Richards gets Wellington boost
Hong Kong's former champion sprinter Wellington will join Jamie Richards' Olympic Stables from the departing Richard Gibson.
Trainer Jamie Richards will head into his second Hong Kong season with a banner horse after it was revealed star sprinter Wellington will be transferred to him from the departing Richard Gibson.
Richards calls his first Hong Kong racing season ‘character building’ but after showing he can cut it with a respectable return of 34 wins, he will start next season with a Group 1 winner in his stable.
“It is a privilege to be able to train a horse of his quality,” Richards told Asian Racing Report in-between races at Happy Valley after news broke that he would take over Wellington from Englishman Gibson, who is leaving the city after 12 seasons.
“We aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel, we will just be trying to maintain the same form that has made him one of the best sprinters in Hong Kong. I am really grateful to get this type of support from the owners and I want to repay the faith they have put in me.”