Hong Kong Vase News

Trainer Chris Waller has been understandably thrilled with the results posted by Preferment over the last twelve months and is confident the entire is primed for a competitive performance in Saturday’s 2015 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin Racecourse. Preferment has been a strong and largely consistent performer for…

Hong Kong Vase

The Hong Kong Vase is a Group 1 race that takes place annually at Sha Tin Racecourse on the second Sunday in December. Run over a distance of 2,400 metres, the Hong Kong Vase is worth a total of HKD$15,000,000, or approximately AUD$2.3 million, in prize money. It is organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

The 2014 Hong Kong Vase will take place on Sunday December 14, 2014.Hong Kong Vase

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The race is run on a turf surface and is open to horses aged three-years-old and older. The Hong Kong Vase is part of Hong Kong’s biggest single sports event and shares its day with the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint, Group 1 Hong Kong Mile and Group 1 Hong Kong Cup.

The first Hong Kong Vase took place in 1994, with the race being won by Red Bishop. It was awarded its current Group 1 status in 2000, before which it was run as a Group 2 race. The race is notoriously dominated by European stayers, who have proved themselves to be the best in the world.

Notable winners of the Hong Kong Vase include Luso (1996, 1997), Doctor Dino (2007, 2008) and Dunaden (2011).

It is simple to bet on the Hong Kong Vase each December, with an abundance of Australian interest and coverage for the race. With horses often going from the Melbourne Cup, which is Australia’s biggest horse racing event, to the Hong Kong Vase, it is easy to make an informed betting decision on the race.