Chairman's Sprint Prize

The Chairman's Sprint Prize is a Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race in Hong Kong, run over a distance of 1200 metres. Until 2000, it was run as the Hong Kong Sprint Championship to coincide with the opening of Sha Tin Racecourse. In 2016, this race become the 4th round of the Global Sprint Challenge, and was elevated to International Group 1 status.[1] This race offers a purse of HK$16,000,000.

The Chairman's Sprint Prize
Group 1 race
LocationSha Tin Racecourse
Hong Kong
Inaugurated1979
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteChairman's Sprint Prize
Race information
Distance1,200 meters
(About 6 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight122 lb (3y); 126 lb (4y+)
Allowances
4 lb for fillies and mares
4 lb for N. Hemisphere 3-y-o
PurseHK$20,000,000 (2022)

Winners since 1994Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1991 Quicken Away 6 Tony Ives Peter B. K. Ng Lo Sing Pui 1:09:70
1992 Concert King 4 Basil Marcus David Hill Chuen Yu Wing W.H. & W.K. Cheung 1:11.40
1993 Red Ruffian 4 Basil Marcus David Hill N P Etches & P A Cullington 1:10.10
1994 Happy Money 5 John Marshall John Moore Nie Tit Shing 1:09.8
1995 Mr. Vitality 3 Basil Marcus Ivan Allan Larry Yung 1:09.7
1996 Mr. Vitality 4 Basil Marcus Ivan Allan Larry Yung 1:10.9
1997 Quick Action 6 Eric Saint-Martin Ivan Allan Elite Synd. 1:10.6
1998 Oriental Express 5 Douglas Whyte Ivan Allan Larry C. K. Yung 1:09.6
1999 Fairy King Prawn 3 Steven King Ricky Yiu Poon-fai Mr & Mrs Lau Sak Hong 1:11.0
2000 Tajasur 5 Basil Marcus Ivan Allan Henry Tang 1:09.3
2001 Fairy King Prawn 5 Weichong Marwing Ivan Allan Mr & Mrs Lau Sak Hong 1:10.0
2002 Charming City 5 Dwayne Dunn David Hayes Ling Chiu Shing 1:08.8
2003 Grand Delight 5 Shane Dye John Size Peter Law Kin Sang 1:09.0
2004 Silent Witness 4 Felix Coetzee Tony Cruz Mr & Mrs Arthur Antonio da Silva 1:08.5
2005 Silent Witness 5 Felix Coetzee Tony Cruz Mr & Mrs Arthur Antonio da Silva 1:08.4
2006 Billet Express 5 Christophe Soumillon John Moore David Pong Chun Yee 1:09.7
2007 Absolute Champion 5 Brett Prebble David Hall Mr & Mrs Eddie Wong Ming Chak 1:08.2
2008 Sacred Kingdom 4 Gérald Mossé Ricky Yiu Poon-fai Sin Kang Yuk 1:08.6
2009 Dim Sum 5 J. Winks John Moore David Pong Chun Yee 1:09.49
2010 Sacred Kingdom 6 Brett Prebble Ricky Yiu Poon-fai Sin Kang Yuk 1:09.23
2011 Dim Sum 7 Olivier Doleuze John Moore David Pong Chun Yee 1:08.74
2012 Joy And Fun 8 Brett Doyle Derek Cruz Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Wong Chun Nam 1:08.98
2013 Lucky Nine 6 Brett Prebble Caspar Fownes Dr. Chang Fuk To & Maria Chang Lee Ming Shum 1:09.28
2014 Lucky Nine 7 Brett Prebble Caspar Fownes Dr. Chang Fuk To & Maria Chang Lee Ming Shum 1:09.37
2015 Gold-Fun 6 Christophe Soumillon Richard Gibson Pan Sutong 1.08.79
2016 Chautauqua (AUS) 5 Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes R & C Legh Racing 1.08.69
2017 Lucky Bubbles 5 Hugh Bowman Francis Lui Kin-wai Lucky Syndicate 1.08.96
2018 Ivictory 4 Zac Purton John Size Michael T H Lee & Dr Henry Chan Hin Lee 1.08.63
2019 Beat The Clock 5 João Moreira John Size Merrick Chung Wai Lik 1.08.26
2020 Mr Stunning 7 Karis Teetan Frankie Lor Fu-chuen Maurice Koo Win Chong 1.08.40
2021 Wellington 4 Alexis Badel Richard Gibson Michael Cheng Wing On & Jeffrey Cheng Man Cheong 1.08.64
2022 Wellington 5 Alexis Badel Richard Gibson Michael Cheng Wing On & Jeffrey Cheng Man Cheong 1:08.09

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chairmans Sprint Prize added to Global Sprint Challenge". thoroughbred news.com.au.