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John Size

Birthday: Jul 10, 1954

Nationality: Australia

Background:
John Size was a top trainer in Sydney before his arrival in Hong Kong in 2001 with a reputation for improving and rekindling the spark in his horses. He broke the mould by winning the trainers' premiership in his very first season. He was level with Caspar Fownes at the end of 2013/14 with 62 wins apiece as he chased an eighth title but Fownes was crowned champion on count-back with one more second-place finisher. Size notched that eighth championship in the 2015/16 season, while his ninth championship in 2016/17 saw him set a new record for most winners in a season with 94, 27 more than nearest rival John Moore. In winning his 10th title in 2017/18, Size set a new benchmark for earnings in a season, accruing total prize money of HK$176,441,240. He has trained the winners of two Horse of the Year titles, the multiple HKG1 scorers Electronic Unicorn and Grand Delight. In 2009/10 he trained Brave Kid to equal the then record of six wins in a season and Entrapment who finally broke that record with seven victories in just five months.

Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Trainer (2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18).

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Mile (2013 Glorious Days), Hong Kong Sprint (2017 Mr Stunning), APQEII Cup (2004 River Dancer), Champions Mile (2003 Electronic Unicorn, 2009 Sight Winner, 2017 Contentment), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2003 Grand Delight, 2018 Ivictory), Hong Kong Derby (2012 Fay Fay, 2015 Luger, 2018 Ping Hai Star), Stewards' Cup (2002 & 2003 Electronic Unicorn, 2004 Super Kid, 2007 Armada, 2013 Glorious Days), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2004 Electronic Unicorn, 2016 Contentment), Champions & Chater Cup (2004 Super Kid), Centenary Sprint Cup (2003 Grand Delight, 2018 D B Pin), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2016 Sun Jewellery, 2018 Nothingilikemore), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2013 It Has To Be You, 2015 Thunder Fantasy, 2016 Sun Jewellery), George Ryder Stakes (2000 Al Mansour), Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000 Georgie Boy), The Galaxy (2001 Padstow).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2018/19 season): 1,133 (win strike rate: 14.38%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 73
No of runs for season: 478
Win %: 15.27
No of wins for all weather: 6
No of 2nds for all weather: 12
No of 3rds for all weather: 7
All weather: 53
Total stakes: $135,556,500
Win stakes: $79,337,730
No of 2nds: 72
No of 3rds: 52
Percentage for season: 41.21
Profit/Loss: ($1,775)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
19192118148545134329363327238323418191557480001
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100026215258
1200879527610.53
1650774183619.44
180021351118.18
2200000000
ShatinAll weather120026616306.67
1650361102015
18001002333.33
Turf1200000110
1800000000
2200000000
100011018205
1200231310408626.74
140016157468419.05
1600666335111.76
180012214195.26
200012210156.67
2200000000
2400000110
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
19583112145122822143210989139100
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
1945332019314252219214141093
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
J. Moreira544629149278
Z. Purton9741333
S. Clipperton2685066
S. De Sousa2311117
C. Keane10001
C. Schofield101911
H. Bowman10001
K. Teetan1321420
R. Bayliss10034
T. Angland11103
A. Sanna00044
C. Lemaire00011
C. Y. Ho00044
G. van Niekerk00112
H. N. Wong01034
K. C. Leung00011
M. Chadwick00189
M. L. Yeung00011
N. Callan02114
R. Moore01236
T. H. So00011
U. Rispoli02147