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R. Gibson

Nationality: British

Background:
Age: 50. 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 2020/21 season): 239 (win strike rate: 7.21%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 9
No of runs for season: 149
Win %: 6.04
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 1
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 15
Total stakes: $16,258,750
Win stakes: $6,640,500
No of 2nds: 10
No of 3rds: 20
Percentage for season: 26.17
Profit/Loss: ($965)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
214711775397267138523548102130003
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley10000358160
120022424326.25
165022215219.52
1800000550
2200000330
ShatinAll weather12001107911.11
1650000660
1800000000
Turf100021181216.67
120010312166.25
140001315190
1600000220
1800002350
20001002333.33
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
212218539402444101660
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
21449555686800326
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
C. L. Chau313613
Z. Purton213511
C. Schofield1221621
K. Teetan10179
M. Chadwick103913
N. Callan1001112
A. Badel0431623
A. Hamelin01326
B. Shinn00033
C. Soumillon01012
C. Wong00189
C. Y. Ho00101
H. T. Mo00033
H. W. Lai00011
J. Moreira00011
M. F. Poon00033
M. L. Yeung00022
T. Piccone00088
V. Borges00088