Vincent Ho achieves HK 500-win milestone
HONG KONG Synonymous with Golden Sixty’s greatest triumphs, Vincent Ho became only the second home-grown jockey to ride 500 winners in Hong Kong on Lucky Gold at Sha Tin on Sunday.
The legendary Tony Cruz, now a champion trainer, rode 946 Hong Kong winners.
Fittingly, Ho’s milestone was reached in tandem with Francis Lui, the quietly spoken trainer who has exclusively used Ho aboard eight-time Group 1 winner and Longines World’s Best Racehorse Golden Sixty.
“It’s feels like ages when you watch the videos of when I got my first winner,” said Ho, 32, a product of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing Talent Centre.
“I was lucky to get into the Hong Kong Jockey Club Apprentices’ School when I was a little bit heavy or a little bit taller than the limit.”
Ho rode his first winner in the city in 2009/10 after an educational stint in New Zealand under Lance O’Sullivan. – HKJC
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