OUR MEMORIES
Holgate, H Ray (jockey)


Gentleman rider of China and Hongkong races

 

Mr Ray Holgate 1900-07-21 — 1996-02-10
He came from England but became a very successful jockey in Hong Kong and China.
He rode lots of famous horses and made some very meaningful records.

 

DATA

 

 

Statistic data records verified from different sources so far:

 

 

YYYY-MM-DD_R Jockey Horse Brand No. Trainer Run Owner Class Dist. Cour. Time Race Odd
1949-04-18_5 Holgate H R BLUE SKY <M234   9   3 1.25m Hv-T 2.23.6 Class 3 Handicap 7.4
1949-05-07_2 Holgate H R SHANGRILA <M149   7   8 6f Hv-T 1.21.0 Class 8 Handicap 5.3
1949-05-07_6 Holgate H R SINO MARSHALL <M224   16   7 1m Hv-T 1.49.0 Class 7 Handicap 6.4
1949-05-21_4 Holgate H R BELLE FONTAINE <M269   13   5 1.25m Hv-T 2.17.8 Class 5 Handicap 6.6
1949-05-21_5 Holgate H R AMARANT <O012   9   2 7f45yd Hv-T 1.34.8 Class 2 Handicap 8.7
1949-06-04_10 Holgate H R BELLE FONTAINE <M269   5   4 1m Hv-T 1.46.6 Class 4 Handicap 2.5
1949-06-04_4 Holgate H R BLUE SKY <M234   5   2 1m171yd Hv-T 1.57.4 Class 2 Handicap 2.3
1949-06-04_6 Holgate H R THUNDER SKY <O016   12   6 1m Hv-T 1.47.6 Class 6 Handicap 5.8
1949-06-06_10 Holgate H R REBEL <M202   9   3 1m171yd Hv-T 1.59.0 Class 3 Handicap 2.7
1949-06-06_11 Holgate H R BATTLEFIELD <M109   11 Field 5 1m171yd Hv-T 1.58.2 Class 5 Handicap 8.2
1949-06-06_12 Holgate H R FIRST ALARM <O002   12   4 7f45yd Hv-T 1.35.2 Class 4 Handicap 5.4
1949-09-24_3 Holgate H R AMARANT <O012   9   1B 0.5m170yd Hv-T 1.05.6 Class 1 B Handicap 3
1949-10-08_9 Holgate H R BELLE FONTAINE <M269   9   3 0.5m170yd Hv-T 1.08.8 Class 3 Handicap 9.9
1949-12-03_6 Holgate H R V-J DAY <M086   12 Dr The Hon S N Chau 3 1m Hv-T 1.48.0 Class 3 Handicap 5.7
1949-12-17_2 Holgate H R DIG’EMPOTS <O139   13   6 0.5m170yd Hv-T 1.04.2 Class 6 Handicap 6.8
1950-01-16_6 Holgate H R FLIGHT     10   7 0.5m170yd Hv-T 1.04.0 Class 7 Handicap 3.6
1950-01-18_2 Holgate H R THE HOPEFUL <O096   11   8 1.25m Hv-T 2.21.6 Class 8 Handicap 3.7
1950-03-11_9 Holgate H R THE HOPEFUL <O096   14   7 1m Hv-T 1.55.6 Class 7 Handicap 3.1
1950-03-25_5 Holgate H R HIGH SPEED     9 Cheung & Wo 1A 1m171yd Hv-T 1.55.4 Class 1 A Handicap 22
1950-04-08_5 Holgate H R OAKLAND BRIDGE <O093   9 S K Leo 4 6f Hv-T 1.23.0 Class 4 Handicap 2.9
1950-04-29_10 Holgate H R GREEN VELVET <O107   10 Eugene 8 1m Hv-T 1.57.4 Class 8 Handicap 3.6
1950-04-29_7 Holgate H R STRATHPEFFER <P080   14 J F MacGregor 3 6f Hv-T 1.24.6 Class 3 Handicap 6.8
1950-05-29_3 Holgate H R GREEN VELVET <O107   12 Eugene 7 1m Hv-T 1.56.8 Class 7 Handicap 3.4
1950-05-29_5 Holgate H R CHIEF PILOT <M289   6   2 1m Hv-T 1.51.2 Class 2 Handicap 6.5
1950-05-29_8 Holgate H R FLIGHT     11   7 1m Hv-T 1.57.4 Class 7 Handicap 4.9
1950-09-23_9 Holgate H R BATTLEFIELD <M109   12 Field 6 6f Hv-T 1.20.2 Class 6 Handicap 3.8
