Birthday: Feb 14, 1966
Nationality: Hong Kong
Age: 56. Frankie Lor began his career as a rider in Hong Kong, notching 27 wins between 1981 and 1995. He became a work rider and then an assistant to a number of trainers, most notably to two of Hong Kong's greats, John Moore and John Size. Lor was granted a full licence ahead of the 2017/18 Hong Kong racing season. His first win was achieved with his first runner, Yourthewonforme, in a Class 4 contest at the season opener on 3 September, 2017. Lor ended that campaign second in the premiership behind his old master John Size. His final tally of 65 wins surpassed Hong Kong's previous best first-season total, set by Size when winning his first Hong Kong trainers' championship in 2002. Lor landed his first G1 wins in only his second season, scooping a double at the 2018 LONGINES HKIR with Mr Stunning (Hong Kong Sprint) and Glorious Forever (Hong Kong Cup). That season also saw him land a first Hong Kong Derby triumph as he swept the 2019 Four-Year-Old Classic Series with Furore and Mission Tycoon. Mr Stunning brought Lor another G1 success in the Chairman's Sprint Prize in the 2019/20 season. Lor closed out another season of remarkable consistency with fine 65 wins in 2020/21 and a second Hong Kong Classic Cup success. Lor then enjoyed his best season in 2021/22 when he was crowned champion trainer for the first time with his personal best tally of 90 wins, held off second-placed John Size by six. He also added three more Group race wins to his tally, including G2 Jockey Club Cup (Reliable Team), G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (Healthy Happy) and G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (Master Eight).
Hong Kong Champion Trainer (2021/22).
Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Sprint (2018 Mr Stunning), Hong Kong Cup (2018 Glorious Forever), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2020 Mr Stunning), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2019 Furore), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2019 Mission Tycoon, 2021 Healthy Happy), Hong Kong Derby (2019 Furore), G2 Jockey Club Cup (2021 Reliable Team), G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2022 Healthy Happy), G3 January Cup (2019 Simply Brilliant), G3 Premier Cup (2019 Flying Thunder), G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (2022 Master Eight, 2019 Big Party).
Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2022/23 season): 329 (win strike rate: 12.8%).
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