Stats / Trainers / W. Y. So

W. Y. So

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 50. 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, which gave him another milestone in 2016/17 when racing at the Dubai Carnival to become 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 2019/20 season): 216 (win strike rate: 7.7%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 10
No of runs for season: 125
Win %: 8
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 13
Total stakes: $11,454,210
Win stakes: $6,431,880
No of 2nds: 11
No of 3rds: 9
Percentage for season: 24
Profit/Loss: ($665)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
204544866577555755334103190000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100023441504
12005126831064.72
165033342515.88
1800011570
2200000110
ShatinAll weather120002248520
165022122277.41
1800000550
Turf1200010120
1800000110
2200000110
100022454623.23
1200101211851188.47
14001076811049.62
160012220254
180013210166.25
20002203728.57
2200000000
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2044320463252122000160
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20751512575111123
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
Z. Purton474823
C. Y. Ho20079
K. Teetan221611
C. Schofield1111013
K. C. Leung1001920
A. Domeyer00101
A. Sanna00022
C. Lemaire00011
G. van Niekerk00022
H. N. Wong00044
H. T. Mo00011
H. W. Lai00044
J. Moreira01135
M. Chadwick00044
M. F. Poon00167
M. L. Yeung00022
N. Callan00011
R. Bayliss00022
S. De Sousa00011
T. H. So0001212