Am­bi­tions achieved in ti­tles

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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.

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