Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
3 minute read
11 Mar 2020
5:11 pm

The return of Muzi Yeni and Tiger Roll – and some crowds

Mike Moon

Racing-mad Hong Kong is clearly recovering from its dose of Covid-19. The local Jockey Club is gradually allowing more people to attend the races – beyond the 500 essential connections that have been the only people on course at Sha Tin and Happy Valley over the past three weeks.

Sha Tin Racecourse is one of the two racecourses for horse racing in Hong Kong. It is located in Sha Tin in the New Territories. It is managed by Hong Kong Jockey Club. Picture: iStock

“Voting members with seasonal tables” will be admitted to Wednesday night’s fixture at Happy Valley, a move that might push attendance up to the 1,000 mark. At some South African racecourses that would rate a decent turnout for a mid-week meeting. Luckily for our sparsely populated venues, this week’s return of the hugely popular Muzi Yeni to the saddle is likely to get a few more punters through the gates. The little dynamo has been out of action for months – partly due to a hefty suspension copped as he tried just a little too hard to snatch last season’s...