Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint

Aerovelocity Doesn't Miss a 'Beat'

Aerovelocity Doesn't Miss a 'Beat'

With overseas victories in the 2015 G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Japan and in the G1 KrisFlyer International Sprint in Singapore, Aerovelocity (NZ) (Pins {Aus}) stood to earn a US$1-million bonus if he could successfully defend his title in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint last month. But fate intervened, as the talented short-tracker was knocked…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Danon Smash becomes just fourth international to win the Hong Kong Sprint after Sha Tin blitz

Danon Smash becomes just fourth international to win the Hong Kong Sprint after Sha Tin blitz

Eight years after Lord Kanaloa became the first Japanese horse to win the Hong Kong Sprint, one of his progeny etched his name into the history books by becoming the second at Sha Tin on Sunday. Sent out a $22 hope, Danon Smash bounced back from his eighth-placed finish in last year's race to salute under Englishman Ryan Moore in a dominant display…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
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Zac Purton wins Hong Kong Sprint on Lucky Sweynesse

Zac Purton wins Hong Kong Sprint on Lucky Sweynesse

The formidable duo of Zac Purton and Lucky Sweynesse have combined to take out the Group 1 Hong Kong International Sprint at Sha Tin on Sunday. Having won ten times from 15 starts in partnership including two successes at Group level, the duo showed their class at Sha Tin on Sunday with a three-quarter length win over Lucky With You and…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
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who fancies their chances in the Hong Kong Sprint?

who fancies their chances in the Hong Kong Sprint?

Who said romance was dead? Good luck telling that to connections of Highfield Princess, the rags-to-riches mare bidding for a fifth Group 1 success in the £2.6 million Longines Hong Kong Sprint. Owner-breeder John Fairley has brought his entire family to see if last year's Prix Maurice de Gheest, Nunthorpe and Flying Five winner can follow up…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Purton seeks Hong Kong Sprint redemption with unlucky Sweynesse

Purton seeks Hong Kong Sprint redemption with unlucky Sweynesse

Zac Purton celebrates a win on Lucky Sweynesse. Picture: HKJC Plenty of good judges believe Lucky Sweynesse was a tragedy beaten in last year's Hong Kong Sprint but superstar jockey Zac Purton is not one to look back in anger. The gun sprinter jumped an odds-on favourite in the Group 1 but never saw daylight, buried on the rail and pushed back…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Zac Purton fires off warning to Hong Kong Sprint rivals

Zac Purton fires off warning to Hong Kong Sprint rivals

The world's best sprinter Lucky Sweynesse has already been beaten twice this season, but regular rider Zac Purton is confident the champ has turned the corner. Beaten at short odds in the two starts to begin this preparation, Lucky Sweynesse didn't quite dazzle racing fans as they might have expected. However, his three performances in the lead-up…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
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Hong Kong Sprint 2023 Field, Tips, Betting Odds, Results

Hong Kong Sprint 2023 Field, Tips, Betting Odds, Results

The Hong Kong Sprint is a Group 1 race held at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong each year. The Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) boasts a total prize pool of HK$22000000 and is for horses ages three-years-old or older and is run under set weight conditions. The Hong Kong Sprint 2023 will be run on December 10, 2023 at Sha Tin Racecourse. These product…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Hong Kong Sprint results and replay

Hong Kong Sprint results and replay

View the results and replay for the 2022 Hong Kong Sprint. The Hong Kong Sprint was raced at Sha Tin racecourse on Sunday, 11 December 2022. Have Your Say 🗣: What did you think of the race? Comment below 👇 *Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T's & C's apply. Gamble responsibly.
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Imperious Lucky Sweynesse bounces back in facile style

Imperious Lucky Sweynesse bounces back in facile style

Lucky Sweynesse produced a fine weight-carrying performance in the Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday to bounce back from his Hong Kong Sprint horror show last month and take out the first Group race of the new year. The four-year-old galloper was burdened with 135 pounds in the Group Three Chinese Club Challenge Cup, but that…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
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Moore lands the Hong Kong Sprint on Wellington

Moore lands the Hong Kong Sprint on Wellington

The globe-trotting, champion jockey Ryan Moore has not only virtually done it all … but he just continues to ride winners on the biggest stage time after time after time. No surprise then that Moore landed a winner when he rode the Richard Gibson trained Wellington to a dominant win in the HK$24 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Darren Beadman brilliance inspires biggest boilover in Hong Kong Sprint history: ‘he was just making up numbers’

