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HKJC licensing for 2024/25

The following is a summary of decisions that were made by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Licensing Committee:-
 
1.                  The Committee resolved to grant, subject to an undertaking to arrive in Hong Kong no later than Sunday, 1 September 2024:
 
1.1     a full-season Club Jockey’s licence to each of the following jockeys for the 2024/25 racing season:
•         ATZENI Andrea
•         AVDULLA Brenton
•         BADEL Alexis
•         BENTLEY Harry
•         BOWMAN Hugh
•         DE MELO Keagan
•         FERRARIS Luke
•         HAMELIN Antoine
•         HEWITSON Lyle
•         PURTON Zac
•         TEETAN Karis
 
1.2  a part-season Club Jockey’s licence to THOMPSON Ben for the 2024/25 racing season from 15 July 2024 up to 8 December 2024, both dates inclusive.
 
2.                  The Committee resolved to:
 
2.1  grant a Freelance Jockey’s licence to each of the following jockeys for the 2024/25 racing season:
•         CHADWICK Matthew
•         CHAN Ka Hei Alfred
•         CHAU Chun Lok Jerry
•         CHUNG Yik Lai Angus
•         HO Chak Yiu Vincent
•         LEUNG Ka Chun Derek
•         MO Hin Tung Dylan
•         POON Ming Fai Matthew
•         YEUNG Ming Lun Keith
 
2.2    direct Management to inform CHAN Ka Hei Alfred in writing that his race riding performance and number of race rides during the current 2023/24 racing season are of concern and that should his race riding performance and number of race rides not improve significantly during the 2024/25 racing season, he may not be granted a further Freelance Jockey’s licence.
 
2.3    direct Management to inform MO Hin Tung Dylan in writing that his race riding performance and number of race rides during the current 2023/24 racing season are of concern and that should his race riding performance and number of race rides not improve significantly during the 2024/25 racing season, he may not be granted a further Freelance Jockey’s licence.
 
3.                  The Committee resolved to grant an Apprentice Jockey’s licence to WONG Chi Wang Ellis (Allocated Trainer: Caspar Fownes) for the 2024/25 racing season.        
 
4.                  The Committee resolved to:
 
4.1  grant a Trainer’s licence for the 2024/25 racing season to each of the following trainers, subject to a satisfactory medical examination being undertaken and the signing of an agreement with the Club:
 
 CRUZ Tony MAN Ka Leung Manfred SO Wai Yin Chris
CHANG Chun Wai Michael MO Wai Kit Cody TING Koon Ho Jimmy
FOWNES Caspar NEWNHAM Mark TSUI Yu Sek Me
HALL David NG Pang Chi Pierre WHYTE Douglas
HAYES David RICHARDS Jamie YIP Chor Hong Dennis
LOR Fu Chuen Frankie SHUM Chap Shing Danny YIU Poon Fai Ricky
LUI Kin Wai Francis SIZE John
   
4.2  approve that at the conclusion of the current 2023/24 racing season, should Mr TING Koon Ho Jimmy fail the criteria, he will be required to provide the Committee with a written explanation.  
 
4.3  The application from Mr YUNG Tin Pang Benno is under further consideration by the Licensing Committee at this time.  
 
5. The Committee: 
 
5.1     noted that LEE Kin Wa, William will be transferred to Trainer MO Wai Kit Cody’s CRC stables for the remainder of the 2023/24 racing season. 
 
5.2     resolved to:
5.2.1 grant an Assistant Trainer’s licence for the remainder of 2023/24 racing season to each of the applicants listed below:
Stable Assistant Trainer (CRC)
MAN Ka Leung Manfred  YIU Lok Sang Japan
NEWNHAM Mark YU Hoi Man 
 
 5.2.2 grant an Assistant Trainer’s licence for the 2024/25 racing season to each of the applicants listed below:
 
 Stable Assistant Trainer
Assistant Trainer (CRC)
CRUZ Tony TONG Chi Kit Jacky HO Kang Kong 
FOWNES Caspar CHUNG Chi Keung Philip MAN Kit Chiu 
EUSTACE David LEE Tsz Wai Cash CHUI Kwan Lai Marco
HALL David LEE Siu Tsang Gabriel YU Wing Sze Carol
HAYES David WONG Chi Hung Jim SIU Ting Fung Eric 
LOR Fu Chuen Frankie LO Pak Ki Patrick NG Kai Ming 
LUI Kin Wai Francis SIT Shun Keung Vincent CHENG Cheong Wai Fred 
MAN Ka Leung Manfred  IP Wing Hang        YIU Lok Sang Japan
MO Wai Kit Cody LAM Kin Hung Angus LEE Kin Wa, William
NEWNHAM Mark WONG Yu Hang Henry  YU Hoi Man 
NG Pang Chi Pierre LO Pak Hin Paul LEUNG Ho Fai Ray
RICHARDS Jamie MA Po Chung Jones TING Chun Piu Bill 
SHUM Chap Shing Danny  SO Tik Hung Ben (to be confirmed)
SIZE John CHOW Shui Luen Adrian LAM Cheuk Pang Nelson        
SO Wai Yin Chris WONG Chun Fung Robo FUNG Yu Kan Kenny 
WHYTE Douglas LEE Siu Ho LAM Tung Wai 
YIP Chor Hong Dennis CHAN Wilson YIP Chun San Jason 
YIU Poon Fai Ricky YIU Ho Fung Eric CHOI Chun Chak Valentino 
YUNG Tin Pang Benno CHEUNG Hon Wai Roy LING Cheuk Ho Douglas 
CHANG Chun Wai Michael LEUNG Ming Wai Way  
TING Koon Ho Jimmy LAI Chi Ming Kyle  
TSUI Yu Sek Me LAI Kim On Admond   
 
 6. The Committee approved the amendments to the Trainer’s Performance Criteria (‘the Criteria”) with immediate effect (season 2023/24 inclusive).  The updated Criteria are as follows:  
 
In order for a Trainer to satisfy the criteria, with immediate effect (i.e. 2023/2024 racing season inclusive), he must:
1. Achieve a minimum of 14 wins in a season if he is a single-site Trainer;
2. Achieve a minimum of 16 wins in a season if he is a dual-site Trainer.
 
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