Stats / Jockeys / A. Hamelin

A. Hamelin

Type: Club Jockey

Nationality: France

Background:
Age: 29. Frenchman Antoine Hamelin began his career as an apprentice to Jean de Roualle in Chantilly and has since ridden more than 700 winners. His first win came for Alain de Royer-Dupre aboard the Aga Khan-owned Artana at Lyon-Parilly racecourse on 11 November, 2009. Hamelin completed his apprenticeship under the tutelage of Royer-Dupre and went freelance upon earning fully-fledged jockey status, basing himself out of Chantilly. He is best known for his association with Saonois, who he partnered to classic victory in the 2012 G1 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly among other wins. Hamelin first rode in Hong Kong when pairing with Saonois to finish 10th in the 2012 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin. Hamelin kicked off his three month contract with a first-day double at Sha Tin, firstly aboard Best For You before Baltic Success burst clear later that day. Hamelin secured 17 wins across his first stint in Hong Kong and returns on a full-season licence for 2020/21. Hamelin has ridden in Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, USA, Spain, Dubai and Canada. In 2017 he gained a first Royal Ascot success in the Albany Stakes aboard 20/1 shot Different League.

Notable Race Wins Include
Prix du Jockey Club (2012 Saonois), G2 Prix Niel (2012 Saonois), G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (2012 Penny's Picnic), G3 Albany Stakes (2017 Different League), G3 Prix La Force (2012 Saonois), G3 Baden-Badener Zukunftsrennen (2014 Citron Spirit), G3 Prix de Barbeville (2012 Usuelo)

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2020/21 season): 17 (win strike rate 7.46%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 13
No of runs for season: 252
Win %: 5.16
No of wins for all weather: 2
No of 2nds for all weather: 1
No of 3rds for all weather: 2
All weather: 22
Total stakes: $19,439,250
Win stakes: $7,980,000
No of 2nds: 14
No of 3rds: 25
Percentage for season: 20.63
Profit/Loss: ($1,125)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
211812106126131466712127659101124220002
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100002212160
120012438452.22
165003427340
1800012690
2200000220
ShatinAll weather120001110120
16501017911.11
180010001100
Turf1000322101717.65
120020332375.41
1400421334010
160010314185.56
1800001670
2000011350
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2101036495178879018119
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
217101511023810141241
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
A. T. Millard3133946
C. H. Yip3121521
John Size2101114
P. F. Yiu2211217
C. S. Shum111912
C. W. Chang1001213
K. H. Ting10089
A. S. Cruz001910
C. Fownes01168
D. Ferraris0001212
D. Whyte0042327
F. C. Lor00033
K. L. Man011911
K. W. Lui00011
L. Ho00112
P. O'Sullivan00213
R. Gibson01326
T. P. Yung00156
W. Y. So023712
Y. S. Tsui0311519