Caspar Fownes
Age: 56
Background:
Caspar Fownes assisted his late father Lawrie for several seasons before gaining his licence in 2003/04. He eclipsed his father’s best season stats in his rookie year with 44 wins. In 2006/07 he won his first championship and has since added three more. Fownes claimed a fourth title in 2020/21 with an unrivalled 79 wins which included a second Hong Kong Derby triumph. He saddled his second Hong Kong Sprint winner with Sky Field in 2021, and he also scored a trio of Group 3 triumphs thanks to Zebrowski and Senor Toba that same season. Fownes is particularly known for his fine record at Happy Valley where he has notched 570 career wins – more than any other active Hong Kong-based trainer, while his previous best performers from his stable are Lucky Nine, The Duke, Super Satin, Green Birdie, Southern Legend among several more. Fownes has five top-level wins in Singapore, while he is only the fourth horseman in Hong Kong racing history to saddle 1,000 winners.
Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Trainer (2006/07, 2008/09, 2013/14 & 2020/21).
Notable Wins Include:
Hong Kong Mile (2006 The Duke), Hong Kong Sprint (2011 Lucky Nine, 2021 Sky Field), Hong Kong Derby (2010 Super Satin, 2021 Sky Darci), Champions Mile (2020 Southern Legend), Chairman’s Sprint Prize (2013 & 2014 Lucky Nine), Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (2012 Lucky Nine), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2011 Lucky Nine), KrisFlyer International Sprint (2010 Green Birdie, 2013 & 2014 Lucky Nine), SIN G1 Kranji Mile (2018 & 2019 Southern Legend), G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2022 Senor Toba, 2023 Straight Arron), G3 Centenary Vase (2022 Zebrowski, 2023 Senor Toba), G3 January Cup (2022 Zebrowski), G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (2021 Explosive Witness), G3 Lion Rock Trophy (2021 Sky Darci), G3 Premier Cup (2021 Sky Field), G3 Premier Plate (2021 Southern Legend).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
1,063 (win strike rate: 9.7%).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Stakes won : $76,204,425 No. of Wins : 43 Total Runners : 494
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 8 No. of 2nds : 50 Win % : 8.70%
No. of 3rds : 50
No. of 4ths : 53

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