Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup

Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup is a Hong Kong Thoroughbred horse race held annually in late May or early June at Sha Tin Racecourse. A Group One race that offers a purse of HK$10,000,000, it is run on turf over a distance of 2400 meters (prior to 1995 it was disputed over 2200 meters and prior to 1992 over 1800 meters) and is open to horses three years of age and older. The third leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown, it follows the Steward's Cup in January and the Hong Kong Gold Cup in February.

The Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup was first run in 1870 as "The Champion Stakes" but would become known as "The Chater Cup" in honor of renowned Hong Kong businessman and racehorse owner, Sir Paul Chater. Since 1955, the race has been known by its current name.

Winners since 1990Edit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1990 Quicken Away Nigel Tiley Peter Ng Lo Sing Pui 1:51.3
1991 River Verdon John Matthias David Hill Oswald Cheung & Ronald Arculli 1:48.5
1992 River Verdon Basil Marcus David Hill Oswald Cheung & Ronald Arculli 2:16.2 [a]
1993 River Verdon Basil Marcus David Hill Oswald Cheung & Ronald Arculli 2:15.8
1994 River Verdon John Marshall David Hill Oswald Cheung & Ronald Arculli 2:16.0
1995 Makarpura Star Tony Cruz John Moore Frank Wong Wing Pak 2:30.6
DH Survey King Greg Childs John Moore Mak Kang Hoi 2:30.6 [b]
1996 Privilege Basil Marcus Ivan Allan Peggy Kwoh So Chi 2:26.1
1997 Indigenous Alan Munro L. S. Li Pang Yuen Hing 2:28.2
1998 Indigenous Basil Marcus Ivan Allan Pang Yuen Hing 2:31.4
1999 Oriental Express Eric Saint-Martin Ivan Allan Larry Yung 2:28.3
2000 Housemaster Robbie Fradd Ivan Allan Larry Yung 2:35.0
2001 Oriental Express Felix Coetzee Ivan Allan Larry Yung 2:28.1
2002 Cheers Hong Kong Douglas Whyte Ivan Allan Tuesday Club Syndicate 2:35.0
2003 Precision Brett Prebble David Oughton Wu Sai Wing 2:30.4
2004 Super Kid Shane Dye John Size Wong Yuk Kwan 2:28.1
2005 Vengeance of Rain Anthony Delpech David E. Ferraris Raymond Gianco Chow Hon Man 2:29.9
2006 Viva Pataca Michael Kinane John Moore Stanley Ho 2:29.7
2007 Viva Pataca Michael Kinane John Moore Stanley Ho 2:24.6
2008 Packing Winner Douglas Whyte Peter Ho Lee Wan Keung 2:24.6
2009 Viva Pataca Weichong Marwing John Moore Stanley Ho 2:27.34
2010 Mr Medici Gerald Mosse Peter Ho Shi Lap Tak 2:38.49
2011 Mighty High Darren Beadman John Moore Albert Hung Chao Hong 2:28.34
2012 Liberator Weichong Marwing David Ferraris 06/07 David Ferraris Trainer Syndicate 2:30.84
2013 California Memory Matthew Chadwick Tony Cruz Howard Liang Yum Shing 2:26.46
2014 Blazing Speed Neil Callan Tony Cruz Fentons Racing Syndicate 2:28.11
2015 Helene Super Star Douglas Whyte Tony Cruz Wilson Woo, Dawson Woo & Jackson Woo 2:27.52
2016 Blazing Speed Neil Callan Tony Cruz Fentons Racing Syndicate 2:26.18
2017 Werther Hugh Bowman John Moore Johnson Chen 2:29.26
2018 Pakistan Star Tommy Berry Tony Cruz Kerm Din 2.27.42
2019 Exultant Zac Purton Tony Cruz Eddie Wong Ming Chak & Wong Leung Sau Hing 2:26.00
2020 Exultant Zac Purton Tony Cruz Eddie Wong Ming Chak & Wong Leung Sau Hing 2:26.01

a Since 1992 the race was disputed over 2200 meters.

b Since 1995 the race is disputed over 2400 meters.

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