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Three international G1 races – the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup, Champions Mile and Chairman’s Sprint Prize – will be staged on the same day for the first time, attracting racing enthusiasts of all kinds from across the globe as well as the local social set. Let’s all enjoy the thrill of world-class racing!

Officiating guests at the 2018 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup Selections Announcement raise a toast to the success of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup.
Officiating guests at the 2018 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup Selections Announcement raise a toast to the success of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup.

Wednesday April 11 – Audemars Piguet QEII Cup Selections Announcement

Time: 12:00noon
Venue: 3/F Owners Box, Happy Valley Racecourse

Michele Reis, Ambassador of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup, attends the Selections Announcement and announces the contenders list with the officiating guests. The contenders list for the three international G1 races have been announced on the same day.

Andrew Harding, Executive Director, Racing, and William A. Nader, Director of Racing Business and Operations of HKJC jointly announce the selected runners for the 2018 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup.
William A. Nader, Director, Racing Business & Operations, HKJC (left), Andrew Harding, Executive Director, Racing, HKJC (right) and Audemars Piguet QEII Cup Ambassador Michele Reis join for a group photo.
Audemars Piguet QEII Cup Ambassador Michele Reis will join racegoers on 29 April at Sha Tin Racecourse to cheer for the contenders. At the Selections Announcement, she shared her passion for horse racing and as an Owner.
Officiating guests at the 2018 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup Selections Announcement raise a toast to the success of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup.
Group photo of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup officiating guests and connections at the barrier draw ceremony.
Group photo of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup officiating guests and connections at the barrier draw ceremony.

Thursday April 26 – Barrier Draw Ceremony

Time: 11:00am
Venue: JC Box, Sha Tin Racecourse

Be among the first to know the Barrier Draw results for the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup, Champions Mile and Chairman’s Sprint Prize. May the best horse win!

Champions Mile - The Owner’s representative of Seasons Bloom draws gate 5.
Chairman’s Sprint Prize – Trainer Yoshitada Takahashi draws gate 4 for his runner Fine Needle.
Audemars Piguet QEII Cup - Owner Martin Siu draws gate 7 for his runner Time Warp.
Mr Anthony Chow, Deputy Chairman of the HKJC & Mr David von Gunten, CEO Greater China, Audemars Piguet jointly kick-off the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup barrier draw by picking the first horse representative.
Officiating guests hope for an exciting APQEII Cup race day on 29 April. From left: Mr. Oliviero Bottinelli, Member of the Board of Directors of Audemars Piguet; Mr. David von Gunten, Chief Executive Officer Greater China of Audemars Piguet; Dr. Simon S O Ip, Chairman of HKJC; and Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer of HKJC.
Officiating guests hope for an exciting APQEII Cup race day on 29 April.

Friday April 27 – Audemars Piguet QEII Cup Gala Party

Venue: Parade Ring, Happy Valley Racecourse

To celebrate the 20th running of this prestigious international horse racing event sponsored by Audemars Piguet, connections of the global racing community and local socialites will gather to enjoy a relaxing party night before the big races.

Participating horse connections and guests enjoy a relaxing evening at the Gala Party.
Participating horse connections and guests enjoy a relaxing evening at the Gala Party.
Participating horse connections and guests enjoy a relaxing evening at the Gala Party.
Jennifer Palor and her band delight guests at the Gala Party.
The Tony Cruz-trained Pakistan Star under William Buick lands the HK$24 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (Group 1-2000M).
The Tony Cruz-trained Pakistan Star under William Buick lands the HK$24 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (Group 1-2000M).

Sunday April 29 – Champions Day

Venue: Sha Tin Racecourse

The Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) will be complemented for the first time by two other international G1 races, the Champions Mile (1600m) and Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m), on the same day. An elite group of thoroughbreds will be competing for glory in these big races. Racing fans, socialites and celebrity owner Michele Reis will be there to cheer on the world-class runners.

The John Moore-trained Beauty Generation with Zac Purton in the saddle wins the Champions Mile (Group 1-1600m).
Zac Purton partners the John Size-trained Ivictory to win the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (Group 1, 1200m) at Sha Tin Racecourse today.
Celebrity owner Michele Reis joins Champions Day at Sha Tin Racecourse as the Ambassador of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup.
Racing fans flock to Sha Tin Racecourse for Champions Day and cheer for home team.

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