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Kan Ping-Chee

Kan, a battler against all odds

The life of racing legend Brian Kan Ping-chee continues to be as dramatic as some of the races won by his horses.

Last night, the five-time champion trainer was freed on appeal after being handed a jail sentence for election corruption.

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011, 12:00am

Racing legend Kan given jail sentence, then freed

Former champion horse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee was jailed for more than three months yesterday for offering HK$130,000 to a village representative for his vote in a recent rural election.

But Kan, 74, was granted bail at Fanling Court to launch an appeal. He had been in custody since his conviction last month.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Narrow loser in election to tell ICAC of suspicions

The ICAC will be asked to look into suspicions about votes in a constituency won by a rural leader previously named in the election-bribery case of the champion horse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee. Separately, six voters in a different constituency appeared in court yesterday accused of giving false addresses in last month's district council elections.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Election rival's warning to Kan on 'vote bribes'

The man who defeated former champion horse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee in a rural election told a court yesterday that he repeatedly warned the racing legend not to commit crimes.

Bowie Hau Chi-keung, who won the poll to become Sheung Shui Rural Committee chairman, said it was 'hardly motiveless' that Kan arranged meetings with voting villagers in his camp.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Racing legend in HK$130,000 'voting bribe'

A Sheung Shui village representative said yesterday that champion horse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee left HK$130,000 at his convenience store after telling him at an earlier meeting that he wanted to run in an upcoming election.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

'Mr Kan has been very good to me. His horses are strong'

French jockeys. They're like oysters. When they put in a bad one there is simply nothing worse. It makes you sick to the pit of your stomach and can take a week to get over. But when they ride well, as is so often the case, there are few things finer.

2 Jan 2001 - 12:00am


People's champion Brian Kan Ping-chee yesterday had his adoring fans waving, clapping and cheering as Industrialist, his new stable star, the new star of Hong Kong racing, took the $7 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin in the kind of finish which could never have been scripted.

17 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Kan changes mind over Munro

Former champion trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee is keeping local racing guessing about a stable jockey for next season following his decision not to retain Alan Munro.

The dual Derby-winning jockey had been linked to Kan for a week and had several talks with the flamboyant trainer.

11 May 1999 - 12:00am

Shots hit trainer Kan's Rolls

Racehorse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee's crimson Rolls-Royce was hit nine times by air rifle pellets while parked in the Jockey Club residential complex in Sha Tin.

Eight pellets caused slight damage to the windscreen of the $3 million car, with the plates 'BK1', which Mr Kan bought to celebrate the handover. Another dented the body near the left-front wheel.

27 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Kan snaps up prize colt as bargains abound

Colourful trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee finally got his horse yesterday - a year after his first attempt had failed.

Kan bid $1.5 million to successfully secure an attractive Indian Ridge colt out of the Thatching mare, Reet Petite, for owner Lee Yuk-fai at the third Hong Kong International Sale held at Sha Tin racecourse.

14 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Poll race cuts Kan's horseplay

WILL the opening of the racing season on Sunday disturb the election campaign of Brian Kan Ping-chee, champion horse trainer and Legco hopeful for the Community, Social and Personal Services functional constituency? No, says Mr Kan, he'll just spend less time on his favourite hobbies: golf, nightclubs and gambling.

6 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Angry Kan in meeting walkout

ANGRY trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee walked out of a meeting yesterday when the Trainers' Association were informed that the Stewards of the Jockey Club had rejected 90 per cent of requests put in recently.

Top of the list was a bid to have five horses from the annual ballot given to each stable.

16 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Kan summons Derby know-how

THE Classic Trial, centrepiece of today's excellent Sha Tin programme, has assumed real significance in relation to the Hong Kong Derby only in recent years.

5 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Kan lines up Cruz at tee

A FRIENDLY round of golf at Fanling yesterday could pave the way for an early season alliance between local idol Tony Cruz and former champion trainer, Brian Kan Ping-chee.

2 Sep 1994 - 12:00am