Purchaser Information


In order to be eligible to retain a purchase from this Sale to race in Hong Kong, a bidder must be:

  • i. A holder of a valid Import Permit (for Private Purchase – PP or Private Purchase Griffin - PPG), or
  • ii. Listed on the Reserve and Tender / Auction List (for PP or PPG), as published on 4 June 2019, or
  • iii. A holder of a valid Normal or Special Replacement Permit.

A purchaser not qualified in any of the three categories listed above will not be eligible to retain the purchase to race in Hong Kong, and must arrange to export the purchase immediately.

Any person who is not sure as to his/her status with regards to the above may seek clarification by calling Mr Terry Lam of the Racing Registry at (852) 2966-8770 during office hours.

Important Notes


    After making a successful bid on a Lot, you will be required to complete and sign an Acknowledgement of Purchase Form after the fall of hammer and then to report to the Registration Desk in the Sale venue, within half an hour of the last Lot being sold. Please read and confirm that the Lot number and price shown on the Acknowledgement of Purchase Form are correct before signing. Please print your name, HKJC Membership number and telephone number clearly, since this document will be used for the purposes of transferring ownership, invoicing and publishing results.

    1. Horses in the pedigrees in LARGE BLACK TYPE are stakes race winners.
    2. Horses in the pedigrees in Small Black Type are placegetters in stakes races (to third place only).
      Stakes-placed winners are also in Small Black Type.
    3. Stakes races including Group / Graded races, are shown as Gr.1, Gr.2, Gr.3 or L.
    4. Horses in the pedigrees in LARGE TYPE are winners.
    5. Flag on each horse indicates the region that horse is being purchased.

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club believes that owners in Hong Kong should insure their horses at all time. HKJC has effected insurance cover for each Lot only until the fall of hammer. A Purchaser who shall have successfully purchased a Lot is required to effect the appropriate insurance cover, including but not limited to "Loss of Use" for the Lot immediately on purchase.

    Purchasers are advised to contact the HKJC's Department of Veterinary Clinical Services for pre-export (to Hong Kong) and pre-sale veterinary reports for each purchase prior to the Sale. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Services, Equine Hospital, Sha Tin Racecourse, can be contacted at the following numbers:
    Tel: (852) 2966-6898
    Fax: (852) 2966-6622

    The prospective purchaser is to understand that there are risks involved in purchasing a Thoroughbred for racing purposes. A Thoroughbred may suffer unforeseen injuries or ailments or exacerbation of pre-existing conditions post sale due to training or racing stress or other unpredictable circumstances, which shall be of no responsibility to HKJC or any of its acting representatives.

    1. The full purchase price shall be paid to HKJC in cash, certified cheque, traveller's cheque or acceptable cashier order. Means of payment must be notified to the Cashier at the Sale venue within thirty (30) minutes of the close of auction for the last Lot. All payments must be made in Hong Kong dollars. Cheques must be crossed and made payable to "THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB".
    2. Full settlement must be made within seven (7) calendar days of purchase.
    3. Payment may be made at the Cashier's Desk at the Sale venue on the day of the auction, or in person at the Cashier's Office at G/F Jockey Club Headquarters, 1 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong. Payment may also be sent by post to the Cashier's Office at the Jockey Club Headquarters.
    4. For purchasers who retain the horses to race in Hong Kong, HKJC will collect from them a fee of HK$80,000 as a contribution towards the funding of the retired racehorse programme. This fee will be debited from the purchaser's HKJC membership account.

Purchaser Registration

If you are interested in registering as a purchaser and attend the Breeze-Up event, please submit your registration by one of the methods below on or before the submission deadline:
i)Register online by clicking the "Apply Online" button ; or
ii) Download the PDF form and submit it by ^Fax, Post or email

* Permit holders only
# Submission period starts from mid-night on 23 April 2020, forms received before this period will not be accepted

Purchaser Registration Submission Deadlines
Breeze-Up 6:00pm on Thursday, 14 May 2020
Hong Kong International Sale 6:00pm on Thursday, 21 May 2020
Agent Authorization

^Submit your offline form by

Fax: (852) 2966-7000

Post: Hong Kong International Sale Office, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, 12/F Jockey Club Headquarters, 1 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Email: intl.sale@hkjc.org.hk


Before the Sale

  • Pay attention to the Critical Dates
  • Submit the Purchaser Registration Form

After registration we recommend that you

  • Attend the Breeze-Up (limited to 2 persons; subject to change)
  • Review Sale Horses’ Veterinary examination records
    (To make an appointment, please contact the Veterinary Department: 2966-6898)
  • Choose new Trainer
  • Consider insurance coverage for new purchase
  • Attend the Sale (limited to 2 persons; subject to change)

Upon Arrival at the Sale venue

  • Register at the Reception Desk and obtain a "Bid Card"

After successful in securing a Lot, you are required to

  • Complete the Acknowledgement of Purchase Form
  • Obtain an Invoice at the Cashier
  • Finalize new Lot ownership registration
  • Complete the Nomination of Trainer Form

After the Sale
Successful buyers are responsible for

  • Arranging your own insurance coverage for the new purchase
  • Arranging payment for your new purchase

Critical Dates