With a mother who was a racehorse owner, Charles Leck, was exposed to racehorses from a young age.
After completing a course in horse training in Melbourne, Leck was attached to several trainers in Australia in 1988 before opting for Macau as his first place to launch his career in 1990.
He trained in the former Portuguese enclave from 1992 to 1995, landing the champion trainer title in 1992, 1993 and 1994.
He returned to Singapore in 1996 and did not take long to make his mark on his home turf, bagging many feature wins to eventually pick up his first title in 1998.
He doubled the dose the next year and won a third title in 2003.
Among his major successes his five Lion City Cups take pride of place.
He also claimed other big races like the Raffles Cup, Kranji Mile, Patrons’ Bowl, Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Singapore Guineas, Three Rings Trophy, just to name a few.
Reputed for being a conditioner of sprinters, Leck has prepared many top speedballs such as Ninetyfive Emperor and Superb Effect, but also good milers like Pacific Prince, Chevron and Bon Amie.
After nearly seven years on the sidelines, the racing itch got the better of him and thus decided to undertake a trainers license with the MRA, based in Selangor.

Career Highlights :

Raffles Cup : Emerald Isle (1996), Hippo Valour (1997), Chevron (2008)

Lion City Cup : Superb Effect (2000 & 2011), Classic Marco (2002), Super Race (2004), Nintyfive      Emporer (2005)

Queen Elizabeth II Cup : Emerald Isle (1996)

Kranji Mile : Classic Prince (2000 & 2002)

Parton’s Bowl : Bon Amie (2002)


