OUR MEMORIES
Hong Kong Gold Cup

 

Second leg of The Triple Crown

 

From a local Trophy to Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Second leg of The Triple Crown – Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup

 

1979-01-14 inaugural run of The Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse.

 

Its inception was deliberately coincided with the launch of Privately Purchased Horses scheme which was then in its infancy.

 

1983-03-05 was the only race on sand track.

 

1991/92 season, Hong Kong Triple Crown after the series was introduced, this race has became the second leg.

 

1992-03-21 was the last run over a distance of 1800 Metres.

 

2004-02-22 ran as C S L Hong Kong Gold Cup

 

2008-02-24 Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup has been named after sponsorship.

 

2011-02-27 the HK$ 8 million Hong Kong Group 1 event over 2000-metres has been run as the Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup.

 

 

RECORDS

 

LIST OF WINNERS – HONG KONG GOLD CUP
Date Horse Trainer Jockey Track Dist R_Cl
1979-01-14 OBSERVATORY A Chan P Eddery GRASS 1800 1
1980-01-20 SILVER LINING G Moore G W Moore GRASS 1800 1
1981-01-25 SILVER LINING G Moore G W Moore GRASS 1800 1
1982-02-27 FOOTBALL T C Cheng B Taylor GRASS 1800 1
1983-03-05 CO-TACK T P Wong A S Cruz SAND 1800 1
1984-03-03 GAY EIGHTIES T C Cheng B Taylor GRASS 1800 1
1985-03-09 GAY EIGHTIES T C Cheng B Thomson GRASS 1800 1
1986-03-15 YUNO WHEN P C Kan C M Cheng GRASS 1800 1
1987-03-14 WING HO J Moore N Williams GRASS 1800 1
1988-03-12 CRUISE CONTROL E Collinghood G Palmer GRASS 1800 1
1989-03-11 GOLD BELT P C Kan B Leisher GRASS 1800 1
1990-03-17 STARLIGHT D Oughton P Robinson GRASS 1800 1
1991-03-16 STARLIGHT D Oughton P Robinson TURF 1800 1
1992-03-21 RIVER VERDON D Hill B Marcus TURF 1800 1&2
1993-03-27 RIVER VERDON D Hill B Marcus TURF 2000 3YO+
1994-03-20 RIVER VERDON D Hill J Marshall TURF 2000 3YO+
1995-03-19 MAKARPURA STAR J Moore A S Cruz TURF 2000 3YO+
1996-03-23 MAKARPURA STAR J Moore F Coetzee TURF 2000 3YO+
1997-03-22 DEAUVILLE A S Cruz E Saint-Martin TURF 2000 3YO+
1998-03-28 INDIGENOUS I W Allan B Marcus TURF 2000 3YO+
1999-03-27 INDIGENOUS I W Allan D Whyte TURF 2000 3YO+
2000-03-26 INDUSTRIALIST P C Kan A Munro TURF 2000 3YO+
2001-03-03 IDOL D Oughton M Kinane TURF 2000 3YO+
2002-02-24 INDUSTRIAL PIONEER P C Kan G Mosse TURF 2000 3YO+
2003-02-23 OLYMPIC EXPRESS I W Allan E Saint-Martin TURF 2000 3YO+
2004-02-22 BULLISH LUCK A S Cruz F Coetzee TURF 2000 3YO+
2005-02-20 PERFECT PARTNER A S Cruz C Soumillon TURF 2000 3YO+
2006-02-26 SUPER KID J Moore S Dye TURF 2000 3YO+
2007-03-04 VENGEANCE OF RAIN D E Ferraris A Delpech TURF 2000 3YO+
2008-02-24 VIVA PATACA J Moore D Beadman TURF 2000 3YO+
2009-02-22 VIVA PATACA J Moore D Beadman TURF 2000 HKG1
2010-02-28 COLLECTION J Moore D Beadman TURF 2000 HKG1
2011-02-27 CALIFORNIA MEMORY A S Cruz M Chadwick TURF 2000 HKG1
2012-02-26 AMBITIOUS DRAGON A T Millard D Whyte TURF 2000 HKG1
2013-02-24 MILITARY ATTACK J Moore Z Purton TURF 2000 HKG1
2014-02-23 MILITARY ATTACK J Moore J Moreira TURF 2000 HKG1
2015-03-01 DESIGNS ON ROME J Moore J Moreira TURF 2000 HKG1
2016-02-28 DESIGNS ON ROME J Moore T Berry TURF 2000 HKG1
2017-02-26 WERTHER J Moore H Bowman TURF 2000 HKG1

 

 

SUMMARY

 

1979-01-14 the inaugural winner OBSERVATORY trained by Allan Chan, ridden by Pat Eddery broke the 1800 meter record at that time.

 

1994-03-20, Hong Kong Champion and former Horse of the Year RIVER VERDON won this race three times.and became the only horse to ever win the Triple Crown.

 

 

 

RELATED LINK

 

Hong Kong Gold Cup – video showcase
Hong Kong Gold Cup – photo gallery

 

 

 


 

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