Danny Shum Chap-shing
Age: 63
Background:
Danny Shum rode 24 winners in Hong Kong between 1977 and 1983. He learnt the training ropes as assistant to former multiple Hong Kong Champion Trainer, Ivan Allan. He was granted a Hong Kong trainer’s licence ahead of the 2003/04 season and began brightly with 34 winners. The handler improved on that good debut season to rank third in the trainers’ championship in his second term when Scintillation emerged as his standout runner. The 2011/12 season brought a first overseas success as Little Bridge went to Royal Ascot to clinch victory in the King’s Stand Stakes. Shum nailed a career-high 57 wins to finish fifth in the 2020/21 standings. He achieved one of his career highlights in 2021/22 when Romantic Warrior became the first graduate of the Hong Kong International Sale to win the Hong Kong Derby. The standout four-year-old went one better the following start with a maiden QEII Cup triumph for Shum. Shum closed out another outstanding season in 2022/23 with Romantic Warrior, who was crowned Champion Middle-Distance Horse for the second consecutive year after winning the Hong Kong Cup and a second straight QEII Cup.
Notable Wins Include:
King’s Stand Stakes (2012 Little Bridge), Hong Kong Cup (2022 Romantic Warrior), QEII Cup (2022 & 2023 Romantic Warrior), Stewards’ Cup (2018 Seasons Bloom), Centenary Sprint Cup (2006 & 2007 Scintillation), Hong Kong Derby (2022 Romantic Warrior), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2005 Scintillation, 2009 Thumbs Up, 2022 Romantic Warrior), G2 Jockey Club Cup (2022 Romantic Warrior), G2 Jockey Club Mile (2017 Seasons Bloom), G2 Premier Bowl (2019 Seasons Bloom), G2 Jockey Club Sprint (2011 Little Bridge), HKG2 Sprint Cup (2012 Little Bridge), G3 Premier Plate (2022 Tourbillon Diamond), G3 Ladies’ Purses (2021 Tourbillon Diamond), G3 Centenary Vase (2017 Supreme Profit), G3 Sha Tin Vase (2017 Lucky Year), G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2021 Butterfield), HKG3 National Day Cup (2006 Flaming Lamborgini), HKG3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2006 Scintillation, 2011 Little Bridge), HKG3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (2007 Scintillation, 2012 Little Bridge), HKG3 Sha Tin Sprint Trophy (2004 Scintillation).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
781 (win strike rate: 9.1%).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Stakes won : $113,791,575 No. of Wins : 43 Total Runners : 387
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 4 No. of 2nds : 25 Win % : 11.11%
No. of 3rds : 20
No. of 4ths : 33

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