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Hong Kong licences for 2014/15 season


The following is a summary of decisions that were made by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Licensing Committee at their meeting held on Thursday:-

1. The Committee: -
1.1 agreed to grant, subject to a satisfactory medical examination and an undertaking to arrive in Hong Kong by no later than Sunday, 31 August 2014, a full season Club Jockey’s licence to each of the following jockeys for the 2014/2015 racing season:-

Neil Callan
Olivier Doleuze
Brett Prebble
Zac Purton
Andreas Suborics
Karis Teetan
Douglas Whyte

1.2 agreed to grant, subject to a satisfactory medical examination and an undertaking to arrive in Hong Kong by no later than Sunday, 31 August 2014, a half season Club Jockey’s licence for the 2014/2015 racing season to the following jockey for the period 7 July 2014 until 1 February 2015, both dates inclusive:-

Christian Reith

1.3 agreed to grant, subject to a satisfactory medical examination and an undertaking to arrive in Hong Kong where required by no later than the stated date, a part season Club Jockey’s licence for the 2014/2015 racing season to the following jockeys for the stipulated period:-

Joao Moreira - 7 July 2014 until 15 March 2015, both dates inclusive
(Date required to arrive in HK – no later than Sunday, 31 August 2014)

Gerald Mosse - 7 October 2014 until the conclusion of the 2014/2015 racing season

Mirco Demuro - 1 November 2014 until 28 February 2015, both dates inclusive.

Andrea Atzeni - 15 November 2014 until 28 February 2015, both dates inclusive.

2. The Committee:- 2.1 agreed to grant, subject to a satisfactory medical examination, a Freelance Jockey’s licence for the 2014/2015 racing season to each of the following applicants:-

Matthew Chadwick
Howard Y T Cheng
Vincent C Y Ho
Alex H W Lai
Eddy W M Lai
Derek K C Leung
Ben T H So
Jacky C K Tong
Keith M L Yeung

2.2 directed Management to inform Freelance Jockey Jacky C K Tong that his race riding performance during the current racing season has remained at a concerning level and should his performance not improve significantly during the period under review, he may be required to “show cause” why any further application for a Freelance Jockey’s licence ought be granted.

2.3 directed Management to inform Freelance Jockey Ben T H So that the Committee has noted the number of occasions that he had been found to be in breach of Rule of Racing 99(2) and (5) during recent racing seasons and that should he be found guilty of a further offence under that Rule of Racing he may be required to “show cause” why any further application for a Freelance Jockey’s licence ought be granted.

3. The Committee agreed to:- 3.1 extend the indenture of currently licensed Apprentice Jockey Alvin K C Ng until the conclusion of the 2014/2015 racing season or until such time as he is able to ride his 70th race winner in Hong Kong, whichever is the earliest.

3.2 grant, subject to a satisfactory medical examination, an Apprentice Jockey's licence for the 2014/2015 racing season to each of the following applicants: -

Dicky C Y Lui (allocated trainer: Ricky P F Yiu)
Alvin K C Ng (allocated trainer: Tony Cruz)

4 The Committee:- 4.1 agreed to grant a Trainer's licence for the 2014/2015 racing season to each of the following applicants, subject to a satisfactory medical examination being undertaken and the signing of an agreement with the Club:-

Michael C W Chang
Almond Lee
Danny C S Shum
Anthony Cruz
Francis K W Lui
John Size
Derek Cruz
Manfred K L Man
Chris W Y So
David Ferraris
Anthony Millard
Me Y S Tsui
Caspar Fownes
John Moore
Sean Woods
Richard Gibson
Gary T K Ng
Dennis C H Yip
David Hall
Paul O'Sullivan
Ricky P F Yiu
Peter L Ho
Andreas Schutz
Benno T P Yung

4.2 noted those currently licensed Trainers who are yet to satisfy the Trainer’s Performance Criteria for the current season and directed Management to invoke the established procedures in the event any of those Trainers failing to satisfy the aforementioned Criteria at the conclusion of the current 2013/2014 racing season.

5. The Committee:- 5.1 agreed to grant an Assistant Trainer's licence for the 2014/2015 racing season to each of the currently licensed Assistant Trainers listed below:-

Applicants - Allocated Stable in 2014/2015

Francis T S Wong -Michael C W Chang
Cody W K Mo - Anthony Cruz
Eric K H Kwan - Derek Cruz
William K W Lee - David Ferraris
Philip C K Chung - Caspar Fownes
Wilson Chan - Richard Gibson
Gabriel S T Lee - David Hall
Robert C M Mak - Peter L Ho
Talley C C Chan - Almond Lee
Little K H Hung - Francis K W Lui
Ng Kai Ming - Manfred K L Man
Carol W S Yu - Tony Millard
Jacky W H Chow - John Moore
Leo W K Ip - Gary T K Ng
Pierre P C Ng - Paul O'Sullivan
Tai Siu Lun - Andreas Schutz
Jimmy K H Ting - Danny C S Shum
Frankie F C Lor - John Size
Eric L Y Lin - Chris W Y So
Johnny K S Ho - Me Y S Tsui
Jim C H Wong - Sean Woods
Steve S W Lee - Dennis C H Yip
Ricky C K Chung - Ricky P F Yiu

5.2 agreed to promote Martin C K TSANG to the position of Assistant Trainer from Senior Work Rider for the 2014/2015 racing season, allocated to Trainer Benno T P Yung.

5.3 agreed to grant an Assistant Trainer II licence to Kevin K K YUN for the 2014/2015 racing season, allocated to Trainer Me Tsui, and directed Management to advise Mr Yun in writing that a further Assistant Trainer II licence will not be granted beyond the expiration of his licence for the 2014/2015 racing season.
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