Kwangtung Handicap races were held for Sweepstakes.
1947 – 1976 Sweepstakes were issued 3 or 4 times in every racing year.
Autumn Sweepstakes were the most favorite among those held in other occasions.
According to the racing result, winner of Kwangtung Handicap corresponding the ticket got the Grand Cash Prize of that Autumn Sweepstakes.
After the handover, CEO Cup has superseded the original Kwangtung Handicap Cup.
Kwangtung Handicap Cup no long scheduled on the racing season starting day.
It has also been not held as the first trophy race of the racing season.
1953-10-10_3 the inaugural cup presentation as trophy for Kwangtung Handicap race.
1957-10-19_3 only mentioned as ‘a trophy’ for Kwangtung Handicap, no mention of Autumn Plate.
1972-11-11_3 CHARLEY STOBBS won by TC Cheng, was the first record of Kwangtung Handicap Cup, 2200 meter
List Of Winners Since 1984:
|1984-09-15||TURBO CHARGER||Mr Yu Siu Lung||D Kent||P Young||HV||1650||1.43.00|
|1985-09-21||MOULTON BOY||Mr J L C Pearce||A Ward||P Leyshan||HV||1800||1.58.90|
|1986-09-20||COREEGA||Mr & Mrs Brian T Caird||J Moore||A S Cruz||ST||1600||1.36.10|
|1987-09-19||CLEAR CITY||Leung Chiu-Lun & Ng Tze-Choy||P M Chu||J K S Ho||ST||1600||1.37.90|
|1988-09-17||BEST WINNER||William Lam & Alfred Hui Sik Yin||B K Ng||C K Tse||ST||1400||1.22.40|
|1989-09-16||FOREVER GOLD||Mr & Mrs E C Lowe||G Lane||P H Chan||ST||1600||1.35.50|
|1990-09-15||CRAIG’S DRAGON||Craigengower Cricket Club Syndicate||H F Lam||B Marcus||HV||1235||1.14.70|
|1991-09-14||BLASE||Dr FANG S Y Harry||K C Lo||D Murphy||ST||1200||1.10.50|
|1992-09-13||STAR MARK||Mr & Mrs Patrick Y Au-Yeung||P C Kan||F Coetzee||ST||1600||1.35.50|
|1993-09-12||OUR PAL||Top Ten Syndicate||D Cruz||G Carter||ST||1600||1.36.10|
|1994-09-11||BEST ONE||Michael Tang Hon Chau, Tang Shu Chun & Tang Chan Shui Kuen||T K Ng||D Holland||ST||1600||1.36.20|
|1995-09-10||VIVA ICTA||Icta Racing Syndicate||B K Ng||B Marcus||ST||1600||1.34.00|
|1996-09-08||ENTHUSIASM||Benedict Wong Chung Mat||L Fownes||W Woods||ST||1400||1.24.00|
|1997-09-17||SMART KID||Helen Lee Nim Yee||S T Wong||A Munro||ST||1600||1.35.10|
|1998-09-12||STRIKERS||Newmarket Racing Syndicate||D A Hayes||B Marcus||ST||1600||1.36.00|
|1999-09-11||MONZA||Choi Yun Lam||L Ho||E Saint-Martin||ST||1600||1.36.50|
|2000-09-09||NEW TRUMPS||Richard Hui Chung Yee||T P Wong||D Whyte||ST||1600||1.34.90|
|2001-09-08||SURVEY GENERAL||Mak Kang Hoi||J Moore||J Egan||ST||1600||1.34.80|
|2002-09-07||DR MORE||Getmore Group Syndicate||J Size||S Dye||ST||1600||1.34.70|
|2003-09-06||VISORHILL||Alan F S Li||I W Allan||W C Marwing||ST||1400||1.23.30|
|2004-09-11||SIROCCO||Zippalanda Syndicate||A T Millard||H W Lai||ST||1400||1.21.80|
|2005-09-11||DAVE’S BEST||Yan Kam Hung||C H Yip||D Whyte||ST||1600||1.34.20|
|2006-09-16||SUPREME GAINS||Philip Lam Pak Kin||K L Man||D Whyte||ST||1600||1.35.10|
|2007-09-15||PACKING WINNER||Lee Wan Keung||L Ho||D Whyte||ST||1600||1.34.40|
|2008-09-21||EYSHAL||David Philip Boehm||J Moore||D Beadman||ST||1600||1.36.47|
|2009-09-20||FLEET COMMAND||Sir John Swaine & Koo Ming Kown||D E Ferraris||J Lloyd||ST||1400||1.21.52|
|2010-09-12||SOARING DRAGON||Albert H C Hong||J Moore||D Beadman||ST||1400||1.23.24|
|2011-09-18||SUPREME WIN||Rich Gold Syndicate||K L Man||O Doleuze||ST||1400||1.22.11|
|2012-10-06||MR GINGER||Fung Pak Kei||C S Shum||Z Purton||ST||1200||1.09.42|
|2013-09-15||SAME WORLD||Jackson So Hoi Wing||J Moore||W C Marwing||ST||1400||1.21.30|
|2014-09-21||KABAYAN||Julian Hui Chun Hang & Michele Monique Reis||J Moore||J Moreira||ST||1400||1.21.68|
|2015-09-13||BEAUTY ONLY||Eleanor Kwok Law Kwai Chun & Patrick Kwok Ho Chuen||A S Cruz||N Callan||ST||1400||1.21.83|
|2016-09-11||TWIN DELIGHT||Peter Law Kin Sang||C Fownes||K C Leung||ST||1400||1.21.16|
Most Successful Jockey: D Whyte (4 times, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Most Successful Trainer: J Moore (6 times, 1986, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014)
1991-09-14 and thereafter, Kwangtung Handicap races has been basically held in Sha Tin Racecourse.
1950s, the distance was usually 1 mile and 171y yards, roughly 1800 meter.
1970s, the distance was 2200 meter.
1991-09-14 onwards, the cup races have been held in Sha Tin.