Mohammad Arif Bin Abdul Hamid (阿里夫) was first introduced to horse racing by a family friend who noticed his built was a perfect size for a career in the saddle.

At the age of 19, Penang born Arif joined the stables of Trainer Lim Hoon Seng at the Penang Turf Club as a syce and soon climbed up the ladder to become a track rider. During that time, Trainer Lim’s ‘B’ Trainer, HY Cheng applied for Trainer ‘A’ license and upon approval by the Malayan Racing Association, he moved to Kuala Lumpur and established his stable operations at the Selangor Turf Club (SLTC).

Admiring Arif’s hard-work, attitude, determination and his sense of responsibility towards Lim’s stable in Penang, HY Cheng offered Arif to join his stable at SLTC.  Arif’s move from Penang to Kuala Lumpur was quite timely as in January 2020, the Selangor Turf Club formed the SLTC Apprentice School. Arif was a pioneer in the first group of Pre-apprentices to join the SLTC Apprentice School, along with M Ekdihar, I Fikri and S Shazmin.  

It took 2 years and 5 months for Arif to become a qualified Apprentice after 43 satisfying trial rides, long hours of practice on the E-kuda and learning various modules to begin his life as a jockey.
With the approval of the SLTC Committee, 24 years old Arif is the latest Pre-Apprentice to graduate from the SLTC Apprentice School and has been licensed as an Apprentice Jockey until year end.

 


25 years old Malaysian. Riding WT : 50kg

Year 1st % 2nd % 3rd % 4th % Unplaced % Total Runners
2023 - - - - - - 1 16.67% 5 83.33% 6
2022 - - 1 5% 3 15% 4 20% 12 60% 20

