Entries are open for December’s Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races and the process is more convenient than ever thanks to the launch of a new Online Entry Form at the Hong Kong Jockey Club website, www.hkjc.com.
Under the new system, multiple entries can be made at the click of a mouse to all of Hong Kong’s G1, G2 and G3 races.
With Hong Kong’s acceptance into Part 1 of the “Blue Book” earlier in 2016, all of the jurisdiction’s 31 Group races are open to international entrants. The Jockey Club website now also features an online version of the Hong Kong Pattern Book.
The online entry and the Hong Kong Pattern Book are found under the “Introduction” sub-page of the site’s “International Racing And Sale” portion. Click on this link to access the direct page with the Hong Kong Pattern Book and Online Entry Form.
Free entries to the flagship LONGINES Hong Kong International Races will close on 24 October, 2016. Supplementary entries close on 21 November, 2016.
This year’s edition of the four-race Group 1 showcase will take place at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 11 December.
The LONGINES HKIR carries total prize money of HK$83 million. The showcase contest, the 2000m G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup has a lucrative purse of HK$25 million; the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile is worth HK$23 million; the 1200m G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint HK$18.5 million; and the 2400m G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase HK$16.5 million.
This Saturday (1 October) sees Hong Kong stage its first Pattern races of the 2016/17 season, the HK$3 million G3 National Day Cup Handicap (1000m) and the HK$3 million G3 Celebration Cup Handicap (1400m).