Stats / Jockeys / C. L. Chau

C. L. Chau

Type: Freelance Jockey

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 21. Jerry Chau joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club Apprentice Jockeys' School in September 2015. He left Hong Kong in January 2019 on an overseas placement, to hone his skills with Thoroughbred Racing South Australia where he was indentured to leading training partnership Leon McDonald & Andrew Gluyas in Adelaide. His race-riding career began on 20 March, 2019 and his first win came on 8 May, 2019 aboard Serious Spender at Balaklava for McDonald & Gluyas. He secured his first city-class win on 19 October of that year at Morphettville racecourse aboard Wasabi Bob, again for McDonald & Gluyas. Chau returned from Australia with 77 wins and kicked off his Hong Kong career with a double on his first day of riding, scoring aboard Relentless Me before adding a second aboard Buddies on 9 May, 2020 at Sha Tin. He completed his first full season in Hong Kong last term and he did so with flying colours, riding a total of 58 winners to break the previous record set by Matthew Chadwick for the most number of wins scored by an apprentice in a single season. Chau also finished a close second to Vincent Ho in a gripping battle for Tony Cruz Award. Chau is indentured to trainer Douglas Whyte, the third season handler is best known as Hong Kong's iconic 13-time champion jockey.

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2021/22 season) 65 (win strike rate 11.3%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 30
No of runs for season: 479
Win %: 6.26
No of wins for all weather: 7
No of 2nds for all weather: 5
No of 3rds for all weather: 1
All weather: 52
Total stakes: $48,753,550
Win stakes: $24,327,600
No of 2nds: 39
No of 3rds: 38
Percentage for season: 22.34
Profit/Loss: ($2,276)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
228151818722242029219272024371115196313371003
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100013322293.45
120039666843.57
165013746571.75
1800202101414.29
22001002333.33
ShatinAll weather1200531202917.24
1650220131711.76
1800000550
Turf1000541152520
120058954766.58
140024772852.35
160022132375.41
18000118100
20001007812.5
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
224321420181813841111153277174
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
221914161736191521256794
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
D. Whyte714985115
D. A. Hayes3212430
K. L. Man3312431
P. O'Sullivan3011418
K. H. Ting211711
K. W. Lui2241725
R. Gibson2121419
W. Y. So2001012
A. S. Cruz1232228
A. T. Millard1131621
C. W. Chang12047
D. Hall1011113
F. C. Lor11068
T. P. Yung1996786
C. Fownes00011
C. H. Yip0001313
C. S. Shum0101314
D. Ferraris00033
John Size00134
L. Ho00134
P. F. Yiu00189
Y. S. Tsui00077