Games For Two Clubs; Races Of Two Cities
There is reason to believe, however, that it was the British traders who promoted racing first in Macao.
Until the operation could transplant to the newly formed Colony.
1895, Dr E. J. Eitel mentioned in his book 《Europe in China; the history of Hongkong FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE YEAR 1882》:
It is the marking of the the first ever race planned specifically to match qualified high class horses from either side of the Pearl River delta.
2004-02-15 the inaugural running of the trophy race was run on turf at Sha Tin in a distance of 1600 meters.
Likewise, the HKJC did not operate betting when Taipa Racecourse staged the second leg.
|2004-02-15||6||402||8||CROWN’S GIFT||D633||Yong Seng Chen & partners||J Lau||B Doyle||1.34.90|
|2005-01-30||6||359||8||HELENE PILLAGING||C084||Sir Po-shing & Lady Woo||A S Cruz||B Prebble||1.22.50|
|2006-04-30||7||568||9||HAPPEE OWNER||E230||Robert Ng Chee Siong||A S Cruz||F Coetzee||1.21.80|
|2007-04-22||8||541||8||TIBER||D155||Anthony Cheung Hin Shun & Peter John Keller||J Moore||Y T Cheng||1.20.60|
|2008-03-01||7||433||9||SLOW WALTZ||H329||K S Lee||J Size||F Coetzee||1.21.30|
|2009-03-01||9||432||1||HAWKES BAY||G064||Daryl Ng Win Kong||D J Hall||B Prebble||1.22.14|
|2010-03-06||8||439||3||VIVA PRONTO||L626||Dr Stanley Ho Hung Sun||G W Moore||F Durso||1.21.22|
|2011-03-12||8||466||6||SPARKLING POWER||L257||08/09 Anthony T Millard Trainer Syndicate||A T Millard||D Whyte||1.21.31|
|2012-03-10||8||468||9||MAJESTIC FALCON||M236||Dr & Mrs Horace Ngan Kit Keung||J Moore||J Lloyd||1.22.13|
|2013-03-02||8||432||10||SOLAR GREAT||M189||Hui Sze Man||D J Hall||D Whyte||1.22.03|
|2014-03-01||8||442||9||SUPER LIFELINE||P158||Dr Eddy Fong Ching||A T Millard||K Teetan||1.21.82||2015-03-08||9||448||9||ARPINATI||S274||Siu Pak Kwan||J Moore||J Moreira||1.21.62||2016-03-06||9||461||6||DASHING FELLOW||S284||Dr Philip Ho Kin Hoi, Dr Ernest Yau Hok Shing & Dr Joseph Pang Yeuk She||J Moore||Z Purton||1.21.65||2017-03-05||7||468||6||INVINCIBLE DRAGON||V166||Albert Hung Chao Hong||J Moore||S Clipperton||1.20.75||2018-05-12||8||647||7||CALIFORNIA WHIP||A114||Liang Lo Ching Yung||A S Cruz||N Callan||1:21.15|
“We are all very much looking forward to the Hong Kong Macau Trophy,” said Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Executive Director of Racing by that time. “It will be an intriguing clash and since it is being run under handicap conditions, it provides us with a unique opportunity to try and arrive at the right handicap equilibrium between Hong Kong horses and those from Macau.”
“The Macau Jockey Club sees the inaugural running of the Hong Kong Macau Trophy as one of the most important steps in its history. It marks the beginning of a new era of cooperation and goodwill between the two racing clubs. It is obvious that the Macau owners and trainers fully support this concept with entries being received from all of the Macau horses eligible for this race. The Board of Directors and the management of the Macau Jockey Club wish the Hong Kong Macau Trophy every success,” said Mr Ian Paterson, the MJC‘s Director of Racing and Chief Stipendiary Steward.
Acknowledgement to HKJC Racing Registry for offering record data.