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D. Whyte

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 47. Douglas Whyte was born in Durban, South Africa, hence his nickname during his time in the saddle "The Durban Demon". He was Hong Kong's champion jockey for 13 consecutive seasons, establishing an incredible legacy. Whyte retired from the saddle in February 2019 with a Hong Kong record of 1,813 wins and all-time high prize money of more than HK$1.5 billion. After a few months travelling to Europe, Dubai, South Africa and Australia to see how some of the world's master trainers run their stables, Whyte commenced his own training career at Sha Tin's Olympic Stables on 15 July, 2019. An outstanding horseman, he first sat on a horse at age two and developed his skills riding in the countryside with his late father, himself a former jockey. A South African Jockey Academy graduate, in 1996 he rode weekends in Singapore and Malaysia and undertook a short contract in Hong Kong at the start of the 1996/97 season. He returned for the 1997/98 season and made Hong Kong his home. He was the first jockey to reach 1,000 wins in Hong Kong, and his tally of 114 wins in 2005/06 stood as a record until Joao Moreira surpassed it in 2014/15. His major G1 wins in the saddle include the Hong Kong Cup (2013 Akeed Mofeed), Hong Kong Mile (2013 Glorious Days), Hong Kong Vase (1998 Indigenous), QEII Cup (1997 London News, 1998 Oriental Express, 2011 Ambitious Dragon) and Hong Kong Derby (2010 Super Satin, 2012 Fay Fay, 2013 Akeed Mofeed

Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Jockey (13 consecutive seasons from 2000/01 to 2012/13); LONGINES IJC winner (2002, 2007, 2008); World Super Jockeys Series (Japan) winner (2004); six wins in a day: 7 April, 2013 (a Hong Kong record-equalling feat at the time); record holder for overall career wins in Hong Kong (1,813 wins) and most career prize money won (over HK$1.5 billion).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): Debut season

General Performances
No of wins for season: 5
No of runs for season: 40
Win %: 12.5
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 1
All weather: 3
Total stakes: $5,546,638
Win stakes: $3,539,130
No of 2nds: 7
No of 3rds: 4
Percentage for season: 40
Profit/Loss: ($154)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
201101246428232223421800000000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000000220
1200010560
16501003425
1800000000
2200000000
ShatinAll weather1200000220
1650001010
1800000000
Turf1200000000
1800000000
2200000000
1000020240
12002024825
140022151020
1600020130
1800000000
2000000000
2200000000
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
202501032313001700010
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2025420200111209
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
A. Sanna312915
J. Moreira11002
R. Bayliss11068
C. Schofield00055
C. Y. Ho01113
G. van Niekerk01001
K. C. Leung00011
M. Chadwick00112
Z. Purton02013