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Chinese New Year Cup


 

Kung Hei

 

Chinese New Year Cup has been held by HKJC.

 

The third day of Lunar New Year, usually between the late January to mid February, has been the day of running.

 

It has been the featured trophy race in the Chinese New Year Racing Event.

 

Entries have mainly for Class 1 horses, handicapping conditions are subjected to be adjusted annually.

 

 

Fat Choy

 

1999-02-18 the inaugural race was opened for all 3-years-old.

 

2000-02-07 the entry was changed to Class 1 & 2 horses.

 

2001-01-26 and onwards, Chinese New Year Cup has been raced for Class 1 horses.

 

All of this trophy races have been run on Sha Tin Turf course.

 

1999 and 2005 were run for 1600m, otherwise, all the other distances have been 1400m.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Date R# index Card Horse Brand Owner Trainer Jockey Dist. Time
1999-02-18 07 352 03 ORIENTAL EXPRESS BP187 Larry C K Yung I W Allan E Saint-Martin 1600 1.33.90
2000-02-07 04 340 06 CHAMPIONSHIP T059 David Sin Wai Kin D A Hayes G Boss 1400 1.21.70
2001-01-26 09 344 08 MERIDIAN STAR V177 Meridian Racing Syndicate D A Hayes C Brown 1400 1.23.20
2002-02-14 09 369 02 ASIA RISING T270 Tse Kwok Fai Y O Wong D Whyte 1400 1.23.30
2003-02-03 05 364 07 CENTURY STAR V005 Yip Kwok Wai J Size S Dye 1400 1.22.00
2004-01-24 09 355 06 FIGURES C307 Financial Investors Group Syndicate D Oughton D Whyte 1400 1.22.20
2005-02-11 08 389 01 SUPER KID C305 Wong Yuk Kwan J Size D Whyte 1600 1.36.00
2006-01-31 07 356 05 JOYFUL WINNER E045 Kong Kin Kuen J Moore C Soumillon 1400 1.21.40
2007-02-20 07 398 05 GOOD BA BA E201 John Yuen Se Kit A Schutz O Doleuze 1400 1.20.90
2008-02-09 08 379 11 FULL OF JOY G293 Lo Chuen Hang A Lee H W Lai 1400 1.21.90
2009-01-28 08 346 06 REGENCY DRAGON H001 Wong Shun Yuen D E Ferraris C Soumillon 1400 1.22.38
2010-02-16 08 391 07 FAIR TRADE K345 Tony Stradmoor C Fownes B Prebble 1400 1.22.39
2011-02-05 10 377 01 SUNNY KING H105 Matthew Wong Leung Pak J Moore G Mosse 1400 1.21.38
2012-01-25 10 351 04 GLORIOUS DAYS M353 Tom Brown’s Syndicate J Size D Whyte 1400 1.22.89
2013-02-12 09 386 05 PENGLAI XIANZI K248 Benson Lee A S Cruz M L Yeung 1400 1.21.75
2014-02-02 9 369 14 SUPER LIFELINE P158 Dr Eddy Fong Ching A T Millard K Teetan 1400 1.22.51
2015-02-21 8 408 8 REAL SPECIALIST M143 Kenneth Lau Ip Keung & Judy Lau Yap Ai Ai J Size J Moreira 1400 1.22.92
2016-02-10 8 394 7 THEWIZARDOFOZ T251 Martin Siu Kim Sun J Size J Moreira 1400 1.21.20
2017-01-30 8 378 5 INVINCIBLE DRAGON V166 Albert Hung Chao Hong J Moore S Clipperton 1400 1.22.08

 

 

SUMMARY

 

The Most Winning Trainer:

5 times — J Size (2003, 2005, 2012, 2015, 2016)

 

The Most Winning Jockey:

4 times — D Whyte (2002, 2004, 2005, 2012)

 

 

REFERENCE

 

Winner list has 2 Horses of the Year:

ORIENTAL EXPRESS, GOOD BA BA

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

960 meters = 1/2 mile 170 yards, 1207 meters = 6 Furlong, 1609 meters = 1 mile, 1766 meters = 1 mile 171 yards, 2012 meters = 1-1/4mile, 2816 meters = 1-3/4 miles.

 

 

 

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Acknowledgment to Mr Lacuda Mengnah, Mr Peter Yuen, and Mr Donald Tsai, HKJC Archives, Hong Kong Racing Museum for relevant content.

 

 

 


 

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