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.
|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|