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K. C. Leung

Type: Freelance Jockey

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 31. A product of Hong Kong's Apprentice Jockeys' School, Derek Leung cut his teeth as a young rider in New Zealand under the tutelage of trainer Lance O'Sullivan. He was assigned as apprentice jockey to Paul O'Sullivan's stable upon his return to Hong Kong and reached the graduation benchmark after claiming his 70th win aboard Star Of Fame on 1 June, 2011. Leung reached a personal best total of 37 wins in the 2017/18 season, enough to earn a second consecutive Tony Cruz Award as the leading home-grown rider. That season also saw Leung notch a first career Group 1 aboard subsequent Horse of the Year Beauty Generation. The rider was also in the plate for Group 3 and Group 2 wins on the gelding.

Achievements:
Asian Young Guns Challenge winner (2010); Tony Cruz Award (2016/17, 2017/18).

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Mile (2017 Beauty Generation), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2019 Mission Tycoon), G2 Sha Tin Trophy (2017 Beauty Generation), G3 Celebration Cup (2017 Beauty Generation), HKG3 Premier Bowl (2009 Inspiration), HKG3 January Cup (2016 Flame Hero).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 283 (win strike rate: 5.44%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 9
No of runs for season: 143
Win %: 6.29
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 1
All weather: 26
Total stakes: $9,965,505
Win stakes: $5,605,380
No of 2nds: 6
No of 3rds: 7
Percentage for season: 15.38
Profit/Loss: $129
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2043457533865447132262101100000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100022520296.9
120069974986.12
165054569836.02
180021317238.7
2200001120
ShatinAll weather120020237414.88
165020325306.67
1800000660
Turf1200001120
1800000110
2200000110
100047327419.76
120026775902.22
14006461011175.13
160033145525.77
180011118214.76
200001110120
2200000000
2400001010
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
201001210144234423484
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20632592356210022
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
T. P. Yung3121420
K. H. Ting120811
K. L. Man1101820
L. Ho1001011
P. F. Yiu10012
R. Gibson1001314
W. Y. So1002223
A. S. Cruz00011
A. T. Millard01023
C. H. Yip00011
C. S. Shum00033
C. W. Chang01179
D. Hall00011
D. Whyte00011
F. C. Lor00257
J. Moore00011
K. W. Lui00101
P. O'Sullivan0011213
Y. S. Tsui00077

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