Privately Purchased Griffins (PPG) Import Criteria

Countries

Horses may be qualified and imported from the following countries:

Argentina France Italy Singapore *
Australia Germany Japan South Africa *
Brazil * Great Britain Malaysia * United States of America
Canada India * New Zealand  
Chile * Ireland Peru *  

* No protocols to permit direct importation of horses into Hong Kong.

Age Requirements

All PPGs must fulfil the age requirements as shown in the table below at the time of import.

Foaled In Import Period
1 July 2017
31 July 2017
1 August 2017
31 December 2017
1 January 2018
30 June 2018
Northern
Hemisphere
(PPG)
2 yos (foaled in 2015)
&
3 yos (foaled in 2014)
3 yos (foaled in 2015)
Southern
Hemisphere
(PPG)
2 yos (foaled in 2014)
&
3 yos (foaled in 2013)**
2 yos (foaled in 2015)
&
3 yos (foaled in 2014)
South America
(PPG)
2 yos (foaled in 2015)
&
3 yos (foaled in 2014)

Notes:

 

1:

Northern Hemisphere PPGs foaled in 2014 (which will turn 4 years old on 1 January 2018) MUST arrive in Hong Kong before 1 January 2018.

2**:

Southern Hemisphere PPGs foaled in 2013 (which will turn 4 years old on 1 August 2017) MUST arrive in Hong Kong before 1 August 2017.

3:

Northern Hemisphere PPGs foaled in 2016 may be allowed to be imported after 1 January 2018, subject to stables availability and the individual stable strength limit, on the condition that they are not qualified to be entered to race until they are classified in the Griffin Class in the 2018/2019 season.