(Quota Full) Exclusive to HKEF Members – Free visit to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Apprentice School and RDB Stable (15 June 2019, Saturday)


HKJC-Apprentice-School-quota-fullDear Members,

Please be kindly informed that the quota for the below visit is now FULL. All enrollments received from now on will be placed on the waiting list.

Thank you all for your support to our membership activities and please stay tuned to our upcoming events.

They are shining in the Racecourse with the cheering crowds; they toil through days and nights for their racing dreams… Are you curious to know how apprentice jockeys become renowned jockeys?  What are the paths they have gone through?  Where do they spend most of their time?  

The Hong Kong Equestrian Federation is very happy to announce the first HKEF membership summer activity in 2019 – Free visit to the Sha Tin Apprentice Jockeys’ School (STAJS) and Racing Development Board (RDB) Stable – to be held on Saturday 15 June 2019 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

In 1972, the Apprentice Jockey School of the Racing Development Board was established to provide professional training for local jockeys.  Meanwhile, the RDB provides racing industry personnel with formal training, so that they may acquire qualifications recognized worldwide. The Racing Development Stable managed by the Board was opened in 2008, providing a purpose-built facility for race training and professional development.

During the visit, members will be able to have a glance at racing trainees’ daily routine and their living environment in the apprentice school, as well as the paths they go through to become a professional jockey. Current trainees in the school will be invited to share with us their experience and the various challenges during the training.  You will also get a chance to get in touch with horses at the RDB Stable.

Do not miss this golden opportunity to go a step closer to horses! Should you be interested in joining the visit, please send an email to Ms. Vicky Wong or Mr. Jason Chau at vicky.wong@hkef.org / Jason.chau@hkef.org on or before 24 May 2019 (Friday). Please note that this visit is only opened to current HKEF members. Since places are limited, regrettably only ONE accompanying guest will be accepted. Enrollment will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis and should there be any enquiries, please contact us at 2966 5078.

Thank you for your attention and we look forward to seeing you at the visit!

Best regards,

Hong Kong Equestrian Federation