Birthday: Nov 13, 1961
Nationality: South Africa
Age: 57. 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.
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), 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 2019/20 season): 617 (win strike rate: 8.5%).
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