Thomson set for Macau stint

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 February, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 February, 1998, 12:00am

Brent Thomson is back.

The star naturalised Australian rider, for many seasons attached to top Hong Kong trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee, is to ride in Macau from the weekend after next.

Thomson was one of the most popular expat riders ever to come to Hong Kong and his many Asian contacts are sure to add to the status of the burgeoning Macau Jockey Club.

Thomson rode many big winners during his Hong Kong days, which included three-quarters of a season for Eddie Lo before he moved to England.

He then returned to Australia and most recently was riding on the Gold Coast. Speaking from Australia, Thomson said yesterday: 'I've heard very good reports about the progress Macau racing has made and the good job John Schreck [director of racing] has been doing.

'It seems that racing is on the up and I can't wait to get started. I plan to arrive next week and taking rides that weekend.'