Keen Judgment; Fair Comment
Mr. Bill Tung, Biu 1934-03-30 — 2006-02-22
Tung Biu or ‘Uncle Bill’ is a racing icon and legend.
Among many successful careers, his most popular character was in his role as horse racing commentator.
Through his thorough experience, knowledge, and sense of humor, he always articulated many up-right fair comments.
Thus he was beloved by many punters and even non-punters, as his loyal audience.
His family was from Ningpo,in northeast Zhejiang province in China.
He started to learn horse riding when he was eight years old.
He also served in his family’s stables as assistant.
Due to his frank assessment and criticism in the horse racing circles, he was respectfully called “Uncle Biu”.
Mr Kenneth Liang (Mr Number One) and Mr Carlos Wu, among other team-mates were his hosting partners.
His charisma had an effect on the RTHK as his audience increased significantly.
2005-06-29 season finale was a night race meeting, Uncle Bill retired from the media industry thereafter.
2006-02-22, another valley night race meeting, Uncle Bill passed away in the hospital with the company of loved ones.
2006-03-13, a funeral committee was set up and Uncle Bill’s wake was held at the Hong Kong Coliseum.
2006-03-14 afternoon, Uncle Bill was cremated at Sha Tin’s crematorium.
1970s to 1990s, due to his fame, Uncle Bill performed in many movies, television dramas and sang the theme audio as well.
Acknowledgment to Mr Benny Tung