Cindy's Horse Racing Website Index
Latest Articles

 Hong Kong Cup Results
 Hong Kong Jockey Championship
 Cigar Mile Day
 Hollywood Derby
 Hollywood Turf Cup

Justify Triple Crown Gear

2008 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Selected Runners

Ramonti wins the 2007 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup over Viva Pataca
Date: 11/26/2008

Entries are here!

This year's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races will welcome its largest ever number of global racing stars to Sha Tin on Sunday, December 14. The four Group 1 races are worth a combined HK$62 million (US$8 million) in purse money, and a record 39 international runners have been invited to join 17 of the very best from Hong Kong. Overall, 16 individual Group or Grade 1 winners from 11 different racing jurisdictions have been selected to participate.

William Nader, the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Executive Director of Racing, said, "This year we have met with an unprecedented level of interest from world renowned horsemen – an exceptional count of 38 different trainers are participating - from five continents to compete in our Turf World Championships. And we can guarantee championship line-ups given the presence of Breeders' Cup heroes, Classic winners, defending titleholders and a whole host of Group 1 stars from far and wide. Such has been the demand for places, we believe each of the four Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races will see full fields of 14 runners."

Kip Deville arrives at Sha Tin
In addition to several quality European-based runners, there are four coming from the United States including 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile winner and 2008 runner-up Kip Deville. Kip Deville arrived in Hong Kong on November 25, is in the quarantine barn at Sha Tin now, and is scheduled to be out on the training track there tomorrow. The other US-based runners planning to enter are Awesome Gem, Out of Control, and Artiste Royal.

Other notable horses invited are:

Here are the runners selected for each of the races with Group/Grade 1 winners indicated in bold.  

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (Group 1) – 1200m
HK$12 million (US$1.6 million)

CountryInt'l RatingSelected HorsesAgeSexWt.Trainer
AUS121Apache Cat (AUS)6g126Greg Eurell
FR120Marchand D'Or (FR)5g126Frederic Head
SAF117Mythical Flight (SAF)4g126Sean Tarry
HK114Enthused (NZ)5g126John Size
HK114Sunny Power (AUS)6g126Francis Lui
UAE113Diabolical (USA)5h126Saeed Bin Suroor
HK113Green Birdie (NZ)5g126Caspar Fownes
SIN111Waikato (NZ)5g126Laurie Laxon
GER110Abbadjinn (GER)4g 126Peter Rau
JPN110Laurel Guerreiro (JPN)4c126Mitsugu Kon
GB110Moorhouse Lad (GB)5g126Bryan Smart
UAE110Star Crowned (USA)5h126Rashed Bouresly
JPN110Tosho Courage (JPN)6h126Kaneo Ikezoe
HK106Inspiration (AUS)5g126John Moore

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (Group 1) – 1600m
HK$16 million (US$2.1 million)

CountryInt'l RatingSelected HorsesAgeSexWt.Trainer
HK122Good Ba Ba (USA)6g126Andreas Schutz
USA122Kip Deville (USA)5h126Richard Dutrow
HK118Armada (NZ)7g126John Size
JPN118Super Hornet (JPN)5h126Yoshito Yahagi
GB117Pressing (IRE)5h126Michael Jarvis
FR117Spirito del Vento (FR)5g126Jean-Marie Beguigne
HK116Egyptian Ra (NZ)7g126Tony Cruz
HK114Able One (NZ)6g126John Moore
USA114Awesome Gem (USA)5g126Craig Dollase
GB114Laa Rayb (USA)4g126Mark Johnston
GB114Major Cadeaux (GB)4c126Richard Hannon
HK113Fellowship (NZ)6g126Paul O'Sullivan
HK109Joy And Fun (NZ)5g126Derek Cruz
FR115Natagora (FR)3f121Pascal Bary

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (Group 1) – 2000m
HK$20 million (US$2.6 million)

CountryInt'l RatingSelected HorsesAgeSexWt.Trainer
SAF122Eagle Mountain (GB)4c126Mike de Kock
HK122Viva Pataca (GB)6g126John Moore
GB119Linngari (IRE)6h126Sir Michael Stoute
FR117Loup Breton (IRE)4c126Elie Lellouche
FR116Balius (IRE)5h126Carlos Laffon-Parias
USA116Out Of Control (BRZ)5h126Robert Frankel
USA114Artiste Royal (IRE)7h126Neil Drysdale
GB114Hearthstead Maison (IRE)4c126Mark Johnston
GER113Estejo (GER)4c126Ralf Rohne
HK110Hawkes Bay (GB)6g126David Hall
HK110Viva Macau (FR)5h126John Moore
HK108Sight Winner (NZ)5g126John Size
FR114Trincot (FR)3c123Philippe Demercastel
IRE119Lush Lashes (GB)3f119Jim Bolger

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (Group 1) – 2400m
HK$14 million (US$1.8 million)

CountryInt'l RatingSelected HorsesAgeSexWt.Trainer
FR119Doctor Dino (FR)6h126Richard Gibson
AUS117Douro Valley (AUS)7g126Danny O'Brien
IRE116Mores Wells (GB)4c126Kevin Prendergast
HK116Packing Winner (NZ)6g126Peter Ho
GB115Muhannak (IRE)4g126Ralph Beckett
GB115Sixties Icon (GB)5h126Jeremy Noseda
HK114Jackpot Delight (NZ)5g126Caspar Fownes
GER114Poseidon Adventure (IRE)5h126Wolfgang Figge
GB114Purple Moon (IRE)5g126Luca Cumani
SAF113Mourilyan (IRE)4c126Herman Brown
GB112Buccellati (GB)4c126Andrew Balding
GER110Dickens (GER)5h126Hans Blume
HK108Ambitious General (AUS)5h126David Hall
JPN108Jaguar Mail (JPN)4c126Noriyuki Hori

For more info:

Back to Horse-Races.Net main page

Want to keep up with what's new on this site?
Sign up for my weekly newsletter here.

On the Forum:

©1994-2018,  Cindy Pierson Dulay   Privacy Policy   About Us   Search   Site Map   Add a Link   Advertisee   Suggest to a friend   RSS Feed   Follow on Twitter