Day: January 23, 2008

Jockey Profile – Cho Kyoung Ho

With 64 wins in the past year, Cho Kyoung Ho is currently the third most prolific jockey in Korea. Born in 1976 and making his debut in 2001 alongside the likes of Moon Se Young and Yoon Dae Keun, Cho has a career record of 1961 rides with 274 winners – a strike rate of 14%. His place rate is 27.7%. Before 2007, his best year was 2003 when he guided Tempest West to victory in both the JRA Trophy race and the Grand Prix Race. In 2007, he landed three big races, the SBS Cup on NeoCheon in July, The Ilgan Sports Cup on Ganghomyeongjang in September and finally the big one, winning the President’s Cup on Myungmun Gamun in November. It was Cho’s second President’s Cup having won a shock win on outsider French Dancer in 2005. Here is Myungmun Gamun’s (number 9) victory. The horse which leads most of the way before fading in the straight is NeoCheon.