OUR MEMORIES
SUPPLE, Peter


 

Trainer of the first filly to win HK Derby after Professionalized racing

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

1940-03-23, Peter Supple was born in Chatham, Kent, England.

 

His father, Stephen Supple, owned horses and always loved racing.

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

1953, became an apprentice jockey at 13 years old to Fred Winter Snr.

 

Later on he became stable jockey to Don Butchers at Epsom and rode on the flat and over jumps.

 

He became an assistant trainer and stable jockey to John Barthlomew.

 

1969, got his training Licence with his first runner as well as winner NECTAR.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

1974, arrived and started his stable and landed his first winner in Hong Kong.

 

1981-03-04, LA COSTA, ridden by W Burnett, was his last winner in Hong Kong.

 

1981-05-20, LA COSTA, ridden by W Burnett, was his last horse running.

 

Season Wins Total Stakes

1974-1975:- 18 – $399,537

1975-1976- 21 – $550,466

1976-1977- 12 – $424,750

1977-1978- 6 – $329,790

1978-1979- 9 – $501,735

1979-1980- 13 – $776,990

1980-1981- 7 – $559,210

7 seasons as trainer

86 winners saddled

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Approximate total trained winners in career: 250

 

Jockeys teamed with:
Bill Burnett, Bill Hartack, David Yates, Peter Gumbleton, Philippe Paquet

 

Remarkable trainers in Hong Kong:
George Moore

 

Remarkable trainers Internationally:
Vincent O’Brien, Henry Cecil, John Oxx, Dermot Weld, Andre Fabre, Alain de Royer Dupre.

 

Remarkable horses in Hong Kong:
CORVETTE, MONEY TALKS, SILVER LINING

 

Remarkable horses Internationally:
SEA BIRD, FRANKEL, SEA THE STARS, MILL REEF, SECRETARIAT, NORTHERN DANCER (Stallion)

 

Remarkable jockeys in Hong Kong:
Bill Hartack, Bill Burnett, Geoff Lane, Peter Gumbleton, Philippe Paquet.

 

Remarkable jockeys Internationally:
Bill Hartack, Lester Piggott, George Moore, Mick Kinane, Bill Shoemaker.

 

Remarkable races in Hong Kong:
1976, Hong Kong Derby (CORVETTE)

 

Remarkable races Internationally:
2011, 2000 Guineas (FRANKEL)

 

Remarkable trophies won in Hong Kong:

 

Remarkable trophies won Internationally:
as jockey:

  • Holman Cup

as trainer:

  • Lowther Stakes
  • Nunthorpe Stakes
  • Ascot Stakes
  • Brighton Cup
  • Esher Cup
  • Durdans Handicap.

 

Memorable racing events or incidents in Hong Kong:
Accident to Philippe Paquet

 

Memorable racing events or incidents Internationally:
The manner in which Frankel won the 2000 Guineas.

 

 

REFERENCE

 

Peter’s son Murray worked as the Assistant Manager at the Haras du Mont dit Mont (Stud farm) in Normandy, France for 16 years.

He is currently a Racing Manager and Consultant.

 

Quotes from Mr Peter Supple:
“There is nothing more exciting than when you have a horse or horses in your care that you know are above average. It is what we all live for.”

 

 

 


 

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