Anthony Delpech has decided to terminate his contract with the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
“Racing Management this morning met with Jockey Anthony Delpech who advised that he wished for his current club jockey’s agreement with the Club to be terminated with immediate effect,” said the Hong Kong Jockey Club in a statement earlier today.
“Jockey Delpech stated that following the recent retirement of VENGEANCE OF RAIN together with the level of success he has been able to achieve during the current racing season, he wanted to immediately return to South Africa with his family. Jockey Delpech’s request will now be placed before the Licensing Committee for their consideration.
Delpech scored many famous victories aboard the top class Vengeance of Rain. He will be returning to South Africa with no current plans to further his career elsewhere. He is also immediately available to take rides.
Delpech’s South African racing accolades include two Durban July wins on Classic Flag and Greys Inn. He also holds the South African record for most number of wins in a season; an incredible 335 set in 1998/1999.
Delpech rose to international prominence when he scored a series of victories on Vengeance of Rain. The David Ferraris inmate was the darling of Hong Kong until his recent retirement. Delpech and Ferraris are adored by the Hong Kong racing fans due to this horse and the three received cult status in the sprawling city.
Extract from SA Horseracing.com