One Of Our Brightest Young Stars
1994-04-24, Lam had fought for his life for a fortnight after being involved in a head-on car crash in the Aberdeen tunnel in the early hours.
The talented apprentice was a passenger in a car which collided with an oncoming truck.
Peter Ng Bik-kuen, Lam’s trainer, treated him like a son, nurturing his career.
Ng was only too aware of the special talent he had discovered in his apprentice.
Mr Bill Tung, the renowned commentator visited Lam as a support.
|1993-10-06_6||Lam K S||CAPTAIN RON||Ng B K||8||3||1600||hv-A||1.37.4||Cl 3 Hdc|
|1993-10-09_3||Lam K S||NAMJONG||Ng B K||13||3||1200||ST-g||1.10.3||Cl 3 Hdc|
|1993-10-31_6||Lam K S||RENOWNED GIFT||Kam K T||14||5||1400||ST-g||1.24.9||Cl 5 Hdc|
|1993-11-10_4||Lam K S||GREY LINNET||Ng B K||12||3||1800||hv-t||1.50.7||Cl 3 Hdc|
|1993-11-20_2||Lam K S||AUTO FOCUS||Lam H F||13||5||1000||ST-g||0.59.2||Cl 5 Hdc|
|1993-11-24_2||Lam K S||BOLD BIDDER||Lam H F||10||5||1600||hv-A||1.40.4||Cl 5 Hdc|
|1993-12-04_4||Lam K S||GREY LINNET||Ng B K||10||2/3||2400||hv-t||2.30.9||Po Leung Kuk Centenary Cup|
|1993-12-08_4||Lam K S||TOTAL SUCCESS||Cruz D||9||4||1800||hv-t||1.51.7||Cl 4 Hdc|
|1993-12-15_1||Lam K S||IBIS||Lane G||10||6||1600||hv-A||1.39.0||Cl 6 Hdc|
|1994-01-01_9||Lam K S||NAMJONG||Ng B K||14||1/2||1200||ST-g||1.10.4||Cl 1-2 Hdc|
|1994-01-08_6||Lam K S||SPEEDSTAR||Ng B K||8||2||1000||ST-g||0.58.0||Hong Kong Club Challenge Cup|
|1994-01-08_9||Lam K S||GOLD CAPTURE||Ng B K||14||3||1900||ST-g||1.58.4||Cl 3 Hdc|
|1994-01-26_2||Lam K S||FORTUNE COLLECT||Kam K T||8||6||1400||hv-A||1.25.4||Cl 6 Hdc|
|1994-02-05_5||Lam K S||SMILING||Ng B K||11||1/2||1800||ST-g||1.50.2||The Lusitano Challenge Cup|
|1994-02-19_5||Lam K S||MAGIC JOY||Begg N||14||3||1400||ST-g||1.25.6||Cl 3 Hdc|
|1994-02-19_6||Lam K S||AUTO FOCUS||Lam H F||12||4||1200||ST-g||1.13.2||Cl 4 Hdc|
Lam had ridden 16 winners that season and was the best young rider to emerge from the local ranks since Tony Cruz burst on to the scene in the mid-1970s.
Such was his prowess in the saddle that top international trainers had been fighting for his services that summer.
1994-05-07, Francis K S Lam, the brightest young star in Hong Kong horse racing, passed away at aged 20.
He passed away after fortnight in coma.
The normally stoical Mr Ng had to choke back the emotion as he faced the press about Lam’s death.
“He was just a good kid, a bloody. good kid,” he said.
The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club contacted Lam’s parents to see how it can help the family.
Philip Johnston, the club’s director of racing, was at Lam’s bedside earlier.
Surgeon and Honorary Steward, Professor Harry Fang was there too.
Major General Guy Watkins, the club’s chief executive,said:
“It is a desperately sad day for his family and for racing. He was a very fine rider and a very fine young man. We will be talking to his family as soon as we can.”
Lam’s death added a mournful air to what was normally an upbeat Chairman’s Prize day at Sha Tin.
1994-06-05_1 The Francis K S Lam Memorial Handicap was held by HKJC.
Acknowledgment to Mr Lacuda Mengnah; Mr Peter Yuen for relevant content.