Vincent Ho has crowned a glorious season by claiming his third consecutive Tony Cruz Award as Hong Kong’s leading local jockey, clinching overall honours with a double at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (14 July).
Already the jurisdiction’s leading Group 1 rider in 2020/21 with five successes at elite level – four on Golden Sixty and another on Loves Only You – Ho finished the term with 61 wins to deny apprentice Jerry Chau, who completed a phenomenal first full season with 58 victories.
Ho finished fourth on the jockeys’ championship behind Joao Moreira (157), Zac Purton (125) and Karis Teetan (79) before paying rich tribute to the Club and Chau.
“It’s been an incredible season for me. I just want to thank the Jockey Club, the Racing Development Board for the way they support local jockeys even after we graduate with financial support for us to go overseas every summer,” Ho said.
“That has made me a better horseman for sure. I want to thank all the owners and trainers who support me.
“I congratulate Jerry. He did an amazing job as an apprentice – just incredible. I’m already looking forward to watching him ride next season. It is an incredibly competitive environment and that’s how we all improve.
“Now it’s time to relax a bit. I feel relieved and it’s time to refresh the mind and go for it again next season.”