The LONGINES International Jockeys Championship lives up to its reputation as the premier contest of its kind on the global calendar. On Wednesday, December 4 at Happy Valley Racecourse, be prepared to be wowed by an all-star cast of some of the world’s best jockeys vying for a record HK$800,000 prize to be shared by the top three riders. The first of the major events in a week-long celebration of international racing, it is followed by the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races on Sunday, December 8 at Sha Tin Racecourse.
Past winners include Douglas Whyte, Ryan Moore, Joao Moreira, Hugh Bowman, Zac Purton and last year’s champion Silvestre de Sousa.
The LONGINES IJC’s four races are scheduled as races 4, 5, 7 and 8. Jockeys are awarded 12 points for a race win, 6 points for finishing 2nd, and 4 points for 3rd. The jockey with the highest points accumulated will be the night’s champion, as well as the evening’s Jockey Challenge winner.
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