Chris So Wai-yin
Age: 55
Background:
Chris So joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club as a work rider in 1997 and was assistant trainer to Caspar Fownes from 2003 until receiving his own licence ahead of the 2013/14 season. He spent his early career at Woodbine, Canada, his family having emigrated there in the 1990s. He also gained experience with leading overseas trainers John Hawkes in Australia and both Shaun Ritchie and Lance Noble in New Zealand. So made a bright start to his training career and notched 39 wins in his debut season (2013/14). He trained the 2015/16 season’s Most Improved Horse, Fabulous One, which gave him another milestone in 2016/17 when racing at the Dubai Carnival to become the handler's first runner abroad. He had his best season to date in 2016/17 with 56 wins, placing him fourth in the trainers’ championship. So saddled Super Sunny Sing to win the 2023 Hong Kong Classic Cup – his biggest triumph to date.
Notable Wins Include:
Hong Kong Classic Cup (2023 Super Sunny Sing).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
339 (win strike rate: 7.2%).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Stakes won : $40,387,325 No. of Wins : 31 Total Runners : 404
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 6 No. of 2nds : 32 Win % : 7.67%
No. of 3rds : 32
No. of 4ths : 38

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