1890s, multi-national businessmen found their own commerce clubs accordingly, except the Chinese.
Tse Tsan-tai, a famous merchant , suggested to establish an organization for Chinese merchants.
Guan Jingliang, a classmate of Sun Yat-sen, gathered the founding members and raised a fund for the club.
Sir Robert Ho Tung, a good friend of Tse, was nominated as the leader to unite Chinese businessmen.
1897, the Chinese Club was founded and Sir Robert became the founding Chairman.
1901 the members of the newly formed Chinese Club donated the first of a series of cups to HKJC.
1905-02-21, a Chinese Club Cup race was reported to run.
It was a mile race with 11 contenders, described by SCMP.
Rider Munford on a China pony MICK led from the start and won by a length.
Dividends were $114.10 for winner and $22.70 for place, per $5.
The trophy was also depicted as a silver cup of 10 inches high with 13 inches diameter, 107 ounce in weight.
Delicately produced, two dragons with 5 claws were casted with the big one playing a pearl and the small one on the base.
It has an inscription: HONG KONG RACE MEETING 1905 PRESENTED BY THE CHINESE CLUB.
The silver cup was later owner by Mr. Blackden of Gerrardos Cross in England.
1984, Sir John Archer, CEO of HKJC, bought it back in a sum of ₤1,000.
His letter to Mr Simon K Y Lee, Chairman of the Chinese Club, mentioning about the repurchase.
1984-12-07, the cup was presented to HKJC again to celebrate its centenary and permanently displayed in its commemorate Room.
1906, Chinese Club Cup ceased to be continued.
1927-07-08, first printing and selling of of sweep tickets.
1929, One of the three big Sweeps, conducted by the Chinese Club.
1948, the Chinese Club Cup was added to the trophies and raced among one of the four days of Annual races.
1955, the Chinese Club ordered a specially designed gold cup from London and renamed the race “The Chinese Club Challenge Cup“.
1997-01-01 The Chinese Club Centenary Cup was raced. (section handicap).
|1985-01-01||04||201||MYSTIC||BA086||Robert J Lee Yu Sheng||B K Ng||Y P Chan||HV||1235||1.13.70|
|1986-01-01||04||200||WINNING BRUNO||AT149||Kuang-Piu Chao||K H Au||M C Tam||HV||1235||1.13.20|
|1987-01-01||04||193||WILLIAMSBURG||BB144||Ma Hay Yan||H F Lam||A S Cruz||HV||1235||1.12.60|
|1988-01-01||04||187||BETTABOB||AV050||R S Huthart||J Moore||B Compton||HV||1235||1.13.30|
|1989-01-02||04||183||PRESTIGE||BD110||Peggy Kwoh So Chi||T P Wong||P Waldron||HV||1235||1.13.80|
|1990-01-01||06||192||NORTHERN TIDE||BG311||Aloysius Chu Fee Loong||J Moore||N Barker||HV||1235||1.14.00|
|1991-01-01||04||190||DASHING DRAGON||BH184||Kowloon Tsai Home Owners Association Racing Syndicate||P C Kan||B Thomson||HV||1235||1.13.10|
|1992-01-01||06||206||DRAWING AWAY||BG337||Tony Lo Man||P L Biancone||A Munro||HV||1235||1.13.00|
|1993-01-01||04||162||HELENE STAR||BJ191||Mr & Mrs Woo Po Shing & Cheung Wai Hing||P L Biancone||G Mosse||HV||1235||1.12.20|
|1994-01-01||04||216||NITROGEN||BJ136||Yip Hong Wing||L Fownes||D Gauci||ST||1200||1.10.30|
|1995-01-01||04||209||QUICK ACTION||BL064||Elite Syndicate||I W Allan||B Marcus||ST||1200||1.10.10|
