Hong Kong


Final Hong Kong Champion Awards presented

After racing at Sha Tin on Sunday Zac Purton was recognised as Champion Jockey in a ceremony in which the final Champion Awards were also presented.

Derek Leung was accorded his second consecutive Tony Cruz Award as the leading homegrown rider. He scored 37 wins this term, just holding off apprentice Matthew Poon, who rode 35 winners.

John Size was awarded his 10th Champion Trainer title in 18 seasons, having won 87 races this campaign.

The result of the publicly-chosen Most Admired Overseas Horse was also revealed, with Australia’s champion mare Winx scoring the title for the second year in a row with over 60% of the vote.

The 2018/19 Hong Kong racing season will begin on Sunday, 2 September.

Zac Purton celebrates his second Champion Jockey title, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club