CHAIRMAN'S SPRINT PRIZE INTRODUCTION

May 7, 2017
Race 8, 16:40
G1
Sha Tin
Racecourse
HK$14 million
Total Prize
Turf, "A+3" Course
1200M

Hong Kong's newest international Group 1 major, the Chairman's Sprint Prize, brings together the best sprinters from Hong Kong and abroad for a memorable late-season clash.

Run since Sha Tin was first opened in the 1978/79 season – first as the Hong Kong Sprint Championship, then as the Chairman's Prize before adopting its familiar moniker in 2001 – it has been a target for Hong Kong's finest speedsters over the years, with winners like Fairy King Prawn (1999 & 2001), Silent Witness (2004 & 2005), Sacred Kingdom (2008 & 2010) and Lucky Nine (2013 & 2014).

In 2016, the Chairman's Sprint Prize was opened to international competition for the first time. In a memorable finish, Australian grey Chautauqua stormed home from last to beat Hong Kong's Lucky Bubbles in a perfect demonstration of the contest's global stature, earning the race a spot in the World's Top 100 Races of that year.


Past 10 Chairman's Sprint Prize Winners

Year Horse Name Jockey Trainer Replay
2016 CHAUTAUQUA T Berry M Hawkes
2015 GOLD-FUN C Soumillon R Gibson
2014 LUCKY NINE B Prebble C Fownes
2013 LUCKY NINE B Prebble C Fownes
2012 JOY AND FUN B Doyle D Cruz
2011 DIM SUM O Doleuze J Moore
2010 SACRED KINGDOM B Prebble P F Yiu
2009 DIM SUM J Winks J Moore
2008 SACRED KINGDOM G Mosse P F Yiu
2007 ABSOLUTE CHAMPION B Prebble D J Hall

Key Dates

  • March 20 - Free entries close
  • April 10 - Supplementary entries close
  • May 4 - Declarations to run