champion jockey

‘Quite Emotional’: 13-Time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte Retires

Douglas Whyte waved farewell to the most successful race-riding career in Hong Kong history on Sunday evening at Sha Tin Racecourse, bowing out after saluting his fans long after the last race had weighed-in. The 13-time champion jockey’s final ride did not produce the fairy tale victory that he and the Sha Tin faithful desired, […]

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‘Fierce’ Competition: Purton Secures Hong Kong Champion Jockey Title

One of the fiercest Champion Jockey battles in recent memory concluded in thrilling fashion at Hong Kong’s Season Finale at Sha Tin Sunday as Zac Purton claimed his second title, sealing the result with victory on Rise High in the Class 1 Sha Tin Mile Trophy Handicap (1600m). Purton ended with a tally of 136 […]

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‘Being AP’ Producer Ryle Says Film Captures McCoy’s ‘All-Consuming’ Mentality

A.P. McCoy’s commercial agent Johnny Whitmore was talking to movie producer Nick Ryle over two years ago when the jockey’s remarkable life story came up. Ryle wanted to film the story, and the result became “Being AP,” a documentary of the champion jump jockey’s final season in the saddle, though Ryle didn’t know he’d be […]

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Bowman: Jockeys ‘A Tool That’s Required For Their Horse’

When star Australian jockey Hugh Bowman orchestrated a winning ride aboard the talented racemare Winx in last weekend’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile, he didn’t celebrate in the traditional fashion. Instead, Bowman was the last man left in the jockey’s room at the end of the day, according to the Sydney Morning Post, watching the race […]

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Champion Jamaican Jockey Nelson Will Continue Career In Canada

For the summer of 2015, Dane Nelson, a three-time champion jockey in Jamaica, traveled to Assiniboia Downs in Canada to ride. Despite arriving after the start of the meet, Nelson finished fifth overall in the standings, and will look to return there in 2016, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. The purses are much better in […]

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AP McCoy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From BBC

At the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, jump jockey AP McCoy was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, according to theĀ UK Daily Mail. McCoy, 41, announced his retirement in April of this year, following an incredible career in which he was champion 20 consecutive times over 4,357 career winners. In 2010, McCoy […]

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