OUR MEMORIES
Cumine, Eric (1905-2002)

Cumine, Eric  (1905-2002)


 

Knowing Everyone, Knowing Everything

 

The late Eric Byron Cumine, OBE, JP, HKJC Honorable Steward is a renowned owner, jockey, Steward, author, philosopher and Architect.

 

 

 

Subject To Money No Object

 

1905-06-16, Eric Cumine was born in Shanghai at 8D, Avenue Road (now Beijing Road West).
His parents whose families both had very early connections with Shanghai and Scottish origins.
1904-07-30, his parents were married in Hong Kong.

 

Eric Cumine graduated in the London.Architecture Academy.

 

He spoke English, Shanghainese and Cantonese fluently.

 

Notable member and rider of the Shanghai racing Club.

 

1949, he came from China, then built up a large architecture firm with studios in Caroline Building, Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

 

2002-06-29, aged 97, Eric passed away in London, survived by his widow Yvonne Cumine Ho.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

‘MONEY’ Prefix were used on English names of his horses, such as:

 

MONEY TALKS (Z009) (Retired)

Country of Origin : NZ Owner : Mr & Mrs Eric Cumine
Colour / Sex : Chestnut / Gelding Last Rating : 89
Import Type : SG Sire : Even Stevens
Total Stakes* : $0 Dam : Little Sheba
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 0-0-0-5 Dam’s Sire :

 

 

MONEY POURING IN (AP039) (Retired)

Country of Origin : AUS Owner : Mr & Mrs Eric Cumine
Colour / Sex : Brown / Gelding Last Rating : 87
Import Type : SG Sire : Prince Poppa
Total Stakes* : $648,680 Dam : Irish Fury
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 8-2-5-41 Dam’s Sire :

 

 

MONEY FIRST (AG022) (Retired)

Country of Origin : NZ Owner : Mr & Mrs Eric Cumine
Colour / Sex : Brown / Gelding Last Rating : 38
Import Type : SG Sire : Piccadilly Lane
Total Stakes* : $41,320 Dam : The Blues
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 0-2-1-11 Dam’s Sire :

 

 

MONEY NO PROBLEM (BC064) (Retired)

Country of Origin : AUS Owner : Mr & Mrs Eric Cumine
Colour / Sex : Bay / Gelding Last Rating : 30
Import Type : SG Sire : Sunfish
Total Stakes* : $1,6188,575 Dam : Budtha
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 8-6-8-62 Dam’s Sire : Castle Burn

 

 

MONEY FOUNTAIN (BK174) (Retired)

Country of Origin : NZ Owner : Mr & Mrs Eric Cumine
Colour / Sex : Brown / Gelding Last Rating : 31
Import Type : PPG Sire : Omnicorp
Total Stakes* : $1,039,1884 Dam : Blintz
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 1-7-3-26 Dam’s Sire : Sugar Apple

 

 

MONEY COME-IN (BN103) (Retired)

Country of Origin : NZ Owner : Mr & Mrs Eric Cumine
Colour / Sex : Chestnut / Gelding Last Rating : 18
Import Type : PPG Sire : Famous Star
Total Stakes* : $1,736,720 Dam : Nickle Princess
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 1-9-3-55 Dam’s Sire : Plugged Nickle

 

1978-10-07 his horse MONEY NO OBJECT winning the first race of Sha Tin racetrack.

 

Winning Trainers: V Rodney, M K Tam, L Fownes

 

Winning Jockeys: K Y So, L Fox, H M Lee, D Brosnan T P Yung, L O’Sullivan, W Woods

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Like himself, many of his horses and architectural masterpieces are subjects of sensation and talks of the town.

 

 

REFERENCE

 

His famous monuments are the previous North Point Estate, Furama Hotel, Kai Tak Terminal, So Uk Estate, Lisboa Hotel, Kwong Wah Hospital, Tsan Yuk Hospital, Matilda Hospital, Harbar City, etc.

 

1981, wrote and published《Hong Kong Ways and Byways,A Miscellany of Trivia》

 

 


 

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