Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 306 Horse Racing

See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup. This is a race that is hosted at Sha Tin with the race being run over a distance of 1m2f, see which trends the past winners of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup have set for this year.

Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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.

2024 Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup Preview

The Jockey Club Cup takes place at Sha Tin Racecourse in November of each year, the race is a Group 2 that is open to runners aged three or older and is run over a distance of one mile and two furlongs (2,000m). The race serves as a trial for the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup which takes place a month later and it is run on the same day as two other Group 2 races, the Jockey Club Mile and the Jockey Club Sprint.

Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Sha Tin tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? 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 Jockey Club Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 10 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2014 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 124%, whilst on average over the last 10 renewals of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

Hong Kong Jockey Club 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 Jockey Club 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 -7.15. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

Over the last 10 renewals, it was the C S Shum trained Romantic Warrior ridden by James McDonald who set the fastest winning time in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup, the runner won the race in a time of 1:59.23 was set when winning the race in 2022. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer F C Lor and jockey K C Leung with Reliable Team who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:03.86 in the 2021 renewal.

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

  • 2022 - Romantic Warrior (1:59.23)
  • 2018 - Eagle Way (1:59.30)
  • 2020 - Furore (1:59.32)

Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup Past Winners

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

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
2:01.84
Straight Arron (AUS)
5yo 8-11 (6 of 9) 47/10
C Y Ho
C Fownes (HK)
2022
1:59.23
Romantic Warrior (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (9 of 9) 6/5F
James McDonald
C S Shum (HK)
2021
2:03.86
Reliable Team (NZ)
6yo 8-11 (2 of 7) 163/10
K C Leung
F C Lor (HK)
2020
1:59.32
Furore (NZ)
6yo 8-11 (3 of 9) 29/20
Joao Moreira
A S Cruz (HK)
2019
1:59.77
Exultant (IRE)
5yo 9-2 (3 of 9) 9/10F
Zac Purton
A S Cruz (HK)
2018
1:59.30
Eagle Way (AUS)
6yo 8-11 (8 of 9) 126/10
Silvestre De Sousa
John Moore (HK)
2017
2:01.52
Werther (NZ)
6yo 9-2 (1 of 8) 6/5F
Tommy Berry
John Moore (HK)
2016
2:00.92
Secret Weapon (GB)
6yo 8-11 (4 of 9) 604/100
Nash Rawiller
C H Yip (HK)
2015
2:01.84
Military Attack (IRE)
7yo 8-11 (3 of 9) 27/10
Zac Purton
C Fownes (HK)
2014
2:01.71
Blazing Speed (GB)
5yo 9-2 (6 of 12) 74/10
Neil Callan
A S Cruz (HK)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup have been based:

  • HK: 10 winners with an additional 19 placings from 89 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup over the last 10 renewals is A S Cruz who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Blazing Speed (2014), Exultant (2019) and Furore (2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup are John Moore (2 wins) and C Fownes (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Hong Kong Jockey Club 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 Cruz26-3-9-13.25-12.03
John Moore13-2-3+2.80-1.69
C Fownes11-2-7-1.60+1.24
F C Lor9-1-4+8.30+5.98
C H Yip4-1-1+3.04+0.62
C S Shum4-1-2-1.80-1.01
A T Millard5-0-1-5.00-3.69
Douglas Whyte5-0-0-5.00-5.00
J Size3-0-1-3.00-1.60
D J Hall3-0-0-3.00-3.00

Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup over the last 10 renewals is Zac Purton who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Military Attack (2015) and Exultant (2019).

Here are some of the top Hong Kong Jockey Club 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 Purton9-2-5-3.40-2.90
Joao Moreira8-1-3-5.55-4.63
K C Leung5-1-2+12.30+7.35
C Y Ho5-1-4+0.70+2.34
Silvestre De Sousa4-1-1+9.60+4.56
Neil Callan4-1-2+4.40+2.41
Nash Rawiller4-1-1+3.04+0.62
Tommy Berry1-1-1+1.20+0.72
James McDonald1-1-1+1.20+0.72
Karis Teetan7-0-0-7.00-7.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 5, 4, 9, 1, 6, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well. The trend information is based on the available information on the racing post in terms of previous runs etc.

  • 10 / 10 (56%) - Beaten no more -3¼l (LTO)
  • 10 / 10 (59%) - No bigger than 163/10
  • 10 / 10 (64%) - Dam is not ARG/BRZ/CHI/FR/GB/SAF/USA bred
  • 10 / 10 (67%) - Had 2 - 5 placings (Season)
  • 10 / 10 (67%) - Within the first 6 of the market
  • 10 / 10 (69%) - Achieved an RPR of 102+ (LTO)
  • 10 / 10 (73%) - Break of 14 - 210 days (Last Place)
  • 10 / 10 (73%) - Made 6 - 21 starts (Course)
  • 10 / 10 (76%) - Had 2 - 7 placings (1 Year)
  • 10 / 10 (77%) - Achieved an RPR of 104+ (Trip)
  • 10 / 10 (78%) - Held an OR of 102+ (Career)
  • 10 / 10 (79%) - Is not ARG/CHI/FR/GER/SAF/USA bred
  • 10 / 10 (80%) - No bigger than 45/1 (LTO)
  • 10 / 10 (83%) - Not in a G2/Cl3/Cl6 (Last Win)
  • 10 / 10 (83%) - Not BB/BG/BL/BR in colour

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Sha Tin racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 5+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +12.59 is when runners were aged 6yo. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 season place, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-16.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 6 (3,8) [9 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 9 (1,3) [9 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 2 (6) [7 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 (9,7) [9 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 3 (4,5) [9 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Hong Kong Jockey Club 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, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup, that stallion is Archipenko who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 10 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Reliable Team in 2021, winning for F C Lor at odds of 163/10 under the guidance of K C Leung. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 10 renewals there have been 3 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 2024 Hong Kong Jockey Club 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.

Races in April

Races in May (Hong Kong Triple Crown)

Races in November

Races in December (Hong Kong International Races)

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