within 2 hours when the signal is lowered and no “extreme condition” is announced by the government. *All facilities will remain closed for the day if the Typhoon 8 signal or “extreme condition” remains in force by 5pm. *The non-raceday restaurants at Happy Valley Racecourse will remain closed for the night even if the signal is lowered before 5pm as the race meeting is cancelled.
We would like to thank Members for their strong patronage of the Club’s restaurants which have seen overwhelming demand in the past few months.
Our Clubhouse facilities and Happy Valley Racecourse non-raceday restaurants are closed as Typhoon 8 signal in force. They will reopen within 2 hours when the signal is lowered. All facilities will remain close for the day if the signal remains in force by 5pm.
We are pleased to inform Members that the government has further relaxed the maximum capacity for banqueting functions to 240 persons under the Vaccine Bubble’s Type D operation mode.
Although the past year was challenging, the Club remained firmly committed to its purpose: the betterment of society.
On 8 September, the Club announced that CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges has been elected Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), effective October 2021. Engelbrecht-Bresges, who is also Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation, succeeds IFHA’s founding Chairman Louis Romanet as the first Chairman from an Asia-based racing organisation.
We wish to inform Members that further to assessing Members’ demand, The Eighth’s 360 Bar (currently under Type 2 Bar mode) will revert to the Vaccine Bubble’s Type C mode. In the Type C mode, a maximum of 6 persons can be seated at a table and vaccination records need not be presented. All Members and guests are still required to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” (LHS) QR code to access the outlet, except for those aged 65 or above who can opt to use the prescribed FEHD form to provide their particulars.
We are pleased to inform Members that The Parade and The Ring in Happy Valley New Clubhouse will open on Tuesday, 21 September for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
We wish to inform Members that Sha Tin Clubhouse will carry out regular upkeeping work by phases for the Clubhouse façade starting from Monday, 6 September. Scaffolding works and intermittent noise from the renovation may cause inconvenience to Members during this time.
To accommodate the overwhelming dining demand, we are pleased to inform Members that multi-session dining reservation will implemented on Sundays and Public Holidays for lunch at the highly popular Chinese restaurants with effect from Friday, 1 October (Note: Reservations taking will commence on Wednesday, 1 September.)
We wish to inform Members that the conditions of entry to all Club premises, including Racecourses and Clubhouses, will be updated as follows with effect from 1 September 2021.
We are pleased to inform Members that the Club’s entire Catering full-time staff population have already taken up the vaccination. As a result, all restaurants and private boxes in Sha Tin Racecourse and Happy Valley Racecourse will operate under the Vaccine Bubble’s Type C mode while selective outlets will operate under the Type D mode.
We are pleased to inform Members that further to the latest government directives, Sha Tin Clubhouse’s Toddler Pool and the Beas River Country Club’s Fun Pool will recommence their operation on Saturday, 21 August. Happy Valley Old Clubhouse’s Hilltop Pools will remain closed due to the Timber Roof rectification work.
The Club will carry out a comprehensive IT operation commencing midnight tonight to strengthen the resilience of the IT system following the network equipment failure incident on 13 August 2021.
A network equipment this morning had disrupted the information display of certain Club webpages as well as the Customer Care and Membership hotline services. We have since resumed normal services and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Further to our Notice dated 30 July, we are pleased to inform Members that additional private rooms in selective outlets will operate under the Vaccine Bubble’s Type D mode, and some bars will operate under Type C and Type II Bar mode. The details are as follows:
The Members’ Mobile App will undergo system maintenance on Friday, 6 August from 12 midnight to 1:30 pm and on Tuesday, 10 August from 12 midnight to 2 pm. During the aforesaid period of time, access to the App is not available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Club is most grateful for Members’ patronage of our restaurants in the past few weeks. Since the majority of our restaurants’ move to the Type C mode under the Vaccine Bubble, we have seen an overwhelming response from Members with many restaurants utilised to the fullest as permitted under the current social distancing rules. Your support has meant we are beginning to see the vibrancy which has been much missed and we trust you are enjoying your visits even more now that you are able to invite more family members and friends.
