The Thrills And Spills of Racing Returns
A record of 285 horses have been entered to race when Selangor Turf Club opens its door to racing on 25th and 26th September 2021 after a closure of 4 months due to the lockdown imposed by the Government to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus.
Racing fans are in for a treat over the weekend as the Club would be holding a total of 22 races, whereby 11 races will be held on each day. Besides Selangor races, racing fans can enjoy concurrent races from Singapore and Hong Kong on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Last week, the Ministry of Finance gave the green light to resume races in Malaysia and the news was welcomed with great joy by those involved in the industry. Horse racing is one of the many sporting events to have been disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak. Horse owners and trainers were badly affected due to the loss of income from the cancellation of races.
“It is a good news that the Government has granted permission to resume racing. We look forward to a great weekend of racing”, said 10 times Champion Trainer, Richard Lines.
The Chairman of the Club, who is also the Chairman of Totalisator Board of Malaysia, Tan Sri Datuk Richard Cham Hak Lim said that there are close to 700 horses being stabled at the Selangor Turf Club. All these horses have continued with their trackwork and are fit for racing which made is possible for the Club to resume races immediately.
He hope that horse racing will return to its normal scene from this weekend onwards and in welcoming back racing fans to the Club, he reminded them to comply with the SOP’s in place at the Club.
In adhering to the SOP and to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus, public admission is limited to the first 500 fully vaccinated racing fans on each racing day.