We may be fully focused on the Jumps in Ireland and the UK but there remains plenty of quality action in the other code across the globe.
The Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin is one of the biggest events of the year with mega bucks on offer across the four prestigious races – the Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Sprint and Hong Kong Vase.
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You’ll have to get up early on Sunday, December 11 to catch the action due to the time difference with Hong Kong but the classy contests means it will be worth the effort.
The latest horse racing odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all you need to know about the Hong Kong International Races including details of Aiden O’Brien’s runners below.
Prize Money: HK$22 million
Runners (Draw): Stone Age (1) Bubble Gift (2) Win Marilyn (3) Glory Vase (4) Botanik (5) Broome (6) Mendocino (7) Butterfield (8) Panfield (9) Senor Toba (10)
Aidan O’Brien has two runners in the first of the four contests – Stone Age, the only three-year-old in the race, and Broome.
Stone Age was one of the favourites for the Epsom Derby after landing the Group 3 Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown but he could only finish sixth in the big one. The Galileo colt has disappointed since Epsom but showed a return to form when placing second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
Broome will be taking in his 30th race under rules but has not been first past the post since landing the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. He was 11th in the 2021 Japan Cup on his only previous engagement in Asia.
Prize Money: HK$24 million
Runners (Draw): Resistencia (1) Naran Huleg (2) Lucky Sweynesse (3) Lim’s Kosciuszko (4) Stronger (5) Sight Success (6) Super Wealthy (7) Gendarme (8) Courier Wonder (9) Wellington (10) Sky Field (11) Duke Wai (12) Cordyceps Six (13) Meikei Yell (14)
Prize Money: HK$30 million
Runners (Draw): Schnell Meister (1) California Spangle (2) More Than This (3) Golden Sixty (4) Beauty Joy (5) Danon Scorpion (6) Excellent Proposal (7) Salios (8) Waikuku (9) Laws Of Indices (10)
Prize Money: HK$34 million
Runners (Draw): Lei Papale (1) Jack D’Or (2) Geoglyph (3) Money Catcher (4) Russian Emperor (5) Danon The King (6) Romantic Warrior (7) Panthalassa (8) Ka Ying Star (9) Savvy Nine (10) Order Of Australia (11) Tourbillion Diamond (12)
Ballydoyle is represented by Order Of Australia, who makes his eighth racecourse appearance of the calendar year. The five-year-old was last seen finishing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland in early November.
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