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Happy Valley Tips & Best Bets – Wednesday 18/09/19

Four-timer for Zac Purton last Sunday which pushing him 2 races lead ahead of Joao Moreira. Despite a winless night last Wednesday, the defending jockey champion is likely to redeem this week.
Race 1: Cheung Hong Handicap (Class 2, 1000M)
#1 Saul’s Special with Zac Purton really provided a good partnership with three wins from four races, the horse did well from a recent trial. #3 Speedy King can do well from Alfred Chan to Regan Bayliss, he is a better horse from the same course and distance. #8 Sunny Boy ran well last start on dirt, he will redeem from last failure at Happy Valley. #9 Beauty Rush needs to be tested, this EX-Godolphin horse will be better after this warm-up race.
#1 Saul’s Special
#8 Sunny Boy
#3 Speedy King
#9 Beauty Rush
#1 Saul’s Special
R2: Oi Man Handicap (Class 4, 1650M)
#1 God Of Dragon is so fat at this moment, need a run for sure. #2 Magnetism dropped to class 4 for the first time, the dark horse of the race. #3 Charity Wings will be OKAY under this weight, Zac Purton aboard is a boost. #4 Nitro Express can run well under this rating.
#3 Charity Wings
#2 Magnetism
#4 Nitro Express
#3 Charity Wings & #2 Magnetism
Race 3: Oi Man Handicap (Class 4, 1650M)
#1 Amazing Satchmo ran OKAY the last start in class 3, dropping to class 4 with Zac Purton probably the perfect way to bet for punters. #3 Circuit Number One will be a horse to observe. #4 Naboo Star can run well in the new season, improved in offseason. #6 Sangria can run well with this small field. #7 The Full Bloom is not really good enough although Joao Moreira rides.
#1 Amazing Satchmo
#4 Naboo Star
#3 Circuit Number One
#1 Amazing Satchmo
Race 4: Shun Lee Handicap (Class 4, 1200M)
#3 Takingufurther can go further after an offseason, quite well in the trackwork. #4 Grand Harbour will be back to his best if Alfred can put him into the front from gate 12. #6 Thou Shall King with a better draw is a better horse. #7 Smart Of Youth is well-pedigree with a G1 sibling in New Zealand, showed a good gate speed from trials, worth a shot.
#6 Thou Shall King
#3 Takingufurther
#7 Smart Of Youth
#4 Grand Harbour
#6 Thou Shall King
Race 5: Shun Lee Handicap (Class 4, 1200M)
#1 Very Rich Man can win if Dylan Mo pushes him into the lead, 100% fit in the trackwork. #2 Gift Of Lifeline needs to change the gear or jockey to win from the same course and distance. #3 Happy Time is a naughty horse, not easy to run well. #7 Dollar Reward can win again because his last victory was solid. #8 King’s Trooper is improving, that’s why Joao Moreira picked him up to try.
#7 Dollar Reward
#1 Very Rich Man
#8 King’s Trooper
#2 Gift Of Lifeline
#7 Dollar Reward & #1 Very Rich Man
Race 6: The Community Chest Cup (Class 3, 1800M)
#1 Sichuan Dar is classy, distance is OKAY for this EX group horse. #3 Huangshan is a horse to follow this season, ran OKAY the last start, stepping up to 1800 meters will be better. #6 Xiang Bai Qi can be a better horse with this rating. #8 Super Elegance with gate 1 is useful as this is the first time he runs at Happy Valley, showing improvement in the trackwork. #11 Clement Legend should be a dark horse, a Happy Valley expert.
#1 Sichuan Dar
#6 Xiang Bai Qi
#3 Huangshan
#11 Clement Legend
Race 7: Wah Fu Handicap (Class 3, 1200M)
#1 Fantastic Feeling is copying all preparation works as last season,probably a chance to win. #5 Harrier Jet can run well with gate 2. #6 Reliable Team is the star of the night, great form and he improves so well offseason, decent prospect this season. #7 Guvnor is improving, will be the only horse that can upset the rest.
#6 Reliable Team
#5 Harrier Jet
#1 Fantastic Feeling
#7 Guvnor
#6 Reliable Team, #5 Harrier Jet, #1 Fantastic Feeling, #7 Guvnor
#6 Reliable Team
Banker with
#5 Harrier Jet, #1 Fantastic Feeling, #7 Guvnor
Race 8: Wah Fu Handicap (Class 3, 1200M)
#1 Joyful Union ran huge last start after a spell, the jockey is the only concern. #4 My Ally can run well but not easy to win from gate 10. #5 Blitzing has a place chance only. #9 Jumbo Prize is improving, he needs to overcome gate 12 as well. #11 Le Terroir is too good in the morning, Joao Moreira will ride on it as Zac Purton can’t ride with 116 lbs.
#11 Le Terroir
#1 Joyful Union
#4 My Ally
#9 Jumbo Prize
#1 Joyful Union

