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: 26
No of runs for season: 475
Win %: 5.47
No of wins for all weather: 2
No of 2nds for all weather: 4
No of 3rds for all weather: 3
All weather: 68
Total stakes: $34,374,125
Win stakes: $16,387,500
No of 2nds: 39
No of 3rds: 33
Percentage for season: 20.63
Profit/Loss: ($2,653)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
196131015520252331613262229410119153322260002
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100021233385.26
1200410559785.13
165002229330
1800001450
2200000110
ShatinAll weather120002236400
165022118238.7
1800000440
Turf1200010120
1800000110
2200000110
100012443502
1200610961866.98
140076560788.97
160011116195.26
180011171010
20002103633.33
2200000000
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
1910763210161796454952106248
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
191819201993141218156195
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
Z. Purton753823
C. Schofield4623547
K. C. Leung4534456
D. Whyte3493955
J. Moreira2211015
A. Sanna1112023
C. Y. Ho1031216
K. Teetan11169
R. Bayliss1011618
R. Moore10023
Y. Iwata10001
A. Badel02147
A. Domeyer00022
C. Murray00011
C. Williams00022
C. Wong0001010
G. van Niekerk0211013
H. Bowman00011
H. N. Wong0403539
H. T. Mo00066
K. C. Ng0002828
K. H. Chan00123
M. Chadwick01179
M. F. Poon0121720
M. Harley00077
M. L. Yeung0011112
N. Callan00011
O. Murphy00033
S. De Sousa041712
T. H. So0011011
U. Rispoli00044
W. M. Lai0101617
Y. Take00011