HKJC Licensing Committee Decisions

A summary of decisions that were made by the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Licensing Committee at their meeting held on Friday:-

1. The Committee resolved to:-
 grant Michael Freedman a Trainer’s licence for the 2017/2018 racing season, subject to the usual formalities, to fill an existing vacancy; and

 approve the Trainer’s licence of Michael Freedman for the 2017/2018 racing season to become effective on 17 July 2017 in order for him to become eligible to receive horses into his stable when end-of-season transfers occur.

2. The Committee resolved to authorize Management to invite all currently licensed Assistant Trainers to submit expressions of interest to be considered for a trainer’s licence for the 2017/2018 racing season to fill an existing vacancy.

3. The Committee resolved to grant, subject to a satisfactory medical examination, a licence to ride in races in Hong Kong to Apprentice Jockey Matthew M F Poon for the period from 26 March 2017 until the conclusion of the current 2016/2017 racing season inclusive, provided that Apprentice Poon is not permitted to ride in any race at Happy Valley Racecourse until permission is granted by Management.

A release in relation to which Trainer Apprentice Poon will be allocated to will be issued at the appropriate time.

4. The Committee resolved to require Howard Y T Cheng to appear before them, on a date to be fixed, to decide whether his current Freelance Jockey’s licence should be withdrawn.