OUR MEMORIES
MARCUS, Basil

 

Internationally Acclaimed Champion Jockey Turned Trainer

 

Basil Marcus, the former South African jockey proved an instant success, becoming a great favorite with local racing fans.

 

He served as retainer jockey for two leading trainers, first Ivan Allan, then David Hayes.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

1990, he started riding in Hong Kong.

 

1991 as stable jockey to Trainer Lam Hung-fei then as a club jockey.

 

1992 June, he achieved his first Champion Jockey title in Hong Kong.

 

1992 September, he became the retainer jockey of David Hill stable.

 

1993, he took the award for Most Popular Jockey.

 

1995, he joined champion trainer the late Ivan Allan

 

1998, he teamed up with Australian champion trainer David Hayes.

 

2002, he decided to hang up his riding boots, and turned to training.

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS/strong>

 

During 12 seasons riding in Hong Kong, he was champion jockey seven times (1991 – 1994, 1995 – 1999).

 

In all, from 1990 to 2001, he rode 671 winners of his 3000 career wins.

 

These 5 Horses of the Years are ridden under his saddles:

 

 

 

RECORDS

 

1993-04-03 Sha Tin, he had 5 winners in a single race meeting:

 

TURF CHAMP (BK121)

 

THINK TANK (BJ092)

 

LIONHEART (BJ167)

 

FORTUNE LEADER (BJ226)

 

OPTIC EMPIRE (BJ151)

 

 

1993-05-29 Happy Valley, he had 5 winners in a single race meeting:

 

ALLOCATE (BG386)

 

COMPRADORE (BJ220)

 

RIGHT STUFF (BH016)

 

CLEAN THEM UP (BG228)

 

ACTIVE KING (BK139)

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Basil’s strong hands, bright eyes, clean teeth, warm smile and gentle voices are the sweet memories to us.

 

 

 

 

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