We are pleased to inform Members that Derby Restaurant will operate under the Vaccine Bubble Type C mode ahead of schedule with effect from Tuesday, 13 July (instead of 15 July as previously announced). Also, The Racing Club restaurants (non-raceday) will be moving into Type C operating mode on Monday, 12 July.
Further to our Notice dated 5 July, we are pleased to inform Members that additional Members Enclosure areas at the Happy Valley Racecourse will operate under the Vaccine Bubble’s Type C Mode on Wednesday, 14 July.
We are pleased to inform Members that the following Member enclosure areas at the respective Racecourses will operate under the Vaccine Bubble’s Type C Mode on Sunday, 11 July and Wednesday, 14 July.
We have updated several house rules for the Clubhouses which will take effect from 5 July 2021, except for the revised Reservation Policy for Bars which will be effective on 15 July 2021.
Further to our Notice last week dated 18 June, we are pleased to inform Members that additional dining outlets and facilities will be moving into the Vaccine Bubble Type C operating mode.
Further to our Notice last week dated 10 June, we are pleased to inform Members that our staff have responded positively to the Club’s efforts at accelerating the vaccination rate. Thanks to their support, we are now in a position to move the majority of our dining outlets to the Vaccine Bubble Type C operating mode according to the respective timelines as follows.
Like many Members, the Club is looking forward to further relaxing social distancing measures in its catering premises permitted by the Vaccine Bubble’s Type C category.
We are pleased to inform Members the current tracing measures will be simplified.
Members will be delighted to hear that the new Kat O Bar will officially open this Saturday, 12 June just in time for the opening stage matches of the Euro 2020 Championship.
We are pleased to inform Members the following indoor playrooms at the Clubhouses will reopen with effect from next Monday, 24 May:
Members are kindly reminded that in accordance with the current government regulation, GN250 Cap 599F pertaining to the operation of Fitness Centres, users must put on face masks at all times within the gym premises except when having a shower. Therefore, there should be no consumption of food and beverage when inside the gym. We recommend that Members bring their own water bottles for rehydrating after their workout.
Members are kindly reminded that the Club is currently operating in the Type B mode in respect of the government’s GN249 Cap 599F regulation.
The latest Government gazette released yesterday has directed that the social distancing measures can be further relaxed through the introduction of a “vaccine bubble”.
We are pleased to inform Members that swimming coaching services at the Happy Valley New Clubhouse Valley Pool and Sha Tin Clubhouse Swimming Pool will recommence on Monday, 26 April 2021. At Happy Valley New Clubhouse, there will be reductions in the sizes of certain group swimming classes in adherence to current government regulations. At Sha Tin Clubhouse, private and semi-private lessons will resume initially but there will be no group classes to avoid overcrowding at the pool side and changing rooms.
In line with the government’s directive, the Fun Pool at Beas River Country Club will be closed with immediate effect. The Main Pool remains open for Members use. Below is the overview of Clubhouses’ swimming pools opening and closure status for easy reference.
In respect of the required timber roof remedial works at the 4/F of the Happy Valley Old Clubhouse, there will be a crane parked at the private road (leading up from Hawthorn Road to the Old Clubhouse Car Park) to facilitate the current phase of the strengthening works.
The Members’ Mobile App will undergo a production testing on Wednesday, 7 April. During this period, the following outlets under The Eighth will be shown as available for reservation as part of the testing. Members are advised to disregard their availability. The opening date of The Eighth will be further announced.
The Members’ Mobile App will undergo system maintenance between 12am to 9am on Friday, 2 April. During this time, Members will not be able to access the App services. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
In respect of the latest government directive released today on the use of face masks at swimming pools, we have revised the requirement as underlined:
We are pleased to inform Members that further to the latest government announcement, the swimming pools at all Clubhouses (except the Hilltop Pool at Happy Valley Old Clubhouse) and the Beas River Country Club’s children outdoor playground will recommence their operations on Thursday, 1 April.
