The Hong Kong Jockey Club has appointed Michael Kinane and Crispin de Moubray to lead its purchases of young stock from the industry’s top Northern Hemisphere auctions.
The pair represented the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the recent Arqana August Yearling Sale at Deauville, France, where they bought four colts. Each year, the Hong Kong Jockey Club purchases at auction unraced youngsters to be offered at its exclusive Hong Kong International Sale.
Kinane retired from the saddle in 2009 as a world-renowned big-race jockey and 13-time Irish champion, with victories in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Melbourne Cup, Japan Cup, Belmont Stakes and Derby on his illustrious race-riding record. He enjoyed major successes as a rider in Hong Kong, too, notably four wins at the Hong Kong International Races and Viva Pataca’s 2007 QEII Cup victory.
De Moubray, a bloodstock agent for almost 30 years, has been part of the Club’s purchasing team for several years.
The pair’s combined wealth of experience in the industry will ensure that the Club continues to source high quality young stock for its members.