Sherie Kong Pik-wai, one of the 13 people arrested yesterday, was one of the first two women jockeys to win a licence in Hong Kong. She married French rider Eric Legrix in September last year before quitting the saddle early this season and starting a television career. Kong had spent a few days in hospital with a kidney complaint and decided, after talking to her husband and their mentor, French trainer Patrick Biancone, to stop riding. She was approached to make a permanent move into racing television after several brief appearances at the end of last season on the Jockey Club's English-language race-day show Trackside. After a couple of early nervous moments, Kong took to her new role, prompting Jockey Club television guru Michael Henriksen to say: 'She's a natural at it. She will be very good.' Recently she switched to the Jockey Club's Chinese-language service and on Sunday did paddock commentary on camera for the gala International Races meeting. Kong was also involved in the Jockey Club's on-course presentation, announcing winners of the lucky draw and taking part in other special events for the biggest day on the racing calendar. Romance had blossomed for her in the stable of Biancone. Legrix recalled recently: 'She was in the stable and I saw her from time to time because we would be riding work. 'Then Patrick arranged for her to come to Paris in the summer to learn more about race riding. Then I simply asked her out to show her some of the sights - and that was it.'