Hong Kong Jockey travels to Canberra

Hong Kong apprentice Jockey Jacky Wong has travelled to Australia after a stint in New Zealand and has been engaged for three rides at Canberra on Friday.

Wong believes the overseas experience in New Zealand was a benefit to him becoming a better strategic rider equipped him well for a return to Hong Kong. “During two and a half year stays in New Zealand, I registered 36 wins from 443 rides. This priceless experience helps me to start my riding career in Hong Kong,” he said.

He will ride Patee Cat in Race 4 trained by John Peiti, and ironically Supa Hong Kong in Race 5 trained by Scott Asprey and Well Overdue trained by Fred Skerbic in Race 6.

In local news a merger between local trainer Keith Dryden of Capital Racing Stables and former Canberra Premiership winning apprentice jockey
Scott Collings, who is currently a successful horse breaker and trainer will take effect on 1 August.

Keith currently sits in second position on the Canberra premiership table and over the last 10 years has won in excess of $6 million dollars in prize money.

A Japanese film crew have travelled to Australia to produce a documentary on jockey Yusuke Ichikawa who has been based in Canberra for some time.  

Footage will be filmed throughout the race day tomorrow.