The former South African jockey came to Hong Kong in 1990 and proved an instant success, becoming a great favourite with local racing fans. He served as retainer jockey for two leading trainers, first Ivan Allan, then David Hayes. During 12 seasons riding in Hong Kong, he was champion jockey seven times. In all, from 1990 to 2001, he rode 671 winners.


Among the top horses with whom he was most closely associated were River Verdon, Mr Vitality, Privilege, Oriental Express and Indigenous. He consolidated an ongoing, very successful relationship between Hong Kong and South African racing, begun by Bart Leisher in the '80s and continued by Felix Coetzee and Douglas Whyte.

Silver Linning Co-Tack River Verdon Indigenous Fairy King Prawn Silent Witness Vengeance of Rain Good Ba Ba Scared Kingdom Viva Pataca Sir Paul Chater Sir Phinesa Ryrie Li Lan-Sang Kenneth Kwok George Moore Brian Kan Ping-Chee Tony Cruz Ricky Yiu Poon-Fai Basil Marcus John Size Douglas Whyte