Mike de Kock

Mike de Kock (born February 14, 1964) is a South African racehorse trainer. He currently holds the South African record for most Grade 1 wins by a trainer with 126. He has trained over 3,400 winners who have won in South Africa, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom[1] and the USA.[2]

Mike de Kock
Mike de Kock - South African Horse Racing Trainer.jpg
OccupationTrainer
Born (1964-02-14) February 14, 1964 (age 56)
Alberton, South Africa
Career wins3,400+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
South Africa Feature Race wins:
Durban July (2002, 2004, 2010, 2011)
Sun Met (1999, 2000, 2012)
Summer Cup (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010)

South African Triple Crown Race wins:
SA Classic (2004, 2009, 2017, 2019)
SA Derby (1999, 2004, 2009, 2010)
Gauteng Guineas (2008, 2011, 2012, 2017)
Cape Guineas (1999, 2002, 2003, 2015, 2018)

South African Triple Tiara Race wins:
SA Fillies Classic (2005, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2018)
SA Oaks (2015)
Gauteng Fillies Guineas (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019)
Cape Fillies Guineas (2003, 2012, 2014)

International Stakes wins:
Al Quoz Sprint (2013)
Dubai Duty Free (2003, 2004)
Jebel Hatta (2012, 2014)
Sheema Classic (2008)
Hong Kong Champions Mile (2014)
Hong Kong Cup (2008)
QEII Cup (2006, 2008)

Singapore Cup (2010)

De Kock has been champion trainer 8 times.[3] In his career he has trained 124 Grade 1 winners, 147 Grade 2 winners, and 96 Grade 3 winners.

AwardsEdit

Mike de Dock has been awarded Champion Trainer of South Africa at the annual Equus Awards on seven occasions.[4][5]

Grade 1 WinnersEdit

A list of all the Grade 1 winners trained by Mike de Kock.

