Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes

Group 3

  • row1
    Date: Nov 3, 2020
  • row2
    Racecourse: Flemington
  • row3
    Race Distance: 1,400m
  • row4
    Conditions:
  • row5
    Prize Money: $200,000

2020 HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB STAKES NEWS

Track Manager Spills the Beans on How The Valley Track Will Play!

20191026001428884639 original

The Valley is home to 18 races in 24 hours, with the track pattern largely a mystery with the predicted rain to come on Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday. The track is currently rated a Good 4, but the... Continue Reading

James McDonald Ready for Cox Plate with ‘Airborne’ Ride Mare can complete McEvoy's grand slam set 2020 Cox Plate Vet Checks: Armory Passed Fit, Magic Wand Out COVID-19 makes 2020 Plate like no other Cox Plate timing right for import Mugatoo Read more Horse Racing news

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes, also known as the Desirable Stakes, is a 1400m Group 3 race held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It has a prize pool of $200,000, is for mares aged four and older and has set weights plus penalties. In 2020, it will be run on Tuesday, November 3, which is Melbourne Cup Day.

Akari won the 2019 edition of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes for the Widdup stable. Betcha Flying and Xilong finished second and third respectively, with It’s Kind Of Magic rounding out the first four. After winning the Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes, Akari took no further part in the spring.

Racing Sharks VIP Tips Package:

Click here for free horse racing tips

Lee Freedman had great success in the race during the 2000s, winning it three times between 2001 and 2007. The first of those victories was with Moon Dragon and it was followed by wins with Flame Of Sydney and Belcentra.

Akari ran 1:23.93 to win the Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes in 2019, and although it was a solid time, the fastest in the race over the last 21 years came in 1999. Frankie Dettori rode La Zoffany to victory that year and clocked 1:22.00. The Flemington 1400m track record belongs to Lovey, who ran 1:20.60 in 1992.

HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB STAKES WINNERS

2019 – Akari (1:23.93)
2018 – Pohutukawa (1:23.61)
2017 – Our Crown Mistress (1:22.97)
2016 – Jennifer Lynn (1:23.15)
2015 – Don’t Doubt Mamma (1:22.34)
2014 – Hijack Hussy (1:23.63)
2013 – Moderate (1:23.42)
2012 – Walk With Attitude (1:22.21)
2011 – Combat Kitty (1:23.29)
2010 – Palomares (1:24.45)