Racingbitch and The Mauritian Magician Karis Teetan
Each season, he keeps raising the bar. It seems like he’s competing with himself more than anyone else. Competing to be that much better. That much more successful. And last season, the Mauritian Magician that is Karis Teetan had his best ever season in Hong Kong.
He won big races, he rode more winners, he rode for most of the trainers in the city and struck a formidable partnership with the great Tony Cruz.
Any jockey will tell you that riding for the former champion international and Hong Kong jockey and now trainer, is no stroll in the park. Tony Cruz is a tough task master. To ride for him is an honour. It’s also a constantly learning experience.
The recently married Karis, one of the nicest and most genuine individuals in the Hong Kong racing fraternity with a completely positive outlook on life which hasn’t gone unnoticed by many in Hong Kong racing, is looking forward for the new season to start on Sunday, September 6. He can’t wait to get back amongst the winners. You can see it on his face and everything he says.
Here, he opens up about how the recent problems in Mauritius has affected him, how he keeps things positive, his strong links with Mauritius, and the importance he places on his marriage to Xaviere aka Peachy, a priority through his belief in keeping romance alive.
For this interview, he even wore a peach coloured t-shirt just to show that love is alive and well.