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B. Shinn

Type: Club Jockey

Nationality: Australian

Background:
Age: 32. Blake Shinn's father is the late Gerald Shinn, a one-time champion apprentice jockey in Australia. He began his career in Victoria and his first win came at Kilmore in 2003 aboard Clearly Unique. He showed brilliant precocity, winning his first G1, the 2005 Adelaide Cup aboard Demerger, at just 17 years of age when still an apprentice. He made history in the 2004/05 season, becoming the first apprentice to win the Scobie Breasley Medal for excellence in race riding on the Melbourne circuit. Shinn made the move to Sydney to become stable jockey to Gai Waterhouse and in his first year he won the 2007/08 Sydney premiership. He also has the distinction of being one of the youngest Melbourne Cup-winning jockeys, being just 20 when he partnered the Bart Cummings-trained Viewed in 2008. He finished runner-up in the 2017/18 Sydney Jockeys' premiership with 136 wins. Shinn was injured for half of the 2018/19 season due to a serious neck injury sustained in a barrier trial fall but returned to close out that term with 53 wins at a career-high winning strike rate of 21%. The Australian landed a first Hong Kong win at his first ride at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 aboard Green Dispatch and added 14 more wins to close out his debut season. The Australian has almost 1,700 career wins under his belt.

Achievements:
Sydney Jockeys' Premiership (2007/08); Victorian champion apprentice (2005/06); Scobie Breasley Medal (2005); Nathan Berry Medal (2018).

Notable Race Wins Include
Melbourne Cup (2008 Viewed), TJ Smith Stakes (2010 Melito), Golden Slipper (2016 Capitalist), Epsom Handicap (2009 Rock Kingdom, 2017 Happy Clapper), (Doncaster Mile (2018 Happy Clapper), Sydney Cup (2018 Who Shot Thebarman), Canterbury Stakes (2019 Trapeze Artist).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2020/21 season): 15 (win strike rate 3.33%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 7
No of runs for season: 154
Win %: 4.55
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 2
No of 3rds for all weather: 1
All weather: 16
Total stakes: $7,223,750
Win stakes: $3,705,000
No of 2nds: 4
No of 3rds: 9
Percentage for season: 12.99
Profit/Loss: ($466)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2131456435985367721363000140000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley10001006714.29
120011222263.85
165010213166.25
1800000770
2200000000
ShatinAll weather12001215911.11
1650000550
1800000220
Turf1000002790
120020123267.69
140011126293.45
160000013130
1800000440
2000000110
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
211014143243023520391
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
21334572136820229
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
D. A. Hayes2023236
D. Hall2021620
A. T. Millard11035
C. S. Shum10012
D. Ferraris1001314
A. S. Cruz00033
C. Fownes0221216
C. H. Yip00145
C. W. Chang0101516
D. Whyte00022
John Size00044
K. L. Man00011
K. W. Lui00011
L. Ho00033
P. F. Yiu00033
P. O'Sullivan00123
R. Gibson00033
T. P. Yung00066
W. Y. So00178
Y. S. Tsui00033