FWD QEII Cup
A great Warrior
Joining Werther (2016), Designs On Rome (2014), Ambitious Dragon (2011) and Vengeance Of Rain (2005) in completing the Hong Kong Derby-QEII Cup double, Romantic Warrior crowned an unlikely advance – in the space of eight fleeting starts – from Class 4 company to Group 1 success against Hong Kong’s elite stayers.
Japanese clean sweep
Loves Only You led home a Japanese-trained first four in 2021 with Glory Vase, Daring Tact and Kiseki filling the minor placings.
Purton’s G1 sweep
Zac Purton scores his maiden QEII Cup win atop Exultant to become the first jockey ever to have won each of the 12 Group 1 races on the Hong Kong racing calendar.
Win it Bright
Win Bright gave Japan a third QEII Cup success over the past decade, clocking 1m 58.81s to smash Sha Tin’s 2000m course record in the process.
Pakistan Star stands out
The Tony Cruz-trained Pakistan Star wins his first Group 1 race and also becomes the first International Sale Graduate to win the QEII Cup.