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R. Gibson

Birthday: Sep 12, 1969

Nationality: British

Background:
Age: 51. 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. He added another G1 to his tally with the ever-improving Wellington in the Chairman's Sprint Prize.

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, 2021 Wellington), 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 2021/22 season): 256 (win strike rate: 7.2%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 21
No of runs for season: 289
Win %: 7.27
No of wins for all weather: 2
No of 2nds for all weather: 2
No of 3rds for all weather: 3
All weather: 31
Total stakes: $45,054,600
Win stakes: $35,129,100
No of 2nds: 15
No of 3rds: 16
Percentage for season: 17.99
Profit/Loss: ($193)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
23510713216591571379161866103011180107
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000341162412.5
120021452593.39
165003228330
1800010890
2200010670
ShatinAll weather120000114150
165022271315.38
1800000330
Turf1000312152114.29
1200511354211.9
1400612435211.54
1600000550
1800001340
2000000220
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
23822188754824257327166
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
231063117107910612466
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
A. Badel4202127
R. Maia4054756
Z. Purton401813
B. Shinn3111621
C. L. Chau2121419
L. Ferraris230813
K. H. Chan10045
M. Chadwick1211620
A. Hamelin0221317
C. Schofield00145
C. Wong00055
D. Moor00033
H. Bentley00044
H. N. Wong00011
H. T. Mo0001414
H. W. Lai00011
J. Moreira00011
K. C. Leung01078
K. Teetan01034
L. Hewitson0011314
M. F. Poon0011415
M. L. Yeung00189
R. Moore00011
T. Piccone02046
V. Borges00077