OUR MEMORIES
Premier Cup


 

 

Foremost Primers; Topmost Elites

The final group race of the racing season.

INTRODUCTION

 

2004-09-09, HSBC announced a three-year sponsorship with HKJC.
From 2004 to 2007 a minimum of 15 races, at least five races in each year, were named the “HSBC Premier Series”.
The sponsorship covered the highest number of races in a series so far under a Jockey Club sponsorship.

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

2007-06-09, the HSBC Premier Cup (handicap) became the final leg of HSBC Premier Series and a local Group 3 race.
2008-06-15, a new trophy has been named as the Premier Cup.
2010-06-16 the Premier Cup has been sponsored as Prince Jewellery & Watch Premier Cup (handicap).

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Date R_no Jockey Ind. Horse Brand Trainer Weight Owner Age Race time
2007-06-09 _8 S Dye 674 EGYPTIAN RA E002 D J Hall 115 Cheng Keung Fai 5 1.20.60
2008-06-15 _10 Z Purton 681 ABLE ONE G108 J Moore 125 Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan 5 1.21.50
2009-06-13 _9 B Doyle 692 JOY AND FUN H014 D Cruz 133 Mr & Mrs Johnny Wong Chun Nam 5 1.21.68
2010-06-16 _9 D Beadman 696 ABLE ONE G108 J Moore 129 Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan 7 1.21.74
2011-06-19 _8 D Whyte 716 SICHUAN SUCCESS L307 J Size 115 Boniface Ho Ka Kui 4 1.20.76
2012-06-17 _9 M Du Plessis 700 AASHIQ K175 P O’Sullivan 114 Indian Horse Lovers Syndicate 6 1.21.75
2013-06-16 _8 T Berry 701 STERLING CITY N152 J Moore 115 Ling Chiu Shing & Gary Ling Kay Wai 4 1.20.72
2014-06-08 _8 A Suborics 691 HELENE SPIRIT M310 C Fownes 133 Sir Po-shing & Lady Woo, Wilson Woo Ka Wah & Jackson Woo Ka Biu 7 1.21.01
2015-06-14 _8 N Rawiller 696 SECRET SHAM P174 J Moore 126 David Philip Boehm 5 1.21.46
2016-06-19 _8 J Moreira 732 SUN JEWELLERY T301 J Size 118 Tung Moon Fai 4 1.21.61
2015-06-14 _8 J Moreira 757 THEWIZARDOFOZ T251 J Size 133 Martin Siu Kim Sun 4 1.20.86

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

HSBC Premier Series took the first-ever title sponsor of the Jockey Club’s Premier Class Races.
It enhanced the Jockey Club’s reputation for top-class racing by at least 5 noticeable races in each seasonal meeting.
Along with years of changes, the Premier Cup has continued as a tourist attraction and focus for one of Hong Kong’s favorite past times and sporting life.

 

 

REFERENCE

 

Premier Cup races have been held at a distance of 1400 meter on turf of Sha Tin Racecourse, for horses with rating 95+.

 

 

RELATED LINK

 

Prince Jewellery & Watch Premier Cup – 《HKJC》

Thomas Jackson – 《RacingMemories.HK》

 

 

Acknowledgment to HKJC Racing Registry for offering relevant records.

 

 

 


 

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