Best Bet on Card:

Race 3 #1 Amazing Satchmo

The King Tip – Sunday 08 September 2019

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Sha Tin Tips & Best Bets Sunday 08/09/19


Full of excitement in last Sunday as Blake Shinn and Douglas Whyte scored their first goal in the opener. Meanwhile, Joao Moreira a.k.a. The Magic was disappeared and he hopes a turn around this meeting.

Race 1 Bonham Handicap (Class 5,1200M, Dirt)
#1 Corre Rapido is classy in class 5, forget about class 4 as he can’t do well for sure, trial well, top pick. #2 Fortune Happiness already found himself over the same distance in class 5, with Joao on board and blinkers on, he can be a different horse this season. #3 Supreme Witness is too good in class 5 but not on this track. #6 Exponents ran OKAY in barrier trial but he is so inconsistent. #10 Run Mocchi always did well in trackwork, adding visor maybe a boost.

Selections: #1 Corre Rapido, #2 Fortune Happiness, #6 Exponents, #10 Run Mocchi



#1 Corre Rapido (Banker) with #2 Fortune Happiness, #6 Exponents, #10 Run Mocchi

Race 2: Caine Handicap (Class 4, 1600M, Turf)

#1 New Elegance has not won a race since December 2017, the first time dropped to class 4 with Zac on board, place chance. #2 Such A Happiness is a better horse with a smaller field. #3 Sunny Power is a tricky horse, but he needs blinkers on. #4 Amazing Agility a horse to watch, did extremely well in a barrier trial, distance is not an issue as he won this two years ago. #9 California Legend has improved so much from day 1 to now, good speed from trials recently, 1600m is more suitable.

Selections: #1 New Elegance, #2 Such A Happiness, #9 California Legend, #4 Amazing Agility


Each Way

#9 California Legend

Race 3: Hollywood Handicap (Class 5, 1400M, Turf)

#1 Blazing Partners has shown a huge improvement in the offseason, if he shows calmly during the parade, he can be a horse to beat. #2 Flying Noble is fit under Benno Yung, huge chance. #5 Joy Master is another horse to watch, already proved himself in last 2 starts with some decent turn of foot, Joao knew it for sure. #12 Big Bully is in a good form but not easy to win.

Selections: #5 Joy Master, #1 Blazing Partners, #2 Flying Noble, #12 Big Bully



#5 Joy Master

Race 4: The Tung Wah Group Of Hospitals Challenge Cup (Class 4, 1200M, Turf)

#1 Momentum Happy cost $3.7 million in the Hong Kong International Sale, he will be proven his ability although a gate 12, he showed a quick gate speed from recent trials. #2 Shousan is improving but not this time. #3 Big Fortune is a good pacemaker, with gate 2, he can perform better. #5 Supreme Plus dropped back to 1200m will be a better horse. #7 Mischievous Sundae is improving during trackwork, Joao Moreira kept training him in the offseason, first timer at Sha Tin maybe a surprise one.

Selections: #1 Momentum Happy, #7 Mischievous Sundae, #3 Big Fortune, #5 Supreme Plus


#1 Momentum Happy, #7 Mischievous Sundae


Race 5: New Street Handicap (Class 4, 1200M, Dirt)

#1 Touch Of Luck did not show any improvement this offseason, that’s why changing gear may be useful. #3 Sky Treasure did well from the trials, but gate 12 is not easy to handle. #4 Generous Heart always did well on dirt track, place chance. #5 Gunnar gained some weight during the off-season to show he is getting muscular, ran extremely well from trials, pedigree OKAY for dirt, most Hinchinbrook’s son will be a flyer in 4 years old campaign, top chance. #6 Grand Harbour with gate 1 is a horse to watch. #7 Turf Brillant is a dirt specialist but he is not yet ready.

