Champions & Chater Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Hong Kong Triple Crown)

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We look at the Champions & Chater Cup ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m4f at Sha Tin during the Hong Kong Triple Crown to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Champions & Chater Cup.

Champions & Chater Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Hong Kong Triple Crown)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Champions & Chater Cup Preview

Scheduled to take place in May of each year at the Sha Tin racecourse is the Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup, this Group 1 is run on the turf over a distance of 2,400 meters and is open to runners who are aged three or older.

Established in 1870, the race was originally known as the Champion Stakes, however, in 1955 it was combined with another race known as the Chater Cup hence its current name.

The race is the third and final leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown, the Hong Kong Stewards Cup is the first leg and the Hong Kong Gold Cup is the second leg, all three races take place at the Sha Tin racetrack and to date, only River Verdon (1994) has won the Hong Kong Triple Crown.

Champions & Chater Cup Information:

Our dedicated Sha Tin tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Champions & Chater Cup but will also have predictions for each meeting at Sha Tin throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races in Hong Kong section for links to these.

How competitive is the Champions & Chater Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 10 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2023 when the race had an over-round of 121%. The race in 2024 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 124%, whilst on average over the last 10 renewals of the Champions & Chater Cup, the over-round has been 122%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £122 which is bet.

Champions & Chater Cup Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 10 if you had followed the winner of the Champions & Chater Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 9 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -1.80. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2025 Champions & Chater Cup.

Over the last 10 renewals, it was Panfield, trained by A T Millard and ridden by Karis Teetan who set the fastest winning time in the Champions & Chater Cup, the runner won the race in a time of 2:25.25 when winning the race in 2021. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer John Moore and jockey Hugh Bowman with Werther who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:29.26 in the 2017 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Champions & Chater Cup over the last 10 renewals:

  1. Panfield (2:25.25) in 2021
  2. Rebels Romance (2:25.62) in 2024
  3. Exultant (2:26.00) in 2019

Champions & Chater Cup Past Winners

Here are the Champions & Chater Cup past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Champions & Chater Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
2:25.62
Rebels Romance (IRE)
6yo 9-0 (8 of 8) 9/20F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2023
2:26.87
Russian Emperor (IRE)
6yo 9-0 (5 of 9) 167/20
Hugh Bowman
Douglas Whyte (HK)
2022
2:26.67
Russian Emperor (IRE)
5yo 9-0 (9 of 10) 21/10F
Blake Shinn
Douglas Whyte (HK)
2021
2:25.25
Panfield (CHI)
4yo 9-0 (4 of 8) 172/10
Karis Teetan
A T Millard (HK)
2020
2:26.01
Exultant (IRE)
6yo 9-0 (7 of 7) 1/2F
Zac Purton
A S Cruz (HK)
2019
2:26.00
Exultant (IRE)
5yo 9-0 (8 of 9) 11/20F
Zac Purton
A S Cruz (HK)
2018
2:27.42
Pakistan Star (GER)
5yo 9-0 (2 of 5) 7/10F
Tommy Berry
A S Cruz (HK)
2017
2:29.26
Werther (NZ)
5yo 9-0 (1 of 7) 41/20
Hugh Bowman
John Moore (HK)
2016
2:26.18
Blazing Speed (GB)
7yo 9-0 (7 of 8) 83/10
Neil Callan
A S Cruz (HK)
2015
2:27.52
Helene Super Star (USA)
5yo 9-0 (1 of 8) 67/10
Douglas Whyte
A S Cruz (HK)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Champions & Chater Cup have been based:

  • HK: 9 winners with an additional 17 placings from 76 runners
  • GB: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • JPN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Champions & Chater Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Champions & Chater Cup over the last 10 renewals is A S Cruz who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Helene Super Star (2015), Blazing Speed (2016), Pakistan Star (2018) and Exultant (2019 & 2020). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Champions & Chater Cup is Douglas Whyte (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Champions & Chater Cup, C Fownes has sent a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Champions & Chater Cup trainer statistics over the last 10 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
A S Cruz20-5-12+1.75+8.18
Douglas Whyte4-2-2+8.45+4.27
John Moore19-1-6-15.95-10.44
A T Millard5-1-1+13.20+6.32
Charlie Appleby1-1-1+0.45+0.27
C Fownes11-0-3-11.00-4.61
C S Shum5-0-1-5.00-4.48
F C Lor4-0-1-4.00-2.92
P O'Sullivan2-0-0-2.00-2.00
J Size1-0-0-1.00-1.00

Champions & Chater Cup Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Champions & Chater Cup over the last 10 renewals with both Zac Purton and Hugh Bowman who have both won the race two times. Zac Purton winners have been with Exultant (2019 & 2020). Hugh Bowman winners have been with Werther (2017) and Russian Emperor (2023).

Here are some of the top Champions & Chater Cup jockey statistics over the last 10 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Zac Purton7-2-5-3.95-2.09
Hugh Bowman4-2-3+8.40+4.86
Karis Teetan7-1-1+11.20+4.32
Neil Callan4-1-2+5.30+3.49
Douglas Whyte2-1-1+5.70+3.02
Tommy Berry2-1-2-0.30+0.46
Blake Shinn1-1-1+2.10+1.26
William Buick1-1-1+0.45+0.27
Joao Moreira8-0-4-8.00-4.63
Matthew Chadwick6-0-2-6.00-1.12

Champions & Chater Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 5+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +15.40 is when runners had 1 win in the past 180 days. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career places in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-25.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 8 (5,7) [8 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 5 (8,7) [9 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 9 (8,2) [10 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 4 (5,6) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 7 (6) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Champions & Chater Cup is Sha Tin, there has been a total number of 9 winners of this race who ran at Sha Tin last time out.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Champions & Chater Cup:

  • Galileo (2 Wins)
  • Teofilo (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 10 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Panfield in 2021, winning for A T Millard at odds of 172/10 under the guidance of Karis Teetan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 10 renewals there have been 5 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2025 Champions & Chater Cup why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today? All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post.

Other Principal races at Sha Tin Racecourse

Here are some other notable races at the Sha Tin racecourse throughout the racing season that you may be interested in.

Races in January (Hong Kong Triple Crown)

Races in February (Hong Kong Triple Crown)

Races in April

Races in November

Races in December (Hong Kong International Races)

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Champions & Chater Cup Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for International racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing analyst with over 15 years of experience, delves into the intricacies of international horse racing, meticulously analyzing complex statistical data to uncover hidden trends. He spearheads the creation and management of OLBG's international horse racing trend blogs, providing valuable insights for bettors worldwide.

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