Mar 19, 2017
Race 8, 16:35
Sha Tin
HK$18 million
Total Prize
Turf, "A" Course

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.

Past 10 Hong Kong Derby Winners

Year Horse Name Jockey Trainer Replay
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

Key Dates

  • January 9 - 1st Stage Entries Close
  • February 6 - 2nd Stage Entries Close
  • March 6 - 3rd Stage Entries Close
  • March 16 - Declarations to run


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