Hong Kong Sprint

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Longines Hong Kong Sprint
Group 1 race
Location Sha Tin Racecourse
Hong Kong, China
Inaugurated1999
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Longines
Website Hong Kong Jockey Club
Race information
Distance1,200 metres (a6f)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight126 lb
Allowances
4 lb for fillies and mares
Purse HK$22,000,000 (2020)
Bonusessee Global Sprint Challenge

The Hong Kong Sprint is a Group 1 flat horse race in Hong Kong which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run over a distance of 1,200 metres (about 6 furlongs) at Sha Tin, and it is scheduled to take place each year in mid December.

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The race was first run in 1999, and it was originally contested over 1,000 metres. It was richest 1,000m horse race in the world before 2006. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 2002, and the present distance, 1,200 metres, was introduced in 2006. The event is now the final leg in the nine race Global Sprint Challenge series, preceded by The Age Classic.

The Hong Kong Sprint is one of the four Hong Kong International Races, and it presently offers a purse of HK$22,000,000 since 2020/21.

Records

Speed record: (at present distance of 1,200 metres)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
(Trained In)
Owner
Time
1999 Fairy King Prawn 4 Steven King Ricky Yiu (Hong Kong)Philip Lau Sak-Hong0:56.50
2000 Falvelon 4 Damien Oliver Danny Bougoure (Australia)Dawn Falvey et al.0:56.70
2001 Falvelon 5 Damien Oliver Danny Bougoure (Australia)Dawn Falvey et al.0:57.00
2002 All Thrills Too 5 Gérald Mossé David Hayes (Hong Kong)Alan Lam Man Bun0:56.40
2003 Silent Witness 4 Felix Coetzee Tony Cruz (Hong Kong)Archie & Betty da Silva0:56.50
2004 Silent Witness 5 Felix Coetzee Tony Cruz (Hong Kong)Archie & Betty da Silva0:56.80
2005 Natural Blitz 5 Glyn Schofield Derek Cruz (Hong Kong)Danny Lam Yin Kee0:57.60
2006 Absolute Champion 5 Brett Prebble David Hall (Hong Kong)Eddie Wong Ming Chak1:07.80
2007 Sacred Kingdom 4 Gérald Mossé Ricky Yiu (Hong Kong)Sin Kang Yuk1:08.40
2008 Inspiration 5 Darren Beadman John Moore (Hong Kong)Mr & Mrs Hui Sai Fun1:08.68
2009 Sacred Kingdom 6 Brett Prebble Ricky Yiu (Hong Kong)Sin Kang Yuk1:09.16
2010 J J the Jet Plane 6 Piere Strydom Lucky Houdalakis (South Africa)HSN du Preez, CF Strydom, L Houdalakis, CD Boyens1:08.84
2011 Lucky Nine 4 Brett Prebble Caspar Fownes (Hong Kong)Dr Chang Fuk To & Maria Chang Lee Ming Shum1:08.98
2012 Lord Kanaloa 4 Yasunari Iwata Takayuki Yasuda (Japan)Lord Horse Club1:08.50
2013 Lord Kanaloa 5 Yasunari Iwata Takayuki Yasuda (Japan)Lord Horse Club1:08.25
2014 Aerovelocity 6 Zac Purton Paul O'Sullivan (Hong Kong)Daniel Yeung Ngai1:08.57
2015 Peniaphobia 4 João Moreira Tony Cruz (Hong Kong)Huang Kai Wen1:08.74
2016 Aerovelocity 8 Zac Purton Paul O'Sullivan (Hong Kong)Daniel Yeung Ngai1:08.80
2017 Mr Stunning 5 Nash Rawiller John Size (Hong Kong)Maurice Koo Win Chong1:08.40
2018 Mr Stunning 6 Karis Teetan Frankie Lor (Hong Kong)Maurice Koo Win Chong1:08.85
2019Beat The Clock6 João Moreira John Size (Hong Kong)Merrick Chung Wai Lik1:08.12
2020 Danon Smash 5 Ryan Moore Takayuki Yasuda (Japan)Danox Co Ltd1:08.45

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