Hong Kong


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2019/2020 Final Nominees


The Champion Awards Judging Panel has elected the final nominees for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2019/2020 as follows:

Horse of the Year Elected by votes of the Judging Panel from winners of the respective categories, excluding the Champion Griffin
Champion Sprinter 
(below 1400m)
Beat The Clock
Mr Stunning
Champion Miler 
(1400m to below 1800m)
Beauty Generation
Golden Sixty
Southern Legend
Champion Middle-Distance Horse
(1800m to below 2200m)
Golden Sixty
Champion Stayer
(2200m and over)
Champion Four-Year-Old
(For four-year-olds as on 1 January of the current season)
Golden Sixty
Thanks Forever
Champion Griffin
(For new imports in the current season which arrived in Hong Kong unraced, and which were aged either 2 or 3 on the date of the first Hong Kong race meeting of the season – Brand D)
California Rad
Good Luck Friend
Lucky More
Sky Darci

The Panel decided to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to seven-time Champion Trainer Mr. John Moore, in recognition of his great contributions to Hong Kong racing.

The Judging Panel is comprised of three members each from The Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Association of Hong Kong Racing Journalists.

The HKJC votes are made by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges; Director of Racing Business and Operations, Mr. William Nader and Head of Handicapping, Race Planning and International Racing, Mr. Nigel Gray.

The three members from the Association of Hong Kong Racing Journalists are Chairman Mr. Carlos Wu, Vice Chairman Mr. Ho Wing Keung and Mr. Cheung Kam Yau.

The Panel commended the connections of each of the final nominees on the excellent performances of their horses this season.

Winners of the Champion Awards will be announced at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2019/2020 presentation ceremony to be held on Thursday, 16 July, at Rosewood Hong Kong.

Beauty Generation and Zac Purton, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club