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D. Ferraris

Birthday: Aug 18, 1963

Nationality: South Africa

Background:
Age: 56. David Ferraris hails from a racing background, his father being the champion South African trainer Ormond: his son, Luke, is a talented apprentice jockey in South Africa. Ferraris began training in 1995 and won the South African trainers' title on four occasions, netting 25 G1 victories in well over 1,000 wins, with champions Classic Flag and Celtic Grove two of his most outstanding performers. Ferraris moved to Hong Kong in 2003/04 and will always be associated with six-time G1/HKG1 winner Vengeance Of Rain, whose top level victories included the 2007 G1 Dubai Sheema Classic. Vengeance Of Rain went on to become the highest prize money winner in Hong Kong history until his earnings record was broken in 2010 by his old rival Viva Pataca.

Achievements:
South African Champion Trainer (1995, 1996, 1997, 2000).

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Cup (2005 Vengeance Of Rain), QEII Cup (2005 Vengeance Of Rain), Hong Kong Derby (2005 Vengeance Of Rain), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2007 Vengeance Of Rain), Champions & Chater Cup (2005 Vengeance Of Rain, 2012 Liberator), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2012 Sweet Orange), Dubai Sheema Classic (2007 Vengeance Of Rain), Durban July (1997 Super Quality, 1998 Classic Flag), Queen's Plate (1998 Divine Force), Daily News 2000 (2002 Fiery Fred), SA Classic (2003 Surveyor), Horse Chestnut Stakes (2003 Set Afire), Champion Stakes (2003 Set Afire), Gold Challenge (2003 Set Afire).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 418 (win strike rate: 6.1%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 20
No of runs for season: 416
Win %: 4.81
No of wins for all weather: 2
No of 2nds for all weather: 5
No of 3rds for all weather: 4
All weather: 62
Total stakes: $28,547,768
Win stakes: $13,087,770
No of 2nds: 28
No of 3rds: 35
Percentage for season: 19.95
Profit/Loss: ($2,282)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
201516221915121322547121671115221924514211015
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100010113156.67
120034656694.35
1650791545769.21
1800320131816.67
220011011137.69
ShatinAll weather120001224270
165023221287.14
1800010560
Turf100002120230
120000231330
140012453601.67
160011125283.57
180002110130
20001004520
2200000220
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
204241910101374491090278233
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20109161628121516627488
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
J. Moreira312915
K. Teetan3562539
Z. Purton314513
L. Hewitson2025761
N. Callan2966279
U. Rispoli2221420
A. Badel102912
A. Hamelin1111013
B. Shinn1112023
G. van Niekerk130610
R. Moore11002
A. Domeyer00101
A. Sanna01056
C. L. Chau00011
C. Schofield012811
C. Wong00033
C. Y. Ho00011
H. N. Wong0001919
H. T. Mo00022
H. W. Lai0011112
K. C. Leung0101516
K. H. Chan00022
M. Chadwick0001515
M. F. Poon00178
M. L. Yeung0011112
O. Murphy00101
R. Bayliss01012
S. De Sousa00235
T. Piccone00033
V. Borges00099