Stats / Jockeys / M. F. Poon

M. F. Poon

Type: Apprentices

Background:
Age: 25. 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. 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).

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

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 92 (wins strike rate: 8.46%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 13
No of runs for season: 219
Win %: 5.94
No of wins for all weather: 3
No of 2nds for all weather: 1
No of 3rds for all weather: 1
All weather: 31
Total stakes: $15,430,515
Win stakes: $8,774,580
No of 2nds: 7
No of 3rds: 13
Percentage for season: 15.07
Profit/Loss: $1,026
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2053672847147751111062190001170002
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley10001049147.14
120012131352.86
1650311141915.79
1800000220
2200000220
ShatinAll weather120011115185.56
1650200101216.67
1800000110
Turf10001219137.69
1200304233010
140011038402.5
160000019190
18000019100
2000000440
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2031163031943564334130
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20716734568321163
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
D. Hall5143949
K. H. Ting300811
A. T. Millard200810
C. H. Yip2103235
P. F. Yiu113813
A. S. Cruz00044
C. Fownes0101112
C. S. Shum00055
C. W. Chang00235
F. C. Lor00066
J. Moore00033
John Size00066
K. L. Man0121013
K. W. Lui00055
L. Ho011810
P. O'Sullivan00033
R. Gibson00088
T. P. Yung00011
W. Y. So0011011
Y. S. Tsui01089