Nationality: Singaporean Born in Year: 1962

Horses by this Trainer

Horse Name MRA Brand Rating Sire Dam Owner
ALL WHITE K278 38 PHENOMENONS (AUS) JOIE DE LAGO (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
ARLO W232 30 MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) CLAIRE FRASER (USA) HAPPY UNION
ARROGATE ACHIEVER W278 63 CAPTAIN GERRARD (IRE) WIN ZIP (AUS) -
AUSONE W313 64 MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) STREET STAR (NZ) HUP HENG
BACK TO THE TOWERS E482 63 ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) SUPER JANE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
BANGALORE K167 32 RUWI (GB) LONNY (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
BLUE HAWAII E348 - HAYNESFIELD (USA) BACH HAMILTON (USA) -
BROKE IN LONDON H540 35 DOMESDAY (AUS) SILVER SPRINGS (AUS) LECK & KHOR
BROWCOW C330 104 STREET CRY (IRE) SCARLET BIRD (AUS) GREAT CLUB
CAPTAIN JAZZ E46 83 CAPTAIN SONADOR (AUS) MONTE CRYSTAL (AUS) MDM SL TAN
CHAR KWAY TEOW E528 47 SNITZEL (AUS) KENNILWORTH (AUS) LIM CHUN HOW
CHINESE TEA K277 49 MAGNUS (AUS) FOREWARNING (AUS) LIM CHUN HOW
CHIPS R543 53 STRATEGIC IMAGE (AUS) SNIP YA BELT (NZ) MDM SL TAN
COLCHESTER E402 42 RIOS (NZ) DANISH WEDDING (NZ) RHYTHM
COMONBABY R339 53 COURT COMMAND (UAS) PASSION FLEUR (AUS) MJ Han
D’GREAT EFFORT C509 60 REWARD FOR EFFORT (AUS) ASHTAROTH (AUS) D’GREAT
ELECTRIC KING H152 89 LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) LA FAMELIA (AUS) TEA STABLE
FLYING SHADOW W38 37 DANE SHADOW (AUS) MY BROKEN DRUM (GB) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
FRENCH VINTAGE R166 33 ROC DE CAMBES (NZ) MARLENA (NZ) LUCKY TWIN
FULL BET W340 25 RUWI (GB) SENORA VEGA (AUS) HAPPY UNION
GLAMOROUS E76 47 GUILLOTINE (NZ) MANGO TREE (AUS) EVERLASTING
GLORY KID C338 18 MAN OF POWER (AUS) SONATINA (NZ) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
GUILTY PLEASURES N623 68 NORTHERN METEOR (AUS) CONCLUDE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
HAPPY DAYZ C461 46 POUR MOI (IRE) NERAAN (AUS) JOE GIOVANNI SARJEET SINGH
HAPPY START W501 43 STRAVINSKY (USA) GLAMOROUS GIRL (NZ) NINETYSEVEN STABLE
HIGH COUNCIL W222 73 HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) SUPPOSE (USA) HUP HENG
HYDRANT C172 50 HARADASUN (AUS) CREME GLACEE (AUS) NINE NINE
JUBILATION R165 43 DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) SAFARI SUNSET (NZ) LUCKY TWIN
KING’S ORDER H542 41 NICONOISE (AUS) MISS BOMBAY (AUS) GAN LILIAN
LIGHTNING HERO E60 30 SILVER FROST (IRE) VIRELI (FR) NINE NINE
LONE PACER H378 37 THEWAYYOUARE (USA) THIS TIME RODNEY (NZ) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
LUKE MAN E330 53 MAGNUS (AUS) DANGLISSA (AUS) KHOR WEI JIN
MAIDANZ BEAUTY C167 55 VON COSTA DE HERO (AUS) MAIDANZ (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
MERCHANT MARINE E466 26 EPAULETTE (AUS) CHANTILLY BEAUTY (FR) XIAO XIAO NO 2 STABLE
MOON BABY H153 32 TIME THIEF (AUS) LIGHT EMMISSION (NZ) WL WU LOONG
MURDOCH W317 49 WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) LIVELY COLOURS (NZ) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
MY GOODNESS C36 36 DANEHILL EXPRESS (AUS) INDIAN ANGEL (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
NEO’S CLASSIC W426 43 PLUCK (USA) SHE'S NUMBER ONE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
PANDA BOMB C400 86 PHENOMENONS (AUS) RIVERSIDE LASS (AUS) FATED TO WIN STABLE
PHANTASOS C407 26 SHOWCASING (GB) NO LANE BRIDGE (NZ) CHENG FU KHEONG FRANCIS
PREMIUM STARS W191 60 GUILLOTINE (NZ) ROYAL CASHEL (AUS) KCM
PRESTO E280 55 DALIAPOUR (IRE) TRAVERSE (AUS) RHYTHM
PROPLAYER E529 42 PIERRO (AUS) MISS MARX (AUS) LO HUNG YU GEORGE
SILENT PRINCE C524 51 CASINO PRINCE (AUS) SILENZIA BLUE (AUS) -
SMART INVESTMENT W204 48 BON HOFFA (AUS) DEVOTEE (AUS) SMART BET STABLE
SMART RACER E401 48 CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) LA STRADA (AUS) SMART BET STABLE
SMART WARRIOR E464 38 HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) OMMADAWN (IRE) SMART BET STABLE
SONG OF SPRING E241 50 WANTED (AUS) STREGA (AUS) RHYTHM
STREET CHAMP J275 37 STREET HERO(USA) SUNETTE (USA) TEAM CHEVAL
SUN FORCE W442 39 MORE THAN READY (USA) SAMANTHA MISS (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
SUN LION E238 60 NORTHERN METEOR (AUS) ESKAW (NZ) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
SUN SEEKER C203 43 WANTED (AUS) SURFARI (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
TARGET C528 55 WAR FRONT (USA) TEMPERENCE GIFT (USA) -
TILSWORTH FREDDIE J573 57 CLODOVIL (IRE) SILVEREINE (FR) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
UNSHADOWED GENERAL H54 47 MASTER OF DESIGN (AUS) SPIRITOFTHERIVER (AUS) FATED TO WIN STABLE
VELLENEX GENERAL N411 24 DISTORTED HUMOR (USA) BUTTERS (USA) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
VERGLATICA J274 28 VERGLAS (IRE) SOXY DOXY (IRE) TEAM CHEVAL
VOLCANIC GENERAL C450 124 MAGNUS (AUS) SILVERBEAT (AUS) FATED TO WIN STABLE
WEATHER MAN H379 38 FERLAX (NZ) MEDEA (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
WILLIAM KING E331 51 KEY BUSINESS (AUS) FALSIFY (AUS) YANG QIONG