Selections: #5 Gunnar, #1 Touch Of Luck, #6 Grand Harbour, #4 Generous Heart


#5 Gunnar

Race 6: Po Hing Handicap (Class 4, 1400M, Turf)

#1 Witness Hunter is classy in this class but he is not in the top form. #4 My Power can be a threat with gate 1 and lead in the front. #5 City Legend showed well from barrier trial, horse to beat. #10 Diamond Legend will be a better horse over a mile. #11 This One’s For You is a horse to watch, huge improvement in the morning. #14 Savvy Seven finally dropped back to 1400 meters, good draw a boost too.

Selections: #14 Savvy Seven, #1 Witness Hunter, #4 My Power, #5 City Legend


Each way

#14 Savvy Seven


Race 7: Po Yee Handicap (Class 3, 1200M, Turf)

#2 Cruising is not the same horse anymore, don’t overestimate. #4 Endearing did well in trackwork, carrying 127 lbs will be a good sign. #5 Solar Wai Wai dropped back to 1200 meters is a good move with a weaker field. #6 Victoriam didn’t show enough progress during offseason, maybe need a run. #8 Invincible Missile has shown the reason why Chris So is not good enough, not really progress during offseason.

Selections: #5 Solar Wai Wai, #4 Endearing, #6 Victoriam, #8 Invincible Missile



Race 8: Po Yan Handicap (Class 2, 1200M, Dirt)

#1 Dragon General still can provide a massive turn of foot with the top weights, ran well last two races in group 3, did well in the trials. #2 Yee Cheong Baby had a huge run in the barrier trial, unbeaten in two races. #3 Elusive State is the best dirt specialist in Hong Kong, not heading to Korea but instead staying in Hong Kong for this race. #5 Speedy King has a good form but Alfie Chan cannot handle it. #11 Sunny Boy is getting mature and switching jockey is a good move.

Selections: #3 Elusive State, #2 Yee Cheong Baby, #11 Sunny Boy, #1 Dragon General


Each way

#3 Elusive State


Race 9: Seymour Handicap (Class 3, 1200M, Dirt)

#2 Coby Oppa is getting in shape, cutting 30 lbs this offseason, did extremely well in the trial. #3 Young Legend’s pedigree showed he is capable to run on this surface, gate 12 not a matter as his gate speed is fast. #5 Alcari showed he is fit, the only concern is the ratings, maybe a place chance. #6 Mega Heart is recovering thanks to Michael Cheng, showed well in trackwork. #8 Silver Fig is full of potential, but not easy to win. #10 Joyful Moments with an apprentice is definitely a horse to watch.

Selections: #2 Coby Oppa, #3 Young Legend, #6 Mega Heart, #10 Joyful Moments


#2 Coby Oppa

Race 10: Tai Ping Shan Handicap (Class 3, 1400M, Turf)

#3 Coby Boy did well in the morning but there is a doubt he can back to top form. #4 Huangshan will make his debut in Hong Kong, he should be a group horse if he was not suffering injuries. #6 Gold Win is one to watch, finally settled the environment here. #10 Comfort Life with gate 1 can be a horse to beat. #11 Craig’s Star with blinkers on for the first time will make him a better horse. #12 I Do dropping to 1400 meters is not really a good move.

Selections: #11 Craig’s Star, #10 Comfort Life, #6 Gold Win, #4 Huangshan


#11 Craig’s Star


Best Bet:

R5 #5 Gunnar

Next Best:

R9 #2 Coby Oppa

Sha Tin Race x Race Preview, Selections & Best Bets – Season ’19/’20 Opening Day – Sunday 01 September

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Nicklas Yip

Follow him on Twitter @nicklasyip


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The new season begins as there are a couple new faces in Hong Kong.

13-time champion jockey, Douglas Whyte will begin his new career as a trainer.

While Australian Blake Shinn and South African Lyle Hewitson will join the rest of the familiar names in the jockey premiership ranks.







