Matthew Chadwick
Age: 33
Background:
A graduate of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Apprentice Jockeys’ School, Matthew Chadwick went to Australia for his apprentice training and rode a four-timer at Lismore at age 17. Indentured to the Tony Cruz stable upon his return to Hong Kong, he was champion apprentice in 2008/09. He earned a full jockey’s licence in January, 2010. His first Group race winner was Egyptian Ra in the National Day Cup (2009). He is most famous for his partnership with California Memory and became the first homegrown rider to win a Hong Kong International Races contest when clinching the Hong Kong Cup on the grey in 2011. Chadwick notched his 250th win in Hong Kong with Majestic Anthem on 26 December, 2013 and rode his first Hong Kong four-timer at Sha Tin on 22 June, 2014. Chadwick closed out a successful 2021/22 campaign with 55 wins as the season’s leading homegrown rider. He became the third homegrown rider to reach the 500-win milestone in Hong Kong at Happy Valley in 2023.
Achievements:
Tony Cruz Award (2021/22); Hong Kong Champion Apprentice (2008/09); Shergar Cup Silver Saddle winner (2012).
Notable Wins Include:
Hong Kong Cup (2011 & 2012 California Memory), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2011 California Memory), Champions & Chater Cup (2013 California Memory), G2 Jockey Club Cup (2012 California Memory), G3 Celebration Cup (2021 Buddies), G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2011 Super Pistachio [HKG3], 2020 Chefano).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
504 (win strike rate 7.6%).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Nationality : CHN No. of Wins : 18 Total Rides : 431
Stakes won : $37,732,350 No. of 2nds : 38 Win % : 4.18%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 4 No. of 3rds : 33
No. of 4ths : 37

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