The Hong Kong Jockey Club will simulcast six races from the Shuka Sho Day at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan on Sunday, 14 October (first race 12:20pm, Hong Kong time).
The Shuko Sho (G1 2000m for 3yo fillies) was introduced in 1996 to replace the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup as the final leg of Japan’s Fillies’ Triple Crown.
Rising star Almond Eye, brilliant winner of the G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1,000 Guineas) and G1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks), is bidding to become the first filly since Gentildonna in 2012 to complete the Fillies’ Triple Crown. She is also the first Group 1 winner for her sire Lord Kanaloa who is no stranger to Hong Kong race fans thanks to his impressive back-to-back victories in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint in 2012 and 2013.
The details of supporting races will be announced later in the week.
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Shuka Sho will be available on Friday, 12 October, while the final declarations with barrier draws for the other races will be published at HKJC.com on Saturday, 13 October.