Hong Kong Racing Carnival 2009
Its that time of year again when the beautiful city of Hong Kong opens its tracks to 4 of the largest races in Asia.
The city of Sha Tin will be the home of the Hong Kong Vase, Cup, Mile and Sprint on the 13th December 2009. The Hong Kong Jockey Club never lets you down with a racing event and this day will be no exception.
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Being the longest of the four international Hong Kong horse races, the Hong Kong Vase is ran over 2,400 metres of the Sha Tin turf Racecourse. This Group 1 flat horse stage was first staged in 1994 and since then, it has been held every mid-December. It currently has a prize purse of HK$14,000,000 or estimately US$1.8 million.
Obviously stated in its namesake, the Hong Kong Mile is run at the Sha Tin Racecourse for a distance of 1,600 metres or exactly one mile. It is one of the four international Hong Kong horse races and it is staged by mid-December.
Being the grandest of the four international Hong Kong horse races, the Hong Kong Cup has a prize pool of HK$20,000,000 or about US$ 2.58 million. First raced on January 24, 1988, only horses that were trained from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore were allowed to what was then a 1,800-metre race.
Inaugurated in 1999, the Hong Kong Sprint is a Group 1 flat horse race for thoroughbreds aged three and above. Being one of the most awaited races in Hong Kong, this race is played out annually in mid-December for 1,200 metres or six furlongs at the Sha Tin Racecourse.