We are pleased to inform Members that the Mobile App has been further enhanced with two new features as of today, Tuesday, 30 March:
The Members’ Mobile App will undergo system maintenance between 1am to 11am on Friday, 26 March. During this time, Members will not be able to access the App services. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The government announced last night that all fitness centre staff have to undergo another medical test by today and as far as possible, remain at their place of residence until the test results are known.
The Government has announced that most of the existing social distancing measures and restrictions will be extended for another 14 days from today until Wednesday, 31 March 2021. In particular, Members are reminded that in light of the current outbreak in fitness centres; effective from 11 March 2021, the Government has mandated that masks must be worn at all times in gyms except when taking a shower.
We are pleased to inform Members that the Gyms at Happy Valley New Clubhouse and Sha Tin Clubhouse have recommenced their operation this morning.
In respect of the government’s latest announcement requiring all fitness centre staff to be tested and as far as possible, remain at their place of residence until the test results are known, we will be closing the Happy Valley and Sha Tin Clubhouse Gyms at 5pm today until the test results are available.
The Derby Restaurant of the Happy Valley Old Clubhouse will revise its dinner operating hours with immediate effect as follows:
In view of the latest outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases reported yesterday; the Club will be stepping up precautionary measures with immediate effect until 17 March as follows:
Further to our announcement dated 22 February, we are pleased to recommence the operation of the following facilities effective Friday, 12 March 2021:
We are pleased to inform Members that further enhancements will be made to the Members’ Mobile App in the version to be released on 30 March. This upcoming version will incorporate two new features - eCoupon and Health Declaration. In parallel, the registration process will be improved as Members will be able to complete the App Login registration with a One-Time-Password (OTP) via SMS sent to your primary mobile phone number registered with the Club. This process will replace the use of an enrolment PIN sent via letter.
We would like to inform Members that the Health Declaration Form has been enhanced and deployed with immediate effect for the purpose of adhering to the government’s mandate of recording the time of entry to premises.
Further to the Notice issued on 15 January in respect of the required timber roof remedial works at the 4/F of the Happy Valley Old Clubhouse, there will be a crane parked at the private road (leading up from Hawthorn Road to the Old Clubhouse Car Park) to facilitate the current phase of the strengthening works.
We are pleased to inform Members that Issho at the 6/F of the Happy Valley New Clubhouse will recommence its operation next Wednesday, 3 March.
We are pleased to inform Members that further to the latest government announcement, some of our Clubhouse facilities was reopened and dine-in restrictions was relaxed as of Thursday, 18 February with the implementation of additional anti-epidemic measures.
We are pleased to inform Members that the Mobile App has been further enhanced with two additional features which as of today.
Further to the Notice on the reopening details of our Clubhouse facilities, the setting for table reservation via the Members’ Mobile App has been updated to a maximum of 4 persons per table. Members are advised to close the App and open it again to apply the new setting.
The Club was notified by a catering employee in the late evening yesterday (4 February) that she has taken a self-test for COVID-19 according to the Club’s regular protocol and the result was inconclusive. She has further taken a PCR test at a hospital and was awaiting the test result as of this morning.
Further to the government’s latest announcement, we are pleased to inform Members that we will be reopening selective Recreation facilities tomorrow, Thursday, 4 February as follows:
The Fun Pool at Beas River Country Club will be closed for annual maintenance from 1 to 19 February.
Members are reminded of Section 2 (1) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance concerning the giving or acceptance of gifts, rewards, cash tips or other advantages. Unless given or accepted with the approval of the Club, the gift could give rise to criminal or disciplinary proceedings against the Member or Club employee.
