Young Australian Chad Schofield will follow in the footsteps of his father Glyn when he returns to what is almost his second home to join the Sha Tin jockey roster in September for the 2015-16 season, reports HK Racing Post.

The 21-year-old has been given a six-month licence and is the new face among the riders along with Richard Fourie, who rode 34 winners here in 2012-13 before returning to South Africa for two seasons and has a full season ticket.

Missing from the current line-up will be Andreas Suborics, who has not been relicensed, Damian Lane, who did not apply, and Hong Kong will be without a French jockey for the first time in memory after Olivier Doleuze and Gerald Mosse withdrew their applications.

Doleuze is taking time off to treat a shoulder injury while Gerald Mosse, one of the most successful riders in history over the past two decades, also withdrew his application for a licence and will return to France to ride, with a view to switching to a training career.

Chad Schofield spent four years with his family at Sha Tin from 2002 to 2006 and was not quite into his teen years when his father relocated to Sydney after riding 151 winners here.

The 21-year-old Chad began his apprenticeship in Sydney, winning the junior championship in 2012, before taking up an offer to join David Hayes' Melbourne yard and he won the junior title there the following year.

Schofield's biggest career moment to date was winning the 2013 Cox Plate as a 19-year-old. He has since added three more Group Ones among 272 career victories and will this week ride Criterion for Hayes in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Both Schofield and Fourie are lightweights, putting added pressure on the local jockeys next season, and several of them are feeling pressure of a difference kind.

Freelance jockey Jacky Tong Chi-kit must show cause why he should be relicensed next season, while apprentice Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin has been stood down from races and trials with immediate effect pending a show cause why he should even be allowed to see out the current term, after racking up a large number of charges over interference in races.

And the leading Chinese jockey, with over 420 wins, Howard Cheng Yue-tin has been put on notice that he may also be forced to “show cause” if he is found guilty of any further offences under running and handling rules.

The Licensing Commitee also agreed to let apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun ride as a senior next season, although he will retain his five-pound claim.

The trainers who have yet to meet the performance benchmark for the season – Sean Woods, Andreas Schutz and Gary Ng Ting-keung – are to be informed that a written explanation will be required by the Licensing Committee if this situation remains unchanged.