Hong Kong Vase

hong kong international race day 2017
When December 10, 2017
Track Sha Tin Racecourse
Distance 2400m
Address Sha Tin District, Hong Kong
Group One Races Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Sprint, Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Vase

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THE Hong Kong Vase is a Group one race held during the International Meeting at Sha Tin in December.

The 2400m feature is one of four Hong Kong International Races and it usually attracts a world-class field of staying thoroughbreds.

The Europeans have dominated the Hong Kong Vase over its 22-year history as staying racing in Hong Kong is non-existent, but that doesn’t detract punters from unloading in what is a true test of stamina on the international stage.

Also read: Hong Kong Vase Runner by runner guide 2017

2018 Hong Kong Vase betting

We will update the odds for the 2018 Hong Kong Vase when they are available.

Hong Kong Vase Field

No. Silks Horse/Bred Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Highland Reel betting Highland Reel  A O’Brien Ryan Moore 8  57 $3.80
2 Highland Reel betting Talismanic M Guyon M Guyon 1 57 $6.50
3 Highland Reel betting Tiberian A Couetil O Peslier 9 57 $7
4 Highland Reel betting Chemical Charge R Beckett O Murphy 4  57 $7.50
5 Highland Reel betting Danehill Kodiac  R Hannon S M Levy 10 57 $8
6 Highland Reel betting Eagle Way  J Moore Tommy Berry 5  57 $8.50
7 Highland Reel betting Max Dynamite W Mullins G Schofield 2  57 $12
8 Highland Reel betting Tosen Basil H Fujiwara J Moreira 7  57 $13
9 Highland Reel betting Gold Mount A S Cruz Z Purton 12  57 $26
10 Highland Reel betting Helene Charisma J Moore S Clipperton 6 57 $26
11 Highland Reel betting Smart Call Sir M Stoute J Crowley 11  55.5 $34
12 Highland Reel betting Kiseki  Katsuhiko Sumii M Demuro 3  55 $34


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Recent Hong Kong Vase winners

Satono Crown
Japanese stayer Satono Crown wins the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase over favourite Highland Reel

2016: 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.

Place Horse Price
1st Satono Crown $21.40
2nd Highland Reel $1.10
3rd One Foot In Heaven $3.90


Type Payout
Quinella $14.20
Trifecta $642
First Four $3573

2015: 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.

2014: 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.

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Hong Kong international races betting

2013: 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.

2012: 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.

2011: 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 winners list

Year Hong Kong Vase Winners List
2016 Satono Crown
2015 Highland Reel
2014 Flintshire
2013 Dominant
2012 Red Cadeaux
2011 Dunaden
2010 Mastery
2009 Daryakana
2008 Doctor Dino
2007 Doctor Dino
2006 Collier Hill
2005 Ouija Board
2004 Phoenix Reach
2003 Vallee Enchantee
2002 Ange Gabriel
2001 Stay Gold
2000 Daliapour
1999 Borgia
1998 Indigenous
1997 Luso
1996 Luso
1995 Partipral
1994 Red Bishop

Best Hong Kong Vase bookmakers

Futures and fixed odds betting for the Hong Kong Vase is available throughout the year. Due to its popularity on the world stage, bookmakers 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:

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