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

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Hong Kong Stewards Cup will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Hong Kong Stewards Cup, a race run over 1m at Sha Tin during the Hong Kong Triple Crown.

Hong Kong Stewards 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 Hong Kong Stewards Cup Preview

Scheduled to take place in January of each year at the Sha Tin Racecourse is the Hong Kong Stewards Cup, this Group One serves as the opening leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown with the Hong Kong Gold Cup and the Champions & Chater Cup completing the series.

Established in 1954, the Hong Kong Stewards Cup is open to runners aged three or older and is contested on the turf over a distance of a mile.

Hong Kong Stewards Cup Information:

We also have a dedicated Sha Tin tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Sha Tin Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Hong Kong Stewards Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 10 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2018 when the race had an over-round of 122%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 128%, whilst on average over the last 10 renewals of the Hong Kong Stewards Cup, the over-round has been 124%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £124 which is bet.

Hong Kong Stewards 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 Hong Kong Stewards Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 5 winners. Backing all 9 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +3.30. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Hong Kong Stewards Cup remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 10 renewals, a time of 1:33.04 was set by Waikuku in 2020, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by J Size and ridden by Joao Moreira. The slowest winning time was set in 2022 when Waikuku won in a time of 1:34.82, booked to ride was Zac Purton on this J Size trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Hong Kong Stewards Cup over the last 10 renewals:

  1. Waikuku (1:33.04) in 2020
  2. Golden Sixty (1:33.35) in 2021
  3. Able Friend (1:33.50) in 2015

Hong Kong Stewards Cup Past Winners

Here are the Hong Kong Stewards 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 Hong Kong Stewards Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
1:33.97
Voyage Bubble (AUS)
5yo 9-0 (3 of 8) 9/10F
James McDonald
P F Yiu (HK)
2023
1:33.99
Golden Sixty (AUS)
7yo 9-0 (2 of 7) 31/20
C Y Ho
K W Lui (HK)
2022
1:34.82
Waikuku (IRE)
7yo 9-0 (4 of 7) 145/10
Zac Purton
J Size (HK)
2021
1:33.35
Golden Sixty (AUS)
5yo 9-0 (6 of 8) 1/5F
C Y Ho
K W Lui (HK)
2020
1:33.04
Waikuku (IRE)
5yo 9-0 (7 of 7) 1/2F
Joao Moreira
J Size (HK)
2019
1:33.51
Beauty Generation (NZ)
6yo 9-0 (5 of 6) 1/10F
Zac Purton
John Moore (HK)
2018
1:34.74
Seasons Bloom (AUS)
5yo 9-0 (1 of 13) 31/10
Joao Moreira
C S Shum (HK)
2017
1:34.38
Helene Paragon (FR)
5yo 9-0 (3 of 12) 43/20F
Tommy Berry
John Moore (HK)
2016
1:34.16
Giant Treasure (USA)
5yo 9-0 (6 of 11) 14/5
Christophe Soumillon
Richard Gibson (HK)
2015
1:33.50
Able Friend (AUS)
5yo 9-0 (8 of 9) 1/4F
Joao Moreira
John Moore (HK)

Hong Kong Stewards Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Hong Kong Stewards Cup over the last 10 renewals is John Moore who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Able Friend (2015), Helene Paragon (2017) and Beauty Generation (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Hong Kong Stewards Cup are J Size (2 wins) and K W Lui (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Hong Kong Stewards Cup, A S Cruz has sent a total of 21 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Hong Kong Stewards 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
John Moore16-3-8-10.50-1.02
J Size14-2-6+3.00+1.45
K W Lui4-2-3-0.25-0.41
C S Shum3-1-2+1.10+0.48
Richard Gibson3-1-1+0.80-0.32
P F Yiu3-1-1-1.10-1.46
A S Cruz21-0-3-21.00-14.80
C Fownes8-0-1-8.00-6.50
A T Millard5-0-0-5.00-5.00
F C Lor4-0-0-4.00-4.00

Hong Kong Stewards Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Hong Kong Stewards Cup over the last 10 renewals is Joao Moreira who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Able Friend (2015), Seasons Bloom (2018) and Waikuku (2020). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Hong Kong Stewards Cup are Zac Purton (2 wins) and C Y Ho (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Hong Kong Stewards 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
Joao Moreira8-3-6-1.15+0.03
Zac Purton9-2-6+7.60+6.97
C Y Ho5-2-3-1.25-1.41
Christophe Soumillon2-1-1+1.80+0.68
Tommy Berry2-1-1+1.15+0.29
James McDonald1-1-1+0.90+0.54
Karis Teetan9-0-3-9.00-5.60
Hugh Bowman6-0-1-6.00-4.50
K C Leung5-0-1-5.00-3.40
Neil Callan5-0-0-5.00-5.00

Hong Kong Stewards Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 5+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +3.60 is when runners had 2 career places over further. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Handicap last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-33.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 3 (8,5) [8 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 2 (4) [7 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 4 (1) [7 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 6 (2,1) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 7 (1) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Hong Kong Stewards Cup is Sha Tin, there has been a total number of 10 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 Hong Kong Stewards Cup:

  • Harbour Watch (2 Wins)
  • Medaglia dOro (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Hong Kong Stewards Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • Holy Roman Emperor (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Not A Single Doubt (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 10 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Waikuku in 2022, winning for J Size at odds of 145/10 under the guidance of Zac Purton. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 10 renewals there have been 6 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2025 Hong Kong Stewards Cup. 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.

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Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Hong Kong Stewards 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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