After winning the Tenno Sho, Almond Eye will now target the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup on 8 December at Sha Tin. Photo by JRA.

Breaking News: Almond Eye’s next start to be in Hong Kong

Michael Cox

Michael Cox




Hong Kong Jockey Club officials have landed a major coup with Asian Racing Hub reporting that champion Japanese mare Almond Eye will contest the HK$28million Hong Kong Cup on December 8. 

Almond Eye returned from a five-month break in devastating form last month when she thrashed ten other Group 1 winners in the G1 Tenno Sho. 

It was the four-year-old’s sixth win at the top level in a career that has garnered eight wins from ten starts. 

Silk Racing has been in regular contact with Hong Kong Jockey Club officials about the trip, which means passing on a shot at a second straight Japan Cup. 

Read the full story here from Hutchi’s Honkers columnist Michael Cox on Asian Racing Hub: