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H. Bowman

Type: Club Jockey

Nationality: Australian

Background:
Age: 42. Hugh Bowman's name will forever be etched in racing folklore following his famous partnership with Australia's champion mare Winx. The winner of four consecutive W.S Cox Plates at Moonee Valley, Winx won 37 of her 43 career starts in Australia with Bowman partnering her to 25 Group 1 victories. Bowman, 42, has been crowned Sydney Champion Jockey on four occasions and boasts over 100 wins at Group 1 level. In Hong Kong, Bowman has enjoyed huge success having twice won the BMW Hong Kong Derby, while an association with Werther also returned victories in the QEII Cup, Hong Kong Gold Cup and Champions & Chater Cup. He also won the LONGINES International Jockeys' Championship in 2016. Born in rural New South Wales, Dunedoo to be exact, Bowman began working horses at a young age on the farm and comes from a lineage of horsemen with his grandfather and father both riding as amateur jockeys. At around age 15, Bowman began riding in country shows and picnic races. He also played polocrosse and participated in campdrafting. In 1997 he left school and started his apprenticeship as a jockey and was indentured to Leanne Aspros at Bathurst. Bowman then plied his trade under legendary New South Wales racing figure Ron Quinton, completing his apprenticeship under Quinton in Sydney. During his career, Bowman has been associated with Winx, Exceed And Excel, Samantha Miss, Werther and Cheval Grand. In 2019, Bowman was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

Achievements:
Sydney Champion Jockey (2008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2016/17); LONGINES World's Best Jockey (2017); LONGINES IJC (2016), Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductee (2019).

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Derby (2016 Werther, 2019 Furore), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2017 Werther), QEII Cup (2016 Werther), Champions & Chater Cup (2017 Werther), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2017 Lucky Bubbles), W.S Cox Plate (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Winx), Golden Slipper (2020 Farnan), Japan Cup (2017 Cheval Grand), Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2013 Reliable Man, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Winx), Doncaster Mile (2016 Winx), Epsom Handicap (2015 Winx, 2018 Hartnell), Australian Oaks (2009 Daffodil, 2012 Streama, 2016 Sofia Rosa, 2017 Bonneval, 2018 Unforgotten), George Main Stakes (2012 Shoot Out, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Winx), Turnbull Stakes (2015 Preferment, 2017 & 2018 Winx), Tancred Stakes 2013 Fiveandahalfstar, 2016 Preferment, 2017 Jameka).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(as of 13 November, 2022): 29

General Performances
No of wins for season: 6
No of runs for season: 48
Win %: 12.5
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 1
All weather: 7
Total stakes: $9,165,370
Win stakes: $4,742,400
No of 2nds: 6
No of 3rds: 9
Percentage for season: 43.75
Profit/Loss: ($93)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
233442332525223252451820140001
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000000440
1200022480
16501213714.29
18002010366.67
2200000110
ShatinAll weather1200000550
1650001120
1800000000
Turf10001001250
12001014616.67
14001131616.67
1600010230
1800000000
2000000110
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
23210532622133170004
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2331415254261017
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
C. Fownes21104
D. Hall22026
C. S. Shum10045
K. L. Man10012
A. S. Cruz00101
D. A. Hayes00224
D. Whyte00011
F. C. Lor00123
John Size00066
K. H. Ting00011
K. W. Lui02002
P. C. Ng00044
P. F. Yiu01225
R. Gibson00011
T. P. Yung00101
W. Y. So00112