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With the Four-Year-Old Classic Series well under way, it is time to look at some of the top challengers. Historically, this event has been a test of mettle and versatility for the horses as they have to cover different race lengths. With early contender and in-form horse Winning Dreamer (夢想成金) ruled out of the series, racing fans have their hopes pinned on, among others, John Size-trained Excellent Proposal (勁搏), who bounced back to form to win the Hong Kong Classic Mile with Blake Shinn on board. In close pursuit were Lucky Express (幸運快車) and Tourbillon Diamond (飛輪閃耀), so we look forward to an exceptionally competitive series.

From virtually his first waking racing moment, Caspar Fownes had established an incessant awareness of the importance of the BMW Hong Kong Derby.


In the nearly 150 years since the Hong Kong Derby was first run, very few underdogs have provided racing fans with a memorable day at the track. Yet at Sha Tin Racecourse in 1999, Holy Grail (聖利) entered the history books.

With the new season beginning this month, we look forward to the next instalment of 10 To Follow, with the contenders below battling it out with their next choice of runners.


Since the Hong Kong Gold Cup was inaugurated at Sha Tin Racecourse in 1979, a host of Hong Kong racing’s equestrian elite – from the race’s first winner Observatory (天文台), under the renowned jockey Pat Eddery, to River Verdon (翠河), the sole horse to chalk up a hattrick of Gold Cup wins – have made their mark in history.

The DBS x Manulife Million Challenge six-month series, presented by DBS Hong Kong, ManulifeHong Kong and The Hong Kong Jockey Club, is one of the most intense andexciting competitions on the racing calendar.

The indomitable spirit of champions prevailed – our racing stars continued to deliver the thrills, the tension and the triumphs

Ahead of the 2020/21 season, we look at six exciting prospects likely to make their way up the ranks


Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation (HKEF) has taken the lead to move its activities online and has organised several online knowledge sharing and training sessions for riders and officials. With the pandemic still unfolding, HKEF continues to provide a variety of online activities.

With recent advances in technology, going virtual has become a global trend – even with riding activities.

Over the past six months, the worldwide pandemic has affected all industries to some extent. Riders, however, were not stopped by COVID-19. Indeed, they have eagerly welcomed all opportunities to keep themselves engaged in the sport. The Hong Kong Equestrian Federation (HKEF), on behalf of young riders, would like to express its gratitude for one such opportunity– the National Youth Dressage Competition 2020 Yun Shang Carnival, organised by China Equestrian Association (CEA). And to our delight, our riders earned satisfying results in this competition.


Every season, the HKEF Inter-school Equestrian Challenge shines the spotlight on young riders

For the second time since the Tokyo Olympics got postponed, Hong Kong eventing rider Thomas Ho has successfully qualified for the prestigious games with his long-time partner Tayberry.


Charity projects, initiatives and sustainability

The Club expands the JC JoyAge project to enhance mental health among elderly people.

On 15 and 16 January, Member volunteers participated in an online dementia care seminar organised by the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing.

Learn how to give new purpose to discarded food products at The Green Earth online workshop.

The OUHK Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare, with a donation from the Club, is building a pool of healthcare experts to meet society’s needs.

At an online session, Member volunteers have an opportunity to learn basic sign language and to connect with the hearing impaired.

Learn about soap recycling in Hong Kong through an online session.

Our online training seminar better equips Member volunteers to support people suffering from this illness.

Join us on a visit to the SPCA Hong Kong, where Member volunteers will have the opportunity to raise their awareness of animal welfare issues

The Club-funded Gerontech-X Lab gives Member volunteers and senior citizens an insight into how technology can empower active ageing


The Hong Kong News-Expo Jockey Club Media Literacy Education Programme gives underprivileged children an insight into the media world



More than just a day at the races, New Year’s Day at the Racecourse offers the chance to start the year with good fortune. Marking the occasion with thrilling action on the course and celebratory events off-track, the 2021 Lucky Start raceday at Sha Tin Racecourse features one of Hong Kong’s venerable institutions, the Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1400m).

The Pok Oi Cup was first run in 1994. Last September, Frankie Lor-trained King Opie (勁無比), under jockey Karis Teetan, edged out Beauty Spirit (美麗精神) to win by half a length at the Pok Oi Centenary Cup.


We trace our Membership’s colourful past through our badges, which reflect our unique history through their changing designs