Lean And Tough
1957-03-15 Geoff was born in the far north of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
His family has racing background and his father was a jockey.
He went to Sydney at the age of 16 to begin his apprenticeship.
He won all of the lead-up races to the Golden Slipper Stakes.
Striking And Thinking
He had one experience riding overseas some years back spending three months on the Singapore circuit.
He gave up a highly promising career in Sydney to come to Hong Kong and ride.
MORNING PATROL was his best horse being ridden in the early days.
1987, he had a remarkably successful partnership with fellow Aussie Bruce Hutchison.
Both had great success by star griffin OUR TOY’s four wins.
Major Achievements in Hong Kong:
Season Year: Wins/Rides
Total Win: 60
Remy XO Cup —– MORNING PATROL
San Miguel Sliver Tankard —– PRIME RATE
Kukri Trophy —– OUR TOY
Happy Valley Vase —– OUR TOY
HKUAA Cup —– GOLD APPLE
Centenary Vase —- STINGRAY
Queen Mother’s Cup —- STINGRAY
Major Achievements in Macau:
Directors’ Cup 2007/2008 (Continued Success)
Macau Cup 2006/2007 (Let Go)
Macau Guineas 2007/2008 (Club House)
Macau Derby Trial 2006/2007 (The Mughal)
Spring Trophy 2007/2008 (Global Win) , 2008/2009 (Let Go)
Macau Futurity Trophy 2007/2008 (Bennetts Green)
The Magic Millions Macau Futurity Trophy 2008/2009 (Club House)
Macau Golden Group Fat Choy Cup 2008/2009 (Nittan’s Crown)
Macau Golden Group Fat Choy Bowl 2008/2009 (Yabba Dabba Do) 2009/2010 (Bennetts Green)
SJM Charity Trophy 2009/2010 (Blue Canyon)
Macau Golden Group Fat Choy Bowl 2009/2010 (Bennetts Green)
aTV Cup 2009/2010 (Bowl Brothers)
ICBC (Macau) Charity Trophy 2011/2012 (Mcardle)
Lisboa Juvenile 2011/2012 (Lucky and Wealthy)
Guangdong, HK & Macau Retired Police Trophy 2011/2012 (Carl’s Star)
He rode about 118 lbs with his height of 5ft 6 in.
Geoff was lean and tough.
Geoff’s wife, Susan, also comes from a horse-racing family too.
Her father and her grandfather was prominent trainer-reinsman on the Sydney harness-racing circle.