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 42 PHENOMENONS (AUS) JOIE DE LAGO (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
AMETHYST K300 47 PHENOMENONS (AUS) WINTER MAGIC (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
ARLO W232 32 MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) CLAIRE FRASER (USA) HAPPY UNION
ARROGATE ACHIEVER W278 59 CAPTAIN GERRARD (IRE) WIN ZIP (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
BACK TO THE TOWERS E482 58 ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) SUPER JANE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
BANGALORE K167 47 RUWI (GB) LONNY (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
BELIEVER H580 41 MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) EVE ANGELENE (AUS) HO SIEW LING
BLUE HAWAII E348 60 HAYNESFIELD (USA) BACH HAMILTON (USA) FALCON RACING NO 7
BROWCOW C330 103 STREET CRY (IRE) SCARLET BIRD (AUS) GREAT CLUB
CHAR KWAY TEOW E528 47 SNITZEL (AUS) KENNILWORTH (AUS) LIM CHUN HOW
CHINESE TEA K277 55 MAGNUS (AUS) FOREWARNING (AUS) LIM CHUN HOW
COLCHESTER E402 37 RIOS (NZ) DANISH WEDDING (NZ) RHYTHM
COMONBABY R339 53 COURT COMMAND (UAS) PASSION FLEUR (AUS) MJ Han
D’GREAT EFFORT C509 54 REWARD FOR EFFORT (AUS) ASHTAROTH (AUS) D’GREAT
ELECTRIC KING H152 89 LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) LA FAMELIA (AUS) TEA STABLE
FLYING SHADOW W38 39 DANE SHADOW (AUS) MY BROKEN DRUM (GB) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
FRENCH VINTAGE R166 27 ROC DE CAMBES (NZ) MARLENA (NZ) LUCKY TWIN
FULL BET W340 22 RUWI (GB) SENORA VEGA (AUS) HAPPY UNION
GRAND CHOICE E152 - MASTER OF DESIGN (AUS) MISMANCH (AUS) -
GUILTY PLEASURES N623 61 NORTHERN METEOR (AUS) CONCLUDE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
HAPPY START W501 37 STRAVINSKY (USA) GLAMOROUS GIRL (NZ) NINETYSEVEN STABLE
HIGH COUNCIL W222 66 HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) SUPPOSE (USA) HUP HENG
HYDRANT C172 46 HARADASUN (AUS) CREME GLACEE (AUS) NINE NINE
JUSTICE FAIR C357 60 LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) GRETA ROAD (FR) RHYTHM
KING’S ORDER H542 41 NICONOISE (AUS) MISS BOMBAY (AUS) GAN LILIAN
LEADING CELLIST C349 48 HAT TRICK (JPN) TELL IT AS IT IS (USA) RHYTHM
LIGHTNING HERO E60 29 SILVER FROST (IRE) VIRELI (FR) NINE NINE
MAIDANZ BEAUTY C167 48 VON COSTA DE HERO (AUS) MAIDANZ (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
MERCHANT MARINE E466 27 EPAULETTE (AUS) CHANTILLY BEAUTY (FR) XIAO XIAO NO 2 STABLE
MOON BABY H153 31 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 31 DANEHILL EXPRESS (AUS) INDIAN ANGEL (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
OBSIDIAN K215 47 ROCK HERO (AUS) EUGENIE BLUE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
PANDA BOMB C400 87 PHENOMENONS (AUS) RIVERSIDE LASS (AUS) FATED TO WIN STABLE
PERFECT BRANDZ K440 47 RUWI (GB) FRAAR'S SALOME (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
PREMIUM STARS W191 57 GUILLOTINE (NZ) ROYAL CASHEL (AUS) KCM
PRESTO E280 45 DALIAPOUR (IRE) TRAVERSE (AUS) RHYTHM
PROPLAYER E529 54 PIERRO (AUS) MISS MARX (AUS) GAN LILIAN
SILENT PRINCE C524 43 CASINO PRINCE (AUS) SILENZIA BLUE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
SMART INVESTMENT W204 52 BON HOFFA (AUS) DEVOTEE (AUS) SMART BET STABLE
SMART RACER E401 42 CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) LA STRADA (AUS) SMART BET STABLE
SMART WARRIOR E464 36 HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) OMMADAWN (IRE) SMART BET STABLE
SONG OF SPRING E241 56 WANTED (AUS) STREGA (AUS) RHYTHM
STAY SOUND K216 39 HELMET (AUS) MY HOLIDAZE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
STREET CHAMP J275 32 STREET HERO(USA) SUNETTE (USA) TEAM CHEVAL
SUN FORCE W442 36 MORE THAN READY (USA) SAMANTHA MISS (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
SUN SEEKER C203 48 WANTED (AUS) SURFARI (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
TARGET C528 77 WAR FRONT (USA) TEMPERENCE GIFT (USA) FALCON RACING NO 7
THE ICEMAN H142 40 DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) DANSE SAUVAGE (NZ) FALCON RACING NO 7
TIGER BOSS E569 22 MORE THAN READY (USA) DREAM AND EXCEL (AUS) KING POWER
UNSHADOWED GENERAL H54 43 MASTER OF DESIGN (AUS) SPIRITOFTHERIVER (AUS) FATED TO WIN STABLE
VOLCANIC GENERAL C450 124 MAGNUS (AUS) SILVERBEAT (AUS) FATED TO WIN STABLE
WEATHER MAN H379 46 FERLAX (NZ) MEDEA (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
WHITE PEACH K439 47 RUWI (GB) ISTHISTHEONE (AUS) CHARLES LECK TIN HONG
WILLIAM KING E331 39 KEY BUSINESS (AUS) FALSIFY (AUS) YANG QIONG
XIONG FONG C166 53 SEPOY (AUS) MIDNIGHT FANTASY (AUS) -