Up Bit from Top Gun
The Mascot of Hong Kong Racing
His father was a English teacher of the Diocesan Boys School.
1936, educated at Robinson Road Wah Yan College.
1941, qualified as War-time Interpreter of The Infantry Training Center and Field Artillery Training Center in Sháoguān, China.
1943, moved to Guìylin, Kūnmíng, enlisted in Air Force.
1944, learning to fly in India, then Texas and Alabama, USA.
1945, as Distinguished Air Cadet operating fighters such as Mustang P-51.
JOCKEY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1948, took 80 hours in Shouson Hill Riding School and graduated by 10 winners from Novice Rider to Amateur jockey.
1954, first victory on ARMAMENT trained by Lam Wai-leung.
LOGIC was his favorite horse.
TRAINER CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1974, practiced stable management from Maxwell and Major Peter Nelson at Lambourne, UK.
Then, he returned to Hong Kong and became the Assistant Trainer for J H Goswell.
1976-03-27, TASTY DISH was his first stable winner.
1977 season, his newly formed stable only got 5 wins.
1978 JAN & FEB, teamed with French Jockey Philippe Paquet, who won over a dozen races for him. Their partnership bonded by very modest personality and having strong will to win.
1979, June, with Philippe’s help, he broke the succession of 11 wins George Moore‘s dominance and won the title of Champion Trainer, with winning tally to 62 and stakes to a record breaking HK$2,453,048.50.
His Memorable Jockeys are:
Philippe Paquet, Pat Eddery, K S Ho, T O Lau, John Y S Wong and S M Yung.
His signature horses are:
His splendid achievement was built from a combination of diligence, industry, a genuine love and concern for horses, with his warm personal charm.
2011, he still has out-door exercise, playing basketball, table tennis impressively than lots of youngsters.