We are pleased to inform Members that the Chinese counter at The Parade in Happy Valley New Clubhouse will recommence operation on weekends and public holidays (only) as of this Saturday, 23 January.
Further to the Notice issued on 23 December in respect of the required timber roof remedial works at the 4/F of the Happy Valley Old Clubhouse, there will be a crane parked at the private road (leading up from Hawthorn Road to the Old Clubhouse Car Park) to facilitate the current phase of the strengthening works.
In respect of the government’s latest social distancing directives issued on Monday, 4 January, the current restrictions will be extended until Wednesday, 20 January 2021 (inclusive).
The Club has recently received complaints via the Transport Department and Wan Chai District Council from surrounding residential buildings in Happy Valley regarding illegal car parking along Shan Kwong Road. The cars in question were displaying HKJC labels. In this respect, we would like to remind Members and their drivers to make use of the car park facilities of The Hilltop in The Valley when visiting the Clubhouse.
In accordance to the government announcement on tightening the compulsory quarantine requirements for people arriving in Hong Kong, the Health Declaration Form has been revised. Members who have just returned to Hong Kong are reminded to observe the new quarantine requirements and those who have been in close contact with any person currently subject to a quarantine order issued by the government shall not visit the Club premises.
Further to our notice issued on Saturday, 21 November, we would like to apprise Members that our timber engineering specialist has completed his study and concluded that a temporary support system needs to be installed to the roof above the Indoor Pool. This work is in progress.
In respect of the government’s latest social distancing directives issued on Monday, 21 December, the current restrictions will be extended until Wednesday, 6 January 2021. Members who have made reservations for dinner during this period will be contacted by our restaurant teams for alternative arrangements.
We are pleased to inform Members that the outdoor car parking facility at the Forecourt of the Happy Valley Racecourse will commence operation this Thursday, 24 December.
We are delighted to inform Members the Members Mobile App is now officially launched and is available in the app stores for download as of today.
We are pleased to inform Members that you may invite other Members as guests in addition to family members at ALL Clubhouses and Moon Koon restaurant at Happy Valley Racecourse with effect from Thursday, 17 December.
The Club would like to clarify that no patients tested positive for COVID-19 have ever visited nor worked at Oi Suen in Sha Tin Clubhouse.
Pursuant to the latest government announcement issued on Tuesday, 8 December, all dine-in services at the Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse will only provide take-away services after 6pm (last order at 8:30pm) and all indoor and outdoor sporting facilities at the Clubhouses will be closed from Thursday, 10 December to Wednesday, 23 December.
We are pleased to inform Members that the Car Park at the Happy Valley New Clubhouse will recommence normal operation with effect from Tuesday, 8 December.
As the pandemic situation continues to escalate, the Club is stepping up vigilance and has revised the Declaration Form which, among other things, requires non-member guests to provide more details to ensure better traceability in the event of any reported cases on Club premises.
In view of the increasing COVID-19 threat with the high number of local transmissions, the Club will be implementing a staggered work schedule for our staff at the Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse non-race day dining outlets. Such an arrangement is necessary to mitigate against the risks of cross-infection in the event there are confirmed staff or Member cases.
In light of the significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases which have included some of our Members, Management has undertaken a further risk assessment to protect the health of our Members and employees and as a result we have had to make some changes to the current operations of our Clubhouses.
Further to our notice issued on Monday, 23 November night on the closure of the Happy Valley Old and New Clubhouses due to four positive cases; we would like to update Members on our findings of the infected persons’ respective movements (counting 14 days back from the dates they were confirmed as positive). Their movements were established based on CCTV recordings and supplemented by their own recollections.
In respect of the government’s latest directives on COVID-19 social distancing measures.
The management of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Clubhouse has received four separate positive COVID-19 reports directly from Members late last night (22 November) and today (23 November). Based on our initial investigation, the Members concerned have most recently visited the Valley Pool, 2/F Changing Rooms (19 November), The Rock (19 November) and The Eighth (during a preview operation – 15 November) at the New Clubhouse and the Six Furlong and The Gallop (11 November) at the Old Clubhouse respectively.
