OUR MEMORIES
SILVER LINING (AL178)



 

Legendary Hero in Lightning Armour

 

 

SILVER LINING formerly named as VINTAGE MOON, was a very attractive grey and stylish Australian gelding quick-mover.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

  • 1973-09-19 Born
  • Owner: Mr Sanford Yung
  • Subscription Griffin – HK$50,000
  • Total stakes won: HK$1,080,367, the first million dollar horse
  • Hong Kong record No. of 1-2-3-Starts: 7-6-1-18
  • Sire: TOWN CRIER ex DINAH MOON by HARD SAUCE
  • trainers: C L Ng and George Moore
  • JOCKEYS: Bill Harter, C K Chow, Gary Moore, Peter Leyshan
  • 1978-10-07 won the first Sha Tin Trophy, ridden by Bill Hartack on the opening of the new racecourse
  • 1981-10-24 won his last race ridden by Peter Leyshan in Sha Tin
  • 1982-05-09 as 2nd runner-up for his last race ridden by Peter Leyshan in Sha Tin
  • 1995 passed away in Hong Kong
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    CAREER HIGHTLIGHTS

     

    1977-1978 Season:

    Sassoon Cup

    Hong Kong Champion & Chater Cup

     

    1978-1979 Season:

    Chinese Club Challenge Cup

    Sha Tin Trophy

    Stewards’ Cup

    Hong Kong Champion & Chater Cup

     

    1979-1980Season:

    Hong Kong Gold Cup

     

    1980-1981Season::

    Governors‘ Cup

    Hong Kong Gold Cup

    Hong Kong Champion & Chater Cup

     

    1981-1982Season:

    Sha Tin Trophy

     

