Hong Kong Bet celebrates a win on July 10 with co-owners, including Junius Ho (right). Photo: Kenneth Chan

Hong Kong Jockey Club to go ahead with National Day race, but prepared to cancel again if protest risk threatens safety

  • Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges says scrapping Wednesday night’s meeting was ‘one-off’ sparked by fears of protests against horse owned by Junius Ho
  • Outspoken lawmaker Ho, who has become hate figure for anti-government protesters, earlier announced his horse Hong Kong Bet would not race again until the end of social unrest
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong Bet celebrates a win on July 10 with co-owners, including Junius Ho (right). Photo: Kenneth Chan
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Horses race at Happy Valley. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Hong Kong Jockey Club cancels Happy Valley race meeting over threat of anti-government protests

  • Jockey Club fears possible negative reaction to controversial pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho’s horse Hong Kong Bet running in race
  • Ho was asked to withdraw horse from race but rural leader was adamant it would run, saying Jockey Club should have faith in city’s rule of law
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Horses race at Happy Valley. Photos: Kenneth Chan
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