A new year signals a new opportunity for Tony Piccone who will kick off a two-month contract with the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the 1 January race meeting at Sha Tin Racecourse.
“I’m very proud to be here and keen to get started,” the Frenchman said this morning, Tuesday, 31 December. “My first impression of Hong Kong is that it is very beautiful; I am very happy and excited to be here and be part of racing in Hong Kong.
“Hong Kong is a very good opportunity for me. Two years ago I contacted the Club and hoped to come here and this year it’s the right time, so I’m very happy to be here. I hope to ride a lot of races, get on some good horses and win races, make the trainers happy and maybe come back again next year.”
Piccone arrives in Hong Kong off a successful 2019 in which he notched a fourth career G1 win, aboard Holdthasigreen in the Prix du Cadran, and secured the recent Qatar Derby on Pedro Cara.