Hong Kong Jockey Club Statement – Jockey Christophe Soumillon

Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon has been ruled out of Sunday's HKIR meeting at Sha Tin.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been informed by Jockey Christophe Soumillon that he has been requested by the Department of Health to undergo further COVID-19 tests.

It is unknown at this stage when the testing will be completed and when Soumillon will be released from quarantine.

Jockey Soumillon was licensed by the Club on the basis that he would undergo a mandatory 14 days quarantine under the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E).

Jockey Soumillon arrived at Hong Kong on 26th November and commenced this 14 days quarantine.

Despite having cleared his initial COVID-19 test on his arrival, he has yet to receive an unconditional release from quarantine in order to ride on this coming Sunday.

The Club has taken advice from its Chief Medical Officer. Given these circumstances the Stewards have decided to stand him down from Sunday’s riding engagements. The Club is in the process of informing the relevant connections. The change of riders will be published in due course.


The update list of riding substitutions (race meeting on 13 December 2020):

Race 1: C Y Ho on SUNSET WATCH
Race 2: J Moreira on ULTIMATE GLORY
Race 3: V Borges on ARROGANT
Race 4: C Y Ho on HO HO KHAN
Race 5: A Badel on COMPUTER PATCH
Race 6: M F Poon on LUCKY PATCH
Race 7: R Moore on ADMIRE MARS
Race 8: Z Purton on NORMCORE
Race 10: R Moore on SUPER WEALTHY
Author: iRace