OUR MEMORIES
Yung, yung-tao Sanford 1927-10-03 — 2013-11-07

 

Joy And Satisfaction

 

 

Mr Sanford Yung 容永道, owner of Silver Lining and an Honorary Voting Member of HKJC.

 

 

A Versatile Life as his Versatile horse

 

He liked golfing, swimming, boating, dancing and riding occasionally.

 

Indoor hobbies include playing bridge, poker, reading, collecting Chinese paintings and listening to good music.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

1927, born in Hong Kong, with family roots in Zhongshan county, Guangdong province, China.

 

1948, apprenticed in accounting firm Davidson and Workman, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

1962-03-01 Sanford Y.T. Yung registers Sanford Yung & Co.

 

1965, Sanford Yung & Co. becomes a member of Coopers & Lybrand.

 

1973, owned his first horse named FOUR ACRES.

 

1977, SILVER LINING bought with HK$50,000.

 

2013-11-07, Mr Yung passed away, at age 86。

 

 

HORSES OWNED:

 

SILVER LINING

 

SILVER DASH

 

A-GAIN EASY

 

QUITE EASY

 

TRULY EASY

 

UTMOST EASY

 

EXTREMELY EASY

 

JUST TOO EASY

 

 

CAREER HIGHTLIGHTS of SILVER LINING

 

being the first horse in Hong Kong earning over 1 million dollar.

 

won the Champions and Chater Cup three times

 

three times voted Horse of the Year in 1978, 1979 and 1981.

 

had 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.

 

won over distances from 2,230 to 1,030 meters-on grass, sand; on firm as well as heavy going.

 

has his equine skeleton taking pride of place in a glass cabinet at the Racing Museum of HKJC.

 

2008-10-26 Silver Lining cup was presented to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Sha Tin Racecourse.

 

SILVER LINING is the first horse that has a trophy named after.

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Mr Yung said, ” there is a lot more to my life than just being the owner of Silver Lining, of which I am naturally very happy and proud. I have derived enormous satisfaction and joy from owning such a splendid horse, but as I said it`s not been without its other side. For example, on the eve of every big race, I would have a bad night`s sleep-worrying not so much whether he would win or not, but rather I would hate to see him break down or anything happen to him on the track carrying those super weights between 147-152 lbs.”

 

 

REFERENCE

 

SILVER LINING: A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.

From the proverb “Every cloud has a silver lining”

 

 


 

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