Ambitions achieved in titles
them on the Sha Tin straight course. He was a very easy winner of his first and second griffin outings before landing the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy, a Class Three competition.
Rocket Man was elected the inaugural Most Admired Overseas Horse of the Year with 75,522 votes. The newly added category has proved as popular as the traditional ones for the Most Popular Horse and Jockey with a total of 217, 637 votes received.
The Singapore hero won the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) and the KrisFlyer International Sprint (G1) seen by local racing fans watching the overseas races simulcast and in Hong Kong dead heated for first place in the G2 CX Jockey Club Sprint before running second in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint itself.
On the jockeys side, Douglas Whyte collected the jockeys’ premiership for the eleventh consecutive year with 96 wins.
He was also elected Most Popular Jockey of the Year for the sixth time with 103,913 votes.
Vincent Ho became Champion Apprentice Jockey for the first time in his second Hong Kong riding season with 39 wins.
Top horse: Ambitious Dragon was crowned Horse of the Year for the 2010/2011 season at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards.