Frankie Lor is the hottest trainer in Hong Kong right now with eight wins from the past four race meetings and his prospects of landing a maiden title hit all new highs on Sunday (3 April) as he drew level with John Size at the top of the championship table (61-61) after erasing his former mentor’s eight-win lead ahead of the season’s 60th fixture at Happy Valley (Wednesday, 6 April).
Savouring his 300th win in Hong Kong at Sha Tin on the weekend too, Lor reached the triple century of career-wins in just his fifth season of training after hauling 65, 65, 44 and 65 wins across his first four seasons at the helm, crowned with big-race victories thanks to Mr Stunning, Glorious Forever and Furore.
“The stable and the whole team are doing really well, also in Conghua, even though the border is closed, the team is working really hard for me – the riding boys, mafoos (grooms) and everyone, so I am really happy,” Lor said.
Growing up in Happy Valley – Hong Kong racing’s spiritual home, Lor was destined to enjoy a lifelong career in the sport. He accrued 27 wins as a rider between 1981 and 1995 before turning his attention to training, most notably working as an assistant under the tutelage of two of Hong Kong’s all-time greats, John Moore and John Size.