Umberto Rispoli (born 31 August 1988 in San Severino Marche, Italy) is horse racing jockey. He commenced his apprenticeship in 2005 and graduating to the senior ranks in 2010. Currently based at the HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB in HONG KONG.
Rispoli (born 31 August 1988 in San Severino Marche, Italy),but is family origins are from Napoli,he grove up and make is study in Scampia,famous neighborhood of Napoli. The Gomorra series takes place right in Scampia. In the summer of 2002 Umberto left Napoli to reach Luigi Camici stable, in Cisterna di Latina,Camici saddle the Arc de triomphe winner Tony Bin 1988,Umberto was born on the same year. Autumn 2004 Umberto get his Jockey Licence in the Italian Racing School in Pisa, on 5 February 2005 make is debut in Varese for Alduino Botti,witch was his trainer for five years. He rode 82 winners on his first year as apprentice In the 2009 Umberto was crowned Champion Jockey for his first time, back to back in the 2010 he beat the Record of Gianfranco Dettori 245 winners in one year. He spend five season in France between 2012 and 2016, before to move him self in Hong Kong,where at moment is living with is Fiancee Kimberley Mosse and the little Hayden.
Career as a Jockey
Umberto rode his first race in Varese on Polar Eagle(2nd) the 5/2/2005. The 19/2/05 he rode his first winner on Pace Maker He was crowned Champion Italian Jockey during the 2009 and 2010 racing seasons. In the 2009 Umberto brake the Italian record of Gianfranco Dettori 21/11/89 (Frankie's Father 229 winners) exactly 20 years later,on the same day 21/11/09 he does 230 on Sugarland in Pisa,the new record was 245. After 5 season 2012-2016 in France with few Gr1 success in the bag, he move to Hong Kong where at the moment is riding full season under HKJC He rode so far 1492 winners around the world Italy,France,England,Germany,Czech Republic,Japan,Hong Kong,South Africa and Mauritius .
Twice Italian Champion Jockey: 2009 and 2010
- Premio Lydia Tesio (Group 1) – Aoife Alainn (2010)
- Premio Presidente della Repubblica (Group 1) – Estejo (2011)
- Premio Gran Criterium (Group 1) - Priore Philip (2013)
- Premio Presidente della Repubblica (Group 1) - Cleo Fan (2015)
- Prix du Cadran (Group 1) - Molly Malone (2012)
- Criterium International (Group 1) - Vert de Grece (2014)