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2022 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup: Race History

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Many of the best at the Championship distance have won the Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup run at Sha Tin on Sunday.

GOLDEN SIXTY winning the The Longines Hong Kong Mile
GOLDEN SIXTY winning the The Longines Hong Kong Mile Picture: HKJC

Golden Sixty has shown his class time and time again. Will the 2022 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday be the same?

2022 CITI HONG KONG GOLD CUP - RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for the middle distance horses at Sha Tin conducted by Hong Kong Jockey Club.

The Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup is run over 2000m.  It was first run in 1979 over 1800m.

It is the second leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown following the Stewards' Cup and leading into the Champions & Chater Cup.

John Moore has an incredible record winning nine editions overall.

Australasian jockeys have had a real trot in the last two decades winning via the likes of Hugh Bowman, Tommy Berry, Zac Purton, Darren Beadman and Shane Dye.

Time Warp won the race in 2018 and regained the title in 2020.

Golden Sixty took his record to 16 wins from 17 starts when he just got home in the 2021 running.

The Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup was worth HK$12m in 2022.

Some notable winners of the Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup include Golden Sixty (2021), Exultant (2019), Time Warp (2018/2020), Werther (2017), Designs On Rome (2015/2016), Military Attack (2013/2014), Ambitious Dragon (2012), California Memory (2011), Viva Pataca (2008/2009), Vengeance Of Rain (2007), Bullish Luck (2004) and Indigenous (1998/1999).

The 2021 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup was won by Golden Sixty from Furore and Exultant.


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