Ricky Yiu Poon-fai
Age: 60
Ricky Yiu rode 11 winners between 1974 and 1980 and was first licensed as a trainer in 1995/96. One of his greatest early moments came with Fairy King Prawn's success in the inaugural Hong Kong Sprint of 1999. Sacred Kingdom was his outstanding stable star and this two-time G1 Hong Kong Sprint winner and 2009/10 Horse of the Year won the Champion Sprinter title for the fourth year in succession in 2010/11. In the 2010/11 season he 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.
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), Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2017 Blizzard).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at commencement of 2017/18 season):
682 (win strike rate: 8.13%)
17/18 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/07/2018
Stakes won : $42,458,950 No. of Wins : 35 Total Runners : 414
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 4 No. of 2nds : 27 Win % : 8.45%
No. of 3rds : 46
No. of 4ths : 36

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