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5 Hong Kong Gr1s Make World Top 50
Five of Hong Kong's 15 Gr1 races have been included in the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities annual list of the world's top 50 Gr1 races (for the NH 2012 season and SH 2011/12 season), reports racing.scmp.com. The list is calculated using the international ratings of the horses involved in the races, and "reflects the Hong Kong Jockey Club's pursuit of the world's best horses to compete in their jurisdiction." The 5 races are the Hong Kong Cup (25), Hong Kong Sprint (=32), Hong Kong Mile (34), Champions Mile (=42) & Hong Kong Vase (45).