Entries are open for all four Group 1 contests at the 2019 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, which will take place at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 8 December.
Free entries to the 'Turf World Championships', Hong Kong's flagship races, will close on 21 October, 2019; supplementary entries will close on 18 November, 2019.
The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races carries total prize money of HK$93 million. The showcase contest, the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup, has a lucrative purse of HK$28 million, making it Hong Kong's most valuable race. The G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) is worth HK$25 million, while both the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) and the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) are worth HK$20 million.
Horse connections can use the convenient Online Entry Form at the Hong Kong Jockey Club website, www.hkjc.com. The system allows multiple entries to be made at the click of a mouse for all of Hong Kong’s Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 races throughout the season.
All of the jurisdiction’s 31 Group races are open to international entrants.
The online entry form and the Hong Kong Pattern Book can be found under the “International Racing Overview & Entries” sub-page of the site’s “International Racing And Sale” section. Click on this link to access the page with the Hong Kong Pattern Book and Online Entry Form directly.
Hong Kong stages its first Pattern races of the 2019/20 season on Tuesday 1 October, the HK$3.25 million G3 National Day Cup Handicap (1000m) and the HK$3.25 million G3 Celebration Cup Handicap (1400m).
HKIR meeting at Sha Tin in December, picture ThoroughbredNEWS