The Committee, by way of written resolution, resolved to grant a Club Jockey’s licence to Hugh Bowman for the period from 13 November 2022 to 12 February 2023, both dates inclusive.
The profile of Jockey Hugh Bowman:
Jockey Bowman is an Australian Jockey based in Sydney, New South Wales, who has amassed 104 Group 1 wins and in 2017 was crowned the LONGINES World’s Best Jockey Award after a globe-trotting campaign featuring G1 wins in Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. He is famed by his association with Winx, whom he partnered to 32 wins, 25 of which were at Group 1 level including four successive victories in the W.S. Cox Plate. Jockey Bowman has won the New South Wales Metropolitan Jockeys’ Premiership four times (2008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15 and 2016/17) and in 2019, was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
Jockey Bowman has previously ridden with considerable success in Hong Kong, winning the G1 QEII Cup, G1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup, G1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (all on Werther) as well as the G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize on Lucky Bubbles. Jockey Bowman is a two-time BMW Hong Kong Derby-winning rider having prevailed aboard Werther (2016) and Furore (2019), and also won the prestigious G1 Japan Cup in 2017 on Cheval Grand. As of 4 November 2022, Jockey Bowman has totalled 2,540 career wins, including 29 wins and 71 minor placings from 322 rides in Hong Kong, at a winning strike rate of 16%.
Jockey Bowman has advised his minimum riding weight as 124 lbs.