Born in 1970, the 48-year-old is still at the top of his game as he showed when coaxing Legal Eagle to a thrilling victory.
Marcus is rated as one of the country’s most level-headed sportspeople. He had brought home a horse owned by the late Chris Gerber, held in the highest regard by everyone in racing who died in 2018
Brother to seven-time Hong Kong champion jockey Basil, now a leading trainer. Horse racing was not a major interest for him while he was growing up: "Being a jockey wasn’t a life-long ambition. I only decided six months before I was accepted at the academy." Aged only 13 when he started at the academy in 1984, Marcus was one of the youngest apprentices to be accepted. "I didn’t know what the back of a horse looked like when I got there and started pretty slowly." He has won numerous feature races, most recently driving like it hot home 345 in the Charity Mile November Handicap.
Champion Apprentice 1987-1988
SA Champion Jockey 1999-2000
Hong Kong (1997; 2000-2005)
Dubai (won 2008 Dubai Duty Free on Jay Peg)
Singapore (won 2008 Singapore Airlines International Cup on Jay Peg)