    Y-M-D R.Ind Pla RC/Track Dist G Class Dr Rtg Trainer Jockey LBW Odds Wt. Time First Second Third
    1978-02-09 X 1235 Griffin Ng C L W Carson 132 1.13.2 SCOTTISH MIST DOUBLE V MABUHAY
    1978-03-27 X 1650 Griffin Ng C L G Lane 130 1.49.8 STAFFORDSHIRE LINGFIELD SCOTTISH MIST
    1978-04-08 X 1800 Griffin Ng C L G Lane 130 2.01.4 STAFFORDSHIRE HIGH SPEED SILVER LINING
    1978-04-22 3 1800 Griffin Ng C L A S Cruz 133 1.53.3 TOP GAIN TARLAC SILVER LINING
    1978-05-13 1 1800 1 Ng C L W Hartack 133 1.50.0 SILVER LINING TARLAC BLESS EM ALL
    1978-05-20 1 HV / “Sand 2000 1 Ng C L C K Chow 123 2.12.8 SILVER LINING NATURAL VIGOUR TITUS
    1978-09-16 1 1030 1 Ng C L W Hartack 137 1.05.9 SILVER LINING MABUHAY DIG LOW
    1978-10-07 1 1600 1 Ng C L W Hartack 142 1.35.5 SILVER LINING TARLAC DMIRAL KANARIS
    1978-12-09 2 1400 1 Ng C L W Hartack 133 1.35.5 CAMBRIDGE BOY SILVER LINING SCOTTISH MIST
    1979-01-01 1 1650 1 Ng C L W Hartack 133 1.40.7 SILVER LINING TOP GAIN TARLAC
    1979-02-10 X 1650 1 Ng C L W Hartack 133 1.40.7 SEVEN STARS DOUBLE V TARLAC
    1979-03-03 1 1400 1 G Moore G W Moore 136 1.22.7 SILVER LINING EVER WIN GREAT SUCCESS
    1979-04-14 1 1800 1 G Moore G W Moore 144 1.55.7 SILVER LINING STAFFORDSHIRE SWANEE RIVER
    1979-05-12 1 1800 1 G Moore G W Moore 128 1.50.7 SILVER LINING SEVEN STARS GREAT SUCCESS
    1979-11-04 81 4 ST / “Grass” / “” 1600 Y 1 3 133 G Moore G W Moore 3 1/2 1.2 140 1.38.70 MYSTIQUE FORTUNATE WORLD TOP GAIN
    1979-12-01 122 1 ST / “Grass” / “” 1800 F 1 6 131 G Moore G W Moore 3 2.5 144 1.47.50 SILVER LINING TOP GAIN GREAT SUCCESS
    1980-01-20 216 1 ST / “Grass” / “” 1800 F 1 4 137 G Moore G W Moore NK 2.3 148 1.48.20 SILVER LINING GREAT SUCCESS BIG CHIEF
    1980-03-09 308 5 ST / “Grass” / “” 1400 GY 1 5 143 G Moore G W Moore 3 1/2 2.3 149 1.24.30 BOLSHEVIK GREAT SUCCESS AERAS
    1980-05-18 425 2 ST / “Grass” / “” 1800 GF OPEN 6 0 G Moore G W Moore H 1.2 128 1.49.10 TOP GAIN SILVER LINING GREAT SUCCESS
    1980-10-04 26 2 ST / “Grass” / “” 1400 F 1&2 6 128 G Moore N Smith 4 3.2 139 1.23.00 EXCALIBUR SILVER LINING GREAT SUCCESS
    1980-11-22 102 2 ST / “Grass” / “” 1800 GF 1 10 132 G Moore G W Moore 3/4 2.2 144 1.49.00 GREAT SUCCESS SILVER LINING JUST GREAT
    1980-12-20 143 1 HV / “Grass” / “” 2230 F 1 5 133 G Moore G W Moore 3/4 3 147 2.18.50 SILVER LINING BIG CHIEF FIRE BALL
    1981-01-25 221 1 ST / “Grass” / “” 1800 GF 1 10 137 G Moore G W Moore 1 1/4 3.7 149 1.49.00 SILVER LINING SUPER CROWN THE JOKER
    1981-03-21 315 1 ST / “Grass” / “” 2000 GY 1 2 142 G Moore G W Moore SH 3 152 2.04.00 SILVER LINING SUPER CROWN HONEY GROVE
    1981-05-10 406 1 ST / “Grass” / “” 1800 H OPEN 4 0 G Moore G W Moore 2 1.2 126 1.55.00 SILVER LINING GREAT SUCCESS GREAT CHOICE
    1981-10-24 63 1 ST / “Grass” / “C “ 1600 GF 1&2 2 132 G Moore P Leyshan 1 1/2 1.7 144 1.35.70 SILVER LINING FIRE BALL MONKEY KING
    1981-11-28 124 2 ST / “Grass” / “A “ 1600 F 1&2 10 139 G Moore G W Moore NK 1.7 150 1.35.20 GREAT SUCCESS SILVER LINING EASTERN TREASURE
    1982-01-27 220 4 HV / “Grass” / “B “ 1800 GF 1&2 2 139 G Moore P Leyshan 2/N 1.9 151 1.52.10 FIRE BALL CONTAINER GREAT CHOICE
    1982-02-27 280 2 ST / “Grass” / “A “ 1800 G 1 6 139 G Moore G W Moore 2 1.9 147 1.49.40 FOOTBALL SILVER LINING GREAT CHOICE
    1982-04-03 343 2 HV / “Grass” / “A “ 1800 S 1&2 4 138 G Moore G W Moore 5 2.1 149 1.55.40 EASTERN TREASURE SILVER LINING BLUE AND GOLD
    1982-04-17 375 6 ST / “Grass” / “A “ 2200 F 1 9 137 G Moore G W Moore 16 3.7 147 2.16.10 TOP CHAMP GOOD JOSS FOOTBALL
    1982-05-09 415 3 ST / “Grass” / “C “ 1800 H OPEN 3 0 G Moore P Leyshan 3 1/4 3.1 126 1.56.60 EASTERN TREASURE TOP CHAMP SILVER LINING

     

     

     

    SUMMARY

     

    SILVER LINING won the Champions and Chater Cup three times and was three times voted Horse of the Year in 1978, 1979 and 1981.

     

    In fact he enjoyed a very successful racing career, particularly in Sha Tin where he amassed eight victories from eighteen starts. In those first few years of Sha Tin, he was king.

     

    SILVER LINING, one of Hong Kong’s most famous horse has his equine skeleton taking pride of place in a glass cabinet at the Racing Museum of HKJC.

     

     

     

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