Karis Teetan
Age: 33
Background:
Mauritian rider Karis Teetan was well ensconced in the top 10 of the South African Jockeys’ Championship when he left for Hong Kong in August, 2013. He entered the South African Jockey Academy at the age of 14 and went on to be crowned South Africa Champion Apprentice in 2008. He graduated in 2009 with 147 wins to his credit. Teetan passed the 100-win mark in every season as a senior jockey in South Africa. His first top level win was in his native Mauritius on 24 November, 2008, aboard Halo Hunter. Teetan represented South Africa in the 2012 International Jockeys’ Invitational in Seoul, Korea and in the 2008 Macau Apprentice Jockeys Invitation Races. He notched an impressive 50 wins in his first Hong Kong season and has continued to build on that good start. He finished third in the 2017/18 championship race with 52 wins, which included a trio of Group 3 triumphs. He topped that in 2018/19 with 84 wins as he secured his first Hong Kong Group 1 win aboard Mr Stunning in the Hong Kong Sprint and again went better in 2019/20 with a personal best 93 wins, cementing third place in the championship race. He reunited with Mr Stunning in the 2020 Chairman’s Sprint Prize. Teetan enjoyed plenty of success through 2021/22, finishing third in the jockeys’ championship with 73 wins. Teetan was sidelined due to illness early throughout the 2022/23 season before returning to his best to reach 600 career wins in Hong Kong.
Achievements:
South Africa Champion Apprentice (2008); International Jockeys’ Championship winner (2019).
Notable Wins Include:
QEII Cup (2022 Romantic Warrior), Hong Kong Sprint (2018 Mr Stunning), Chairman’s Sprint Prize (2020 Mr Stunning), Champions & Chater Cup (2021 Panfield), Hong Kong Derby (2022 Romantic Warrior), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2022 Romantic Warrior), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2015 Thunder Fantasy), HKG2 Chairman’s Trophy (2014 Able Friend), HKG2 Premier Bowl (2015 Able Friend), G2 Sha Tin Trophy (2016 Designs On Rome, 2021 Panfield), G2 Jockey Club Sprint (2019 Aethero), G3 Ladies’ Purse (2016 Horse Of Fortune), G3 National Day Cup (2018 Hot King Prawn), G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2021 Champion’s Way), Cape Derby (2012 Jackson), Daily News 2000 (2012 Jackson), Paddock Stakes (2012 Thunder Dance), Castle Tankard (2011 Grisham).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
603 (win strike rate 9.6%).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Nationality : MAU No. of Wins : 69 Total Rides : 577
Stakes won : $116,319,110 No. of 2nds : 82 Win % : 11.96%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 9 No. of 3rds : 58
No. of 4ths : 61

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