Racing Information - Jockey Profiles

Name Descriptions Probable horse
T Angland Aged 23, Tye Angland’s career as a jockey began in 2005, following a successful junior career in rodeo. In just his second season he was Champion Apprentice Jockey in Sydney and New South Wales with 127 winners, a total which put him in third place overall behind Darren Beadman and Zac Purton. Licensed as a senior jockey during the 2008/2009 season he has recorded G1 victories in Australia on Black Piranha in the 2009 Stradbroke Handicap and on Alverta in the 2010 Coolmore Classic. He also rode Alverta into 3rd place in the July Cup (G1) at Newmarket, England. He arrived in Hong Kong for the 2010/11 season but an injury sustained in a fall limited him to 18 wins for that debut campaign. Angland followed up last term with 37 successes and with 23 this season he has a Hong Kong total of 78 (as of 22 April). ADMIRATION
T Berry Aged 22, Berry achieved the highlight of his career so far when winning the G1 Golden Slipper atop Overreach in early April, and then added a fifth top-flight win aboard Sacred Falls in the Doncaster Mile on 20 April. His first G1 win came on Epaulette in the 2012 Golden Rose Stakes and he followed up with a G1 double at Randwick on 6 October, 2012 atop Fat Al (Epsom Handicap) and Glencadam Gold (Metropolitan Handicap). He began his career in 2007 and was New South Wales champion apprentice in the 2009/10 season. In April 2011, he became stable jockey to Gai Waterhouse in Sydney alongside Nash Rawiller. He opted to take up a contract with The Hong Kong Jockey Club from 28 April until season’s end, despite leading the field in his pursuit of a first Sydney Jockeys’ Championship. His twin brother Nathan is also a jockey. XTENSION
M Chadwick Aged 22 and a product of the HKJC Apprentice Jockeys’ School, Matthew Chadwick enjoyed notable overseas success last summer, winning the Shergar Cup Silver Saddle as leading rider and helping the Rest of the World team to victory in Ascot’s famous challenge. Champion apprentice in Hong Kong in 2008/09, he has already ridden 221 winners in Hong Kong, including 43 this term (as of 22 April) to sit third in the premiership. He clinched his first Group win on Egyptian Ra in the HKG3 National Day Cup in October 2009. He has struck up a notable partnership with California Memory – riding the grey to victory in the HKG1 Hong Kong Gold Cup in February 2011 and winning the past two renewals of the G1 Hong Kong Cup on Tony Cruz’s charge. He is the first home grown talent to win a G1 Hong Kong International Race. -
O Doleuze Aged 41 and a former champion apprentice in France, Olivier Doleuze rode mostly for Criquette Head-Maarek in his homeland where he accrued Classic wins on Green Tune and Egyptband. He enjoyed his best Hong Kong season in 2006/07 when he rode 67 winners, the highlight being his victory on The Duke in the Hong Kong Mile. He followed up in two of the next three renewals of the Mile, scoring atop HK legend Good Ba Ba in 2007 and 2009. Doleuze has struck up a fine partnership with Eagle Regiment, winning the HKG1 Centenary Sprint Cup in 2012 and 2013. Last year he won the HKG1 HK Classic Cup on Zaidan and the G1 SIA Cup aboard Chinchon. He has ridden a total of 447 (as of 22 April) winners in HK. GOLD-FUN
R Fourie Aged 27, South African jockey Richard Fourie arrived in Hong Kong in August 2012 as the reigning Eastern Cape champion for the 2011/12 season with 47 wins – he was 5th in South Africa’s national championship with 124 wins. He commenced his riding career in 2002 after passing through the South African Jockey Academy where he was inspired by a seminar delivered by Douglas Whyte. Champion Apprentice in South Africa in 2003/2004, he won the Western Cape jockeys' championship in 2007/2008 and has recorded over 650 career wins. His eight G1 wins include the 2007 & 2008 Cape Fillies Guineas on Captain's Lover and Sparkling Gem respectively, and the 2008 Investec Cape Derby and 2008 Daily News 2000 on Russian Sage. Fourie has notched 24 wins in Hong Kong so far (as of 22 April) including the HKG2 Premier Bowl on Cerise Cherry. -
W Marwing Aged 43, Weichong Marwing rode one of the all-time greats of the turf in South Africa, the Triple Crown winner Horse Chestnut, in between amassing winners through nine seasons in Hong Kong. Some of his biggest HK wins were for Ivan Allan in the 2001 Chairman's Sprint Prize on Fairy King Prawn, and a G1 treble in 2002 in the HK Classic Mile, HK Derby and HK Mile on Olympic Express. Perhaps his most memorable victory came in the 2010 G1 AP QEII Cup on Viva Pataca, a race in which that champion became the leading prize money winner in Hong Kong racing history. He has also enjoyed major success on the likes of Grand Emporium, Asiatic Boy, Greys Inn and AP QEII Cup winner Irridescence for trainer Mike de Kock. Chief among his 15 wins in the 2011/12 season were Sweet Orange's HKG1 HK Classic Mile victory, and Liberator's triumph in the HKG1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup. He has a HK career total of 345 wins with 33 this season (as of 22 April) including the HKG3 January Cup on Military Attack. DAN EXCEL
G Mosse Aged 46, Gerald Mosse was champion apprentice in France and has gone on to win some of the world’s greatest G1 races including seven at the HKIR. His career highlights are his Arc triumph on Saumarez in 1990 and his victory in the 150th Melbourne Cup on Americain in 2010. He has also won all the French Classics and all classic races in Hong Kong. He has won three Hong Kong Derbies, notched a Champions Mile victory with Bullish Luck in 2005 and three G1 successes on Beauty Flash in the HK Mile, the Stewards' Cup, and the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup in 2010/11. He had a fine 2012 with six G1 wins in Europe, North America and Hong Kong thanks to Reckless Abandon, Wizz Kid, Siyouma and Red Cadeaux in the Hong Kong Vase. His HK career tally stands at 567 wins (as of 22 April). PURE CHAMPION
