IF you've got to go, then go in style. Long-serving local rider Johnny K .S. Ho rode his last race yesterday and went out on a glorious note when Surely Wonderful took the second event. There was a film star flourish from Johnny as he rose in the irons after Surely Wonderful crossed the line, having beaten the Mick Kinane-ridden Golden Prosperity in a driving finish. The script could not have been better written for Johnny who has been riding on local racetracks for two decades. There were tears from his wife and close family members as around 20 people gathered for the traditional winning photograph. 'I made my decision some time ago and I am sticking to it. This was my last ride and I am so happy to have had a final winner. I have enjoyed my race riding so much over the years but it has got much more difficult in recent years,' said Johnny. Although he has a home in America, Johnny is expected - after a break - to head for England to learn the training game. Weighing room colleague Raymond K. L. Tsui has also informed the Jockey Club he intends to quit the saddle and following a similar training route as Ho. DON'T expect too many fulsome New Year greetings from the judge to the Stipendiary Stewards and vice versa. Seemingly, feelings between the parties are somewhat strained at the moment. The judge was summoned to the Inquiry Room yesterday to explain why the result of Race Six was altered after it had appeared on the totalisator board. The wrong result was originally posted and then it was taken down to be replaced by the 'weighed in' result of the previous race. The judge reported the incorrect display was due to a technical error and the Director of Betting will be asked to submit a report on the matter. THE exodus begins today as jockeys and trainers make full use of an unexpectedly long mid-season break. We don't race again until February 2 and in the interim the Jockey Club headquarters will move to their spanking new premises across the old Sports Road.