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Race 1: Mount Butler Handicap (Class 5, 1600M)

#1 Gold Velvet is a better horse in class 5 but Happy Valley is more suitable for this Savabeel son, a recent trial showed his fitness is improving, the jockey is the concern. #2 Le Panache finally relegated to class 5 after a long season to fight in class 4, Douglas Whyte is still learning in his new job as a trainer, can’t be overestimated. #3 Good Runners Way already showed his form last season and most of Battle Paint’s son in Hong Kong can be improved in the second season, Zac Purton on board also a boost. #4 Regency Gem is one to watch this season, with blinkers on and Joao Moreira partnered, he did extremely well in last barrier trial, this is the race he is waiting for. #5 Wicker is the full brother of Clement Legend, however, his trial showed he is not yet ready.


  1. #4 Regency Gem
  2. #3 Good Runners Way
  3. #1 Gold Velvet
  4. #2 Le Panache



#4 Regency Gem

Race 2: Mount Parker Handicap (Class 5, 1200M)

#1 Blade Racer had his career-best performance last timeout and dropped to class 5 means he can be the true contender in this race, Grant Van Niekerk on board with gate 5 so Blade Racer can settle midfield in a better position. #2 Kwai Chung Elite will be a better horse over 1400m and gate 14 is not easy for this Poet’s Voice son. #3 Curling Luxury is classy and he can upset the rest if Jack Wong does well in the early 200m. #5 Harbour Century will win on the dirt track. #7 Never Better is not easy to win with gate 14 even Zac on it. #9 Majestic Endeavour needs a couple runs to raise the fitness. #13 Adonis and #14 Leisured Feet cannot be overestimated.


  1. #3 Curling Luxury
  2. #1 Blade Racer
  3. #7 Never Better
  4. #5 Harbour Century



#3 Curling Luxury


#1 Blade Racer 

Race 3: The HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup (Class 1, 1200M)

#1 Wishful Thinker with top weight is not easy to win, the same case as the former group 1 winner Season Bloom. #5 Regency Legend showed his class from last 3 starts, he is one of the top prospects in this season, his trial showed he is back in shape after the health issues. Question mark on #7 Styling City, unsure he is still capable to win in this rating.


  1. #5 Regency Legend
  2. #1 Wishful Thinker
  3. #7 Styling City



#5 Regency Legend, #1 Wishful Thinker, #7 Styling City 

Race 4: Ma On Shan Handicap (Class 4, 1200M)

#2 Falcon Turbo had a huge run last start when dropping to class 4, surely one to watch. #5 Top Score should be a better horse because Zac Purton rides it, the last start was a disaster. #10 Lucky Guy has a stall advantage as he just defeated to potential star Victoriam the last start. #11 What A Legend showed improvements from recent trials, his sister Stellar Collision is a group placegetter in Australia. #13 Nice Fandango is a dark horse as he showed his speed and stamina from recent trials. #14 Telecom Rocket is another horse to trial well with good form, but the gate is the concern, he probably sits with three wide without cover during race.


  1. #5 Top Score,
  2. #10 Lucky Guy,
  3. #2 Falcon Turbo,
  4. #13 Nice Fandango



#5 Top Score 

Race 5: Kowloon Peak Handicap (Class 4, 1400M)

#1 Ex-Godolphin star Nathula, now renamed as Amazing Chocolate has dropped to class 4 for the first time, time to shine. #2 Pearl Champion without a top weight is always a real deal. #4 Royal Racer with gate 11 to put him out of any chance. #7 Chiu Chow Kid is not fit enough. #12 Dionysus Collin ran an impressive trial and he is one to watch in this race. #13 MR Magellan has pedigree-supported as most of Hinchinbrook son can perform better in 4 years old campaign, don’t forget his monster run the last start too. #11 Casimiro is the one to observe, a run is needed to judge his fitness.


  1. #13 MR Magellan,
  2. #2 Pearl Champion,
  3. #1 Amazing Chocolate,
  4. #12 Dionysus Collin



#13 Mr Magellan 

Race 6: Yi Tung Shan Handicap (Class 4, 1000M)

#1 Dancing Fighter ran well last start after a spell, 1000M may too short but he is too good in this race. #2 Allied Agility showed his real form in last start, don’t be overestimated. #4 Ka Ying Master also won a weak race on debut, now carrying 130 lbs surely affected his performance. #5 Sunshine Universe ran huge last start, all apprentices can handle well, will be a dark horse in this race. #6 Bright Kid is a horse to follow. #10 Super Winner did well in recent trials, Zac Purton needs to ride on Dancing Fighter so Matthew the “PoonTrain” will ride on it, pedigree well supported as well. #13 Winning Ways need a couple runs to improve.


