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D. Whyte

Birthday: Nov 15, 1971

Nationality: Hong Kong

Age: 50. Douglas Whyte's first season as a trainer in 2019/20 saw him accrue 44 wins. The former jockey was born in South Africa and earned the nickname "The Durban Demon" during his storied career in the saddle. 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 ran their operations, 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 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). He won his first Group race as a trainer with Savvy Nine in the 2021 G3 January Cup. Whyte nailed a career-high 46 wins to finish sixth in the 2021/22 trainers' premiership, and claimed three G1 wins, thanks to the brilliant performance of Stronger and Russian Emperor in the Centenary Sprint Cup, Hong Kong Gold Cup and the Champions & Chater Cup.

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 as a jockey: 7 April, 2013 (a Hong Kong record-equalling feat at the time); record holder for overall career wins as a jockey in Hong Kong (1,813 wins) and most career prize money won by a jockey (over HK$1.5 billion).

Notable Race Wins Include
Champions & Chater Cup (2022 Russian Emperor), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2022 Russian Emperor), Centenary Sprint Cup (2022 Stronger), G3 January Cup (2021 Savvy Nine).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2022/23 season): 131 (win strike rate: 8.7%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 36
No of runs for season: 470
Win %: 7.66
No of wins for all weather: 3
No of 2nds for all weather: 2
No of 3rds for all weather: 4
All weather: 36
Total stakes: $53,850,175
Win stakes: $31,552,350
No of 2nds: 31
No of 3rds: 48
Percentage for season: 24.47
Profit/Loss: ($1,143)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000546264112.2
ShatinAll weather1200213142010
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
Trainer Partnerships
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H. Bentley6573957
K. Teetan5233545
A. Hamelin3353041
L. Ferraris3421524
H. Bowman2111216
J. Kah10001
Y. L. Chung123713
A. Badel00189
B. Avdulla00314
B. Shinn00044
C. Y. Ho00099
H. Doyle00011
H. N. Wong00022
J. McNeil00044
K. H. Chan00022
L. Currie00066
M. Chadwick01067
M. Dee01012
M. L. Yeung0001717
R. Maia0011112
S. De Sousa03058
T. Marquand00033
V. Borges0201517
Z. Purton01034