Singapore jockey and apprentice jockey licences for the 2018 season

The list of jockeys and apprentice jockeys who have been granted licences for the 2018 racing season are as follows:

1 1 January to 31 December 2018 (both dates inclusive) (12 months)

Local jockeys

a Ronald Benedict Woodworth
b Mohd A’Isisuhairi bin Kasim

Apprentice jockeys

a Wong Chin Chuen
b Mohd Zawari bin Razali

2 1 January to 30 June 2018 (both dates inclusive) (six months)

Local jockeys

a Matthew Kellady G George Kellady
b Mohd Zaki bin Mamat
c Koh Teck Huat Charlard

Expatriate jockeys

a Vladimir Duric
b Michael Timothy Rodd
c Nooresh Juglall
d Barend Johannes Martinus Vorster
e Olivier Denis Placais
f Craig John Grylls
g John Desmond Powell
h Glen Robert Boss
i Alan Keith Munro
j Ryan Curatolo

Apprentice jockeys Master trainer

a Muhammad Salim bin Mat Yusoff David Kok
b Amirul Adil bin Ismadi Stephen Gray
c Ng Choon Kiat Mark Walker
d See Han Poh Troy John O’Hara

3 1 January to 31 March 2018 (both dates inclusive) (3 months)

Local jockeys

a Saifudin bin Ismail
b Ewe Jun Haa Mark
c Azhar bin Ismail
d Zuriman bin Che Zulkifli
e Malik Erasmus Aslam

Apprentice jockeys Master trainer

a Dellorto A/L Pregasam James Peters
b Mohd Nor Jailani bin Mamat Hideyuki Takaoka
c Krisna Kumar A/L Thangamani Ricardo Le Grange
d Zyrul Shahryszal bin Nor Azman Bruce Marsh
e Chan Wei Sheng Kuah Cheng Tee
f Muhammad Noh bin Senari Saimee Jumaat
g Chin Chee Seng Daniel Meagher
h Shafrizal bin Saleh Michael Clements
i Muhammad Nuh bin Mohamed Komari Cliff Brown
j Muhammad Syed bin Zainal Mark Walker
k Muhammad Hanafi bin Noorman Mark Walker

In addition, the following apprentice jockeys are licensed from 1 January to 31 December 2018 but will be based overseas on training.

Apprentice jockeys Master trainer

a Muhammad Firdhaus bin Mohd Rafi Steven Burridge
b Muhammad Ruzaili bin Mohamad Yatim Stephen Gray
c Khalid Hairi bin Marzuki Bruce Marsh
d Nurshahril bin Nordin Alwin Tan

In summary, a total of 10 expatriate jockey licences, 10 local jockey licences and 21 apprentice jockey licences have been approved for various periods of time.

Of the 10 expatriate jockeys, nine are being renewed while Ryan Curatolo, who recently made a one-day visit at Kranji on 1 October, 2017, riding two winners, is the only one to be granted a new licence (six months).

Born in Marseille, Curatolo, 25, began his career as an apprentice jockey in France before moving to the United States in 2010. He rode successfully in Florida, Saratoga, Belmont and Santa Anita until 2013, landing the New York apprentice jockey title in 2012, notching 185 wins in total, including his first Grade win aboard Street Game in the 2011 Grade 3 Hill Prince at Belmont, New York.

Curatolo then moved to Macau where he has padded up his career tally to around 300 winners all-up. His biggest victories in the former Portuguese enclave include the 2014 Group 1 Macau Guineas with Hostwin Donatello, and this year, he claimed the Group 1 Macau Gold Cup and Group 2 Spring Trophy, both with Bo Bo So Cute.

After his Singapore visit, Curatolo went to ride in Japan where he rode with success. Back in Macau, he is currently ranked eighth on the Macau jockeys' premiership on two wins from only four rides. In the previous season in Macau, he finished fifth on 26 winners from 203 rides.

Curatolo goes to scale at 53.5kg.