  1. #1 Dancing Fighter,
  2. #5 Sunshine Universe,
  3. #10 Super Winner,
  4. #13 Winning Ways



#1 Dancing Fighter (Banker)

with #5 Sunshine Universe, #10 Super Winner, #13 Winning Ways 

Race 7: Sunset Peak Handicap (Class 3, 1200M)

#1 Infinity Endeavour needs preparation to raise the fitness. #2 My Darling need more luck to win in this race. #3 Golden Sixty had a disappointing run last start over 1400M, dropping to 1200M may be a good move. #4 Happy Fun ran impressively in a recent trial, the jockey is not the concern with gate 1. #6 Mr Croissant is the best horse in trackwork and that’s why Zac Purton rides it.


  1. #6 Mr Croissant
  2. #4 Happy Fun
  3. #2 My Darling



#6 Mr Croissant 

Race 8: Tai Mo Shan Handicap (Class 2, 1400M)

#1 Morethanlucky need a couple runs to raise the fitness. #2 Fast Most Furious can’t win it with that top weights. #4 King Opie continues to impress punters and he has a huge chance in this race. #6 Magic Legend can bounce back with these ratings. #10 Gold Chest is improving as he really settled the environment in Hong Kong.


  1. #4 King Opie
  2. #6 Magic Legend
  3. #10 Gold Chest
  4. #2 Fast Most Furious



#4 King Opie

#6 Magic Legend

#10 Gold Chest 

Race 9: Lantau Peak Handicap (Class 3, 1000M)

#1 Multimillion can improve the form of jockey can put him in the lead. #3 Jing Jing Win with Zac Purton can produce more with 126 lbs. #6 Fairy Twins is the dark horse in this race as 121lbs with Aldo Domeyer with a good draw. #7 Winning Method just defeated by Aethero with not a huge margin, surely a horse to watch this season. #8 Super Junior cannot win in class 3.


  1. #7 Winning Method
  2. #6 Fairy Twins
  3. #3 Jing Jing Win
  4. #1 Multimillon



#7 Winning Method (Banker)

with #6 Fairy Twins, #3 Jing Jing Win, #1 Multimillon 

Race 10: Lin Fa Shan Handicap (Class 3, 1400M)

#1 Regency Bo Bo can be a real threat if he can go in the lead. #5 Cordyceps showed a huge improvement from barrier trial, he can settle in midfield with good cover. #7 World Famous with gate 3 can also run well, Aldo Domeyer can help World Famous to be settled during the trip. #9 Mongolian Legend ran huge last start, Joao Moreira definitely helps the horse with these ratings. #10 Beauty Day didn’t come up well in recent trackwork.


  1. #1 Regency Bo Bo
  2. #9 Mongolian Legend
  3. #5 Cordyceps
  4. #7 World Famous



#1 Regency Bo Bo


#9 Mongolian Legend

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Best Bet of the Day

R7 #6

Mr Croissant

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Hong Kong Horse Racing Tips – Sha Tin – Sunday June 23


Sha Tin

Race 1. Exponents
Race 2. Dor Dor
Race 3. Styling City
Race 4. Supreme Plus
Race 5. Chicken Dance
Race 6. Bellagio
Race 7. Bethany
Race 8. 11 Mongolian King
Race 9. 11 Chairman Lox
Race 10. 13 Little Wise Man

Best Bet: Race 5 – 5 Chicken Dance

Wednesday 15/05/19: Free Hong Kong Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Happy Valley


Horse Racing Hong Kong


Happy Valley

Race 1 – Everbrave $8
Race 2 – 12 Formula Galore $13
Race 3 – 12 Witness Hunter $6
Race 4 – The Full Bloom $14
Race 5 – 11 Look Eras $15
Race 6 – Mr Darthvegar $6
Race 7 – Speedy Luck $46
Race 8 – 10 Cinquante Cinq $3.20

Best Bet: Race 8 – 10 Cinquante Cinq $3.20

Best Value Bet: Race 7 – Speedy Luck $46

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2019 “Grand Slams” International Horse Racing Dates, Champions & Replays




Pegasus World Cup


When: January 26
Where: Gulfstream Park, Florida, US
What: Formerly the richest race in the world, with a purse of $12 million for its inaugural running in 2017, increased to $16M in 2018. ​It’s a 1 1⁄8-mile (9 furlongs) race on dirt and is open to horses four years old and up.
For the 2019 edition, the format was revamped, with a purse of $9M for the original race and $7M available for a turf equivalent.

