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A. T. Millard

Birthday: Nov 13, 1961

Nationality: South Africa

Background:
Age: 60. Tony Millard's father was the legendary multiple South African champion trainer Terrance Millard. Millard made an impressive start to his own training career in 1991. He was champion trainer in South Africa twice and won all of that country's majors. He trained three Horses of the Year there in Empress Club, Jet Master and Surfing Home as well as numerous other champions. He sent out 39 G1 winners in his first nine years of training before relocating to Hong Kong. The handler made an immediate impact locally, winning the 2000 Hong Kong Derby with Keen Winner in his first season. His most spectacular successes in Hong Kong have come with two-time Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon whose 13 career wins included two G1s and five local G1s. Millard took Hong Kong's star mare Sweet Sanette to Royal Ascot in 2011 where she finished third in the G1 King's Stand Stakes, while Super Jockey was second in the 2015 G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen and won the inaugural KOR G1 Korea Sprint in 2016. His latest big-race success returned G1 Champions & Chater Cup glory with Panfield, at the tail-end of 2020/21 season. The three-time Chilean G1 winner maintained his fine form in early last season when winning the G2 Sha Tin Trophy with Karis Teetan atop. Millard then saddled his 700th winner in Hong Kong when Above All won at Happy Valley on 25 May, 2022.

Achievements:
South African Champion Trainer (1992, 1994 [shared with Pat Shaw])

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Mile (2012 Ambitious Dragon), QEII Cup (2011 Ambitious Dragon), Hong Kong Derby (2000 Keen Winner, 2011 Ambitious Dragon), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2011 Ambitious Dragon, 2018 Singapore Sling), Stewards' Cup (2012 Ambitious Dragon), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2012 Ambitious Dragon), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2013 Ambitious Dragon), Champions & Chater Cup (2021 Panfield), KOR G1 Korea Sprint (2016 Super Jockey), Durban July (1993 Dancing Duel), J & B Met (1993 Empress Club, 1995 Surfing Home), Queen's Plate (1993 Empress Club, 1999 Jet Master), Summer Cup (1992 Empress Club), South African Guineas (1993 Empress Club), South African Fillies' Guineas (1993 Empress Club), Cape Guineas (1998 Jet Master).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2022/23 season): 700 (win strike rate: 8.4%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 1
No of runs for season: 24
Win %: 4.17
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 1
Total stakes: $1,859,650
Win stakes: $983,250
No of 2nds: 1
No of 3rds: 1
Percentage for season: 12.5
Profit/Loss: $281
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
23011131001100081101100150000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100021118229.09
1200510394511.11
165005738500
180021317238.7
2200422142218.18
ShatinAll weather120012123273.7
16501219137.69
1800010340
Turf100000117180
120011336412.44
140013457651.54
1600410333810.53
180002116190
2000314162412.5
2400000330
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2300000106000610112
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
231111600070001
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
K. Teetan10001
A. Badel00033
C. L. Chau00011
H. Bentley00044
K. C. Leung00022
L. Ferraris00033
L. Hewitson00022
R. Maia00112
S. De Sousa01056