Hong Kong Vase
Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||December 10, 2023|
|Location:||Sha Tin Racecourse, Hong Kong|
The Hong Kong Vase is a Group 1 race held during the International meeting at Sha Tin in December each year.
The 2400m feature is one of four Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) and usually attracts a world-class field of staying thoroughbreds.
The Europeans have dominated the Hong Kong Vase over the years, largely because the local racing scene doesn’t feature many staying events, yet bookmakers always o a roaring trade on the race.
2023 Hong Kong Vase Odds
The 2023 Hong Kong Vase odds as of December 6 look like this:
- Lebensstil – +250
- Shahryar – +300
- Warm Heart – +500
- Zeffiro – +600
- Geraldina – +900
- West Wind Blows – +1000
Complete Hong Kong Vase odds available at Neds.
Best Hong Kong Vase bookmakers
Futures and fixed-odds betting markets for the Hong Kong Vase are available throughout the year. Due to its popularity on the world stage, online betting sites take the Hong Kong Vase very seriously which means punters often get great odds.
The following bookmakers offer markets for all Hong Kong feature races:
Best Hong Kong Vase Bookmakers
Latest Hong Kong Vase News
2023 Hong Kong Vase Final Field
Previous Hong Kong Vase Field
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Broome Aidan O’Brien Yutaka Take 6 126lb 2 Bubble Gift Mikel Delzangles Christopher Lemaire 2 126lb 3 Glory Vase Tomohito Ozeki Joao Moreira 4 126lb 4 Mendocino Sarah Steinberg Rene Piechulek 7 126lb 5 Botanik Andre Fabre William Buick 5 126lb 6 Senor Toba Caspar Fownes Vincent Ho 10 126lb 7 Panfield Tony Millard Karis Teetan 9 126lb 8 Butterfield Danny Shum Silvestre De Sousa 8 126lb 9 Win Marilyn Takahisa Tezuka Damian Lane 3 122lb 10 Stone Age Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 1 121lb
2022 Hong Kong Mile result
Recent Hong Kong Vase winners
- While the red, black and white silks of Win Company have fared well in Hong Kong thanks to dual Sha Tin winner Win Bright, it was a case of firsts all round for Damian Lane and Takahisa Tezuka as Win Marilyn passed the entire field to record an impressive debut Group 1 success in the Hong Kong Vase (2400m). Lane refused to be panicked in a race with little early pace and, having broken best of all, allowed Win Marilyn to drift back through the field to the point where they had eight horses ahead of him turning for home. As French-trained challenger Botanik made his bid for victory, Lane angled Win Marilyn to the outside and once the five-year-old daughter of Screen Hero hit her stride, the result was quickly settled. Botanik stayed on well to be a length and a half back in second while hat-trick seeking Glory Vase bowed out with a courageous third-placed effort.
- Champion jockey Joao Moreira combined with the Tomohito Ozeki-trained Japanese stayer Glory Vase for a stunning win in the 2021 Group 1 Hong Kong Vase. It was a repeat of their 2019 success but achieved in different style as Moreira registered his seventh Hong Kong International Races win and his third in the Vase having also been successful on the Japanese-trained Satono Crown in 2016. Glory Vase unleashed a withering burst from second last turning for home, in contrast to the handier stalking passage he enjoyed in 2019, to deny fairytale results for the trainers of the placegetters; Briton William Muir with his Hong Kong debut runner in second-placed Pyledriver and Frenchman Alain de Royer-Dupre – twice a HKIR winner – who prepared third place Ebaiyra, who’ll be his final Hong Kong runner as the trainer retires at the end of the year.
- The 2020 Hong Kong Vase was made out to be a race in two, the $1.80 favourite Exultant and Mogul as a $2.50. It was the Irish horse Mogul who managed to outstay her rivals as the three-year-old filly went on to claim Group 1 glory by 3.5 lengths in a truly dominant display. Having gained a perfect run in transit in the one-one, Mogul ambled up to the leader Exultant inside the final furlong, where she quickly put the race to be and handed Ryan Moore the first of two Group 1’s that he will ride on the day.
- In a field full of international superstars it was the Japanesed based Glory Vase, who put a space on his rivals to claim the 2019 Hong Kong Vase. It was a near perfect steer from Moreira who settled his mount midfield with cover and managed to find gaps along the inside to go on to score by over 3 lengths after producing barnstorming finish to hand the horse his first Group 1 success.
- Exultant was one of the more favoured runners in the 2018 Hong Kong Vase and the money was justified after the Hong Kong-trained runner gripped on for a famous victory. Taken the front early, it always felt like Exultant could be a sitting duck coming into the latter stages after sitting outside the speed but when it looked like Lys Gracieux was going to stroll straight past Exultant dug deep to deliver a memorable win.