2019 winner: CITY OF LIGHT

Cheltenham Festival


When: March 12-15
Where: Cheltenham, UK
What: The world’s most celebrated jump meeting is a four-day feast of racing and revelry attracting huge crowds of Irish and British punters to the attractive track in the Cotswolds region of Gloucestershire. The festival’s showpiece is the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup, a three-mile marathon over 22 fences. Last year’s winner was Native River.

2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner: AL BOUM PHOTO

When: March 30
Where: Meydan, Dubai
What: Billed as the world’s richest day of racing, the lucrative event holds a special place in the Dubai racing calendar and ends the United Arab Emirates racing season. The race is run on dirt over 2,000 meters (about 10 furlongs). Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is the reigning champion.

2019 winner: THUNDER SNOW

When: April 6 & April 13
Where: Sydney, AUS
What: The Championships was inaugurated in 2014 as a “Grand Finals” concept to feature and showcase the very best of Australian racing as the jewel in the crown of Sydney’s Autumn Carnival. Held on the first and second Saturday of April each year, The Championships’ twelve races will be hotly contested to determine champion status over different age groups and distances. With a total of $21 million prize money on offer, the stage is set for two days of exciting and highly competitive racing. The feature race of the two days of racing, the “Grand Final” in the AUD$4,500,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

2019 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner: WINX

When: April 6
Where: Aintree, UK
What: Perhaps the most famous horse race in the world and an icon of the British sporting calendar. First, run in 1839, the epic race is best known for its huge jumps such as Becher’s Brook, Valentine’s and The Chair and is a four-mile slog over two laps of the famous Liverpool course. It’s the race that transcends racing, with generations of people taking a once-a-year interest in the sport of kings. Last year’s winner was Tiger Roll.

2019 winner: TIGER ROLL

When: May 4
Where: Churchill Downs, USA
What: The Kentucky Derby is one of the world’s most iconic races. The mile-and-a-quarter dash on dirt, dubbed “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” carries a first prize of $1.425 million. Last year’s champion was Triple Crown winner Justify.

2019 winner: COUNTRY HOUSE* (On Protest)

2000 Guineas


When: May 4
Where: Newmarket, UK
What: First run in 1809, the Group 1 race — the first Classic of the UK Flat season — is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies and is run over one mile on turf. In theory, it is the first leg of the British Triple Crown, along with the Derby and St Leger, but the feat of winning all three has rarely been attempted in recent years. Saxon Warrior, trained by Aidan O’Brien, won last year’s race.

2019 winner: MAGNA GRECIA

When: May 5
Where: Newmarket, UK
What: Also held in Newmarket, the mile Classic for three-year-old fillies over turf has been staged since 1814. Billesdon Brook ran out the winner last time.

2019 winner: HERMOSA

When: May 18
Where: Baltimore, USA
What: As the middle leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness is a true test of perseverance. It traditionally comes just two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and all eyes are on the race to see whether a rare treble is still on the cards. Justify kept such hopes alive in 2018.

2019 winner: WAR OF WILL

Epsom Oaks


When: May 31
Where: Epsom, UK
What: The third UK Classic of the season and the second open to three-year-old fillies only. It’s been run over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards on the grass of Epsom Downs since 1779. Forever Together, trained by Aidan O’Brien, won the latest edition.

2019 winner: ANAPURNA

Epsom Derby


When: June 1
Where: Epsom, UK
What: The Epsom Derby has long been regarded as the richest and most prestigious Flat race in the British racing calendar. Run over a mile-and-a-half, it carries a prize fund of at least $1.9 million, with the winner claiming just north of $1 million. The reigning champion is Masar.

2019 winner: ANTHONY VAN DYCK

Belmont Stakes


When: June 8
Where: Belmont Park, USA
What: The lucrative horse race is open to three-year-olds and is the third and final leg of the famous Triple Crown. It has crowned a plethora of champions since its inauguration in 1853 — with Justify completing the treble in 2018.

