David Ferraris

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David Ferraris
Born (1963-08-18) 18 August 1963 (age 53)
Nationality South African
Occupation Racehorse trainer

David E. Ferraris (born 18 August 1963 in South Africa) is a Thoroughbred racehorse trainer in Hong Kong.

Born into a racing family, his father, Ormond Ferraris, was a champion trainer in South African racing. He won the South African trainers' title on four occasions, netting 25 Grade 1 victories in well over 1000 wins with the champions Classic Flag and Celtic Grove his most outstanding performers.[1] Among his notable wins were the 1997 and 1998 Durban July Handicaps, he trained the winners Super Quality and Classic Flag. The Durban July is considered to be South Africa's premier race. Ferraris has won nearly every major race on the South African racing calendar.[according to whom?]

In 2003, Ferraris moved to train in Hong Kong where he met with continued success, notably with Vengeance of Rain, winner of several Group 1 races,including the Hong Kong Derby, the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, the Hong Kong Cup as well as the 2007 Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai.[2] Vengeance of Rain retired with total stake earnings in excess of HK$70 million. At the time of his retirement in 2008, Vengeance of Rain was one of the leading stakes earning racehorses in the world. Other major wins have come with Sweet Orange, winner of the Hong Kong Classic Mile in 2012, and Liberator in the Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup of the same year.

In 2010/11, Ferraris trained 19 winners for an overall total of 251 wins. He sent out 17 winners in 2013/14 for a Hong Kong career total of 300.

Significant horses[edit]


Total Runners
No. of Wins
No. of 2nds
No. of 3rds
No. of 4ths
Stakes won
2010/2011 426 19 39 36 38 HK$22,420,100

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "D E Ferraris". The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Trainer David Ferraris". Dubai Racing Club. 2007. Retrieved 2014-10-08.