international jockeys’ championship

Hong Kong’s Karis Teetan Defeats Ryan Moore In International Jockeys’ Championship

Karis Teetan secured his first Longines International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday, seeing off Ryan Moore thanks to a hugely consistent night across the four race-spectacular. Made favorite to lift the crown following Monday’s allocation ceremony, Teetan admitted to feeling plenty of pressure ahead of the star-studded evening but posted points-scoring performances in […]

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Dettori Looking Forward To Hong Kong’s ‘Challenging’ International Jockeys’ Championship

The world’s two top jockeys, the evergreen and effervescent Frankie Dettori and Hong Kong’s own Zac Purton, head a stellar cast competing in the 22nd edition of the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Dettori and Purton rank first and second in the 2019 LONGINES World’s Best Jockey rankings and […]

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Silvestre De Sousa Will Try To Defend His Title In International Jockeys’ Championship

Hong Kong ‘gets’ Silvestre de Sousa. It has for a good while now. The city’s racing fans, its owners, its trainers, all of them hardheaded judges conditioned to appreciate jockeys endowed with strength, savvy, that all-important ‘fighting heart’, and, above all, an uncanny ability to win – they ‘get’ de Sousa. The Brazilian, for his […]

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Castellano Hoping For ‘A Bit Of Luck’ In Wednesday’s International Jockeys Championship

They may be some of the world’s best jockeys, battling for one of the great jockeys’ prizes in the racing world, but none were brave enough to predict victory in what looks like a hugely competitive renewal of the spectacular LONGINES International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday Dec. 5. Javier Castellano finished plum […]

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Hong Kong’s Zac Purton Claims First International Jockeys Championship

Zac Purton, representing Hong Kong, claimed the HK$800,000 LONGINES International Jockeys Championship title for the first time and at the fifth time of asking, courtesy of two wins in the first and third legs of the series. In doing so, he saw off the spirited challenge of UK representative Silvestre de Sousa, with French champion […]

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Bowman Defends International Jockeys Championship Crown Wednesday

At Happy Valley on Wednesday night (Dec. 6), Hugh Bowman will not only be out to defend his title after his victory in last year’s Longines International Jockeys Championship, but also to show his Hong Kong fans why he is about to be crowned the 2017 World’s Best Jockey. However, Bowman – like many of […]

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Aussie Hugh Bowman Takes Top Honors In The Longines International Jockeys’ Championship

Australian ace Hugh Bowman made all the running to hold off his rivals and secure his first win in a dramatic LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. It was a case of third time lucky for the jockey after finishing out of luck in 2009 and 2015. Bowman got his challenge […]

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Espinoza Among Stars Announced For International Jockeys’ Championship

Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza is among the talented line-up of stars that will compete in the International Jockeys’ Championship (IJC) in Hong Kong next month. The South China Morning Post reports that it will be the second time that Espinoza has taken part in the competition, which will be held at Happy Valley Race Course […]

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Ortiz Jr. Excited About Competing in International Jockeys’ Challenge

Four out of the 12 great riders competing in tomorrow night’s 17th Longines International Jockeys’ Championship have already won an edition of the contest: Kerrin McEvoy in 2013, Joao Moreira in 2012, Ryan Moore twice in 2009 and 2010, and Christophe Soumillon in 2004. They are back once again to line up alongside an outstanding […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Set To Compete in International Jockeys’ Championship

The 2014 International Jockeys’ Championship takes place at Happy Valley racecourse on December 10, when 12 of the world’s elite riders will compete for a share of the HK$800,000 purse. A first-prize of HK$500,000 makes Hong Kong’s IJC among the most lucrative competitions of its kind in the world and the four-race contest annually attracts […]

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