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Chairman’s Prize

Chairman's Prize

 

Sprint In A Roll

 

1979-04-29, the Chairman’s Prize was first run as the Hong Kong Sprint Championship to coincide with the opening of Sha Tin Racecourse.

 

2001-04-22, it has been renamed as the Chairman’s Sprint Prize.

 

2012-02-05, the HK$4.5 million Hong Kong Group 1 race, always in the distance of 1200 metres.

 

 

 

The second leg of the Hong Kong Speed Series

 

22 winners came from Austrailia, among all the races.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Date Horse Owner Trainer Jockey Time
1979-04-29 EVER WIN Chiu Yu Hei A Ward A S Cruz 1.10.60
1980-05-10 LANTAU Sung Lai Whai A Chan T O Lau 1.11.20
1981-05-02 SEMPER LAETUS Fong Zung Yih R Burns P Miers 1.09.90
1982-05-01 SEMPER LAETUS Fong Zung Yih R Burns P Miers 1.14.50
1983-05-07 HAPPY FELLOW Hui Sik Yin A Ward P Leyshan 1.13.30
1984-05-13 PACKSTAR Fung Kam-chung T C Cheng C M Cheng 1.09.20
1985-05-11 MYSTIC Robert J Lee Yu Sheng B K Ng A S Cruz 1.08.40
1986-05-18 MYSTIC Robert J Lee Yu Sheng B K Ng A S Cruz 1.10.30
1987-05-16 HANDCLAP Lam Fung P C Kan B Leisher 1.12.90
1988-05-15 MORNING PATROL Alan Y Y Chan G Smyth P Leyshan 1.12.20
1989-05-14 QUICKEN AWAY Lo Sing Pui B K Ng K L Tsui 1.10.40
1990-05-19 QUICKEN AWAY Lo Sing Pui B K Ng N Tiley 1.10.40
1991-05-18 QUICKEN AWAY Lo Sing Pui B K Ng T Ives 1.09.70
1992-05-17 CONCERT KING Cheung Yiu Wing, W H & W K Cheung D Hill B Marcus 1.11.40
1993-05-16 RED RUFFIAN N P Etches & P A Cullington D Hill B Marcus 1.10.10
1994-05-07 HAPPY MONEY Nie Tit Shing J Moore J Marshall 1.09.80
1995-05-07 MR VITALITY Larry C K Yung I W Allan B Marcus 1.09.70
1996-05-11 MR VITALITY Larry C K Yung I W Allan B Marcus 1.10.90
1997-05-10 QUICK ACTION Elite Synd. I W Allan E Saint-Martin 1.10.60
1998-05-09 ORIENTAL EXPRESS Larry C K Yung I W Allan D Whyte 1.09.60
1999-05-08 FAIRY KING PRAWN Mr & Mrs Lau Sak Hong P F Yiu S King 1.11.00
2000-05-07 TAJASUR The Hon Tang Ying Yen, Henry I W Allan B Marcus 1.09.30
2001-04-22 FAIRY KING PRAWN Mr & Mrs Lau Sak Hong I W Allan W C Marwing 1.10.00
2002-04-21 CHARMING CITY Ling Chiu Shing D A Hayes D Dunn 1.08.80
2003-04-27 GRAND DELIGHT Peter Law Kin Sang J Size S Dye 1.09.00
2004-04-25 SILENT WITNESS Mr & Mrs Arthur Antonio da Silva A S Cruz F Coetzee 1.08.50
2005-04-03 SILENT WITNESS Mr & Mrs Arthur Antonio da Silva A S Cruz F Coetzee 1.08.40
2006-03-26 BILLET EXPRESS David Pong Chun Yee J Moore C Soumillon 1.09.70
2007-03-04 ABSOLUTE CHAMPION Mr & Mrs Eddie Wong Ming Chak D J Hall B Prebble 1.08.20
2008-02-17 SACRED KINGDOM Sin Kang Yuk P F Yiu G Mosse 1.08.60
2009-02-22 DIM SUM David Pong Chun Yee J Moore J Winks 1.09.49
2010-02-21 SACRED KINGDOM Sin Kang Yuk P F Yiu B Prebble 1.09.23
2011-02-05 DIM SUM David Pong Chun Yee J Moore O Doleuze 1.08.74
2012-02-05 JOY AND FUN Mr & Mrs Johnny Wong Chun Nam D Cruz B Doyle 1.08.98
2013-02-17 LUCKY NINE Dr Chang Fuk To & Maria Chang Lee Ming Shum C Fownes B Prebble 1.09.28
2014-02-16 LUCKY NINE Dr Chang Fuk To & Maria Chang Lee Ming Shum C Fownes B Prebble 1.09.37
2015-02-15 GOLD-FUN Pan Sutong R Gibson C Soumillon 1.08.79
2016-05-01_7 CHAUTAUQUA R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd, G P I Racing, Gurners Bloodstock Co, G Pulitano, S W Kay, Ms M A Keating, Wright Racing & Throsby Racing M Hawkes T Berry 1.08.69
2017-04-09_8 RAPPER DRAGON Albert Hung Chao Hong J Moore J Moreira 1.33.74

 

 

SUMMARY

 

The Chairman’s Sprint Prize winner list has 9 Horses of the Year:

 

MYSTIC , QUICKEN AWAY, MR VITALITY, ORIENTAL EXPRESS, FAIRY KING PRAWN, GRAND DELIGHT, SILENT WITNESS,SACRED KINGDOM, RAPPER DRAGON

 

REFERENCE

 

Most Winning Horse: QUICKEN AWAY 1989, 1990, 1991

 

Most Winning Jockey: Basil Marcus, 5 times 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000

 

Most Winning Owners:
Lo Sing Pui, 3 times: 1989, 1990, 1991
Larry C K Yung, 3 times: 1995, 1996, 1998
David Pong Chun Yee, 3 times: 2006, 2009, 2011

 

Most Winning Trainers: Ivan Allan, 6 times: 1995 – 1998, 2000 – 2001

 

The Fastest Record:

2007-03-04, 1.08.20 ABSOLUTE CHAMPION

 

The Hong Kong Speed Series was formerly named as the Champion Sprint Series.

 

 

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