By the end of this month, Douglas Whyte will have posted another formidable Hong Kong milestone by topping HK$1 billion in stake money won by his mounts. It would look as though there is little left for him to achieve, but his rivals shouldn't think they are about to be let off the hook. Two months short of turning 40, Whyte (pictured) has ticked up 15 full or part seasons in Hong Kong, 11 straight championships and more than 1,300 winners. But less obvious is the fact that he has also banked HK$995,644,295 in stakes for his Hong Kong owners - and a healthy piece of that for a certain Mr D. Whyte. 'I wouldn't have known that if you hadn't told me. I don't pay much attention to my statistics, especially the financial ones,' the Durban Demon laughed yesterday. 'Gee, I wish I knew where it all is!' In contrast to some seasons past, the only four rides Whyte took during the summer break comprised his semi-regular spot in the Rest Of The World team for the Shergar Cup at Ascot, but it was an interview while there which offered false hope to his Sha Tin competition. Whyte revealed his 11-year-old daughter, Sheikara, would enter Millfield School in Somerset and that he harboured some desire to ride in England. Immediately, two and two made five and the alarms began to ring - it was Whyte's last season in Hong Kong and he would ride in the UK to be close to his daughter. His grin down the phone was almost audible as he shrugged off the notion yesterday. 'I think anyone who read that into my interview was misinterpreting it - I love Hong Kong, my family loves it and as long as that's the case and I'm mentally and physically fit for it, I'll ride here,' he said. 'Actually, I went to England with Sheikara to put her into school after the barrier trials last Saturday evening at Sha Tin. 'What it means is that we now have a reason to go to London during the summer or when we have any sort of break, and we will spend more time in England than in Phuket or our home in Italy, where we would normally be at those times. But I wouldn't leave Hong Kong and the great prize money to ride in England. 'I'm in a comfort zone here, even though I do work very hard to stay in that zone.' What Whyte would confess is a 'someday' wish to ride in England, when he is done with Hong Kong's pressure cooker. 'I'd love to ride there for a few months, especially during the nice summer climate ... and ride some of the wonderful racetracks they have there, just as a personal journey. 'But it would be tough riding there full-time unless you had serious support. Nobody stays here for ever and the day will come when I will leave Hong Kong, but it isn't even a consideration at this point.' And he sent out a message to his rivals on the prospect of a 12th championship Whyte-out. 'I was a bit stale kicking off last year after riding in Japan during the summer,' Whyte said. 'This time, I have come back a couple of pounds heavier but I'm fresh and feeling good. I'm ready for it.'