Darren Beadman brilliance inspires biggest boilover in Hong Kong Sprint history: ‘he was just making up numbers’

The Hong Kong Sprint has been graced by some of racing history's great speedsters in the 20 years since it was afforded Group One status and for the most part they have delivered when it has come time to take to the big stage. Think back to the double wins of local champions Silent Witness (2003, 2004), Sacred Kingdom (2007, 2009), Aerovelocity…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
2022 Hong Kong Sprint Preview & Betting Strategy

2022 Hong Kong Sprint Preview & Betting Strategy

We have got a full field of 14 runners accepted for the Hong Kong Sprint, with history saying this race is one of the main chances for the locals to get a win on the board as seven of the last eight editions of this race have been won by Hong Kong trained horses. Post-barrier draw has the locals the main chances with online bookmakers with Group 2…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Lyle Aiming For Feature Winners In 2023

Lyle Aiming For Feature Winners In 2023

Now 25, and happily married and settled in Hong Kong, Hewitson is the personification of persistence and courage in his third stint in the world-class racing jurisdiction. Hong Kong has always been a mountain South Africa's favourite son has been determined to scale, and even though he only has 12 winners on the board at a relatively humble strike…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Hot King Prawn heads odds for Hong Kong Sprint

Hot King Prawn heads odds for Hong Kong Sprint

Hot King Prawn, the best horse for emoji fans, is the favourite to continue his winning ways this Sunday in the Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin. The John Size trained speedster led all the way to win the Jockey Club Sprint last time, albeit gifted the race after getting a soft lead, fending off an unlucky Mr Stunning ($3.6-$3.7). That pair…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Hong Kong Preview: Spot Plays

Hong Kong Preview: Spot Plays

The Hong Kong international races are just three weeks away. Horses from around the world are getting ready for four of the richest international turf races around, with exciting contests assured. Though foreign horses have frequently been successful at the Hong Kong International meet, especially in the 1 1/2-mile Hong Kong Vase (G1) and the 1…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter Inferno is set to make the move to Australia ahead of a possible racing career if he is to overcome injury. The Cliff Brown-trained Singaporean G1 winner will head to Australia to recover from a near foreleg injury which ruled him out of the Hong Kong Sprint last month. A decision is yet to be made about where Inferno will…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Blake Shinn wins the Hong Kong Sprint on Sky Field

Blake Shinn wins the Hong Kong Sprint on Sky Field

Caspar Fownes and Blake Shinn were left with conflicting emotions after Sky Field steamed to success in the HK$24 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m), fending off world-class opposition from Japan to continue Hong Kong’s dominance in the event. Shinn, 34, slotted his first G1 triumph in Hong Kong but the Melbourne Cup-winning jockey's…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
‘Think we're due': Clipperton aims to end Group 1 curse

‘Think we're due': Clipperton aims to end Group 1 curse

Sam Clipperton is looking to break through for his first Group 1 since 2016 in the Doomben 10000 on Saturday. Picture: Mark Evans-Getty Images Sam Clipperton is looking to end an extraordinary streak in Saturday's Group 1 Doomben 10000 that dates back to 2016 when he was one of the rising stars of Australian racing. The popular hoop, who has ridden…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Overseas HKIR markets show the odds are in favour of the bookies

Overseas HKIR markets show the odds are in favour of the bookies

The latest Hunger Games film, released this week, is marketed by the franchise's catchphrase once again: "May the odds be ever in your favour." That should be the new slogan adopted by Australian bookmaker Sportsbet - a subsidiary of UK corporate Paddy Power - after they posted markets on the four international features last week. The odds are most…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint
Hong Kong Sprint 2012 Results: Lord Kanaloa scores for Japan

Hong Kong Sprint 2012 Results: Lord Kanaloa scores for Japan

Lord Kanaloa (JPN) came three-wide off the far turn, engaged leader Cerise Cherry (SAF) just outside the quarter pole, and sprinted away to win the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin by an easy two and a half lengths at the wire.. Cerise Cherry briefly led but was no match for the winner in the stretch. Captain Sweet (AUS) rounded out the top…
Horse Racing: Hong Kong Sprint