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P. F. Yiu

Birthday: Jul 12, 1957

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 64. Ricky Yiu rode 11 winners between 1974 and 1980 when apprenticed to Jack Goswell, and was first licensed as a trainer in 1995/96, after learning the ropes as assistant trainer to Gordon Smyth and Eddie Lo. He achieved a lifelong ambition in 2019/20 when he was crowned champion trainer, having unexpectedly led his rivals for most of the campaign; his final tally of 67 wins meant that he held off second-placed Tony Cruz by two. One of his greatest early moments came with Fairy King Prawn's success in the inaugural Hong Kong Sprint of 1999. Three-time world champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom, one of Hong Kong's all-time greats, was his outstanding stable star and the two-time G1 Hong Kong Sprint winner and 2009/10 Horse of the Year won the Hong Kong Champion Sprinter title for the fourth year in succession in 2010/11. In 2010 he also sent out Ultra Fantasy to triumph in the G1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama as, with Alex Lai on board, the pair became the first Hong Kong Chinese trainer-jockey partnership to triumph in an overseas G1 event. Following Sacred Kingdom's retirement in the spring of 2012, another blistering speedster, Amber Sky, provided Yiu with further elite success at home and abroad. His son, Eric Yiu, was appointed the stable's assistant trainer ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Trainer (2019/20)

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Sprint (1999 Fairy King Prawn, 2007 & 2009 Sacred Kingdom), Chairman's Sprint Prize (1999 Fairy King Prawn, 2008 & 2010 Sacred Kingdom), Centenary Sprint Cup (2010 & 2011 Sacred Kingdom, 2014 Amber Sky), KrisFlyer International Sprint (2009 Sacred Kingdom), Sprinters Stakes (2010 Ultra Fantasy), Al Quoz Sprint (2014 Amber Sky), G2 Sprint Cup (2008 & 2009 Sacred Kingdom, 2010 Ultra Fantasy, 2020 Voyage Warrior), G2 Chairman's Trophy (2021 Mighty Giant), G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2017 Blizzard), G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (2019 Jolly Banner), G3 Premier Cup (2020 Jolly Banner).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2021/22 season): 846 (win strike rate: 8.3%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 6
No of runs for season: 127
Win %: 4.72
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 2
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 11
Total stakes: $9,729,400
Win stakes: $3,864,600
No of 2nds: 15
No of 3rds: 10
Percentage for season: 24.41
Profit/Loss: ($855)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
222634949778164575756102190000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000453243611.11
12005108781014.95
165034343535.66
180001314180
2200010120
ShatinAll weather1200362162711.11
16501328147.14
1800001120
Turf100023134405
120056374885.68
14001067991228.2
160055644608.33
18001309137.69
2000000550
2200000000
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
223107264281544103251
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
22273433455714227
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
M. Chadwick213612
H. Bentley1242633
J. Moreira13138
K. C. Leung12025
Z. Purton10001
A. Badel00011
A. Hamelin00189
B. Shinn00022
C. L. Chau00033
C. Schofield00011
C. Wong01034
C. Y. Ho020810
H. N. Wong00011
K. H. Chan00022
K. Teetan00145
L. Ferraris00022
M. F. Poon00044
M. L. Yeung00033
R. Maia00044
T. Piccone00022
V. Borges0401115