Life Affiliated with Horse Racing
Having A Great Career To Enjoy
1937-03-17 Wong, Tang-ping was born, a descendant from Yangzhou in Jiangsu.
1946, encountering horses.
1952, as Assistant Stable lad to Russian trainer Tokmakoff.
1955, as Riding Boy with Lum Stable.
1970, Head Riding Boy in John Brown Stable.
1977, as Assistant trainer to Frank Carr.
1981-07-01, got his Trainer License.
1982: 29 winners in his 1st Trainer Season.
The First Horse after the Professionalization of Hong Kong Racing To String Together Ten Consecutive Wins
A strongly muscled, powerful horse, CO-TACK was almost machine-like in the manner in which he gunned down all opposition. Besides his ten consecutive wins, he set a new record for the Sha Tin mile that would stand for over 20 years.
|Country of Origin||: AUS||Owner||: Tsui Tack Kong & Tsui Tack Suen|
|Colour / Sex||: Bay / Gelding||Last Rating||: 108|
|Import Type||: PP||Sire||: Top Role|
|Total Stakes*||: $1,410,528||Dam||: Fiery Ruler|
|No. of 1-2-3-Starts*||: 12-1-1-19||Dam’s Sire||:|
|1982-01-03||Class3||Turf 1200||ST||K W Lui||131||3||1 L.||MOUNT PHOENIX|
|1982-01-27||Class3 – Vol.Chal.Cup||Turf 2230||HV||J Deegan||132||1||6 L.||GLORY|
|1982-03-17||Class2||Sand2000||HV||W P Hung||128||1 (*1)||4 L.||THE JOKER|
|1982-09-25||Class2||Turf 1600||ST||A S Cruz||134||1||3 L.||WING BRASS|
|1982-10-23||Class1–Mardon Cup||Turf 1800||HV||A S Cruz||124||1||15 L.||GOOD JOSS|
|1983-01-29||H K Derby||Turf 1800||ST||A S Cruz||126||1||3/4 L.||GAY EIGHTY|
|1983-03-05||HK Gold Cup||Sand1800||ST||A S Cruz||126||1 (*2)||2 L.||GAY EIGHTY|
|1983-04-30||Chater Cup||Turf 1800||ST||A S Cruz||126||1||4 L.||BORN DUDLEY W.|
|1983-10-01||Class1||Sand1575||HV||A S Cruz||139||1 (*3)||10 L.||BORN FREE|
|1983-10-22||Class1||Turf 1800||HV||A S Cruz||147||1||2 L.||TOP CHAMP|
|1983-11-06||Sha Tin Trophy||Turf 1600||ST||A S Cruz||150||1 (*4)||1/2 L.||WINNING ASSOC.|
|1983-11-20||Class1||Turf 1800||ST||A S Cruz||154||2||1/2 L.||FOOT BALL|
|1984-01-07||S M Sil. Tanker||Turf 1600||ST||A S Cruz||154||1||3 L.||SHI SHAN|
|1984-02-04||Class1–Sassoon Cup||Turf 1800||HV||P Eddery||154||5||7-1/2 L.||GAY EIGHTY|
|1984-03-03||HK Gold Cup||Sand1800||ST||A S Cruz||147||4||1-1/2 L.||GAY EIGHTY|
|1984-05-05||Chater Cup||Turf 1800||ST||A S Cruz||126||1||2 L.||GILGIT|
|1985-12-07||Centenary Vase||Turf 1800||ST||A S Cruz||140||11||9-1/2 L.||FOREVER GOLD|
|1986-05-10||Chater Cup||Turf 1800||ST||A S Cruz||126||10||14-1/4 L.||GAY EIGHTY|
|1986-11-09||Class1 & 2||Sand1400||HV||W Harris||134||8||31-1/4 L.||JOYFUL UNION|
(*1)=(Record Time 2:12.0)
(*2)=(Record Time 1:56.2)
(*3)=(Record Time 1:39.4)
(*4)=(Record Time 1:33.3)
Trainer T P Wong commented that ignoring the cost of its purchase, he was impressed by the first performance of CO-TACK and perceived that it would be a promising star. Among the dominance by expatriate trainers, CO-TACK thus built its own name and brighten up its trainer in the 1980s. That has been the glamorous and fascination of Horse Racing!
1994-10-15 Wong Tang-ping achieved at Sha Tin with 5 wins in 1 raceday:
|#2||NORTHERN FIRE BALL (BJ161)||J Krone|
|#3||POLAR STAR (BL084)||J Krone|
|#4||MISS PIGGY (BJ204||H K Yim|
|#6||TOP PERFORMANCE (BK027)||C K Chung|
|#8||STAR OF MARBLE (BJ096)||C W Choi|
Other Remarkable Horses:
2002-06-16 Last race and last win and last trophy:
He gave his remarks after the last race:
“It is a perfect ending and it is mission accomplished,
“I have had a great career and I have enjoyed it all.”
WONG, Tang Ping was the first trainer to reach the recently introduced retirement age of 65.
After his retirement, it seemed that he still could not cut off the affiliation with horses.
Recently, he has been a feature article writer for webs and the press with active concerns with the racing circle.