Richard Gibson
Age: 54
Englishman Richard Gibson established himself as a Group 1 trainer in France before he arrived in Hong Kong for the 2011/12 season. He gained a solid grounding in the art and science of training racehorses with Frenchmen Pascal Bary and Henri-Alex Pantall, as well as Americans Bill Mott and Gary Jones. He took out his first licence at Chantilly in 1996 and struck gold as early as 1999 when Lady Of Chad won the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac en route to becoming European Champion Juvenile Filly. Across Gibson’s career, his highlights remain Akeed Mofeed's and Doctor Dino's exploits in Hong Kong and the USA. His other high-class trainees prior to moving to Hong Kong include Marotta, Lune D'Or, Cut Quartz, Mores Wells, Swedish Shave, and for a short spell Dunaden. He saddled the top-class galloper Gold-Fun to run a close second in the 2016 G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. Currently, the Brit’s star sprinter Wellington savoured another memorable season with victories in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup as well as the successful defence of his Chairman’s Sprint Prize crown. Wellington also took the Sprint Cup and crowned Champion Sprinter that term.
Notable Wins Include:
Hong Kong Vase (2007 & 2008 Doctor Dino), Hong Kong Cup (2013 Akeed Mofeed), Hong Kong Derby (2013 Akeed Mofeed), Stewards' Cup (2016 Giant Treasure), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2013 Gold-Fun), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2014 Gold-Fun, 2022 Wellington), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2015 Gold-Fun, 2021 & 2022 Wellington), G2 Sprint Cup (2022 Wellington), G2 Jockey Club Sprint (2015 Gold-Fun), G3 Sha Tin Vase (2022 Cordyceps Six), Prix Marcel Boussac (1999 Lady Of Chad), Prix Saint-Alary (2002 Marotta), Premio Lydia Tesio (2004 Lune D'Or), Man O' War Stakes (2007 Doctor Dino), G2 Sprint Cup (2019 Rattan).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2022/23 season):
277 (win strike rate: 7.2%).
Richard Gibson Website

22/23 Season
Stakes won : $37,055,650 No. of Wins : 10 Total Runners : 265
No. of 2nds : 13 Win % : 3.77%
No. of 3rds : 18
No. of 4ths : 19

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