Rides by this Jockey

TF No. Horse Name Date C CL T Dist G Rtg H.Wt Bar Running
Position
PL Div LBW Finish
Time
Winning/
Second Horse
Gears C.Wt Trainer Video
141 NIGHT LIGHT 05/02/2023 K 5a T 1400 [lc-A4] G 35 539 4 2-2-4 4/9 72 5 ½ 1:24.59 NOVA FACTOR SP 55.0 HY CHENG Watch
107 29/01/2023 K 5b T 1250 [lc-A] Y 30 591 4 11-11-7 7/11 96 6 ½ 1:16.90 SP, BP 57.5 Watch
84 NIGHT LIGHT 23/01/2023 K 5a T 1250 [sc-A] Y 37 537 11 8-8-6 6/11 90 5 ½ 1:17.73 SMOOTH OPERATOR SP 56.0 HY CHENG Watch
82 NORTHERN STAR 23/01/2023 K 4b T 1100 [sc-A] Y 44 496 13 11-11-9 9/11 436 6 ¾ 1:05.77 TUN O'REILLY SB, BP 55.0 HY CHENG Watch
61 HEX MARK 15/01/2023 K O NOV T 1300 [sc-E] Y 40 488 3 4-4-5 5/10 0 2 ¾ 1:24.02 OISIN EXPRESS - 56.5 HY CHENG Watch
T3 PEER GYNT 03/01/2023 K - T 1000 - 65 - - - 5/7 0 2 1.02.37 SHOQEET - HY CHENG Watch
4 WILLIAM KING 01/01/2023 K 5a T 1075 [Ⅱ] G 36 519 3 9-9-6 6/10 196 5 ½ 1:05.24 MY MONEY B 56.0 HY CHENG Watch
1453 NIGHT LIGHT 31/12/2022 K OP M T 1175 [Ⅱ] G 37 536 6 5-5-3 3/10 617 3 ¾ 1:11.07 MAGIC SIXTY-ONE SP 57.5 HY CHENG Watch
1456 ROYAL FLUSH 31/12/2022 K 5a T 1075 [Ⅱ] G 37 - 5 6-5-4 4/10 80 6 ½ 1:04.80 QIJI STAR SB, WK, XNB 56.5 HY CHENG Watch
1424 VETRI 11/12/2022 K CCL23 T 1200 [lc-A4] Y 66 513 3 8-8-9 9/11 1171 10 ¾ 1:14.39 VULCAN SB, B 52.0 HY CHENG Watch
T3 BEIJING STAR 06/12/2022 K - T 1000 - 38 - - - 1/5 0 - 1.01.20 KING FORCE - - HY CHENG Watch
T2 HANDSOME BOY 06/12/2022 K - T 1000 - 54 - - - 2/5 0 6.5 1.00.90 BURKAAN - - HY CHENG Watch
1408 CHIEF OF ARMY 04/12/2022 K 5a T 1300 [sc-A] Y 43 458 7 6-6-6 6/10 56 3 ¼ 1:18.57 ARIF SP, EM, BP 59.0 HY CHENG Watch
1404 NIGHT LIGHT 03/12/2022 K OP M T 1100 [sc-A] Y 37 545 1 9-9-8 8/10 529 6 ¼ 1:06.54 DABBLE SP 57.5 HY CHENG Watch
1381 CHIEF OF ARMY 26/11/2022 K 5a T 1275 [Ⅱ] G 43 456 12 6-6-2 2/10 604 2 1:18.19 PERFECT BRANDZ SP, EM, BP 59.0 HY CHENG Watch
T2 WILLIAM KING 22/11/2022 K - T 1000 - 36 - - - 8/8 0 14.5 1.01.60 WISHUPONASTAR - HY CHENG Watch
1359 NORTHERN STAR 20/11/2022 K OP M T 1200 [sc-C4] Y 43 498 3 9-9-8 8/10 41 11 ¼ 1:13.88 XAR SB, BP 57.5 HY CHENG Watch
1328 CHIEF OF ARMY 13/11/2022 K 4-b T 1100 [sc-A] Y 45 462 7 9-9-10 10/11 932 11 ¼ 1:07.75 IRONCLAD SP, EM, BP 55.5 HY CHENG Watch
T4 NOVA FALCON 08/11/2022 K - T 1000 - 68 - - - 3/6 0 10.5 1.00.20 GOLDEN SARDINE - - HY CHENG Watch
T1 STRONG N BRAVE 08/11/2022 K - T 1000 - 26 - - - 7/7 0 15.5 1.01.20 KING FORCE - HY CHENG Watch
1280 NORTHERN STAR 30/10/2022 K 4b T 1400 [lc-E] - 44 501 10 7-7-4 4/10 58 16 1:29.66 SHOW HAND SB, BP 54.5 HY CHENG Watch
1282 LEGEND WAR 30/10/2022 K CCL23 T 1100 [sc-E] - 62 503 7 9-9-4 4/9 111 12 ¾ 1:09.77 MOON FACE SP, SB 52.0 HY CHENG Watch
T1 TALENTED 18/10/2022 K - T 1000 - 56 - - - 1/8 0 - 1.00.80 HAYAGRIVA - - HY CHENG Watch
T4 BEIJING STAR 18/10/2022 K - T 1000 - 38 - - - 3/8 0 75 1.00.90 MR CROWE - - HY CHENG Watch
1220 JAMES BOND 16/10/2022 K OP M T 1200 [sc-A] G 40 445 6 6-6-3 3/10 116 4 ¼ 1:11.54 LION KING - 57.5 HY CHENG Watch
1204 STRONG N BRAVE 15/10/2022 K 5-B T 1300 [lc-A] G 28 541 4 11-11-10 10/11 523 9 ¼ 1:19.03 ARROGATE ACHIEVER SP 55.5 HY CHENG Watch
1207 NORTHERN STAR 15/10/2022 K 4-B T 1400 [lc-A] G 45 503 1 11-11-4 4/11 88 5 ½ 1:23.54 LIFE IN SIXTY-ONE BP 56.0 HY CHENG Watch
T4 GOLDEN QUEEN 04/10/2022 K - T 1000 - 57 - - - 1/8 0 - 1.00.03 INVISIBLE - - HY CHENG Watch
T6 BOUNCEBACK ABILITY 04/10/2022 K - T 1000 - 29 - - - 5/7 0 5 1.00.15 GOLDEN CUP - HY CHENG Watch
T10 EMPEROR WARRIOR 04/10/2022 K - T 1000 - 24 - - - 3/6 0 15.5 1.00.22 I’M THE MAN - - HY CHENG Watch
1138 CHIEF OF ARMY 25/09/2022 K 4-B T 1175 [Ⅱ] Y 47 462 6 7-8-8 8/10 322 11 1:11.77 STAR TALENT EM, BP 56.0 HY CHENG Watch
1078 TURF PRINCESS 11/09/2022 K 4-A T 1700 [lc-A] G 52 481 2 7-7-7 7/11 487 6 ½ 1:44.90 ISFAHAN B, SB 54.5 HY CHENG Watch
1079 TOPMOST 11/09/2022 K 3 T 1400 [lc-A] G 62 589 2 2-2-3 3/11 44 2 ¾ 1:23.51 TRINITY GENERAL SB 54.0 HY CHENG Watch
1069 STRONG N BRAVE 10/09/2022 K OP M T 1500 [sc-A] G 32 551 2 10-10-6 6/10 1153 7 ¾ 1:32.18 LIFE IN SIXTY-ONE SP 58.0 HY CHENG Watch
1014 ROYAL FLUSH 28/08/2022 K 5-B T 1100 [sc-C4] Y 34 455 14 10-10-9 9/10 121 14 1:08.32 LUPIN SB, WK, XNB 58.5 HY CHENG Watch
968 PERFORMANTE 20/08/2022 K 4-B T 1100 [sc-C6] G 44 562 2 0-0-DNF DNF 17 - - HIGH WATER BP, EM, SP 54 HY CHENG Watch