Andrea Atzeni
Age: 33
Background:
Hailing from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Andrea Atzeni, who previously rode in Hong Kong during the 2014/15 season, is a Group 1 winning rider in seven different countries. He has amassed more than 1,200 wins. Commencing riding in Italy, Atzeni has enjoyed his greatest success so far in Great Britain with Roger Varian’s stable as the trainer’s first elect, a position he assumed in 2013. A string of top-level successes quickly followed the 32-year-old in Newmarket, including four consecutive Futurity Trophy wins aboard Kingston Hill (2013), Elm Park (2014), Marcel (2015) and Rivet (2016). Atzeni rode Stradivarius to successive wins in the Goodwood Cup (2017 & 2018). He also formed a strong partnership trainer Luca Cumani early on in his career in Great Britain, partnering Postponed, Great Britain’s highest-rated horse in 2016, to win four Group 1 races in Great Britain and the United Arab Emirates. Atzeni has two British Classic wins, landing the St. Leger Stakes twice with Kingston Hill (2014) and Simple Verse (2015).
Notable Wins Include:
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2015 Postponed), Irish Champion Stakes (2017 Decorated Knight), Futurity Trophy (2013 Kingston Hill, 2014 Elm Park, 2015 Marcel, 2016 Rivet), Goodwood Cup (2017 & 2018 Stradivarius), International Stakes (2016 Postponed), Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup (2016 Postponed, 2019 Defoe), Dewhurst Stakes (2014 Belardo), Lockinge Stakes (2016 Belardo), Haydock Sprint Cup (2021 Emaraaty Ana), Dubai Sheema Classic (2016 Postponed), St. Leger Stakes (2014 Kingston Hill, 2015 Simple Verse), Prix Morny (2023 Vandeek), Premio Lydia Tesio (2012 Sortilege), Canadian International Stakes (2018 & 2019 Desert Encounter).
Hong Kong wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
3 (win strike rate 3.7%).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Nationality : ITY No. of Wins : 39 Total Rides : 473
Stakes won : $76,512,025 No. of 2nds : 30 Win % : 8.25%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 4 No. of 3rds : 35
No. of 4ths : 36

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