Horsemen's
Handbook
LICENSING

Licences for visiting Trainers and Jockeys will be issued on arrival. All Trainers and Jockeys who are granted a licence agree to be bound by the Rules of Racing and Instructions made by the Stewards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (''the Rules'') in force at the relevant time. Visiting Jockeys are required to arrive in Hong Kong at least one day prior to race day, unless alternative arrangements are approved by the Stipendiary Stewards in advance. A Visiting Jockey's Licence will permit the holder to accept offers to ride in all races at Sha Tin on the day of the International race meeting. Jockeys invited to participate in the LONGINES International Jockeys Championship (''LONGINES IJC'') conducted at Happy Valley Racecourse may also accept race riding engagements for any race conducted at that race meeting and further may accept riding engagements at the International race meeting irrespective of whether they hold an engagement to ride an invited International horse or otherwise.