The 2015 Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup is a Group 1 race over 2,000m held on March 1st 2015 for horses aged three years or older. It is the second leg of the Triple Crown – the other two are the Stewards’ Cup and the Champions & Chater Cup. Each race of the Triple Crown carries prize money of HK$10 million. A special bonus of HK$10 million will be paid to the owner of a horse winning all three legs of the series. River Verdon is the only horse to have achieved this feat, in the 1993/94 season.
Despite being labelled an outside chance, trainer says the nine-year-old galloper, who won in 2011, is looking good for a top-three place
John Moore heads into Sunday's Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup with undisputed race favourite Designs On Rome but warned punters against discounting the chances of the reigning Horse of the Year's less-heralded stablemate Harbour Master in the HK$10 million race.
Caspar Fownes-trained Military Attack is over his more unfamiliar health issues and will don blinkers for the first time in an attempt to earn a trip to Dubai in the HK$10 million Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday.