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R. Gibson

Nationality: British

Background:
Age: 49. Englishman Richard Gibson established himself as a Group 1 trainer in France before he arrived in Hong Kong for the 2011/12 season. He gained a solid grounding in the art and science of training racehorses with Frenchmen Pascal Bary and Henri-Alex Pantall, as well as Americans Bill Mott and Gary Jones. He took out his first licence at Chantilly in 1996 and struck gold as early as 1999 when Lady Of Chad won the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac en route to becoming European Champion Juvenile Filly. He has trained the winners of eight G1s altogether, the highlights being Akeed Mofeed's and Doctor Dino's exploits in Hong Kong and the USA. His other high-class trainees prior to moving to Hong Kong include Marotta, Lune D'Or, Cut Quartz, Mores Wells, Swedish Shave, and for a short spell Dunaden. He saddled the top-class galloper Gold-Fun to run a close second in the 2016 G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Vase (2007 & 2008 Doctor Dino), Hong Kong Cup (2013 Akeed Mofeed), Hong Kong Derby (2013 Akeed Mofeed), Stewards' Cup (2016 Giant Treasure), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2013 Gold-Fun), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2014 Gold-Fun), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2015 Gold-Fun), Jockey Club Sprint (2015 Gold-Fun), Prix Marcel Boussac (1999 Lady Of Chad), Prix Saint-Alary (2002 Marotta), Premio Lydia Tesio (2004 Lune D'Or), Man O' War Stakes (2007 Doctor Dino), G2 Sprint Cup (2019 Rattan).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 220 (win strike rate: 7.46%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 19
No of runs for season: 359
Win %: 5.29
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 3
All weather: 48
Total stakes: $26,233,749
Win stakes: $12,270,960
No of 2nds: 12
No of 3rds: 21
Percentage for season: 14.48
Profit/Loss: ($1,142)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20678157135132029915187836146200210005
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100013019234.35
120024562732.74
165020344494.08
18001007812.5
2200000440
ShatinAll weather120000326290
165000017170
1800000110
Turf100010417224.55
1200523304012.5
140052350608.33
160011018205
180010010119.09
2000000110
2200000110
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
204211063856449100533193
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
209510144641014443171
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
A. Badel3222835
C. Schofield3122935
Z. Purton3241322
G. van Niekerk20237
J. Moreira20024
V. Borges20046
A. Hamelin11237
K. C. Leung1002223
K. Teetan10078
M. F. Poon1103234
A. Sanna00022
B. Shinn012811
C. Lemaire00022
C. Soumillon00022
C. Wong00099
C. Y. Ho00167
H. N. Wong00077
H. T. Mo0021113
H. W. Lai00033
K. H. Chan00178
L. Hewitson0001111
M. Chadwick0222226
M. L. Yeung0001111
N. Callan0114345
R. Bayliss00022
S. De Sousa00066
T. H. So00088
T. Piccone01012
U. Rispoli00033