Christophe Soumillon
Age: 42
Background:
Belgian ace Christophe Soumillon is a son of jump jockey Jean-Marc Soumillon. He was apprenticed to Cedric Boutin at Chantilly and rode his first winner in November 1997. He was champion apprentice in 1999. His outstanding talent in the saddle has brought him 10 champion jockey titles in France (2003, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (shared with Pierre-Charles Boudot), 2017 and 2018. In 2018 he set a European record of 305 wins in year. He has had two spells as the Aga Khan’s number one jockey and some of his greatest moments have been in the famous green and red silks, notably two Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe wins, on Dalakhani and the brilliant filly Zarkava. He has won Group 1 races across Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Dubai, Canada and the USA. In 2016 he partnered Almanzor to wins in the Irish Champion Stakes and the Champion Stakes in Great Britain, while in 2018 and 2019 he won consecutive Dubai World Cups aboard Thunder Snow. Soumillon has enjoyed considerable success in Hong Kong across several stints, famously winning a Hong Kong Derby aboard local legend Viva Pataca (2006). He has won the Hong Kong Mile twice, scoring aboard Good Ba Ba in 2008 and Admire Mars in 2019.
Hong Kong wins (as of 1 December):
121

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Nationality : BEL No. of Wins : 0 Total Rides : 2
Stakes won : - No. of 2nds : 0 Win % : 0.00%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 0 No. of 3rds : 0
No. of 4ths : 0

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