Tom Marquand and Silvestre De Sousa shared the title at this year’s International Jockeys Championship after riding one winner in Hong Kong.
Britain’s Marquand, who shared a four-way tie for second in last year’s race, took 12 points with his ride on Winning Dragon in the third of four legs at Happy Valley.
That put him alongside former winners Vincent Ho and Derek Leung – a late replacement for Mickael Barzalona after he tested positive for Covid.
But, De Sousa took the spoils as he guided Frankie Lor’s Adios to victory in the final race. The pair were awarded the honor after each also managed to finish fourth.
“Finishing together with Silvestre is very difficult,” said Marquand. “He’s been a hero at home, he works hard and he’s someone you look up to in the dressing room.
“It’s a great honor and sometimes you have to hold back that it’s happening.”
De Sousa said: “I didn’t say die and I was happy to win Frankie because he has supported me here since day one. I thought Adios in the last leg was my best chance and he came out and proved it.
“I’m just happy. This is my second time winning and I ended up placing another time. In the last leg I just felt the crowd and even though it was a long distance, I thank God he lowered his head and we gave everything. .”
Australia’s Jamie Kah scored 10 points after a third and second effort, while Marquand’s wife Hollie Doyle scored a late point, finishing third on the Stormtrouper.
Doyle completed the card with his victory, leading Spirited Express from last to first in the United Kingdom Handicap, while Ryan Moore came away victorious on Medic Elite in the France Handicap.