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Willy Kan

Chan in charge of grooming young riders

For a prominent sporting icon who has long been dedicated to helping athletes in career development, it's no surprise that Amy Chan Lim-chee has become the first woman head of the Apprentice Jockeys' School.

Friday, 14 July, 2006, 12:00am

Jockey 'not fully to blame' for injury

A jockey disciplined for careless riding over an incident that insurers claim led to the injury of a thoroughbred should not have been punished, a champion jockey told a court yesterday.

Australian jockey William Burnett testified that apprentice Willy Kan Wai-yu's inexperience had been compounded by misfortune.

9 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Jockey rode recklessly, ex-steward tells court

A jockey at the centre of a legal wrangle over who should foot the bill after a thoroughbred was injured in a race had ridden recklessly, a former senior steward testified yesterday, disputing the opinion of the chief steward at the time.

7 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Court hears of respect for female rider Kan

A female jockey blamed for an accident which resulted in a horse having to be put down was described in court yesterday as having been a 'very respected rider' in her brief career.

The issue of the competence of female jockeys came up in a landmark action launched by insurers Lloyd's against the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the estate of female rider Willy Kan Wai-yu.

6 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Piaget auction preview leads an action-packed week


Breeze Up, 12 noon-3.15 pm, Members' Enclosure, Sha Tin Racecourse: An invitation-only preview of horses to be auctioned at the Piaget International Sale 2001. Mark Richard will commentate.


9 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Marcus bows out on a high

BASIL Marcus has been delivering the goods all his life. He started doing that as a little kid working at a Cape Town supermarket - helping customers carry groceries to their cars - and has continued in the same vein throughout an illustrious career by bringing home the winners.

25 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Brace finds Kan back on target

It has been a season local trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee would probably rather forget, but yesterday's winning double thrust him firmly back in the spotlight and served as a warning to his rivals for the final weeks of the campaign.

24 May 1999 - 12:00am

Sir Galway can salute

Front-running middle-distance performer Sir Galway can continue the fine winning run of Carol W. S. Yu who notched a maiden career double at Happy Valley on Grand National night.

She returns to the city track tonight and trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee, who supplied Saturday's twosome, has put her on a horse who relishes the track and the distance.

14 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Colleagues and fans join farewell for fallen jockey Willy Kan

Trainers, jockeys, mafoos and fans gathered at Sha Tin racecourse, where apprentice Willy Kan Wai-yue took her fatal fall, to pay their last respects yesterday.

The talented rider's cortege wound through the track to the place on the now-shorn grass where the 20-year-old jockey crashed to the turf and was trampled on March 21. A short Taoist ceremony was performed.

3 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Yu scores on Kan's Grand Way

There were sombre echoes of recent days at Happy Valley last night when female apprentice Carol W.S. Yu produced a faultless, front-running ride to take the sixth event on the midweek programme for former champion trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee.

1 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

One minute's silence marks tribute to jockey

Those who knew her best said goodbye to apprentice Willy Kan Wai-yue when total silence enveloped Sha Tin racecourse on the stroke of 7pm last night.

There was no sound from the tears that slipped slowly down many cheeks.

The ticket-selling machines that churn through the millions of dollars that keep Hong Kong racing going fell silent.

25 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Sha Tin turf stands up to safety test

On a radically thinned and shorn grass track, Hong Kong racing picks up the pieces at Sha Tin tonight after the tragic death of apprentice Willy Kan Wai-yue.

Jockeys and trainers voiced their overall approval of the course to be used tonight following the running of a special 12-horse trial yesterday morning.

24 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

$500,000 payment to family of jockey

The family of apprentice jockey Willy Kan Wai-yue, trampled to death in a fall at Sha Tin races on Sunday, are to receive $500,000 from the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

They will get $400,000 for immediate expenses, said a spokesman, while chairman Alan Li Fook-sum would personally donate $100,000.

23 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

A young life tragically cut short

The stunning tragedy of Willy Kan's death bleakly brings into perspective our bi-weekly love affair with Hong Kong racing.

No country in the world has the same enthusiasm for racing as the dedicated supporters of the sport here, where an estimated two million follow it on a regular basis.

23 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Tears flow for talented Kan

Hong Kong racing went into mourning last night for Willy Kan Wai-yue, the talented female apprentice killed in a fall at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon.

There were tears and a sombre hush around the racecourse when the news became official that the 20-year-old claimer had succumbed to injuries received in the third race.

22 Mar 1999 - 12:00am