Antoine Hamelin
Age: 33
Background:
Antoine Hamelin began his career as an apprentice to Jean de Roualle in Chantilly. His first win came for Alain de Royer-Dupre aboard the Aga Khan-owned Artana at Lyon-Parilly on 11 November, 2009. Hamelin completed his apprenticeship under the tutelage of Alain de Royer-Dupre and went freelance upon earning fully-fledged jockey status, based in Chantilly. He is best known for his association with Saonois, who he partnered to classic victory in the 2012 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly among other wins. Hamelin first rode in Hong Kong when pairing with Saonois to finish 10th in the 2012 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin. Hamelin kicked off his three month contract in the 2019/20 season with a first-day double at Sha Tin. Hamelin secured 17 wins across his first stint in Hong Kong and returned on a full-season licence for the 2020/21 campaign, amassing 27 wins, while last season his tally was 19. His career highlight in Hong Kong remains a brilliant five wins in a day at Sha Tin on 17 January, 2021. Hamelin has ridden in Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, the United States of America, Spain, Dubai and Canada.
Notable Wins Include:
Prix du Jockey Club (2012 Saonois), G2 Prix Niel (2012 Saonois), G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (2012 Penny’s Picnic), G3 Albany Stakes (2017 Different League), G3 Prix La Force (2012 Saonois), G3 Baden-Badener Zukunftsrennen (2014 Citron Spirit), G3 Prix de Barbeville (2012 Usuelo).
Hong Kong wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
79 (win strike rate 5%).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 10/07/2024
Nationality : FR No. of Wins : 20 Total Rides : 365
Stakes won : $33,693,563 No. of 2nds : 22 Win % : 5.48%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 4 No. of 3rds : 29
No. of 4ths : 22

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