Hong Kong Vase

The Hong Kong Vase 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 2,400 metres (about ​1 12 miles or 12 furlongs) at Sha Tin, and it is scheduled to take place each year in mid December.

Longines Hong Kong Vase
Group 1 race
LocationSha Tin Racecourse
Hong Kong, China
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteHong Kong Jockey Club
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (1.5 miles)
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight121 lb (3y); 126 lb (4y+)
4 lb for fillies and mares
PurseHK$20,000,000 (2018)

The race was first run in 1994, and it was promoted to Group 1 status in 2000. It is one of the four Hong Kong International Races, and it presently offers a purse of HK$18,000,000 (approximately US$2.3 million).


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Most wins:

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1994 Red Bishop 6 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Ali Saeed 2:25.10
1995 Partipral 6 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:25.70
1996 Luso 4 Frankie Dettori Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 2:26.10
1997 Luso 5 Michael Kinane Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 2:26.30
1998 Indigenous 5 Douglas Whyte Ivan W. Allan Pang Yuen Hing 2:27.40
1999 Borgia 5 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Gestüt Ammerland 2:30.10
2000 Daliapour 4 Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute Lucky Stable 2:28.20
2001 Stay Gold 7 Yutaka Take Yasuo Ikee Shadai Racehorse Co. 2:27.80
2002 Ange Gabriel 4 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud Antonia Devin 2:28.40
2003 Vallee Enchantee 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:28.20
2004 Phoenix Reach 4 Martin Dwyer Andrew Balding Winterbeck Manor Stud 2:29.80
2005 Ouija Board 4 Kieren Fallon Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:28.90
2006 Collier Hill 8 Dean McKeown Alan Swinbank Russell Hall et al. 2:27.10
2007 Doctor Dino 5 Olivier Peslier Richard Gibson Javier Martinez Salmean 2:28.20
2008 Doctor Dino 6 Olivier Peslier Richard Gibson Javier Martinez Salmean 2:29.14
2009 Daryakana 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:27.51
2010 Mastery 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:27.69
2011 Dunaden 6 Craig Williams Mikel Delzangles Pearl Bloodstock 2:27.50
2012 Red Cadeaux 6 Gerald Mosse Ed Dunlop R J Arculli 2:27.50
2013 Dominant 6 Zac Purton John Moore 10/11 John Moore Trainer Syndicate 2:27.29
2014 Flintshire 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:29.83
2015 Highland Reel 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith, Magnier & Tabor 2:28.43
2016 Satono Crown 4 Joao Moreira Noriyuko Hori Hajiime Satomi 2:26.22
2017 Highland Reel 5 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith, Magnier & Tabor 2:26.23
2018 Exultant 4 Zac Purton Tony Cruz Eddie Wong Ming Chak & Wong Leung Sau Hing 2:26.56
2019 Glory Vase 4 João Moreira Tomohito Ozeki Silk Racing Co Ltd 2:24.77

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