Brian Kan

Brian Kan Ping-chee (Chinese: 簡炳墀) (born 24 November 1937) is a five-time champion horse trainer and politician in Hong Kong.

Brian Kan Ping-chee
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Brian Kan outside his residence in 2011.
Born24 November 1937
Sheung Shui, British Hong Kong
Career wins830+
Major racing wins
Hong Kong Derby (1985, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001)
Hong Kong Cup (1988)
Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000, 2002)
Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000)
Champions Mile (2001)
Racing awards
Hong Kong Training Premierships (5)
Significant horses
Flying Dancer, Industrial Pionner, Industrialist

Horse Training CareerEdit

Kan emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1952 and worked in a Chinese restaurant near Epsom Downs Racecourse. He later found a job as a groom in a horse stable through a jockey Teith Tugan and obtained a diploma in horse management. Kan returned to Hong Kong in 1969 and joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club as an assistant trainer. He was granted a trainer's licence in the 1978-79 season and had since trained a Hong Kong record of over 830 winners and the winners of 100 Cup races until his retirement in 2005. He is five-time champion of 1986/87‚ 87/88‚ 88/89‚ 89/90‚ 2000/01 and his best season was 63 winners in 1989/90. He won the very first Hong Kong Cup in 1987/88 with Flying Dancer. He also trained five Hong Kong Derby winners (most recently Industrial Pioneer in 2001) and the winner of the 2000 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II CupIndustrialist.[1]

Kan relocated to Macau in 2005-06 season and trained 267 winners until he resigned in 2012.

Political CareerEdit

He is an indigenous inhabitant (Hakka) born in Sheung Shui in northern New Territories. He participated in rural politics and was the member of the Provisional Regional Council, North District Council from 2000 to 2004, and the Election Committee from 2000 to 2006 as the representative of the Sheung Shui Rural Committee and Heung Yee Kuk.[2] He ran for the Legislative Council elections in 1995, 1998 and 2000 but was not elected.

Football ManagementEdit

Kan was the president of Double Flower FA from 1986 to 1988. In the autumn of 1987 he was arrested on suspicion of match-fixing after the Hong Kong Football Club filed a complaint with the ICAC against his club alleging match-fixing. He was later released without charge.

Criminal ConvictionsEdit

On 28 February 1989, Kan was found guilty of five counts of indecent assault on his Filipino domestic helper and was fined HK$5,000 by the Shatin Magistrates' Court for each count (HK%25,000 in total).

Kan was convicted in November 2011 of electoral corruption in the village representative election in 2011. Kan offered HK$130,000 to a village representative to vote for him as Sheung Shui Rural Committee chairman, which carries ex-officio membership of the Heung Yee Kuk.[3]


  1. ^ "Hong Kong International Races 2002". Hong Kong Jockey Club. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Webb-site Who's Who". Webb-site. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ Lo, Clifford (12 December 2012). "Jailed horse trainer Brian Kan loses HK$1.9m in jewellery, cash to burglars". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 6 November 2013.