Stats / Trainers / W. Y. So

W. Y. So

Birthday: Dec 10, 1968

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 52. 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 2021/22 season): 280 (win strike rate: 7.5%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 22
No of runs for season: 429
Win %: 5.13
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 4
No of 3rds for all weather: 5
All weather: 51
Total stakes: $34,189,010
Win stakes: $15,789,000
No of 2nds: 28
No of 3rds: 37
Percentage for season: 20.28
Profit/Loss: ($1,931)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2281391771415282528121720788151544545623112
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100013024283.57
120023462712.82
165013344511.96
1800212111612.5
220023061118.18
ShatinAll weather120011220244.17
165001313170
18000208100
Turf100003015180
1200421149666.06
140043643567.14
1600313233010
180010216195.26
20001208119.09
2400001010
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
22701228171011764141341712156
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
221113211898121217033470
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
A. Badel5384258
C. Y. Ho3544456
J. Moreira3101317
K. Teetan3222229
Z. Purton3201621
C. L. Chau10089
K. C. Leung1313439
K. H. Chan1021316
M. Chadwick1543343
V. Borges1152835
A. Hamelin0241521
B. Shinn021912
C. Schofield00112
C. Soumillon00011
C. Wong00011
D. Lane00011
D. Moor00022
H. Bentley011911
H. N. Wong00167
H. T. Mo00011
H. W. Lai0112123
L. Ferraris00145
L. Hewitson00022
M. F. Poon00044
M. L. Yeung00099
R. Maia00033
R. Moore00101