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Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup 2021

The Champions & Chater Cup is the final Group 1 race of the Hong Kong season and is run on turf at Sha Tin over a distance of 2400 metres (1 mile 8 furlongs). The prizemoney in 2020 was $HK10 million ($US1.29 million), and the honour roll of this race features many of the best stayers to have graced the turf at Sha Tin.

It is the third leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown. The first leg is the Hong Kong Stewards’ Cup over 1600m at Sha Tin in January and the second leg is the Hong Kong Gold Cup over 2000m at the same track in February. Unlike many triple crowns worldwide, this one is not restricted to three-year-old gallopers.



Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup history


The race was originally run in 1870 when it was known as just the Champion Stakes. In 1926 the name was changed to honour HK businessman and horse racing stalwart Sir Catchick Paul Chater and it was changed again in 1995 to it latest iteration. The race distance was
changed from 1800 metres to 2200 metres in 1992 and extended again to 2400m in 1995.Some of the superstar winners of this race in recent years include the mighty Viva Pataca, which won the race three times for veteran HK trainer John Moore, with Irish jockey Michael Kinane on board for the first two of those wins.

Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup

Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup recent winners, jockeys, trainers

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
2006 Viva Pataca Michael Kinane John Moore
2007 Viva Pataca Michael Kinane John Moore
2008 Packing Winner Douglas Whyte Peter Ho
2009 Viva Pataca Weichong Marwing John Moore
2010 Mr Medici Gerald Mosse Peter Ho
2011 Mighty High Darren Beadman John Moore
2012 Liberator Weichong Marwing David Ferraris
2013 California Memory Matthew Chadwick Tony Cruz
2014 Blazing Speed Neil Callan Tony Cruz
2015 Helene Super Star Douglas Whyte Tony Cruz
2016 Blazing Speed Neil Callan Tony Cruz
2017 Werther Hugh Bowman John Moore
2018 Pakistan Star Tommy Berry Tony Cruz
2019 Exultant Zac Purton Tony Cruz
2020 Exultant Zac Purton Tony Cruz


When is the 2021 Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup run?

Late May or early June.

Where is the 2021 Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup run?

The 2400-metre turf race is contested at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. Sha Tin is the home of all Group 1 racing in Hong Kong.

How can I watch the Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup?

The Hong Kong Jockey Club offers live streaming on HKJCTV, a mobile channel. This may not be available in all jurisdictions but many horse racing channels also offer live streaming from HK, a mecca of racing.

What are the best bookmakers for betting on the Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup?

Unibet has a large racing offering and will offer competitive fixed odds on Hong Kong racing. Alternatively check out our guide to the best online betting sites.

What horse betting site has best Champions & Chater Cup odds?

Check out our guide to horse racing betting online, which goes into depth about the bookmakers with the best odds for Hong Kong.