|1996-01-01||04||208||SUPREME GOLIATH||BN131||Wong Kwong||S T Wong||A Munro||ST||1200||1.09.40|
|1997-01-01||04||240||LASER STAR||BM236||Tse Cheung Lun||P F Yiu||K M So||ST||1200||1.10.00|
|1998-01-01||04||243||BASIC INSTINCT||BM020||Wu King Yuen||T K Ng||J Weaver||ST||1200||1.09.60|
|1999-01-01||05||250||BEST OF THE BEST||BS031||Alexander Lee Chun Hung||T P Wong||E Legrix||ST||1200||1.09.60|
|2000-01-02||04||256||SCHUBERT||BS299||Yip Hon Chuen||D A Hayes||Y T Cheng||ST||1200||1.09.10|
|2001-01-01||09||283||KENWOOD MELODY||V014||Samuel Wong Yin Shun||L Fownes||W Woods||ST||1200||1.09.50|
|2002-01-01||09||274||OUR CLASS||A086||Ricky Yeung Chiu Sing||A S Cruz||S King||ST||1200||1.09.40|
|2003-01-01||08||293||GRAND DELIGHT||B355||Peter Law Kin Sang||J Size||S Dye||ST||1200||1.09.30|
|2004-01-01||09||299||HIDDEN DRAGON||B231||Fraternity Syndicate||A S Cruz||F Coetzee||ST||1400||1.21.90|
|2005-01-01||09||290||HIGH INTELLIGENT||D317||High Intelligent Group Syndicate||J Size||S Dye||ST||1400||1.21.90|
|2006-01-01||07||284||SCINTILLATION||C228||Mr & Mrs Hui Sai Fun||C S Shum||G Mosse||ST||1400||1.21.40|
|2007-01-01||08||281||FLORAL PEGASUS||G011||Jacky Chan Cheung Ming and Mr & Mrs Sammy Chan Cheong Yuk||A S Cruz||G Mosse||ST||1400||1.20.60|
|2008-01-01||10||288||POCKET MONEY||E253||Allan Fung Yu Hing, William Lo Wing Yan, Wong Wai Kan & Stephen Chau||J Size||F Coetzee||ST||1400||1.21.70|
|2009-01-01||10||273||JOY AND FUN||H014||Mr & Mrs Johnny Wong Chun Nam||D Cruz||W C Marwing||ST||1400||1.21.04|
|2010-01-01||09||283||EGYPTIAN RA||E002||Cheng Keung Fai||A S Cruz||M Chadwick||ST||1400||1.21.67|
|2011-01-01||10||294||LITTLE BRIDGE||L285||Ko Kam Piu||C S Shum||Z Purton||ST||1400||1.21.98|
|2012-01-01||10||286||AASHIQ||K175||Indian Horse Lovers Syndicate||P O’Sullivan||J Lloyd||ST||1400||1.21.99|
|2013-01-01||10||286||HELENE SPIRIT||M310||Sir Po-shing & Lady Woo, Wilson Woo Ka Wah & Jackson Woo Ka Biu||C Fownes||Z Purton||ST||1400||1.21.98|
|2014-01-01||8||225||STERLING CITY||N152||Ling Chiu Shing & Gary Ling Kay Wai||J Moore||D Whyte||ST||1400||1.22.26|
|2015-01-01||9||280||REWARDING HERO||N376||Lee Fung Tai||J Moore||N Callan||ST||1400||1.20.99|
|2016-01-01||9||299||MULTIVICTORY||P254||Ronald Cheung Joo Cheong||A S Cruz||Y T Cheng||ST||1400||1.21.25|
|2017-01-01||8||304||BLIZZARD||S398||Infinitude Syndicate||P F Yiu||J Moreira||ST||1400||1.21.22|
|2018-01-01||10||317||FIFTY FIFTY||A287||Lee Wan Keung & Lee Wong Wai Kuen||L Ho||K Teetan||ST||1400||1.21.10|
1994 and onwards, Chinese Club Cup races have been run at Sha Tin.
3 times winning jockey: G Mosse
Horse racing has always been one of the favorite activities for Chinese Club members.
1976 onwards, a special group has been formed to manage Chinese Club Racing Syndicate.
Shortly, a 3-y-o gray gelding of 15.3 hands as subscription griffin from Australia WAH SHEUNG was firstly owned.
Its name, meaning of an “Excellent Horse” was selected due to the similar Cantonese sounding of “Chinese Merchants”.
Acknowledgement to HKJC Racing Registry for offering record data.