Hong Kong: What happened last weekend?
Updated: Jan 3
What is the Hong Kong International?
1989 was the inaugurual running of the Hong Kong Cup, and in 1991 further G1 races were added to the card, creating Hong Kong's signature raceday: the internationally broadcast Hong Kong International Races, with a total purse of HK$110m. The meeting, held at Sha Tin, comes a few days after Hong Kong's smaller racecourse, Happy Valley, hosts the International Jockeys' Championship. Here, riders from across the world compete for the trophy in four handicaps (two sprints, two miles), accumulating points from their placings. With 12 points to his name, this year saw Britain's Tom Marquand share the prize with Silvestre de Sousa.