Stats / Trainers / C. W. Chang

C. W. Chang

Birthday: Dec 02, 1961

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 57. Michael Chang served three years as an apprentice jockey with trainer David Wilson in the UK before returning to Hong Kong in the late 1980s to commence his career with the Club. He worked his way through the ranks to become assistant trainer to Gary Ng. He then served Alex Wong, David Hayes and Sean Woods in the same capacity before taking out a full licence in the 2005/06 season. He notched a career best 40 wins in the 2012/13 season and that campaign also brought his first Group race win thanks to Vital Flyer in the HKG3 Sha Tin Sprint Trophy. In October 2014 he saddled his G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen runner-up Rich Tapestry to win the G1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, the horse making history as the first Hong Kong galloper to win a race in the USA. He had succeeded with the same horse in the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal in Dubai earlier that year, while Rich Tapestry also won the G3 Al Shindagha Sprint there for Chang in 2016.

Achievements:
The first Hong Kong-based trainer to win a race in North America.

Notable Race Wins Include
Santa Anita Sprint Championship (2014 Rich Tapestry), G3 Mahab Al Shimaal (2014 Rich Tapestry), G3 Al Shindagha Sprint (2016 Rich Tapestry), HKG2 Sprint Cup (2013 Rich Tapestry), HKG3 Sha Tin Sprint Trophy (2012 Vital Flyer).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 275 (win strike rate: 5.87%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 19
No of runs for season: 372
Win %: 5.11
No of wins for all weather: 7
No of 2nds for all weather: 9
No of 3rds for all weather: 7
All weather: 83
Total stakes: $24,177,785
Win stakes: $11,943,780
No of 2nds: 37
No of 3rds: 20
Percentage for season: 20.43
Profit/Loss: ($970)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
203186140161914232717111785941307755104013
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100000012120
120019450641.56
165012133372.7
180014110166.25
22000308110
ShatinAll weather120035529427.14
165013128333.03
18003112742.86
Turf100001015160
120032237446.82
140024242504
160010091010
180011213175.88
200021171118.18
2200010120
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20421879973319687574204
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2091510148619815243272
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
K. Teetan5301523
J. Moreira3111015
B. Shinn2401723
A. Hamelin11024
C. L. Chau11024
G. van Niekerk1541626
K. C. Leung1221722
K. H. Chan1312025
M. Chadwick1101113
M. F. Poon1141622
S. De Sousa11035
V. Borges101810
A. Badel01124
A. Sanna00066
C. Schofield0111214
C. Wong010910
C. Y. Ho01168
H. N. Wong0213841
H. T. Mo00088
H. W. Lai00077
L. Hewitson00033
M. L. Yeung0502833
N. Callan0031316
O. Murphy00011
R. Bayliss00066
T. H. So00055
U. Rispoli02057
Y. Kawada00011
Z. Purton010910