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.






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:



Remarkable Horses in Hong Kong:



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






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.





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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