Sino-Indian Merchant Empire
His family members were also appointed as Stewards in later years.
1970s, there was a remarkable fact before and after the professionalization of Hong Kong racing record:
They are Victor Sassoon and George Macgregor.
His most famous quote was “there is only one race greater than the Jews and that’s the Derby.”
His most famous possession was the Cathay Hotel, where the rich and famous wined and dined.
Mesopotamian Jewish Dynasty
1937 and thereafter, he withdrew from China four months before the Japanese invasion.
1938 autumn, all sign of his ‘Morn’ and ‘Eve’ stables had vanished from races in Asia.
1951-03-24, Annual Meeting, a new trophy appeared in the Hong Kong race card.
The trophy was presented by that horse-loving family.
|Race Date||Hor No.||Horse Name||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Loc.||Track||Dist.||R. Time|
|1980-05-31||AN104||EXCALIBUR||G W Moore||Moore G.||Li & Fenton||ST||GRASS||1600||1.37.60|
|1981-05-30||AM167||GREAT SUCCESS||A S Cruz||Tam M.K.||Leung Sik Wah||HV||GRASS||1650||1.40.80|
|1982-04-12||AP098||VILLA D’AGUANTE||G W Moore||Moore G.||Dr David Lee Tsing||HV||GRASS||1235||1.13.10|
|1983-02-15||AT134||BORN FREE||Y S Wong||Chan A.||Leung Chi||HV||SAND||1575||1.42.20|
|1984-02-04||AT151||GAY EIGHTIES||B Taylor||Cheng T.C.||Dr Douglas Laing||HV||GRASS||1800||1.49.30|
|1985-02-22||BA086||MYSTIC||Y P Chan||Ng B.K.||Robert J Lee Yu Sheng||HV||SAND||1400||1.28.10|
|1985-10-12||BA064||YUNO WHEN||B Raymond||Kan P.C.||D C da Silva||HV||GRASS||1650||1.40.70|
|1987-01-31||BB128||HANDCLAP||A S Cruz||Kan P.C.||Tam Chung Shing||HV||GRASS||1650||1.40.00|
|1988-02-19||BC105||GOLD BELT||W H Tse||Kan P.C.||Mr & Mrs U Tat Ming||HV||GRASS||1650||1.42.70|
|1989-04-15||BE121||QUICKEN AWAY||F C Lor||Ng B.K.||Lo Sing Pui||ST||GRASS||1200||1.12.80|
|1990-04-07||BA137||SATURNIAN||T Ives||Collingwood E.||Wong Chung Hin||HV||TURF||1235||1.13.50|
|1991-04-13||BG380||CARRY ON WINNING||C W Choi||Wong T.P.||Sammy Chow Choi Leng||ST||TURF||1000||0.56.60|
|1992-04-08||BJ228||MOTIVATION||B Marcus||Moore J.||Mr & Mrs Hui Sai Fun||HV||TURF||2400||2.34.30|
|1993-04-12||BH183||HOUSE HONOUR||M Kinane||Ng T.K.||Yu Sun Say||HV||TURF||1650||1.40.90|
|1994-04-23||BG380||CARRY ON WINNING||G Childs||Wong T.P.||Sammy Chow Choi Leng||ST||TURF||1200||1.09.70|
|1995-04-22||BM108||MR VITALITY||B Marcus||Allan I.W.||Larry C K Yung||ST||TURF||1200||1.10.10|
|1996-04-24||BM023||RAJPUT||D Oliver||Fownes L.||R T Samtani||HV||TURF||2200||2.19.00|
|1996-10-12||BM108||MR VITALITY||B Marcus||Allan I.W.||Larry C K Yung||ST||TURF||1200||1.09.80|
|1997-10-18||BN003||SHINNECOCK HILLS||Y S Wong||Hayes D.A.||Paul Cheng Ming Fun& Robert B Taylor||ST||TURF||1400||1.23.30|
It is named after Sir Victor Sassoon.
The area is associated with affluence and wealth. Many of Hong Kong‘s wealthy live in this area, including Henry Fok (house nicknamed ‘Fok Villas’).
His widow, Lady Sassoon requested that in lieu of flowers, donations were to be made to the local heart associations in his memory.
From Retrievable Racing Records:-
The Most Winning Owners:
Mr Larry C K Yung, twice
The Most Winning Horses:
MR VITALITY, twice
Acknowledgement To Mr YU Chi Hung for supplying and verifying data.