Owning Your Horse
Purchase Your Horse
Countries where horses are usually imported from:
Breakdown of horse imports by exporting country in 2019/2020 season
|Countries / Regions||Percentage|
|Australia / New Zealand||77%|
|United Kingdom / Ireland||18%|
Import Your Horse
Trainer or bloodstock agents contact the Club's appointed shipping agents
Shipping agents organize pre-export veterinary examination and quarantine in overseas (21 days) *
Shipment from overseas to Hong Kong
Post-Arrival Quarantine at Sha Tin Quarantine Stables (14 days)
Release to trainer stables
* Special quarantine protocol applies to imports from South Africa, please contact Dual Site Stables Operations and Owners Services for further details.
Upon arrival, an import administration fee of HK$1,000 will be levied.
The Club believes that owners in Hong Kong should insure their horses at all time. Owner who has successfully purchased a horse is strongly recommended to effect the appropriate insurance cover.
To register a horse which has been permanently imported into Hong Kong, the following documents must be lodged with the Club:
Horse Name Registration
Owners must register a Chinese and an English name for their horses within 1 month from the date of horses' arrival. To submit a new Horse Name, please complete the Horse Name Registration Form (PP / PPG / ISG) and return it to the Racing Registry.
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- A name previously held may not be re-registered until 7 years have elapsed from the death or retirement from racing of the previously named horse.
- The Stewards of The Hong Kong Jockey Club reserve the right under Rule 8 (3) and Rule 35 (7) of the Rules of Racing to refuse to accept any name at their discretion.
- The Stewards of The Hong Kong Jockey Club will not normally approve the change of name of a horse after it has been registered in Hong Kong.