The jockey with probably the most stamps in his passport and air-miles to spend !
Gary has ridden in 26 different countries throughout the world (his most recent in Poland & Slovakia) and gained 15 Group wins to his tally of around 635 winners to 10.03.05 . Most recently he was crowned Champion Jockey in Dubai in the 2003/04 season....a result that shows tyhe hard graft he puts in.
In his travels, he has spent his time wisely and is conversant in Spanish & Swedish along with being very apt with computers, internet & e-mail.
A prolific rider of Arabian horses, he is a very popular & much respected jockey in the Middle East & Asia as well as in the UK.
In addition to riding for all the big stables in racing, he values very much his 10 year working relationship with John Gosden.
He was the first of four jockeys to join Godolphin, in 1994, and has had a 6 year working relationship with them.
In the winter of 2000/01, Gary took up a riding contract in the Gulf which has seen him reel in no less than 49 winners in Arab and Thoroughbred races.
In 2001, Gary won the biggest race in Bahrain, the Emir's Cup on Bracken.
Due to the foot & mouth crisis in the UK, Gary decided to return to the UK on April 27th, 2001.
United Arab Emirates
In late June, 2002, Gary announced that he was teaming up with an upcoming trainer in the United Arab Emirates, Allan Smith, who has set up a winter operation there whilst his son trains horses in Belgium and then also winters them in Dubai.
Gary first started riding in Dubai in 1993/94 and is currently in his 11th season out there. He is a regular top 10 finisher in the jockeys' standings and to 10.03.05 is the 4th All Time leading jockey by purses and wins with AED 12m and 180 wins respectively.
But to cap it all, 2003/04 proved his best and he won the Dubai championship with 46 winners, 12 ahead of Wayne Smith.
U.A.E. All-Time Top Jockeys (Wins & Purses)
1st...Richard Hills..338 wins & .AED 20.8m
2nd...Willie Supple...305 wins & AED 17.7m
3rd...Ted Durcan...216 wins & AED 14.6m
4th...Gary Hind...180 wins & AED 12m
5th...Jerry Bailey...4 wins & AED 11.4m
6th...Peter Brette...211 wins & AED 10.6m
Book Gary through his Diary
Winners to Date: Approx 635 winners to 10.03.05
Date of Birth: 24.5.68
Weight: 8st 3lbs-52kgs
Tel/Fax: 01638-561 096
Mobile: 07831-747 626
Agent: Richard Hunter
Agent Tel: 01262 670008
Agent Mobile: 07801 248644
COUNTRIES RIDDEN IN (26):
Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, India, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Slovakia, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Australia, United States, Macau and Tunisia.
GROUP/MAJOR RACES WON:
1989, England, St Simons Stakes, Gr 3, Sesame, D. Morley
1990, Ireland, Blandford Stakes, Gr 2, Sesame, D .Morley
1990, England, Brittania Stakes, Fox Chapel, R. Hannon
1992, India , 2000 Guineas, Gr 1, Good Fellas, J. Stevens
1994, Dubai, Dubai Triple Crown, Gr 1, Cezanne, S. Bin Suroor
1994, France, Prix Quincey, Gr 3, Pollen Count, J.Gosden
1994, Germany, Spreti Rennen, Gr 3, Cezanne, M.Stoute
1995, Italy, Premio Omenoni, Gr 3, Leap For Joy, J. Gosden
1996, England, Brittania Stakes, North Song, J. Gosden
1996, England, Racing Post, Trophy, Gr 1, Medaaly, S. Bin Suroor
1997, England, Lancashire Oaks, Gr 3, Squeak, J. Gosden
1998, England, Beeswing Stakes, Gr 3, Decorated Hero, J. Gosden
1999, Dubai, Dubai Triple Crown, Gr 1, Spindrift, S.Bin Suroor
2001, Bahrain, Emir's Cup, Bracken.
2002, Germany, Preis der Deutschen Einheit, Gr.3, Terre de l'Home, A Wohler.
2002, Germany, Preis der Winterkonigin, Gr.3, Royal Dubai, A.Wohler
2002, Germany, Springer Sprint Preis, Gr.3, Soave.
2003, Germany, Walther J Jacobs Rennen, Gr.3, Wild Passion, R.Suerland
TRAINERS WORKED UNDER
Saeed Bin Suroor, Godolphin
Charles Whittingham (America)
Colin Hayes (Australia)
BEST HORSES RIDDEN:
Shantou (1997 King George & QEII Diamond Stakes)
Lord of Men
Flemensfirth (Dubai World Cup)
Medaaly (1st Racing Post Trophy)
Bachir (Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2000) Rode to win a maiden at Chepstow as a two year old.