Foremost Primers; Topmost Elites
The final group race of the racing season.
2004-09-09, HSBC announced a three-year sponsorship with HKJC.
From 2004 to 2007 a minimum of 15 races, at least five races in each year, were named the “HSBC Premier Series”.
The sponsorship covered the highest number of races in a series so far under a Jockey Club sponsorship.
2007-06-09, the HSBC Premier Cup (handicap) became the final leg of HSBC Premier Series and a local Group 3 race.
2008-06-15, a new trophy has been named as the Premier Cup.
2010-06-16 the Premier Cup has been sponsored as Prince Jewellery & Watch Premier Cup (handicap).
|2007-06-09||_8||S Dye||674||EGYPTIAN RA||E002||D J Hall||115||Cheng Keung Fai||5||1.20.60|
|2008-06-15||_10||Z Purton||681||ABLE ONE||G108||J Moore||125||Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan||5||1.21.50|
|2009-06-13||_9||B Doyle||692||JOY AND FUN||H014||D Cruz||133||Mr & Mrs Johnny Wong Chun Nam||5||1.21.68|
|2010-06-16||_9||D Beadman||696||ABLE ONE||G108||J Moore||129||Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan||7||1.21.74|
|2011-06-19||_8||D Whyte||716||SICHUAN SUCCESS||L307||J Size||115||Boniface Ho Ka Kui||4||1.20.76|
|2012-06-17||_9||M Du Plessis||700||AASHIQ||K175||P O’Sullivan||114||Indian Horse Lovers Syndicate||6||1.21.75|
|2013-06-16||_8||T Berry||701||STERLING CITY||N152||J Moore||115||Ling Chiu Shing & Gary Ling Kay Wai||4||1.20.72|
|2014-06-08||_8||A Suborics||691||HELENE SPIRIT||M310||C Fownes||133||Sir Po-shing & Lady Woo, Wilson Woo Ka Wah & Jackson Woo Ka Biu||7||1.21.01|
|2015-06-14||_8||N Rawiller||696||SECRET SHAM||P174||J Moore||126||David Philip Boehm||5||1.21.46|
|2016-06-19||_8||J Moreira||732||SUN JEWELLERY||T301||J Size||118||Tung Moon Fai||4||1.21.61|
|2017-06-25||_7||J Moreira||757||THEWIZARDOFOZ||T251||J Size||133||Martin Siu Kim Sun||4||1.20.86|
|2018-06-24||_7||K Teetan||748||CALIFORNIA WHIP||A114||A S Cruz||114||Liang Lo Ching Yung||5||1:20.57|
HSBC Premier Series took the first-ever title sponsor of the Jockey Club’s Premier Class Races.
It enhanced the Jockey Club’s reputation for top-class racing by at least 5 noticeable races in each seasonal meeting.
Along with years of changes, the Premier Cup has continued as a tourist attraction and focus for one of Hong Kong’s favorite past times and sporting life.
Acknowledgment to HKJC Racing Registry for offering relevant records.