2019 winner: Sir Winston

Royal Ascot


When: June 18-22
Where: Ascot, UK
What: With eight Group 1 races and an audience with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Ascot is the highlight of the British racing calendar. Each day begins with the pageantry of the horse-drawn royal procession in front of grandstands packed with the top hats, tails and high fashion. The highlight of the festival is the prestigious Gold Cup, won by Stradivarius in 2018.

2019 Ascot Gold Cup winner: Stradivarius

Irish Derby

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When: June 29
Where: The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland
What: Ireland’s equivalent of The Derby, held three weeks later. Open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies, it is run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs on turf. Latrobe won the event in 2018.

2019 winner: SOVEREIGN

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes


When: July 27
Where: Ascot, UK
What: Britain’s most prestigious open-age Flat race, the “King George,” is run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs. The iconic event has been won by some of racing’s biggest stars over the years. Sir Michael Stoute trained Poet’s Word won last year’s race, making Stoute the race’s most successful trainer with six wins.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: POET’S WORD

St. Leger

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When: September 14
Where: Doncaster, UK
What: The oldest of Britain’s five classics, dating back to 1776. The race for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies is run over a distance of 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 115 yards. Jockey Ryan Moore won a consecutive title on board Kew Gardens in 2018.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: KEW GARDENS

When: October 6
Where: Longchamp, Paris, France
What: The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is a mile-and-a-half test of speed and stamina for three-year-olds and above, with a prize purse of $5.6M. The “Arc” has been held at leafy Longchamp for more than 150 years — barring a recent sojourn at Chantilly while it underwent a major redevelopment. Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori holds the record for most race wins, securing his sixth on defending champion Enable in 2018.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: ENABLE

When: October 12
Where: Sydney, Australia
What: Run over six furlongs, The Everest brings the world’s top sprinters together for the richest turf race in the world. The race’s prize pot is set to rise to $14 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020. Redzel has clinched back-to-back titles since its inauguration in 2017.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: REDZEL

British Champions Day


When: October 19
Where: Ascot, UK
What: The conclusion of the British Flat racing season and the richest purse on the calendar with more than $5.4 million in prize money across six races. The legendary Frankel ran his last race here in 2012 with a 14th straight win in the Champion Stakes.

2019 Champions Stakes winner:

2018 Champions Stakes winner: CRACKSMAN

When: November 1-2
Where: Churchill Downs, Kentucky, USA
What: The Breeders’ Cup is a celebration of the very best thoroughbreds and pits US horses against the cream from the rest of the world. The highlight is the Breeders’ Cup Classic, considered the unofficial fourth leg of the Triple Crown, which is often a big factor in deciding Horse of the Year. The mile-and-a-quarter dash on dirt has been in existence since 1984, and the latest edition was won by the aptly named Accelerate. The festival also involves the Breeders’ Cup Turf — a showpiece for turf horses, carrying a prize fund of $4 million with winning connections earning $2.2 million.

2019 Breeder’s Cup Classic winner:

2018 Breeder’s Cup Classic winner: ACCELERATE

Melbourne Cup

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When: November 5
Where: Flemington, Australia
What: Having been overtaken as the country’s richest race, the Melbourne Cup is still the “race that stops a nation.” It’s been a highlight of Australia’s social and sporting calendar since 1861. Cross Counter was the 2018 winner.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: CROSS COUNTER

Japan Cup


When: November 24
Where: Tokyo, Japan
What: Japan’s richest race is held every year at Tokyo Racecourse, with the world’s best three-year-olds and above descending on the country’s capital. Home-grown talent has flourished at the event, with every winning trainer and owner coming from Japan since 2008. Almond Eye is the reigning champion.

2019 winner:

2018 winner: ALMOND EYE

Hong Kong International Races


When: December 8
Where: Sha Tin, Hong Kong
What: It’s one of the highlights of the racing calendar, a fan favourite for decades with $12 million at stake. World class jockeys and thoroughbreds do battle over four Group 1 races on the turf of the Sha Tin Racecourse amid the skyscrapers of downtown Hong Kong. The bumper prize money is spread across the Hong Kong Sprint, the Hong Kong Vase, the Hong Kong Mile and the showpiece Hong Kong Cup.