CY Ho Aged 22, Vincent Ho racked up 44 wins as a young rider in New Zealand when being tutored by leading trainer Lance O'Sullivan. He made an impressive start to his Hong Kong riding career with 10 wins in his first season in 2009/10, including a hat-trick of wins he achieved in May 2010, on only his fourth raceday in Hong Kong. His skill as well as his claim saw him score 39 times in 2010/11 to seal the Champion Apprentice title. Ho has 22 wins on the board this season for a Hong Kong career total of 89 wins (as of 22 April). He reached the graduation benchmark on 1 Oct 2012 with his 70th HK win on Castle Hero. -
B Prebble Aged 35, Brett Prebble enjoyed a career peak in November when partnering Green Moon to win the G1 Melbourne Cup. A native of Ballarat, Victoria, he is a former champion apprentice and twice champion jockey in Melbourne. He was third in the HK jockeys’ championship last term after finishing runner-up for the previous six years. He rode his 600th HK win on Fiery Raider on 14 November and jointly holds the Hong Kong record of riding six winners in one meeting, at Happy Valley on 20 June 2010. He has enjoyed notable partnerships with top HK runners such as Lucky Nine, Cape Of Good Hope, Bullish Luck and Sacred Kingdom. Prebble has thrice won the Hong Kong Sprint with Absolute Champion (2006), Sacred Kingdom (2009) and Lucky Nine (2011). His big domestic wins this season have come on Packing Whiz in the HKG2 Chairman’s Trophy and Lucky Nine in the HKG1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize and G2 Jockey Club Sprint. He has 623 Hong Kong career wins with 35 this term (as of 22 April). PACKING WHIZ
Z Purton Aged 30, Zac Purton is in his sixth full term in HK. After finishing runner-up in the HK jockeys’ title race last season with 64 wins, this campaign has seen him emerge as a viable contender to Douglas Whyte’s domination. Raised in northern New South Wales, Purton won the Brisbane jockeys' premiership as an apprentice in 2003, and seeking a fresh challenge, later moved to Sydney where he came second only to perennial champion, Darren Beadman. His first G1 win came on Excites in the 2006 Produce Stakes at Randwick and his initial major HK win was in the HKG1 Stewards’ Cup on Fellowship in 2010. Last year the jockey reached new heights aboard Little Bridge, winning the G1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and this season he has been ever present on Ambitious Dragon, winning the G1 Hong Kong Mile and HKG1 Queens’ Silver Jubilee Cup. His total HK win tally stands at 305 as he sits second in the premiership with 68 wins (as of 22 April). AMBITIOUS DRAGON
M Rodd Aged 35, the New South Wales native was a talented surfer in his youth and worked as an apprentice carpenter before becoming a jockey. As apprentice to Brian Guy he won three consecutive Queensland apprentice premierships. He has no less than 26 G1 wins on the board including Efficient’s 2007 Melbourne Cup and the 2008 Cox Plate on Maldivian. More recently, he was also the regular rider of G1 heroine Atlantic Jewel. In 2003 he became at the time the youngest jockey to be invited to ride as a Club jockey in Hong Kong, returning to Australia 18 months later. KING MUFHASA
D Tudhope Aged 27, Danny Tudhope has had a gradual rise through the ranks in Britain since graduating from the Northern Racing School. Unusually, the Scotsman rode his first winner in Italy in November, 2003, three months before breaking his duck in Britain. He also gained experience riding in the US in 2005 and by 2011 he had formed an association with trainer David O’Meara that resulted in a first Group race win on Blue Bajan in the 2011 G3 Henry II Stakes. Based in the north of England, he enjoyed his best season by some way in 2012 with 76 wins in Britain, 45 for O’Meara, and notched a G2 brace atop Penitent. PENITENT
D Whyte Aged 41 and with 12 uninterrupted Hong Kong Champion Jockey titles to his name, Douglas Whyte is a unique competitor. The outstanding South African is the only jockey to have ridden over 1000 Hong Kong winners and in 2011 he passed the HK$1 billion mark in prize money won. On 7 April, 2013 he equalled the Hong Kong record of most wins in a day with a six-timer at Sha Tin. Known as the “Durban Demon”, he partnered South African star London News to major wins including the J&B Met and QEII Cup. Other notable Hong Kong victories include the Hong Kong Vase on Indigenous and the Hong Kong Derby atop Super Satin, Fay Fay and Akeed Mofeed, as well as Ambitious Dragon’s APQEII Cup win in 2011. He has 75 wins to lead the jockeys’ title race for a total HK win tally stands of 1498 (as of 22 April). GLORIOUS DAYS
ML Yeung Aged 25, Keith Yeung made his first start on 3 June 2007 in Australia and showed spectacular form in 2009/10 to become Hong Kong's champion apprentice. He reached the graduation benchmark after claiming his 70th win in Hong Kong with Nicku on 17 December 2011. He ended the 2011/12 season with 37 wins, placing seventh in the jockeys' table, and this season, punctuated by injury, he has 12 wins for an overall total of 106 HK wins (as of 22 April). Career highlight so far was his four-timer at Happy Valley on 1 November 2009. -

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