SEVERE WX : Flash Flood Watch View Alerts

The Hong Kong Jockey Championships

At the start of the glitz and glamour that is Hong Kong International Races week is one of the world's most interesting & unique horse racing competitions.

Posted: Dec 22, 2018 12:12 PM
Updated: Dec 22, 2018 12:40 PM

Kicking off the Hong Kong International Races week is one of the most intriguing spectacles on the horse racing calendar.

The Longines International Jockeys' Championship is a fierce competition which pits some of the world's best jockeys against one another in front of huge audiences.

Held at Hong Kong's Happy Valley Racecourse, 12 riders earn points by competing in four scintillating races.

Visit CNN/com/sport for more news, features and videos

READ: World's richest horse races -- The top six prize pots in racing

The winner of each race gets 12 points, second place earns six points and the third-place jockey gets three points. As well as competing for the prestige, the overall champion walks away with a cool $102,200 for their efforts.

Brazilian Silvestre de Sousa won the 2018 edition with a total of 34 points.

"It was fantastic, I really enjoy it," he told Winning Post. "You just hope to sit on the right horse because the handicap is so tight."

Watch the video at the top of the page to see how all the action unfolded this year.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 64°
Kokomo
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Rensselaer
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 59°
Fowler
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 59°
Williamsport
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 63°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 64°
Frankfort
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 70°
Delphi
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 64°
Monticello
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 64°
Logansport
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 64°
Patchy Dense Fog this Morning
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events