- What a farewell it was for Irish superstar Highland Reel. In what was the stud’s final ever competitive race, the gun galloper delivered yet another G1 win in a foreign jurisdiction. Under a sensational ride from one of the world’s best in Ryan Moore, Highland Reel fought off the fast-finishing Talismatic and Tosen Basil, who would later go on to take up a career under Australian trainer Darren Weir.
- The Japanese staying form proved too good on the world stage again as Satono Crown ran down race-favourite Highland Reel in the shadows of the post. The four-year-old colt was given a great ride from champion jockey Joao Moreira and when Highland Reel kicked at the top of the straight there was only one horse chasing. The pair put over six lengths on the third horse which was One Foot In Heaven, followed by Nuovo Record in fourth. Read the full report here.
- Aidan O’Brien continued his assault on global racing when Highland Reel took out the Hong Kong Vase. The Irish runner was a $6 chance in the betting behind race-favourite and 2014 champion Flintshire and after settling forward during the run, it took over in the concluding stages for a stylish victory. It defeated the likes of 2013 winner Dominant and Turnbull Stakes winner Preferment.
- Flintshire justified its $2.10 odds in 2014 when winning by a half-length at Sha Tin. The Andre Fabre-trained colt settled midfield before cruising to the front in the straight. It held off Willie Cazals which finished second and the field also included 2013 winner Dominant and the always-popular Red Cadeaux. It continued the fine run of Europeans which had won the last 13 of 14.
- Dominant was an upset winner in the 2013 Hong Kong Vase when it defeated a strong field of Europeans which included The Fugue, Dunaden and Red Cadeaux. The five-year-old was a Irish-bred horse running for Hong Kong-based John Moore and it gave Australian jockey Zac Purton one of his career highlight wins.
- Red Cadeaux was a true globe-trotter which won only seven races from 54 starts, but that included the 2012 Group 1 Hong Kong Vase. The three-time Melbourne Cup entrant was much-loved by racing fans and punters alike for its ability to run good races at the highest level. The Ed Dunlop-trained gelding would continue to race around the world before suffering a bone fracture in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.
- Another international winner, Dunaden proved too strong for its rivals in 2011. The Mikel Delzangles-trained runner gave Australian jockey Craig Williams a famous win on Hong Kong soil. The win came prior to its 2012 Caulfield Cup win and it showed that Hong Kong Vase form stands up well on the world stage.
Hong Kong Vase past winners list
|Hong Kong Vase Past Winners|
|2022||Win Marilyn||Damian Lane||Takahisa Tezuka|
|2021||Glory Vase||Joao Moreira||Tomohito Ozeki|
|2020||Mogul||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien|
|2019||Glory Vase||Joao Moreira||Tomohito Ozeki|
|2018||Exultant||Zac Purton||Tony Cruz|
|2017||Highland Reel||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien|
|2016||Satono Crown||Joao Moreira||Noriyuko Hori|
|2015||Highland Reel||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien|
|2014||Flintshire||Maxime Guyon||Andre Fabre|
|2013||Dominant||Zac Purton||John Moore|
|2012||Red Cadeaux||Gerald Mosse||Ed Dunlop|
|2011||Dunaden||Craig Williams||Mikel Delzangles|
|2010||Mastery||Frankie Dettori||Saeed Bin Suroor|
|2009||Daryakana||Gerald Mosse||Alain de Royer-Dupre|
|2008||Doctor Dino||Olivier Peslier||Richard Gibson|
|2007||Doctor Dino||Olivier Peslier||Richard Gibson|
|2006||Collier Hill||Dean McKeown||Alan Swinbank|
|2005||Ouija Board||Kieren Fallon||Ed Dunlop|
|2004||Phoenix Reach||Martin Dwyer||Andrew Balding|
|2003||Vallee Enchantee||Dominique Boeuf||Elie Lellouche|
|2002||Ange Gabriel||Thierry Jarnet||Eric Libaud|
|2001||Stay Gold||Yutaka Take||Yasuo Ikee|
|2000||Daliapour||Johnny Murtagh||Sir Michael Stoute|
|1999||Borgia||Olivier Peslier||Andre Fabre|
|1998||Indigenous||Douglas Whyte||Ivan Allen|
|1997||Luso||Michael Kinane||Clive Brittain|
|1996||Luso||Frankie Dettori||Clive Brittain|
|1995||Partipral||Olivier Peslier||Elie Lellouche|
|1994||Red Bishop||Cash Asmussen||John Hammond|