Alexis Badel
Age: 34
Background:
Alexis Badel hails from a racing tradition, his mother being trainer Myriam Bollack-Badel and his father, former jockey Alain Badel. He was French Champion Apprentice in 2007 and broke into the top 10 in the championship in just his second year riding with 60 wins. Badel’s first Group race win came aboard Norse King in 2013, winning the G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris. He was appointed as the second retained rider for the Aga Khan behind Christophe Soumillon at the beginning of the 2015 racing season and went on to record his most successful season to date with 104 wins. That saw him obtain seventh position in the French Championship. He debuted at Sha Tin with two mounts on 11 December, 2016. His first Hong Kong winner was Supreme Profit on 27 December, 2016 and he ended that maiden two-month stint with seven wins. He returned in the 2017/18 season, landing 14 wins. Following his second campaign in Hong Kong, Badel returned for a third short-term stint and landed 26 wins. Badel’s best haul to date returned 58 wins in the 2020/21 season. In that campaign he scored a first Group 1 win in Hong Kong when partnering Wellington to land the Chairman’s Sprint Prize, while the first Group 1 of his career came aboard Nonza in the 2018 Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville. Badel’s most recent exploits include success in last season’s Hong Kong Derby aboard Voyage Bubble. He notched his 200th Hong Kong victory in July, 2023.
Achievements:
French Champion Apprentice (2007).
Notable Race Wins Include:
Chairman’s Sprint Prize (2021 & 2022 Wellington), Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (2022 Wellington), Hong Kong Derby (2023 Voyage Bubble), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2021 Healthy Happy), G2 Premier Bowl (2022 Wellington),  G2 Sprint Cup (2022 Wellington), G3 January Cup (2019 Simply Brilliant), G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (2021 Explosive Witness), G3 National Day Cup (2021 Super Wealthy), G3 Ladies’ Purse (2021 Tourbillon Diamond), G3 Sha Tin Vase (2022 Cordyceps Six), G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2022 Healthy Happy), G3 Premier Plate (2022 Tourbillon Diamond), Prix Jean Romanet (2018 Nonza),  G2 Premio Federico Tesio (2018 Night Music), G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris (2013 Norse King), G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (2015 Donjuan Triumphant), G2 Grand Prix de Deauville (2014 Cocktail Queen).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
200 (win strike rate: 8.0%).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 10/04/2024
Nationality : FR No. of Wins : 30 Total Rides : 410
Stakes won : $67,342,225 No. of 2nds : 33 Win % : 7.32%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 7 No. of 3rds : 36
No. of 4ths : 34

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