Stats / Jockeys / M. F. Poon

M. F. Poon

Type: Apprentices

Background:
Age: 26. Matthew Poon joined Hong Kong's race-riding ranks in March 2017. He landed a win on his first race-day but also suffered an injury that side-lined him for three weeks. Upon returning he raced to 20 wins and a reduction to his 10lb claim within 14 fixtures and 112 rides. His second Hong Kong season yielded 35 victories. The HKJC Apprentice Jockeys' School student undertook his overseas training in South Australia, embarking in June 2015, and was based with leading trainer Richard Jolly. His first race ride, a winner, came in October of that year. At the end of his first season, in July, 2016, he was crowned South Australia's Champion Apprentice Jockey with 51 wins. His second season in Adelaide saw him ride 65 winners and at the time of his departure for Hong Kong in March 2017, he was sitting second in the South Australian jockeys championship. Poon commenced his Hong Kong career with an overall record of 117 wins from 862 rides at a rate of 13.57%. His first pattern victory came aboard Faaltless in the SIN G3 Garden City Trophy in Singapore in August, 2017 and he notched a second win in that grade when taking the Jumbo Jet Trophy at Kranji during the Hong Kong off-season in 2018. He also won the G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy in 2019 atop Jolly Banner, their association continued in season 2019/20, as Poon partnered the gelding to win the G3 Premier Cup, one of 29 wins for the rider throughout that term. He is indentured to trainer David Hall. He rode a first four-timer at Happy Valley on 13 September, 2017 (Starlight, Good Companion, E-Super & Inventor).

Achievements:
South Australia Champion Apprentice (2015/16).

Notable Race Wins Include
G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (2019 Jolly Banner), G3 Premier Cup (2020 Jolly Banner), SIN G3 Garden City Trophy (2017 Faaltless), SIN G3 Jumbo Jet Trophy (2018 Preditor).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2020/21 season): 121 (wins strike rate: 7.37%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 3
No of runs for season: 76
Win %: 3.95
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 2
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 9
Total stakes: $6,275,000
Win stakes: $1,995,000
No of 2nds: 9
No of 3rds: 2
Percentage for season: 18.42
Profit/Loss: ($567)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
211302326253152382303501030000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100012425323.12
1200377871042.88
165056552687.35
180000310130
2200000440
ShatinAll weather120023143494.08
165020123267.69
1800000550
Turf100014228352.86
120073668848.33
14009561061267.14
160010344482.08
180012122263.85
200000011110
2200000220
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
211002131131412002041
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
21362410202301012
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
D. Hall1001718
K. W. Lui10236
W. Y. So11035
A. T. Millard00022
C. Fownes00011
C. H. Yip041611
C. S. Shum01034
C. W. Chang00044
D. A. Hayes00011
D. Whyte00033
F. C. Lor00022
K. H. Ting00077
L. Ho00022
P. F. Yiu030710
Y. S. Tsui00022