Mr Jamie Richards
Mr Richards, currently the Head Trainer of Te Akau Racing in New Zealand, has already amassed total 50 Group 1 wins, 3 New Zealand Trainers Premierships, and is currently ranked second in the New Zealand Trainers Ranking in season 2021/2022.
Mr Andrew Harding, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Executive Director, Racing, said: “Jamie Richards is an exceptional talent. He has rewritten the record books in New Zealand racing and amply demonstrated that he has the ability to train at the standard required in Hong Kong and make a significant contribution to our world-class racing. He has the experience and insight to source horses that will succeed in Hong Kong, the skills to achieve high-performances, and an absolute commitment to owners’ communication and providing owners with a high-value ownership experience. He has the energy, passion and ability to make a valuable addition to the ranks of trainers in Hong Kong.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity that the Licensing Committee has given me. Hong Kong sits at the pinnacle of racing, incredibly professional in any aspect, and now also has the fantastic facilities at Conghua. It is a dream of mine to take the skills I have developed in New Zealand and bring them to bear fruits in that new environment. I can’t wait to get started,” Mr Jamie Richards said.