Kowloon Dairy Company – horse racing connection

Hugh Farmer: Kowloon Dairy Company was established by George Ahwee [dates?] and Rudy Choy (Nov 1910-29 Apr 1992) in 1940. The Kowloon Dairy website suggests ” It was a fantastic partnership when Ahwee and Choy co-founded the company as the former was a “devotee of animal husbandry, especially of dairy cattle, and Choy was an amateur jockey”.

I wasn’t quite sure how the latter’s enviable talent helped getting milk from cow to bottle. However, Mr Li Lan Sang, once the owner of the largest number of racehorses in Hong Kong financed the founding, (possibly shortly after), of the dairy with Ahwee and  Choy.

Li Lan Sang image 2 horseracing

Li Lan Sang, I presume in Chinese attire.

Kowloon Dairy image 1940

Kowloon Dairy’s Farm 1940

Choi Wan Public Housing Estate is in Wong Tai Sin District. In 1972 when the estate was built, Kowloon Dairy separated into a  farm in Yuen Long and a dairy “factory” in Tuen Mun.

This article was first posted on 9th May 2014.


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