Stats / Trainers / W. Y. So

W. Y. So

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Chris So joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club as a work rider in 1997 and was assistant trainer to Caspar Fownes from 2003 until receiving his own licence ahead of the 2013/14 season. He spent his early career at Woodbine, Canada, his family having emigrated there in the 1990s. He also gained experience with leading overseas trainers John Hawkes in Australia and both Shaun Ritchie and Lance Noble in New Zealand. So made a bright start to his training career and notched 39 wins in his debut season (2013/14). He trained the 2015/16 season's Most Improved Horse, Fabulous One, who then gave him another milestone in 2016/17 when he became the handler's first runner abroad. He had his best season to date in 2016/17 with 56 wins, placing him fourth in the trainers' championship.

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2018/19 season): 188 (win strike rate: 8.19%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 22
No of runs for season: 383
Win %: 5.74
No of wins for all weather: 2
No of 2nds for all weather: 3
No of 3rds for all weather: 3
All weather: 58
Total stakes: $28,387,900
Win stakes: $13,503,300
No of 2nds: 32
No of 3rds: 29
Percentage for season: 21.67
Profit/Loss: ($2,015)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
1961110128162019251102218235999124312220002
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100021226316.45
120048548656.15
165002223270
1800001340
2200000110
ShatinAll weather120001230330
165022116219.52
1800000330
Turf1200010120
1800000110
2200000110
100002433390
120049547656.15
1400645445910.17
160011114175.88
18001016812.5
20002103633.33
2200000000
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
1995425815168633379286189
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
191616181633121014534175
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
Z. Purton642719
D. Whyte3493955
K. C. Leung3333948
C. Schofield2523039
J. Moreira221712
A. Sanna1111922
C. Y. Ho1031115
K. Teetan11136
R. Bayliss10034
R. Moore10023
Y. Iwata10001
A. Badel02147
C. Murray00011
C. Williams00022
C. Wong00088
G. van Niekerk011810
H. Bowman00011
H. N. Wong0303235
H. T. Mo00066
K. C. Ng00077
K. H. Chan00011
M. Chadwick00178
M. F. Poon0121316
M. Harley00044
M. L. Yeung0011112
N. Callan00011
O. Murphy00033
S. De Sousa041712
T. H. So00044
U. Rispoli00044
W. M. Lai0101617