Vincent Ho Chak-yiu
Age: 33
Background:
Hong Kong Jockey Club Apprentice Jockeys’ School graduate Vincent Ho racked up 44 wins as a young rider in New Zealand under the tutelage of leading trainer Lance O’Sullivan. He made a sound start to his Hong Kong career with 10 victories in his first season in 2009/10, including a trio of wins he achieved on only his fourth race day in Hong Kong. He sealed the 2010/11 Champion Apprentice title with 39 wins. Ho reached the graduation benchmark on 1 October, 2012 by claiming his 70th win in Hong Kong on board Castle Hero and he notched 33 wins in 2014/15 to be the season’s leading homegrown rider. On number of wins, Ho enjoyed his best season to date in 2022/23 when he amassed a career-high 96 wins. In that season he also became the second homegrown jockey in history to ride 500 wins in Hong Kong, and took a fourth Tony Cruz Award. However, 2020/21 could easily be regarded as his best season when winning five Group 1 races, including victories aboard Hong Kong’s champion Golden Sixty and Japan’s Loves Only You. Ho added a trio of Group 1 wins to his haul with Golden Sixty throughout the 2022/23 season. Ho rode a short stint in Europe during the off-season in 2018 and notched a first United Kingdom win at the first attempt, partnering the Mark Johnston-trained X Rated to success at Haydock on 9 August. He returned to Great Britain during the 2019 off-season and competed at the Shergar Cup at Ascot where he won the Shergar Cup Mile aboard Power Of Darkness, helping the Rest of the World team secure Shergar Cup glory. Expected to feature once more at the 2023 Shergar Cup, injury in Japan unfortunately ruled Ho out, resulting in his off-season riding stints abroad being shortened ahead of the 2023/24 Hong Kong racing season.
Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Apprentice (2010/11); Best Freelance Jockey Award (2014/15); Tony Cruz Award (2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 & 2022/23).
Notable Wins Include:
Hong Kong Mile (2020 & 2021 Golden Sixty), Hong Kong Derby (2020 Golden Sixty), QEII Cup (2021 Loves Only You), Champions Mile (2020 Southern Legend, 2021, 2022 & 2023 Golden Sixty), Centenary Sprint Cup (2022 Stronger), Stewards’ Cup (2021 & 2023 Golden Sixty), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2021 & 2023 Golden Sixty), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2020 Golden Sixty), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2020 Golden Sixty, 2023 Super Sunny Sing), G2 Chairman’s Trophy (2022 Golden Sixty), G2 Jockey Club Mile (2020 , 2021 & 2022 Golden Sixty), G2 Sha Tin Trophy (2019 Rise High, 2020 Golden Sixty), G2 Sprint Cup (2020 Voyage Warrior), G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2019 Ho Ho Khan, 2023 Straight Arron), G3 Premier Plate (2019 Rise High), G3 Celebration Cup (2020 Golden Sixty), G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2020 Golden Sixty), G3 January Cup (2020 Doctor Geoff), G3 National Day Cup (2014 Bundle Of Joy, 2017 Dashing Fellow).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
542 (win strike rate 8.1 %).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Nationality : CHN No. of Wins : 32 Total Rides : 247
Stakes won : $71,095,665 No. of 2nds : 29 Win % : 12.96%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 5 No. of 3rds : 25
No. of 4ths : 26

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