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HONG KONG RUNNERS CLEAN SWEEP HEADLINES STUNNING LONGINES INTERNATIONAL RACE-DAY

By Hong Kong Jockey Club | Sunday, December 9, 2018

Glorious Forever’s victory in the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup wrapped up a first ever Hong Kong clean-sweep at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races and capped a stellar occasion of world class sport at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 9 December, 2018.

A vocal crowd of 96,388 enjoyed four stunning Group 1 races. Beauty Generation was sensational in slamming a top-class field in the LONGINES Hong Kong Mile; Frankie Lor sealed a breakthrough Group 1 with Mr Stunning in the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint and achieved a remarkable double thanks to Glorious Forever … all after Exultant set the ball rolling with a head-bobbing victory in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase.

Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a dream result and it is extremely satisfying to see the depth and quality of Hong Kong horses rising to the fore to win four Group 1 races against top-class overseas challengers. It is an amazing achievement and I will stress again that we have only 0.7% of the world’s horse population here in Hong Kong.”

Second-season trainer Frankie Lor, a stable hand’s son and former jockey in Hong Kong, achieved a G1 breakthrough with Mr Stunning in the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint before doubling up with Glorious Forever in the HK$28 million feature. Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges said that Lor’s rise “shows the Jockey Club’s dedication to developing Hong Kong talent to a world class standard.”

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Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (2nd left) and top executives drink a champagne toast to celebrate another successful LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.

Photo: Courtesy Hong Kong Jockey Club
Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (2nd left) and top executives drink a champagne toast to celebrate another successful LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.

Photo: Courtesy Hong Kong Jockey Club
Glorious Forever claimed victory in the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup to wrap up a first ever Hong Kong clean-sweep at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races 

Photo: Darren Winningham
Glorious Forever claimed victory in the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup to wrap up a first ever Hong Kong clean-sweep at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races

Photo: Darren Winningham
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