Jockey Luke Ferraris has been granted a six-month licence to ride in Hong Kong. He was informed this morning.
This is a standard six month period granted to all jockeys riding in the jurisdiction for the first time and will be effective from September 2021 to February 2022.
“We are delighted for Luke,” said his father, David Ferraris, who has been training successfully in Hong Kong since 2004, today. “I will be giving Luke as many good rides from my own string as I can find, but I certainly won’t stand in his way to get better rides from other stables.”
He added: “Luke grew up here, he knows what it’s about and knows most of the trainers and jockeys working here, that will help him to settle in.”
Luke Ferraris was twice Champion Apprentice of South Africa and, at the tender age of 19, has already won five Gr1’s, including the Cape Met on Rainbow Bridge for trainer Eric Sands (photo). He also won the 2021 SA Triple Crown for Mike de Kock on Malmoos.