1950-10-09_3 Holgate H R CHIEF PILOT <M289   17   2 1m Hv-T 1.49.2 Class 2 Handicap 8.4
1950-10-21_4 Holgate H R ANNA <P027   9 L K K 5 1.25m Hv-T 2.16.2 Class 5 Handicap 5.7
1950-11-13_6 Holgate H R XERXES <P048   7 John Jorrock 6 1.25m Hv-T 2.18.0 Class 6 Handicap 3.5
1950-11-18_3 Holgate H R NORSE QUEEN <M069   13 R Johnannessen 1B 6f Hv-T 1.16.0 Class 1 B Handicap 8.3
1950-12-02_8 Holgate H R V-J DAY <M086 Wong S H 11 Dr The Hon S N Chau 4 1.25m Hv-T 2.17.2 Class 4 Handicap 6.7
1951-01-13_6 Holgate H R EGYPTIAN FIELD <O119 Tokmakoff 12 Pang & Ng 1B 1m Hv-T 1.48.8 Class 1 B Handicap 3.8
1951-01-27_5 Holgate H R AMAZING <O062 Tokmakoff 14 Field 8 1m171yd Hv-T 2.00.6 Class 8 Handicap 3
1951-02-03_1 Holgate H R TRIGGER   Belov 11 Mrs Mathilde Ng 10 1m Hv-T 1.53.6 Class 10 Handicap 12
1951-02-28_1 Holgate H R CRACKERJACK   Belov 7 Hop Loong Grif 6f Hv-T 1.20.4 Griffin Set Race 2.2
1951-03-03_11 Holgate H R ANNA <P027 Pereboeff 12 L K K 4 1m171yd Hv-T 1.58.2 Class 4 Handicap 2.9
1951-03-03_4 Holgate H R CHESTERFIELD <M190 Tokmakoff 12 Field 1B 7f45yd Hv-T 1.34.0 Ladies’ Purse 5.4
1951-03-26_3 Holgate H R ANNA <P027 Pereboeff 8 L K K 3 1m Hv-T 1.50.6 Class 3 Handicap 3.1
1951-04-28_8 Holgate H R MUSTANG <R013 Pereboeff 9 Sir Man Kam Lo & Fung Ping Fan Grif 1m Hv-T 1.48.8 Griffin Handicap 2.2
1951-06-02_2 Holgate H R KRAZY KAT <P042 Belov 6 Longman 10 0.5m170yd Hv-T 1.07.4 Class 10 Set Race 4.8
1951-10-06_7 Holgate H R KRAZY KAT <P042 Belov 15 Longman 9 1m Hv-T 1.55.8 Class 9 Handicap 5.1
1951-10-08_10 Holgate H R OAKLAND BRIDGE <O093 Wong S H 12 S K Leo 4 1m171yd Hv-T 2.02.4 Class 4 Handicap 5.4
1951-10-08_4 Holgate H R ANNA <P027 Pereboeff 6 L K K 1B 0.5m170yd Hv-T 1.01.6 Class 1 B Handicap 16
1951-10-20_4 Holgate H R KRAZY KAT <P042 Belov 12 Longman 8 0.5m170yd Hv-T 1.03.4 Class 8 Handicap 3.5
1951-11-24_7 Holgate H R WONDERFUL COIN <P058 Shiu Po-yee 9 T S Wong 7 1m171yd Hv-T 2.02.2 Class 7 Handicap 3.1

 

 

SUMMARY

 

1949, only one record was broken: Mr Montewilly’s AMARANT (Mr Ray Holgate) and Mr Ma Chang-ling’s COOPER (Mr Kenneth Kwok) went Once Round in 1.34.4.
1951, again only one record was broken. Mr Field’s CHESTERFIELD (Mr Holgate) went Once Round in the Ladies’ Purse in 1.34.
But this minor feat had some historical importance. It was the last Once Round race run at the Valley. (also be described as Once Round the course, about 7 Furlongs 40 Yards)

 

 

REFERENCE

 

960 meters = 1/2 mile 170 yards; 1207 meters = 6 Furlong; 1609 meters = 1 mile; 1766 meters = 1 mile 171 yards; 2012 meters = 1-1/4miles; 2816 meters = 1-3/4 miles.

 

 

 

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Acknowledgment to Mr Lacuda Mengnah; Mr Peter Yuen; and Mr Donald Tsai; HKJC Archives; Hong Kong Racing Museum for relevant content.

 

 

 


 

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