Trainer charged with assault

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 April, 2009, 12:00am

Horse trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing, who was accused in January of molesting a woman in Sha Tin, was charged yesterday with one count of indecent assault.

The charge was laid when Shum, 48, reported to Sha Tin police station yesterday morning under the conditions of bail granted after his arrest in January.

Police said he would appear in Sha Tin Court next Thursday.

The Jockey Club said it was 'not appropriate for the club to make any comment at this stage'.

A spokeswoman said Shum still possessed a valid trainer's licence.

Shum was a jockey at the club from 1977 to 1983, when he rode 24 winners. He later suffered from an eye illness and turned to training under champion horse trainer Ivan Allan, who made him an assistant trainer in 1995.

Shum received his trainer's licence for the 2003-04 racing season, during which he had 34 winners.

He finished third in the trainers' premiership table in the 2004-05 season. His horses have won 12 races so far this season.

One of the horses from his stable, Thumbs Up, will compete in the HK$14 million 2,000-metre race at the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup, a Group 1 international event at the Sha Tin racecourse on April 26.