douglas whyteDouglas Whyte (hkjc)Reigning champion jockey Douglas Whyte has become the first to ride 1,000 winners in Hong Kong, the milestone arriving thanks to four winners at Sha Tin on Sunday. The 37-year-old South African who has won the past seven Hong Kong jockey’s titles, reached win No. 1,000 on Bejewelled in The Li Cup. “Certainly it is an honour to ride my 1,000th winner in Hong Kong. It’s hard work and I am very happy about it.,” Douglas Whyte said.

Whyte’s effort is all the more impressive when it is considered there are only two meetings a week in Hong Kong.

Click here to watch video of Bejewelled winning The Li Cup 2008.

Click here to watch video tribute to Douglas Whyte.