Monday, 6 August 2012
: Hong Kong representative Alvin Ng was crowned winner of the Asian Young Guns Challenge at Taipa on Saturday.
In the three races of the Challenge, Alvin Ng claimed a third placing in the first leg on the sand, won on board Carl's Star in the second leg on turf and finished fifth in the final leg on the turf.
He scored 40 points in total to win this year's Challenge. Ng also rode another winner on the program apart from his Challenge rides.
William A Nader, Executive Director of Racing of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, was delighted with Ng's victory.
"The Asian Young Guns Challenge is a showcase for young talented jockeys and Alvin is the latest big young gun from Hong Kong," Nader said.
"He is advanced for his age and it is a great credit to him to win this type of competition.”
The runner-up was Malaysia's Kamal Yazid, while Seung Un Seo of Korea was the second runner-up.
Apprentices from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Macau, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and South Africa took part.
Ng had spent several seasons in NZ with Matamata trainer Lance Noble.
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