OUR MEMORIES
ROUSE, Brian


 

Racing Maestro

 

1940-04-05, Brian Rouse was born in Lily Street, Fulham, London.

 

Right height for jockey was inherited from his parents.

 

Brian assisted working out form as his father was a punter.

 

He had no riding lesson before starting as an apprentice for Ted Smyth in Epsom.

 

1956 June, landed his first winner at Alexandra Park London.

 

1971, through John Sutcliffe, Brian got experience in hurdle racing before returning to flat racing.

 

1978, firstly came out to ride in Hong Kong and rode for 7 seasons.

 

1980, won the english 1000 Guineas

 

1980, Champion Jockey in Trinidad winter

 

1982, rode 5 winners from 5 rides for 5 different trainers at Lingfield Park in the UK in the same day.

 

1983-11-27, won the 3rd Japan Cup on STANERRA at Fuchu race track.

 

 

Riding Mentor

 

1986 – 1995, mentoring Race Trainee Programs,

 

apprentices such as Willy Kan, Carol Yu, M W Leung and Howard Cheng.

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Teamed with trainers:

Au Kam Hung, Brian Kan, Gordon Smyth, Derek Kent

 

First ride in Hong Kong:

1978 BAO SIN

 

First winner in Hong Kong:

1978 BAO SIN

 

Remarkable Horses outside Hong Kong:

MILL REEF, STANERRA

 

Remarkable Horses in Hong Kong:

CO TACK, GILGET

 

Remarkable trainer in Hong Kong:

George Moore

 

Remarkable trainers outside Hong Kong:

Sir Michael Stoute, Aidan O’Brien

 

Remarkable Jockeys outside Hong Kong:

Lester Piggot, Pat Eddery

 

Remarkable Jockey in Hong Kong:

Peter Miers

 

Remarkable Race outside Hong Kong:

1983 Japan Cup on STANERRA at Fuchu race track.

 

Remarkable Race in Hong Kong:

1984 Centenary Vase and 1985 Derby

 

Memorable Incidents:

Opening of Sha Tin and Internatonal Races

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Brian also rode 10 winners (under National Hunt Rules in the UK) over hurdles from 70 rides.

 

He has approximate total 1000 plus winners in 15 different countries in career.

 

His specialties are pacing and fighting in epic battles.

 

Understanding horses nature and characteristics, especially in bring out potentials of griffins.

 

He still travels to Hong Kong at the International Races every year for a holiday, from where he enjoys going on to Australia, where he takes an interest in the sales.

 

 

REFERENCE

 

Achievements in Hong Kong

 

Season Year: Wins/Rides:

  • 1978 – 1979: 5/35
  • 1979 – 1980: 3/41
  • 1980 – 1981: 4/44
  • 1981 – 1982: 4/56
  • 1983 – 1984: 8/87
  • 1984 – 1985: 12/103
  • 1991 – 1992: 0/1

36 Total Wins

 

5 Trophies Awarded:

 


 

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