Frankie Lor is considered the next big thing in the Hong Kong Thoroughbred owners and trainers' circle. He achievements over the short time of two seasons should not be undersold.
The son of a groom, Lor has already laid claim to an International Group 1 double and make a clean sweep of the Hong Kong’s Four-Year-Old Classic Series. His father tended to renowned trainer Wong Tang-Ping’s horses at the city track.
That dream was achieved but certainly not with the notability that sees him now, as a trainer, successfully taking on the likes of John Size and John Moore – both of whom he worked for – despite being knocked back on his first two training licence applications. Nobody questioned his resume but nervousness, it’s believed, may have derailed those applications at the interview stage.
“He’s a man of few words,” says former champion jockey and now trainer Douglas Whyte, “he’s been well educated by John (Size) I suspect.