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J. McDonald

Type: Visiting Jockey

Nationality: Australian

Background:
Age: 24. James McDonald made a big impression in Hong Kong on his LONGINES IJC debut when still a teenager back in 2011, with the precocious Kiwi finishing runner-up to Frankie Dettori. He returned the following May and partnered Xtension to victory in the May, 2012 G1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin. Champion Apprentice in his homeland, he went on to claim the Premiership there twice, in 2008/09 and latterly with a New Zealand record tally of 207 for the 2010/2011 season. In 2012 he won a first New Zealand Derby. Now based in Australia, he clinched his first Sydney Premiership in July, 2014, with 72 wins on the board, riding two winners on the final day of the season to draw that number clear of Nash Rawiller. His first G1 win came in the 2008 New Zealand Bloodstock Breeders Stakes and his most recent was Holler's Canterbury Stakes in March, 2016 one of four top-flight wins so far this season.

Hong Kong Career Wins
(as of 14 April): 5 (win strike rate: 7.69%)

General Performances
No of wins for season: 2
No of runs for season: 19
Win %: 10.53
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 0
Total stakes: $3,765,100
Win stakes: $1,048,800
No of 2nds: 2
No of 3rds: 2
Percentage for season: 31.58
Profit/Loss: ($54)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
200000222190217201700030002
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000000000
1200000000
1650000000
1800000000
2200000000
ShatinAll weather1200000000
1650000000
1800000000
Turf1200000000
1800000000
2200000000
1000000000
1200021470
14002010366.67
1600000440
1800000110
2000000220
2200000000
2400000220
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
200101201801140006
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
200017220100012
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
J. Moore20125
C. Fownes00011
C. S. Shum02002
D. Hall00134
F. C. Lor00022
J. P. O'Brien00011
L. Ho00022
M. Pitman00011
S. M. Todd00011