Stats / Jockeys / N. Callan

N. Callan

Type: Club Jockey

Nationality: British

Background:
Age: 42. Irishman Neil Callan finished runner-up in the UK jockeys' championship in 2005 (151 wins) and 2007 (170 wins). After a fruitless start as an apprentice in Ireland with Kevin Prendergast he moved to Britain and forged successful partnerships with trainers Karl Burke, Kevin Ryan and Michael Jarvis. He first rode in Hong Kong on a short contract in the 2010/11 season and has since established a reputation as a tough competitor. His first full Hong Kong season, 2014/15, yielded 47 wins and fifth place in the jockeys' premiership and he equalled that tally when finishing third in 2016/17.

Achievements:
UK Champion Apprentice (1999)

Notable Race Wins Include
QEII Cup (2015 Blazing Speed), Champions & Chater Cup (2014 & 2016 Blazing Speed), Centenary Sprint Cup (2017 Peniaphobia), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2015 Beauty Only), Middle Park Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf, 2013 Astaire), Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode), Nunthorpe Stakes (2009 Borderlescott), Fillies' Mile (2009 Hibaayeb), Premio Roma (2007 Pressing), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2009 Pressing).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2020/21 season): 255 (win strike rate: 6.78%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 15
No of runs for season: 236
Win %: 6.36
No of wins for all weather: 2
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 2
All weather: 16
Total stakes: $19,929,250
Win stakes: $9,405,000
No of 2nds: 19
No of 3rds: 18
Percentage for season: 22.03
Profit/Loss: ($1,167)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
216108101991013587711561011101110160104
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100002012140
120033334436.98
165033524358.57
1800010450
2200010340
ShatinAll weather12002015825
1650001670
1800000110
Turf100010114166.25
120022228345.88
140035234446.82
160002310150
1800000660
20001003425
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2111391076554557606496
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
21911121005829110445
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
John Size300912
P. F. Yiu30159
C. Fownes2221420
P. O'Sullivan2121621
A. S. Cruz1522331
D. Ferraris1313237
K. L. Man1131520
R. Gibson100910
W. Y. So10146
A. T. Millard00011
C. H. Yip02125
C. S. Shum00011
C. W. Chang00055
D. A. Hayes01056
D. Hall00066
F. C. Lor01089
K. H. Ting021811
K. W. Lui012811
L. Ho00066
T. P. Yung00011
Y. S. Tsui00268