2019 Hong Kong Cup winner:

2018 Hong Kong Cup winner: GLORIOUS FOREVER



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International Federation of HorseRacing




2019 World’s Best Race Horse Award:

2018 Winner(s): Winx & Cracksman (Tie)


2019 World’s Best Jockey Award:

2018 Winner: Frankie Dettori



2019 World’s Best Horse Race Award:

2018 Winner: Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe


28/04/19 Sunday – Free Hong Kong Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets: Champions Day


Analysis by @Nicklasyip

Race 1:
A strong class 4 race to start the big meeting. Looking Good one to watch under Hugh Bowman, he is classy in this class if staying midfield or behind. Three frontrunners will set a quick tempo in this race, they are Big Fortune, Relentless Me and Victory Power. Diamond Brilliant did well during trackwork, gate 14 is not a bad draw.
Medium: #1 Looking Good E/W
Race 2:
Dan Control won massively on debut, but he was facing weak opponents, be careful although he will face a weak group again. Golden Sixty ran well on debut but gate 12 will hurt his chance. Champion Pride can be a dark horse due to jockey changes, from apprentice Alfred Chan to Oisin Murphy. Aerohapiness looked sharp during trackwork, he can be competitiveness with these ratings. Keep an eye on E-Generation, he trialled well sometimes and he won 2/2 in Australia, should be a decent one in future.
Low: #14 Aerohappiness E/W
Race 3:
War Lord won on debut with three wide no cover, gate 10 is not a problem as he can go to lead. If Golden Sixty raced well in race 2, let’s put some money on Everyone’s Joy as he ran better than Golden Sixty on that day. Meridian Genius is improving but he is not easy to win against the above horses.
High: #5 War Lord WIN (Best Bet)
Race 4:
Ka Ying Star must win this if he can go to the front. Right Choice will be ridden by Umberto Rispoli, not a bad option and he can continue to maintain his form. Encouraging ran a huge race last start and James Mcdonald can help him to be a better horse.
High: #4 Encouraging, #5 Ka Ying Star, #9 Right Choice quinella 
Race 5:
Top weight and a wide gate are the concerns for Not Usual Talent. Game over for Pakistan Friend if he misses the start. 1600m is good for Guy Dragon but doubtful for Splendour And Gold although he scored in the same C&D, that was a miserable race indeed. Xiang Yin is improving during trackwork, Oisin Murphy can help him. Pay attention to Circuit Hassler with apprentice Victor Wong, he will be a different horse if he can lead.
Low: #9 Circuit Hassler E/W & #14 Guy Dragon E/W
Race 6:
Santa Ana Lane prepared so well for this Chairman’s Sprint Prize, but the favourite curse may hurt him, he ran well only with a decent price. Beat The Clock ran well in the warmup race, forget about he only came second, he will show 100% in this race. Rattan won last race because of the small fields, he cannot win again in this race. Pingwu Spark is the dark horse in this race.
High: #3 Beat The Clock WIN
Race 7:
Let’s keep calm and witness Beauty Generation to win the Champions Mile, he is going to break the record of most wins (8) in one season.
Race 8:
Lys Gracieux looked tremendous during trackwork, he has the biggest chance to win QEII Cup from all visiting horses. Time Warp looked he is back to top form from recent trials, he can win if Karis Teetan can control the race tempo well. Pakistan Star ran well in the warmup but the jockey is the drawback. Furore and Dark Dream proved so well in the same C&D but they need to face the world-class horses like Exultant for the first time, Exultant looked hard to beat.
Medium: #1 Exultant (Banker) trifecta with #2 Time Warp, #8 Furore, #9 Dark Dream, #12 Lys Gracieux. 
Race 9:
World Famous is a black book type after it’s first two races, but don’t go to lead again. Super Star showed his potential last start with a decent turn of foot, Hugh Bowman can help him a lot. Not easy to separate between Craig’s Star and Solar Wai Wai, but both of them need to run their best in order to win.
Medium: #7 World Famous E/W
Race 10:
Watch out Graceandmercy, G1 winners before shipping here, distance short but he will run well. Full Of Beauty can revenge in this race with a good gate. Styling City ran well last race, Zac Purton agreed this and continue to ride on.
High: #2 Full Of Beauty, #3 Styling City

Best Bet:

Race 3 – 5 War Lord (WIN) 

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