KAN Wai-yue Willy (1978-06-17 — 1999-03-21)
1997-12-20_2 Kan W Y SUPER CONNECTIONS (BP127) Kan P C class4 – 1600m Gloucester Handicap 99-odds 11th among 13, it was her inaugural race.
1998-02-01 got her inaugural win on SIR GALWAY trained by Brian Kan.
1998-07-02 rode in Britain for trainer David Nicholls and got 1 winner.
Winners landed by Kan Wai-yue Willy:
|1998-02-01_6||Kan W Y||SIR GALWAY||Kan P C||The Ewo Challenge Trophy (handicap)||2||HV-d-A 1800|
|1998-03-01_5||Kan W Y||HORNET||Kan P C||Great Success Handicap||3||ST-d-A 1200|
|1998-03-28_8||Kan W Y||GOLD YUE YEE||Kan P C||Cruise Control Handicap||4||ST-d-B 1400|
|1998-04-15_3||Kan W Y||GRAND PRIZE||Kan P C||Plover Cove Handicap||3||HV-n-C 1650|
|1998-04-22_4||Kan W Y||GOOD CONNECTION||Kan P C||The St George’s Challenge Cup (handicap)||2&3||HV-n-C 2200|
|1998-04-22_6||Kan W Y||GO GO WIN||Kan P C||Charles Dickens Handicap||4||HV-n-C 1800|
|1998-04-29_7||Kan W Y||WIN-ETIC||Wong Y O||Federation Equestre Internationale Handicap||2||ST-n-C 1400|
|1998-05-06_2||Kan W Y||KIMBER||Lui K W||Indian Recreation Club Challenge Cup||2||HV-n-A 1200|
|1998-05-27_3||Kan W Y||GO GO||Kan P C||Sir Cecil‘s Ride Handicap||4||HV-n-C 1200|
|1998-05-30_5||Kan W Y||FAT CHOY TOGETHER||Kan P C||The Queen Mother‘s Cup (handicap)||1||ST-n-C 2400|
|1998-07-02||Kan W Y||NERVOUS REX||David Nicholls||3y+ Handicap||3y+||Haydock 3000|
|1999-01-13_6||Kan W Y||HONG KONG STALLION||Wong W L||Ho Chung Handicap||3||Mud-n 1650|
|1999-01-23_10||Kan W Y||DIAMOND AND GOLD||Kan P C||Tung Wah Divided Handicap||1&2||ST-d-A 1400|
|1999-01-30_5||Kan W Y||SUPER CONNECTIONS||Kan P C||Tsing Yi Handicap||5||ST-d-B 1400|
|1999-02-03_7||Kan W Y||HORNET||Kan P C||Lusitano Divided Handicap||1&2||ST-n-C 1600|
|1999-03-17_5||Kan W Y||SIR GALWAY||Kan P C||Hung Hom Handicap||3||HV-n-B 1800|
|1999-03-17_6||Kan W Y||TAKE OFF||Kan P C||Kowloon City Handicap||4||HV-n-B 1650|
Kan was racing in midfield on HAPPY KING, trained by Alex Wong, about halfway in a seven-furlong race when the seven-year-old clipped the heels of BIG FORTUNE.
She fell heavily and was inert on the track as both SOLIDARITY and LUCKY AFLEET failed to avoid her.
As a mark of respect, the rest of the card in Sha Tin on that day was cancelled. And in her honour, the trophy awarded to the Champion Apprentice each season has now been renamed the “Willy Kan Memorial Cup”.
This was the second fatality at Sha Tin since the track opened in 1978.
1999-04-02 Friday, Willy Kan‘s funeral was held with Buddhist ceremony and she was buried in Junk Bay Chinese Permanent Cemetery, section 33 Plot 10.
Willy had been named as ‘Little Sister’ with her likeable and charming personality.
He funded and built a memorial school in Mainland China in name of KAN Wai-yue.