2021 Hong Kong Sprint betting guide

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Danon Smash
Danon Smash lands the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint in style.

 

The Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint is one of four Hong Kong International Races (HKIR), sitting alongside the Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Mile and Hong Kong Vase. The Hong Kong Sprint is one of the world’s highest-rated short-course races and attracts punters from all around the globe.


DATE: December 12, 2021
VENUE Hong Kong Jockey Club, Sha Tin Racecourse
DISTANCE 1200 metres
PRIZE MONEY HK$22,000,000 (US$2,829,000)
FIRST RUNNING 1999
2020 WINNER DANON SMASH (JPN)

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2020 Hong Kong Sprint results

Result Horse Trainer Barrier Jockey Weight
1st DANON SMASH (JPN) Takayuki Yasuda 14 Ryan Moore 9-0
2nd JOLLY BANNER (AUS) P F Yiu 3 Mickael Barzalona 9-0
3rd RATTAN (NZ) Richard Gibson 6 Chad Schofield 9-0
4th WISHFUL THINKER (AUS) C H Yip 9 K C Leung 9-0

Hong Kong Sprint history & facts

The Hong Kong Sprint is one of the four Hong Kong International Races held at Sha Tin Racecourse in the middle of December each year. It also sits as the final leg of nine in the Global Sprint Challenge, which includes races in countries such as England, UAE and Australia.

The Hong Kong Sprint originally started as the richest 1000 metre race in the world until the distance was boosted up to 1200 metres in 2006. Nowadays it sits as one of the highest regarded 1200 metre races in the world and attracts contenders from around the globe.

Hong Kong Sprint records

Fastest time: Absolute Champion (2006) – 1:07.80

Most wins:

  • Falvelon (2000, 2001)
  • Silent Witness (2003, 2004)
  • Sacred Kingdom (2007, 2009)
  • Lord Kanaloa (2012, 2013)
  • Aerovelocity (2014, 2016)
  • Mr Stunning (2017, 2018)

Most wins by a jockey: Brett Pebble – Absolute Champion (2006), Sacred Kingdom (2009), Lucky Nine (2011)

Most wins by a trainer: Ricky Yiu – Fairy King Prawn (1999), Sacred Kingdom (2007, 2009)

Most wins by an owner:

  • Dawn Falvey et al. – Falvelon (2000, 2001)
  • Archie & Betty da Silva – Silent Witness (2003, 2004)
  • Sin Kang Yuk – Sacred Kingdom (2007, 2009)
  • Lord Horse Club – Lord Kanaloa (2012, 2013)
  • Daniel Yeung Ngai – Aerovelocity (2014, 2016)
  • Maurice Koo Win Chong – Mr Stunning (2017, 2018)

Previous Hong Kong Sprint results

Year Horse Trainer Jockey
2020 Danon Smash (JPN) Takayuki Yasuda Ryan Moore
2019 Beat The Clock John Size João Moreira
2018 Mr Stunning Frankie Lor Karis Teetan
2017 Mr Stunning John Size Nash Rawiller
2016 Aerovelocity Paul O’Sullivan Zac Purton
2015 Peniaphobia Tony Cruz João Moreira
2014 Aerovelocity Paul O’Sullivan Zac Purton
2013 Lord Kanaloa (JPN) Takayuki Yasuda Yasunari Iwata
2012 Lord Kanaloa (JPN) Takayuki Yasuda Yasunari Iwata
2011 Lucky Nine Caspar Fownes Brett Prebble
2010 J J the Jet Plane (SA) Lucky Houdalakis Piere Strydom
2009 Sacred Kingdom Ricky Yiu Brett Prebble
2008 Inspiration John Moore Darren Beadman
2007 Sacred Kingdom Ricky Yiu Gérald Mossé
2006 Absolute Champion David Hall Brett Prebble
2005 Natural Blitz Derek Cruz Glyn Schofield
2004 Silent Witness Tony Cruz Felix Coetzee
2003 Silent Witness Tony Cruz Felix Coetzee
2002 All Thrills Too David Hayes Gérald Mossé
2001 Falvelon (AUS) Danny Bougoure Damien Oliver
2000 Falvelon (AUS) Danny Bougoure Damien Oliver
1999 Fairy King Prawn Ricky Yiu Steven King

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