The Hong Kong Cup is a Group One flat race, over a distance of a mile-and-a-quarter (2000 miles).
The race was first run on 24 January 1988, and its distance was initially set at 1800 metres. The inaugural running was restricted to horses trained in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, before horses trained in Europe were allowed to compete in 1990, followed a year later by those from the US.
It presently offers a purse of HK$25,000,000, making it not just the richest race in Hong Kong, but also the richest 2000 metre Turf race in the world.
The Brits last won this race back in 2010 with Ed Dunlop's Snow Fairy, ridden by Ryan Moore. This year their best chance lies with their only hopeful: Stormy Antartic, trained by another Ed - Ed Walker.
This 5yo is no stranger to the international stage, with wins in France and Germany in the past twelve months. He was last seen at Sha Tin, when finishing fifth in the Champions Mile, eighteen months ago.