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Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was founded in 1884 to oversee horse racing in the colony. In 1959 it gained the Royal Charter and became the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club. However, when the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred in 1997, the Club reverted to its original name. The Club oversees races at both Hong Kong racecourse, namely Sha Tin and Happy Valley.

Sha Tin racecourse is situated in the New Territories and is managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It opened its doors for the first time on 7th October 1978 and has two grandstands with a capacity to welcome up to 85,000 visitors. The major races at the track include the Hong Kong Derby and Triple Crown, the Sha Tin Silver Jubilee Cup and the Sha Tin Sprint Trophy. The Hong Kong Derby (first run in 1873) was run for the first time at Sha Tin in 1983 and was won by Co-Tack ridden by Tony Cruz. The Hong Kong Triple Crown consists of the Stewards Cup over 1600 metres run in January; the Gold Cup over 2000 metres run in February, and the Champions and Chater Cup over 2400 metres run in May. Results of the three Triple Crown races since 2000 are shown below.

Winners, since 2000, of the Hong Kong Stewards Cup contested over 1600 metres each January.
2000 Resfa ridden by Basil Marcus
2001 Fairy King Prawn ridden by Robbie Fradd
2002 Electronic Union ridden by Robbie Fradd
2003 Electronic Union ridden by Robbie Fradd
2004 Super Kid ridden by Shane Dye
2005 Bullish Luck ridden by Christophe Soumillon
2006 Russian Pearl ridden by Gerald Mosse
2007 Armada ridden by Douglas Whyte
2008 Good Ba Ba ridden by Olivier Doleuze
2009 Good Ba Ba ridden by Christophe Soumillon
2010 Fellowship ridden by Zac Purton
2011 Beauty Flash ridden by Gerald Mosse
2012 Ambitious Dragon ridden by Douglas Whyte
2013 Glorious Days ridden by Douglas Whyte
2014 Blazing Speed ridden by M Demuro
2015 Able Friend ridden by Joao Moreira
2016 Giant Treasure ridden by Christophe Soumillon
2017 Helene Paragon ridden by Tommy Berry

Winners, since 2000, of the Hong Kong Gold Cup over 2000 metres contested each February.
2000 Industrialist ridden by Alan Munro
2001 Idol ridden by Michael Kinane
2002 Industrial Pioneer ridden by Gerald Mosse
2003 Olympic Express ridden by Weichong Marwing
2004 Bullish Luck ridden by Felix Coetzee
2005 Perfect Partner ridden by Christophe Soumillon
2006 Super Kid ridden by Shane Dye
2007 Vengeance of Rain ridden by Anthony Delpech
2008 Viva Pataca ridden by Darren Beadman
2009 Viva Pataca ridden by Darren Beadman
2010 Collection ridden by Darren Beadman
2011 California Memory ridden by Matthew Chadwick
2012 Ambitious Dragon ridden by Douglas Whyte
2013 Military Attack ridden by Zac Purton
2014 Military Attack ridden by Joao Moreira
2015 Designs on Rome ridden by Joao Moreira
2016 Designs on Rome ridden by Tommy Berry
2017 Werther ridden by Hugh Bowman

Winners, since 2000, of the Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup contested over 2400 metres each May.
2000 Housemaster ridden by Robbie Fradd
2001 Oriental Express ridden by Felix Coetzee
2002 Cheers Hong Kong ridden by Douglas Whyte
2003 Precision ridden by Brett Prebble
2004 Super Kid ridden by Shane Dye
2005 Vengeance of Rain ridden by Anthony Delpech
2006 Viva Pataca ridden by Michael Kinane
2007 Viva Pataca ridden by Michael Kinane
2008 Packing Winner ridden by Douglas Whyte
2009 Viva Pataca ridden by Weichong Marwing
2010 Mr Medici ridden by Gerald Mosse
2011 Mighty High ridden by Darren Beadman
2012 Liberator ridden by Weichong Marwing
2013 California Memory ridden by Matthew Chadwick
2014 Blazing Speed ridden by Neil Callan
2015 Helene Super Star ridden by Douglas Whyte
2016 Blazing Speed ridden by Neil Callan
2017 Werther ridden by Hugh Bowman