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: 4
No of runs for season: 123
Win %: 3.25
No of wins for all weather: 2
No of 2nds for all weather: 4
No of 3rds for all weather: 3
All weather: 33
Total stakes: $6,040,595
Win stakes: $2,066,820
No of 2nds: 12
No of 3rds: 7
Percentage for season: 18.7
Profit/Loss: ($1,035)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2016250365731456013044242160103
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000310222611.54
120015459691.45
165021546543.7
180047092020
22001316119.09
ShatinAll weather120048442586.9
165014337452.22
18001227128.33
Turf1200000000
1800000110
22001100250
100001023240
120001338420
140035162714.23
160010135372.7
180002216200
20000119110
2200000110
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
202103233250633102164
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20242481734811227
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
G. van Niekerk11349
J. Moreira11024
K. H. Chan10056
S. De Sousa10012
A. Badel00011
A. Sanna00066
B. Shinn01023
C. Schofield01067
C. Y. Ho00101
H. N. Wong0101617
H. T. Mo00055
H. W. Lai00022
K. C. Leung01179
K. Teetan00055
L. Hewitson00011
M. Chadwick00033
M. F. Poon00123
M. L. Yeung040913
N. Callan00178
O. Murphy00011
R. Bayliss00066
T. H. So00022
U. Rispoli02046
Y. Kawada00011
Z. Purton00022