Stats / Trainers / K. W. Lui

K. W. Lui

Birthday: Jan 22, 1959

Nationality: Hong Kong

Age: 64. Francis Lui graduated from the HKJC Apprentice Jockeys' School to ride 36 winners as a licensed jockey between 1975 and 1982, and later became an assistant trainer. He received his own licence to train in 1996/97. In recent years Lui enjoyed plenty of success with Golden Sixty, the first horse in the history of Hong Kong racing to have secured three consecutive Horse of the Year crowns. Lui achieved his best total of 67 winners in 2022/23, the season in which Golden Sixty added three more G1 wins to his tally, taking his overall record to 25 wins and three placings from 29 starts and extending his record prize money to HK$147.93 million. Golden Sixty also stands alone as Hong Kong's most prolific Group 1 winner, eclipsing the feats of Beauty Generation by tallying an unmatched nine Group 1 wins after sealing a third Champions Mile win in succession in April 2023. In September 2022, Lui saddled his 800th winner in Hong Kong with Seaweed Fortune. His standout stable star prior to Golden Sixty was sprinter Lucky Bubbles, who gave the trainer his first Group 1 win in 2017 when he took the Chairman's Sprint Prize.

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Mile (2020 & 2021 Golden Sixty), Stewards' Cup (2021 & 2023 Golden Sixty), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2021 & 2023 Golden Sixty), Champions Mile (2021, 2022 & 2023 Golden Sixty), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2017 Lucky Bubbles), Hong Kong Derby (2020 Golden Sixty), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2020 Golden Sixty), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2020 Golden Sixty), G2 Chairman's Trophy (2022 Golden Sixty), G2 Jockey Club Mile (2020, 2021 & 2022 Golden Sixty), G2 Jockey Club Sprint (2021 Lucky Patch), G2 Sha Tin Trophy (2020 Golden Sixty), G2 Premier Bowl (2016 Lucky Bubbles, 2021 Lucky Patch), G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2020 Golden Sixty), G3 January Cup (2020 Doctor Geoff), G3 Celebration Cup (2020 Golden Sixty), G3 Centenary Vase (2021 Glorious Dragon), HKG2 Sprint Cup (2016 Lucky Bubbles), HKG2 Hong Kong Derby Trial (2006 Hello Pretty), HKG3 Sha Tin Trophy (2001 Shaxi Fortune), HKG3 Sha Tin Vase (2008 Sunny Power).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2023/24 season): 865 (win strike rate: 8.1%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 18
No of runs for season: 126
Win %: 14.29
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 2
No of 3rds for all weather: 1
All weather: 12
Total stakes: $28,313,525
Win stakes: $19,767,600
No of 2nds: 11
No of 3rds: 14
Percentage for season: 34.13
Profit/Loss: $3
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000312202611.54
ShatinAll weather120002225290
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
Trainer Partnerships
L. Hewitson6572139
C. Y. Ho314715
H. Bentley21047
Z. Purton21047
B. Avdulla10001
H. Bowman10001
K. De. Melo10034
L. Ferraris11046
M. L. Yeung102710
A. Atzeni01056
A. Badel00066
A. Hamelin00022
C. L. Chau00022
H. T. Mo00066
K. C. Leung01135
K. Teetan00011
M. Chadwick00011
M. F. Poon00077