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2017 Longines Hong Kong International Races Entries

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Maurice wins the 2016 Longines Hong Kong Cup.
Date: 12/07/2017

The last big event of the year on the international horse racing calendar is the Longines Hong Kong International Races, billed as the Turf World Championships. The four Group 1 events will be contested over the right-handed 1 3/16 mile turf course at Sha Tin on Sunday afternoon (late Saturday night/early Sunday morning in America), all of which are under weight-for-age conditions. North American racing fans can watch and wager on the full card of 10 races through TVG in the USA, HPI-TV in Canada and at selected simulcast locations, with the first race going to post at 12:25PM local time (11:25PM ET).

The Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) will kick off the day's stakes action at 2:00PM local time (1:00AM ET), carded as race 4. The race drew 12 entrants and will be run over the classic distance of 2400 meters (about 1 1/2 miles) around 2 turns. Last year's runner-up Highland Reel is back, winless since the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot, and here off third place finishes in both the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) at Ascot and the Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) at Del Mar. Regular rider Ryan Moore gets the call out of post 8 for trainer Aidan O'Brien. In to challenge him include Breeders' Cup Turf winner Talismatic, who drew the rail for jockey Maxime Guyon and trainer Andre Fabre, and Grand Prix de Deauville (G2) winner Tiberian, 7th in the Melbourne Cup (G1) last out, who will break from the 9 hole with Olivier Peslier in the irons.

The Longines Hong Kong Sprint (G1), race 5, is the next race at a distance of 1200 meters (about 6 furlongs) around one turn, and a field of 13 goes to post at 2:40PM (1:40AM ET). Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) winner Stormy Liberal will try to pull off a huge upset, racing right-handed for the first time with new jockey Silvestre de Sousa out of post 11. Jockey Club Sprint (G2) winner Mr. Stunning is expected to be the favorite, with Nash Rawiller aboard from post 4, and last year's runner-up Lucky Bubbles drawing the rail with Hugh Bowman in the irons.

Race 7, the Longines Hong Kong Mile (G1) drew a full field of 14 and will run at 3:50PM (2:50AM ET), at 1600 meters (about 1 mile) around one turn. Defending champion Beauty Only is back and should be favored, drawing post 12 with regular rider Zac Purton getting the call for trainer Tony Cruz. Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) and Woodbine Mile (G1) runner-up Lancaster Bomber drew post 11 for Ryan Moore and trainer Aidan O'Brien, while Satono Aladdin, 7th in this race last year, flies the Japanese flag but is winless since the Yasuda Kinin (G1) in June. New rider Hugh Bowman gets the call in post 4 for trainer Yasutoshi Ikee.

The highlight race of the day is the Longines Hong Kong Cup (G1), a 2000-meter (about 1 1/4 mile) trip around two turns, where a field of 12 will go to post at 4:30PM (3:30AM ET) as race 8. E.P. Taylor Stakes (G1) winner Blond Me will try to upset this classy field, with regular rider Oisin Murphy getting the call in post 10 for trainer Andrew Balding. Deauville, third in the Arlington Million (G1) but 11th in the Woodbine Mile (G1) drew post 2 for trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore. Poet's World represents England, with Andrea Atzeni aboard for trainer Sir Michael Stoute from the outside 12 post. He comes here off second place finishes in both the Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown and the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) at Ascot. Last year's Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther, winner of the Jockey Club Cup (G1), the main local prep, drew post 3 for trainer John Moore and jockey Tommy Berry.

Past performances are available for all the races in PDF format in their form guide. These are not traditional North American type past performances, but they are self-explanatory. Note that program numbers do not correspond with post positions. Lots of other info like past winners and photos is also provided in the form guide. Click the race numbers below for a race card with trainers, jockeys, weights, and the silks of each horse.

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The connections for the Hong Kong Cup at the barrier draw.
Longines Hong Kong Cup (Group 1) – 2000m
HK$25 million (US$3.2 million) Race 8
Program
Number

Horse Name

Jockey
Post
Position
1DEAUVILLER Moore2
2NEOREALISMJ Moreira1
3POET’S WORDA Atzeni12
4WERTHERT Berry3
5STAPHANOSH Bowman8
6SECRET WEAPONN Rawiller11
7ROBIN OF NAVANS Clipperton4
8GARLINGARIS Pasquier6
9TIME WARPZ Purton5
10WAR DECREEJ Heffernan7
11BLOND MEO Murphy10
12SMART LAYERY Take9

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The connections for the Hong Kong Mile at the barrier draw.
Longines Hong Kong Mile (Group 1) – 1600m
HK$23 million (US$3.0 million) Race 7
Program
Number

Horse Name

Jockey
Post
Position
1BEAUTY ONLYZ Purton12
2HELENE PARAGONT Berry2
3CONTENTMENTB Prebble8
4SATONO ALADDIN H Bowman4
5JOYFUL TRINITYG Mosse10
6LIGHTNING SPEARO Murphy1
7SEASONS BLOOMJ Moreira5
8HORSE OF FORTUNEU Rispoli13
9KARARP-C Boudot3
10BEAUTY GENERATIONK C Leung9
11SICHUAN DARN Rawiller6
12WESTERN EXPRESSS Clipperton7
13LANCASTER BOMBERR Moore11
14ROLY POLYJ Heffernan14

horse racing
The connections for the Hong Kong Vase at the barrier draw.
Longines Hong Kong Vase (Group 1) – 2400m
HK$18 million (US$2.3 million) Race 4
Program
Number

Horse Name

Jockey
Post
Position
1HIGHLAND REELR Moore8
2TALISMANICM Guyon1
3TIBERIANO Peslier9
4CHEMICAL CHARGEO Murphy4
5DANEHILL KODIACS Levey10
6EAGLE WAYT Berry5
7MAX DYNAMITEG Schofield2
8TOSEN BASILJ Moreira7
9GOLD MOUNTZ Purton12
10HELENE CHARISMAS Clipperton6
11SMART CALLJ Crowley11
12KISEKIM Demuro3

horse racing
The connections for the Hong Kong Sprint at the barrier draw.
Longines Hong Kong Sprint (Group 1) – 1200m
HK$18.5 million (US$2.4 million) Race 5
Program
Number

Horse Name

Country
Post
Position
1MR STUNNINGN Rawiller4
2LUCKY BUBBLESH Bowman1
3PENIAPHOBIAM Chadwick9
4THEWIZARDOFOZJ Moreira8
5AMAZING KIDSB Prebble6
6NOT LISTENIN’TOMET Berry10
7SIGNS OF BLESSINGS Pasquier5
8THE RIGHT MANF-X Bertras13
9BLIZZARDG Mosse3
10D B PINO Doleuze12
11STORMY LIBERALS de Sousa11
12LET’S GO DONKIY Iwata7
13ONCE IN A MOONZ Purton2

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