Colin Keane To Try His Hand In Hong Kong

One of Ireland's leading flat jockeys, Colin Keane is looking forward to his first Longines International Jockeys’ Championship in Hong Kong next month.

The 24 year old rider will join the likes of Ryan Moore, Javier Castellano, Hugh Bowman and Yutaka Take in the four-race competition at Happy Valley on December 5.

(Credit At The Races) The jockey said:“It’s a great opportunity to go in against some of the best in the world and I’ll be asking a few jockeys who’ve ridden at Happy Valley before about what to expect.

Keane was crowned Irish Champion Jockey in 2017 and has been number one stable jockey for Ger Lyons being based in Ireland since 2014. The trainer things of the jockey in high regard and believes he can show how good a jockey he is on the international stage.

He said:"I can’t wait for the world to see what he can do.

“Colin is a lovely, unassuming lad who works incredibly hard and as soon as he came to me as a 7lb claimer I knew we had something special.

“He’s so sharp out of the gate in a race, he knows just where to be as things develop, and if he is out the back in the early stages, then you know it’s for a good reason.

“A trip like this is very important to him and, if the gods smile on him, I’ve no doubt that he can prove a match for Ryan Moore and all those top riders.

“I always think what’s meant for you won’t go past you and Colin is ready for this exposure.I know he’ll make a good impression as a person and I’d love to see him win a race on a night like this at Happy Valley just to show people how good he really is.”

Colin Keane is a very laid-back character and this nearly cost him his spot in Hong Kong.

The Irishman said: “I can be slow opening emails, but luckily my girlfriend Kerri (Lyons’s daughter) spotted the Hong Kong invitation just before the deadline.”

Free Bets & Offers

🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
first single & e/w bet only. odds of 1/1 or greater. 2 x £10 bet tokens. free bet stakes not included in returns. free bets are non withdrawable. no free bet expiry. eligibility restrictions. further t&cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus
💚 Bet £10 on racing, get £40 racing bonus 💚
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Once your £10 qualifying bet is settled £40 Racing bonus will be triggered. Wagering requirements: Racing 1x, odds of 2.00 minimum (1/1) for each bet placed. £10 Casino Bonus, 35x. Only one bonus can be used at a time. Racing bonus must be wagered before using the Casino bonus, unless the Racing bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for us upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Bet £10, Get £20 In Free Bets
New members only. £10 min deposit and bet, placed and settled at 1.50 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Awarded as 2x non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens. Valid for 14 days. Sportsbook only. Click for full rules.
Claim Bonus
🏆 Get a RISK FREE bet on any sports market up to £20 - money back in CASH if it loses! 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Claim Bonus
GET A £20 RISK FREE FIRST BET!
New customers only. Sportsbook bets only, minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). Refunds are awarded as CASH, up to a max of £20 . Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal are eligible. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £40 in Free Bets 🌟
New Customers Only. Deposit via credit/debit card and bet ¤5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types @ odds 2.0+ & a £20 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographic restrictions apply; T&C's Apply | 18+ | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly.
Claim Bonus
⚫️ £30 Welcome Offer! ⚫️
*New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.