The BMW Hong Kong Derby is the ultimate prize in the three-race 4YO Classic Series and a once-in-a-lifetime challenge.
Exclusive to four-year-olds, the Derby's allure lies in the fact that contenders have a single shot at glory, making victory in the race a most coveted feat of achievement for trainers, jockeys and owners. And staged at a distance of 2000 metres, it is a supreme test for Hong Kong's emerging stars.
The Derby is well established as a key identifier of Hong Kong's future heroes. The list of past victors attests to that, and such as Ambitious Dragon, Designs On Rome and Werther are three of the most recent winners to have subsequently claimed Horse of the Year honours.
Trainer John Moore has a great Derby return with a record-equaling five wins in all, and has lifted the trophy three times in the past 10 years.
|2017||RAPPER DRAGON||J Moreira||J Moore|
|2016||WERTHER||H Bowman||J Moore|
|2015||LUGER||Z Purton||J Size|
|2014||DESIGNS ON ROME||T Berry||J Moore|
|2013||AKEED MOFEED||D Whyte||R Gibson|
|2012||FAY FAY||D Whyte||J Size|
|2011||AMBITIOUS DRAGON||M Guyon||A T Millard|
|2010||SUPER SATIN||D Whyte||C Fownes|
|2009||COLLECTION||D Beadman||J Moore|
|2008||HELENE MASCOT||F Coetzee||A S Cruz|