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

Updated: 360 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 6f is the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint which is scheduled to take place at Sha Tin. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint.

Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint 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 Sprint Preview

The Jockey Club Sprint is run over a distance of six furlongs (1,200m) at the Sha Tin racecourse in November of each year. The race is a Group 2 that is open to runners who are aged three or older. The race features some of the fastest horses in Hong Kong and is run on the same card as both the Jockey Club Mile and Jockey Club Cup.

Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Sha Tin then head over to the Sha Tin tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. 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 Sprint market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 10 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2022 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 Sprint, 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 Sprint 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 Sprint 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 -7.05. Ahead of the 2024 Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

Over the last 10 renewals, it was the K L Man trained Lucky Sweynesse ridden by Zac Purton who set the fastest winning time in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint, the runner won the race in a time of 1:07.55 was set when winning the race in 2022. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer J Size and jockey Nash Rawiller with Mr Stunning who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:09.33 in the 2017 renewal.

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

  • 2022 - Lucky Sweynesse (1:07.55)
  • 2019 - Aethero (1:07.58)
  • 2021 - Lucky Patch (1:07.98)

Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint Past Winners

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

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
1:08.42
Lucky Sweynesse (NZ)
5yo 9-2 (5 of 7) 30/100F
Zac Purton
K L Man (HK)
2022
1:07.55
Lucky Sweynesse (NZ)
4yo 8-11 (11 of 14) 7/2
Zac Purton
K L Man (HK)
2021
1:07.98
Lucky Patch (NZ)
5yo 8-11 (10 of 10) 9/2
Jerry Chau
K W Lui (HK)
2020
1:08.00
Hot King Prawn (AUS)
6yo 8-11 (5 of 10) 29/10
Joao Moreira
J Size (HK)
2019
1:07.58
Aethero (AUS)
3yo 8-1 (9 of 13) 9/5F
Karis Teetan
John Moore (HK)
2018
1:08.59
Hot King Prawn (AUS)
4yo 8-11 (8 of 9) 29/20F
Joao Moreira
J Size (HK)
2017
1:09.33
Mr Stunning (AUS)
5yo 8-11 (10 of 10) 11/5
Nash Rawiller
J Size (HK)
2016
1:08.26
Not Listenintome (AUS)
6yo 8-11 (8 of 10) 42/1
Hugh Bowman
John Moore (HK)
2015
1:08.31
Gold-Fun (IRE)
6yo 9-2 (2 of 11) 21/20F
Christophe Soumillon
Richard Gibson (HK)
2014
1:08.08
Peniaphobia (IRE)
3yo 8-11 (14 of 14) 13/2
Douglas Whyte
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 Sprint have been based:

  • HK: 10 winners with an additional 19 placings from 106 runners
  • SIN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • NZ: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint over the last 10 renewals is J Size who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Mr Stunning (2017) and Hot King Prawn (2018 & 2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint are John Moore (2 wins) and K L Man (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint 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
J Size21-3-8-11.45-5.76
John Moore14-2-4+31.80+18.62
K L Man3-2-2+2.80+1.29
A S Cruz7-1-3+0.50-0.66
K W Lui7-1-3-1.50-1.83
Richard Gibson7-1-2-4.95+0.03
C Fownes7-0-1-7.00-5.92
F C Lor6-0-1-6.00-5.12
A T Millard6-0-0-6.00-6.00
P C Ng4-0-2-4.00+6.80

Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint over the last 10 renewals with both Zac Purton and Joao Moreira who have both won the race two times. Zac Purton winners have been with Lucky Sweynesse (2022 & 2023). Joao Moreira winners have been with Hot King Prawn (2018 & 2020).

Here are some of the top Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint 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 Purton10-2-4-4.20-3.59
Joao Moreira8-2-4-1.65-1.21
Karis Teetan8-1-4-5.20-2.78
Douglas Whyte4-1-1+3.50+0.90
Nash Rawiller4-1-2-0.80+1.72
Hugh Bowman3-1-1+40.00+23.20
Jerry Chau2-1-2+3.50+5.20
Christophe Soumillon1-1-1+1.05+0.63
Alexis Badel7-0-0-7.00-7.00
Chad Schofield6-0-0-6.00-6.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 14, 1, 2, 9, 1, 1, 2, 5, 6, 1

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%) - Break of 28 - 279 days (Last Win)
  • 10 / 10 (57%) - Achieved an RPR of 108+ (LTO)
  • 10 / 10 (65%) - Had 3 - 9 placings (1 Year)
  • 10 / 10 (69%) - Had 1 - 6 wins (Season)
  • 10 / 10 (69%) - Off a break of 27 - 36 days
  • 10 / 10 (70%) - Carried 122 - 135lbs (LTO)
  • 10 / 10 (73%) - Within the first 8 of the market
  • 10 / 10 (73%) - Had 2 - 9 placings (Season)
  • 10 / 10 (74%) - No more than +2yrs (Vs Min Age)
  • 10 / 10 (75%) - Had 5 - 19 placings (Career)
  • 10 / 10 (75%) - Not in a G3/LST/Cl3/Cl5 (Debut)
  • 10 / 10 (75%) - No bigger than 42/1
  • 10 / 10 (76%) - Had 4 - 13 wins (Career)
  • 10 / 10 (77%) - No bigger than 151/10 (Career Win)
  • 10 / 10 (78%) - No bigger than 33/1 (LTO)

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 Sprint. 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 Sprint Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 5+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +26.40 is when runners ran in a Class 2 (or equivalent) when last winning. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 season wins, 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:

  • 2023: Winner in 5 (4) [7 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 11 (2,9) [14 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 10 (9,1) [10 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 5 (1,7) [10 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 9 (6,8) [13 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint 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 Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint:

  • Denman (2 Wins)
  • Sweynesse (2 Wins)

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 Sprint, that stallion is Darci Brahma 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 Not Listenintome in 2016, winning for John Moore at odds of 42/1 under the guidance of Hugh Bowman. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 10 renewals there have been 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters. 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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