Stats / Trainers / P. F. Yiu

P. F. Yiu

Birthday: Jul 12, 1957

Nationality: Hong Kong

Age: 65. 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. He also had a fruitful 2021/22 season, once saddled winners for ten consecutive meetings between 22 May and 25 June, and ended that season with 53 wins to place fifth in the championship. 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.

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 2022/23 season): 899 (win strike rate: 8.4%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 12
No of runs for season: 140
Win %: 8.57
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 3
All weather: 20
Total stakes: $15,953,325
Win stakes: $9,017,400
No of 2nds: 7
No of 3rds: 15
Percentage for season: 24.29
Profit/Loss: $451
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100035621358.57
ShatinAll weather120024221296.9
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
Trainer Partnerships
K. C. Leung3432434
V. Borges2011013
Z. Purton20103
C. L. Chau10012
C. Y. Ho10236
L. Hewitson102710
M. Barzalona10012
S. De Sousa10258
A. Badel00033
A. Hamelin00145
C. Wong00033
H. Bentley00123
H. Bowman01225
H. N. Wong00044
J. McNeil02035
J. Moreira00011
K. H. Chan00011
L. Ferraris00022
M. Chadwick00088
M. F. Poon0001313
M. L. Yeung00011
R. Maia00033
Y. L. Chung00055