No Year Race Country Horse Jockey
1 1989 Administrator's Champion Stakes   Evening Mist Tobie van Booma
2 1995 Gold Challenge   Record Edge Karl Neisius
3 1997 Gosforth Park Classic   Patchouli Dancer Jeff Lloyd
4 1997 First National Bank 1600   Record Edge Karl Neisius
5 1997 Skeaping Champion Stakes   Record Edge Karl Neisius
6 1997 KZN Guineas   Golden Hoard Karl Neisius
7 1997 Premier's Champion Stakes   Rarotonga Treaty Piere Strydom
8 1998 Skeaping Champion Stakes   Golden Hoard Weichong Marwing
9 1998 Gold Challenge   Golden Hoard Weichong Marwing
10 1998 Garden Province Stakes   Spook Express Weichong Marwing
11 1998 Champion Stakes   Golden Hoard Weichong Marwing
12 1998 November Handicap   Smart Money Weichong Marwing
13 1999 Paddock Stakes   Dog Wood Weichong Marwing
14 1999 Cape Guineas   Horse Chestnut Weichong Marwing
15 1999 J&B Met   Horse Chestnut Weichong Marwing
16 1999 Cape Derby   Dog Wood Weichong Marwing
17 1999 Gosforth Park Classic   Horse Chestnut Weichong Marwing
18 1999 First National Bank 1600   Smart Money Weichong Marwing
19 1999 Skeaping Champion Stakes   Fort Defiance Weichong Marwing
20 1999 SA Derby   Horse Chestnut Weichong Marwing
21 2000 J&B Met   Badger's Coast Guillermo Figueroa
22 2000 Daily News 2000   Badger's Coast Piere Strydom
23 2000 Ipi Tombe Challenge*   Kimberley Mine Paul Devlin
24 2000 Summer Cup   Delta Form Guillermo Figueroa
25 2001 Garden Province Stakes   Velvet Green Weichong Marwing
26 2001 Champions Cup   Ingleside Kevin Shea
27 2001 Summer Cup   Ingleside Kevin Shea
28 2002 Paddock Stakes   Escoleta Fitz Kevin Shea
29 2002 Cape Guineas   Flight Alert Kevin Shea
30 2002 Gold Bowl   Kelly Weichong Marwing
31 2002 Woolavington Cup   Ipi Tombe Kevin Shea
32 2002 Vodacom Durban July   Ipi Tombe Kevin Shea
33 2002 Garden Province Stakes   Escoleta Fitz Kevin Shea
34 2003 Cape Guineas   Domino Man Kevin Shea
35 2003 Dubai Duty Free   Ipi Tombe Kevin Shea
36 2003 Summer Cup   Wolf Whistle Kevin Shea
37 2003 Cape Fillies Guineas   Emerald Beauty Kevin Shea
38 2004 Paddock Stakes   Angelina Jannie Bekker
39 2004 Dubai Duty Free   Right Approach (Dead-Heat) Weichong Marwing
40 2004 SA Classic   Greys Inn Kevin Shea
41 2004 Horse Chestnut 1600   Domino Man Weichong Marwing
42 2004 SA Derby   Greys Inn Weichong Marwing
43 2004 Vodacom Durban July   Greys Inn Anthony Delpech
44 2005 SA Fillies Classic   Iridescence Weichong Marwing
45 2005 Gold Medallion   Carnadore Weichong Marwing
46 2005 Woolavington Cup   Iridescence Weichong Marwing
47 2005 Summer Cup   Ilha Da Vitoria Weichong Marwing
48 2006 Empress Club Stakes   Fair Maiden Weichong Marwing
49 2006 Horse Chestnut 1600   Ilha Da Vitoria Kevin Shea
50 2006 QEII Cup   Iridescence Weichong Marwing
51 2006 Premiers Champion Stakes   Kildonan Weichong Marwing
52 2006 Champions Cup   Equal Image Weichong Marwing
53 2007 Empress Club Stakes   Little Miss Magic Weichong Marwing
54 2007 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship   Rat Burana Weichong Marwing
55 2007 Golden Horse Sprint   Kildonan Weichong Marwing
56 2007 Golden Slipper   Gilded Minaret Weichong Marwing
57 2007 Garden Province Stakes   Bold Ellinore Weichong Marwing
58 2007 Canon Gold Cup   hundering Star Johnny Geroudis
59 2008 Dubai Sheema Classic   Sun Classique Kevin Shea
60 2008 QEII Cup   Archipenko Kevin Shea
61 2008 SA Fillies Sprint   Rat Burana Anthony Delpech
62 2008 Golden Horseshoe   Forest Path Anthony Delpech
63 2008 Premiers Champion Stakes   Rocks Off Kevin Shea
64 2008 Summer Cup   Rudra Kevin Shea
65 2008 Hong Kong Cup   Eagle Mountain Kevin Shea
66 2009 SA Classic   Forest Path Raymond Danielson
67 2009 SA Derby   Bouquet Garni Anthony Delpech
68 2009 Woolavington Stakes   Zirconeum Kevin Shea
69 2009 Golden Horseshoe   Musir Anthony Delpech
70 2009 Thekwini Stakes   Laverna Anthony Delpech
71 2009 Paddock Stakes   Mother Russia Anton Marcus
72 2010 Majorca Stakes   Gluwein Anthony Delpech
73 2010 Empress Club Stakes   Mother Russia Anton Marcus
74 2010 SA Fillies Classic   Here To Win (BRZ) Anthony Delpech
75 2010 SA Derby   Irish Flame Kevin Shea
76 2010 Singapore Cup   Lizard's Desire Kevin Shea
77 2010 Daily News   Irish Flame Kevin Shea
78 2010 Golden Slipper   Mahbooba Kevin Shea
79 2010 Vodacom Durban July   Bold Silvano Anthony Delpech
80 2010 Garden Province Stakes   Here To Win (BRZ) Anthony Delpech
81 2010 Canon Gold Cup   Ancestral Fore Kevin Shea
82 2010 Sansui Summer Cup   Flirtation Randall Simons
83 2011 Queen's Plate   Mother Russia Anton Marcus
84 2011 SA Fillies Classic   Igugu Anthony Delpech
85 2011 Woolavington Stakes   Igugu Anthony Delpech
86 2011 Vodacom Durban July   Igugu Anthony Delpech
87 2011 Thekwini Stakes   Amanee Kevin Shea
88 2012 J&B Met   Igugu Anthony Delpech
89 2012 Jebel Hatta   Masterofhounds (USA) Kevin Shea
90 2012 Empress Club Stakes   Europa Point Anton Marcus
91 2012 SA Nursery   Soft Falling Rain Anton Marcus
92 2012 President's Champion Challenge   Europa Point Anthony Delpech
93 2012 Woolavington Stakes   Viva Maria Anthony Delpech
94 2012 Durban Golden Slipper   Rumya Anthony Delpech
95 2012 Cape Fillies Guineas   Rumya Anthony Delpech
96 2013 Al Quoz Sprint   Shea Shea Christophe Soumillon
97 2013 Daily News 2000   Vercingetorix Anthony Delpech
98 2014 Jebel Hatta   Vercingetorix Christophe Soumillon
99 2014 Hong Kong Champions Mile   Variety Club Anton Marcus
100 2014 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship   Alboran Sea Muzi Yeni
101 2014 Cape Fillies Guineas   Majmu Anthony Delpech
102 2015 Cape Flying Championship   Alboran Sea Weichong Marwing
103 2015 Cape Derby   Ertijaal Gavin Lerena
104 2015 Empress Club Stakes   Majmu Anthony Delpech
105 2015 Computaform Sprint   Alboran Sea Anthony Delpech
106 2015 SA Oaks   Pine Princess Anthony Delpech
107 2015 Allan Robertson Championship   Entisaar Johnny Geroudis
108 2015 Gold Cup   Wild One Anthony Delpech
109 2015 Cape Guineas   Noah From Goa Anthony Delpech
110 2017 SA Fillies Classic   Orchid Island Anthony Delpech
111 2017 Empress Club Stakes   Nother Russia Craig Zackey
112 2017 SA Classic   Heavenly Blue Callan Murray
113 2017 SA Nursery   Mustaaqueem Callan Murray
114 2017 Computaform Sprint   Rafeef Callan Murray
115 2018 Empress Club Stakes   Nother Russia Craig Zackey
116 2018 SA Fillies Classic   Takingthepeace Callan Murray
117 2018 Premier's Champion Stakes   Soqrat Randall Simons
118 2018 Cape Guineas   Soqrat Randall Simons
119 2019 Cape Derby   Atyaab Diego De Gouveia
120 2019 Horse Chestnut Stakes   Soqrat Randall Simons
121 2019 SA Classic   Hawwaam Gavin Lerena
122 2019 Premiers Champions Challenge   Hawwaam Anton Marcus
123 2019 Daily News 2000   Hawwaam Anton Marcus
124 2020 Cartier Paddock Stakes   Queen Supreme Callan Murray
125 2020 Horse Chestnut Stakes   Hawwaam Callan Murray
126 2020 Premiers Champions Challenge   Hawwaam Callan Murray

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "De Kock's skills on show with Warsaw". The Independent. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Groundbreaking globetrotter Mike de Kock uses Champions Mile win as blueprint for Kentucky Derby glory". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Mike de Kock". Sporting Post. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Mike, Diane awarded at Equus". Mike de Kock Racing. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  5. ^ "2007-2008 Equus Awards". news.tabonline.co.za.