Jockey Karis Teetan celebrated a milestone when he scored his 200th Hong Kong win aboard the David Ferraris-trained Amazing Satchmo (125lb) in the Class 4 Boat Quay Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday
It was a fitting way to bring up the mark, given that he also sported the green and gold silks of owner Nicola Chu when he won his first race in Hong Kong. That came aboard the Ferraris-trained Amazing Always in September, 2013.
“It’s incredible, I’m so happy,” Teetan said. “It’s a thrill to be here and riding against these guys, some of the best jockeys in the world, so to reach that number of winners is something special. I hope it carries on and that I keep getting the support I’m getting now.
“To win for these owners, who gave me my first win with my first ride here, words can’t describe it. I was a bit concerned when I saw the gate, because I thought he was a massive chance but I knew that would be tough. Today, it just all worked out.”
Racing resumes at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (14 March), while next Sunday (18 March) features the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m), the final leg of the Four-Year-Old Classic Series.
Karis Teetan throws his goggles to the crowd after winning his 200th Hong Kong race aboard Amazing Satchmo, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club