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Record Prizemoney For Hong Kong Season
Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.3 billion for the 2019/20 season. Lucrative increases to FWD Champions Day's three Gr1 races and the BMW Hong Kong Derby feature were among the Hong Kong Jockey Club's upward adjustments revealed on Tuesday, 9 July. The FWD Champions Day fixture has proven to be a huge success in two editions so far. In keeping with its world class status, the Gr1 FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) has received a HK$1 million boost and will be worth HK$25 million in 2020; the Gr1 FWD Champions Mile (1600m) is up HK$2 million to HK$20 million; and the Gr1 Chairman's Sprint Prize (1200m) is worth HK$18 million, an increase of HK$2 million. The historic BMW Hong Kong Derby is Hong Kong's most important domestic contest and will be worth HK$20 million, a HK$2 million increase on the 2019 renewal.