The COVID-19 pandemic situation is escalating significantly with the rapid increase in number of reported cases in the past few days.
As an update on the notice issued last night in regard to the positive Member case at the Happy Valley Sports Complex, we wish to inform Members that the medical test result for the Table Tennis coach has returned as negative.
The Club has been informed by the Table Tennis coach at the Happy Valley Clubhouse Sports Complex late tonight that the Centre for Health Protection has approached and informed him that a female Member he coached has been tested positive for COVID-19 on 18 November.
In consideration of the latest development of the COVID-19 pandemic situation which has seen a sudden increase in the number of cases, the Club will be taking further precautionary measures as follows with effect from Sunday, 22 November.
Further to our notice issued on Sat, 7 Nov, we would like to advise Members that upon further assessment of the timber roof structure at the 4/F, our timber engineering specialists have concluded that more substantial remedial works are required than originally expected
We are pleased to announce that The Eighth social hub and our Teppanyaki Isshō restaurant will officially open on 26 November, signifying Happy Valley New Clubhouse is now fully open, in time to plan for your festive gatherings.
In respect of the government’s latest directives on COVID-19 social distancing measures, kindly note the following will take effect at all Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse dining outlets from Mon, 16 Nov to Thu, 26 Nov:
The said person last visited the New Clubhouse to inspect the 2/F and 5/F changing rooms during the late hours of the night on 2, 6 and 9 November for around 40 minutes (11.05pm to 11.45pm), just under two hours (10.00pm to 11.50pm) and just under one hour (11.10pm to 12.05am) respectively. The contractor employee has logged, passed temperature screening and worn a face mask throughout the entire duration of the visits. There was no Member in the vicinity on 2, 6 November and a limited number of Members (4 persons) in the vicinity of the 2/F male changing room on 9 November who are being contacted for further information and assistance. Those Club employees who have had any kind of contact with the concerned person will be arranged for Covid-19 testing and self-isolation in the interest of caution.
Members and guests are kindly reminded not to park or have chauffeurs wait in their cars outside the Members’ Main Entrance at both the Happy Valley and Sha Tin Racecourses as well as the adjacent roads on race days. The area is for immediate drop-off and pick-up only and cars parked or stopped there cause heavy congestion and disruption to race day operation. It also affects the safety of Members and guests who are being dropped off.
We apologise once again for the short notice on the closure of the Outdoor Pool (in addition to the Indoor Pool already closed for annual maintenance), Gym and Six Furlong Express issued last night. During the annual assessment of the timber roof structure at the 4/F, our technical professionals have discovered areas which require corrective work. As the Indoor Pool is currently closed for maintenance and usage is relatively lower at this time, it was decided that the corrective work should be done during this period to avoid another closure of the associated facilities at a later stage.
We apologise for the short notice. Due to emergency repair work that we have just been notified of, the Outdoor Pool (in addition to the indoor pool already closed for maintenance), Gym and Six Furlong Express at The Old Clubhouse will be closed from Sat, 7 Nov until Sat, 21 Nov. There will be work being done on the timber roof at the 4/F and this closure is necessary to assure the safety of the area. Kindly note that Hilltop Gym subscribers are welcome to use the Valley Gym during this period.
We are pleased to inform Members there will be further relaxation of the social distancing measures in line with the government’s announcement as follows effective Friday, 30 October:
Pursuant to previous communication in the September badges regarding to the construction of the new car park in Sha Tin Racecourse, Members are kindly reminded that on racedays the Club will encourage the increased use of Exit 12C from the northbound carriageway of Tolo Highway, which is signed as ‘Penfold Park’. Together with raceday changes to the internal traffic circulation, this arrangement is designed to balance the travel distances between the two Racecourse entrances, providing easier access to the Grandstand II Car Park and the Penfold CarPark in order to reduce raceday congestion at Highway Exit 3.
Pursuant to the Government's latest announcement, the Club will strengthen precautionary measures with effect from Saturday, 11 July until further notice:
We are pleased to inform Members about the re-opening of Children’s Playzones at Sha Tin Clubhouse and Beas River Country Club on 7 July. Kindly note the following details and user rules:
The Stewards have recently approved the amendments to the following Club’s Bye-laws:
Pursuant to the latest announcement from the Government, we are pleased to inform Members the following measures will be further relaxed with effect from tomorrow, Friday, 19 June:
We are pleased to inform Members about the re-opening of more facilities at our Clubhouses further to the latest government announcement.
The Club has implemented stringent precautionary measures for the protection of its Members, customers and employees at the Racecourses and Clubhouses since the COVID-19 outbreak in late January.
Pursuant to the latest announcement from the Government yesterday afternoon, we are pleased to inform Members that more facilities will re-open as follows (in addition to those announced on Monday):
Following the Government’s latest directive aimed at reducing social, leisure and recreational activities, the Club will continue to close the following facilities until further notice...
In consideration of the Government's latest announcement pertaining measures to be taken by commercial dining and leisure establishments as well as the rapid increase in the number of local COVID-19 cases which reached a daily high today; the Club will further step up precautionary measures with effect from 6pm, Saturday,28 March as follows...
Following the Government’s latest announcement to introduce further measures aiming to promote social distancing and prevent viral transmission by close contact, the Club will be taking further precautionary measures with effect from tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 March as follows...
We would like to further explain the Notice issued yesterday (18 March) requiring Members and guests entering the Clubhouses and Racecourses to sign a Heath Declaration Form.
The outbreak of COVID-19 is now reaching an alarming level globally. With the continuous increase in imported infection cases and in line with the Government’s latest health warnings, the Clubhouses and Racecourses WILL NOT admit any Member, his/her family members or guests who have been outside HK for any period of time in the last 14 days.
Further to our notice yesterday concerning a second Member who tested positive for COVID-19, we have gathered the necessary details of his movement on 23 February based on his utilization and CCTV records, which were further verified by him.
The Club has been closely monitoring the evolving situation of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, noting the increase in local cases. Giving consideration to the Government’s continued measure in closing pools, indoor sporting and shower facilities to further prevent the spread of the virus, the Club will be closing the following facilities from 12 noon, Saturday, 29 February to 10 March (inclusive)...
The Club was informed by a Member today afternoon (25 February), that she has been tested as preliminary positive for COVID-19. According to our records and confirmation with the Member, she had visited the Food Plaza and LEVADE at the Happy Valley Clubhouse on 14 February and had also used the Gym on 11 February.
The Club has been closely monitoring the evolving situation of the 2019-nCoV in Hong Kong, noting the increase in cases, which have been contracted locally...
The Club has been working continuously to enhance the overall race-going experience for Members and Owners, whose support is crucial for Hong Kong’s thriving racing scene. Part of our efforts is building a new car park near the Members’ Main Entrance at Sha Tin Racecourse.
We are pleased to inform Members Happy Valley New Clubhouse - Magic Valley opening hours in September will be from 10:30am to 8:00pm from Monday to Thursday.
With effect from 17 October 2020, dressy shorts will be acceptable at Restaurants and Bars with “Smart Casual” dress code with details as follows:
The presence of riders on Kam Tsin Road near Beas River Country Club means it is important for drivers be especially alert. Riding Instructor (Jumping) Melissa Troup tells Roey Gilberg how Members can practise safe driving in the company of horses. The most important point is for the driver to expect the unexpected when approaching or passing a horse on the road. Horses are animals of flight – their survival in the wild is dependent upon their flight reflex to perceived threatening situations. Thus, they will instinctively flee from a threat rather than use their minds to analyse the danger.