Hong Kong Vase

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Longines Hong Kong Vase
Group 1 race
LocationSha Tin Racecourse
Hong Kong, China
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteHong Kong Jockey Club
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (1.5 miles)
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight121 lb (3y); 126 lb (4y+)
4 lb for fillies and mares
PurseHK$24,000,000 (2023)[1]
1st: HK$13,440,000

The Hong Kong Vase is a Group 1 flat horse race in Hong Kong which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1+12 miles or 12 furlongs) at Sha Tin, and it is scheduled to take place each year in mid December.

The race was first run in 1994, and it was promoted to Group 1 status in 2000. It is one of the four Hong Kong International Races, and it presently offers a purse of HK$24,000,000 (approximately US$3 million).


Trophy of the Hong Kong Vase

Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:


(Trained In)
1994 Red Bishop 6 Cash Asmussen John Hammond (France) Ali Saeed 2:25.10
1995 Partipral 6 Olivier Peslier Élie Lellouche (France) Enrique Sarasola 2:25.70
1996 Luso 4 Frankie Dettori Clive Brittain (Great Britain) Saeed Manana 2:26.10
1997 Luso 5 Michael Kinane Clive Brittain (Great Britain) Saeed Manana 2:26.30
1998 Indigenous 5 Douglas Whyte Ivan W. Allan (Hong Kong) Pang Yuen Hing 2:27.40
1999 Borgia 5 Olivier Peslier André Fabre (France) Gestüt Ammerland 2:30.10
2000 Daliapour 4 Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute (Great Britain) Lucky Stable 2:28.20
2001 Stay Gold 7 Yutaka Take Yasuo Ikee (Japan) Shadai Racehorse Co. 2:27.80
2002 Ange Gabriel 4 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud (France) Antonia Devin 2:28.40
2003 Vallee Enchantee 3 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche (France) Ecurie Wildenstein 2:28.20
2004 Phoenix Reach 4 Martin Dwyer Andrew Balding (Great Britain) Winterbeck Manor Stud 2:29.80
2005 Ouija Board 4 Kieren Fallon Ed Dunlop (Great Britain) 19th Earl of Derby 2:28.90
2006 Collier Hill 8 Dean McKeown Alan Swinbank (Great Britain) Russell Hall et al. 2:27.10
2007 Doctor Dino 5 Olivier Peslier Richard Gibson (France) Javier Martinez Salmean 2:28.20
2008 Doctor Dino 6 Olivier Peslier Richard Gibson (France) Javier Martinez Salmean 2:29.14
2009 Daryakana 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré (France) HH Aga Khan IV 2:27.51
2010 Mastery 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor (UAE) Godolphin 2:27.69
2011 Dunaden 6 Craig Williams Mikel Delzangles (France) Pearl Bloodstock 2:27.50
2012 Red Cadeaux 6 Gérald Mossé Ed Dunlop (Great Britain) R J Arculli 2:28.73
2013 Dominant 6 Zac Purton John Moore (Hong Kong) 10/11 John Moore Trainer Syndicate 2:27.29
2014 Flintshire 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre (France) Khalid Abdullah 2:29.83
2015 Highland Reel 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien (Ireland) Smith, Magnier & Tabor 2:28.43
2016 Satono Crown 4 João Moreira Noriyuko Hori (Japan) Hajiime Satomi 2:26.22
2017 Highland Reel 5 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien (Ireland) Smith, Magnier & Tabor 2:26.23
2018 Exultant 4 Zac Purton Tony Cruz (Hong Kong) Eddie Wong Ming Chak & Wong Leung Sau Hing 2:26.56
2019 Glory Vase 4 João Moreira Tomohito Ozeki (Japan) Silk Racing Co Ltd 2:24.77
2020 Mogul 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien (Ireland) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier 2:27.21
2021 Glory Vase 6 João Moreira Tomohito Ozeki (Japan) Silk Racing Co Ltd 2:27.07
2022 Win Marilyn 5 Damian Lane Takahisa Tezuka (Japan) Win Co Ltd 2:27.53
2023 Junko 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre (France) Wertheimer et Frère 2:30.12

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  1. ^ "Race Info – LONGINES Hong Kong Vase - LONGINES Hong Kong International Races 2023 - The Hong Kong Jockey Club" (PDF). Retrieved 2023-12-10.