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Monday, November 27 2017

Underrated jockey Matthew Kellady got more than he bargained for from Lee Freedman’s only runner of the day on Sunday – a Group 3 ride.

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Sunday, November 26 2017

Singapore racing fans will probably not recognise the names but most Australians would know the sport referred to when a horse like Clokey wins.

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Sunday, November 26 2017

Trainer Cliff Brown’s Midas touch since landing the Dester Singapore Gold Cup with Gilt Complex two weeks ago seems to be also working its magic on problem horses, more precisely, turning them into winners first-up.

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Sunday, November 26 2017

The vastly-improved Tesoro Privado made it back-to-back wins in the $75,000 Novice race over 1400m on Sunday.

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Sunday, November 26 2017

Jockey Oscar Chavez’s red-hot form on Friday kept on in the same vein on Sunday with a riding double courtesy of two runners from another one of his staunchest supporters, trainer Alwin Tan: White Coffee and Xiong Fong.

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Saturday, November 25 2017

Panamanian-born jockey Oscar Chavez booted home back-to-back riding trebles on Friday night, but the mood was a little more subdued this time.

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Saturday, November 25 2017

If there was to be a vote for the cliffhanger of the night, it would have been won hands-down by the penultimate race where the judge probably needed a magnifying glass before adjudging the race to Ares.

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Saturday, November 25 2017

Honest sprinter Mighty Conqueror turned his fortunes around with a slashing win in the $80,000 Racing For Rhinos 2017, a Kranji Stakes C Division 1 race over 1200m on Friday night.

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Friday, November 24 2017

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange was gutted after Bale Star returned from his unplaced run in the 2015 Group 2 EW Barker Trophy with the scourge of racehorses – bleeding.

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Thursday, November 23 2017

Exciting prospect Lim’s Magic was meant to have gone for a break after the race he was aimed at on Singapore Gold Cup day was scrapped, but trainer Stephen Gray has decided to hold his holiday off for a while.

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Thursday, November 23 2017

New Zealand jockey Craig Grylls was the latest “teacher for a day” to hand our boys a few words of advice at the Singapore Turf Club apprentice jockey’s school on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, November 22 2017

Trainer Mok Zhan Lun is under no illusions Macau Group 2 winning stayer Sandtop has his job cut out this Friday as he comes out for his third Kranji start in a sprint race.

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Sunday, November 19 2017

Perth champion jockey William Pike is slowly gaining a cult following at Kranji after he made his second Sunday ride count at yet another hit-and-run visit to Singapore.

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Sunday, November 19 2017

With only four meetings left in the 2017 season, the ding-dong battle for second place on the trainer’s log looks all set to go down to the wire after Shane Baertschiger again drew on level terms with Ricardo Le Grange on Sunday.

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Sunday, November 19 2017

Notable Gold Cup absentee Chairman earned some solace for connections when he scored a narrow win in the $80,000 Class 3 race over 1600m on Sunday.

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Sunday, November 19 2017

The well-backed On Electric Avenue was way too good in the $60,000 Class 4 race over 1600m on Sunday, landing a training double for Shane Baertschiger.

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Sunday, November 19 2017

It could well have been a case of “Nowyousee” it, now you don’t, after Ricardo Le Grange’s short-priced favourite was plagued by a litany of woes in Sunday’s second-last race.

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Saturday, November 18 2017

Expensive purchase Super Power resumed an impressive winner after putting away the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1400m on raw ability on Friday night.

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Saturday, November 18 2017

South African jockey Derreck David bade an emotional farewell to Singapore with a winner at his last weekend of riding at Kranji.

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Saturday, November 18 2017

After enduring a lean spell of more than 1 ½ years, Wijaya finally returned to winning ways on Friday night.

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Saturday, November 18 2017

Deimos showed another facet of his enormous talent after he overcame terribly wet conditions not made to suit a backmarker like him to still emerge victorious in a last race run under battering rain on Friday night.

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Thursday, November 16 2017

Trainer David Kok is often caught in a Catch-22 situation with his behemoth of a galloper Olympian Eager, but the Singaporean has still done a good job to come away with two wins from as many starts.

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Thursday, November 16 2017

Trainer Steven Burridge had no reason to believe why Black Swan would not be able to measure up to the rise in class on Friday night.

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Wednesday, November 15 2017

Aushorse Golden Horseshoe winner Be Bee came out for a pleasing hit-out with stablemate Ladrone in an impromptu two-horse barrier trial on Tuesday morning.

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Wednesday, November 15 2017

Trainer Lee Freedman was not in the best of moods after Chairman was left out in the cold from last Sunday’s Dester Singapore Gold Cup.

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Monday, November 13 2017

In a nail-biting drive to the wire, Gilt Complex snuck up on the inside to poke his nose in front where it mattered in the $1.35 million Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) on Sunday.

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Sunday, November 12 2017

South African jockey Barend Vorster had an ideal warm-up before the Singapore Gold Cup after he booted home a race-to-race double on Sunday.

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Sunday, November 12 2017

Progressive galloper Super Fortune barged his way between runners at a crucial stage of the $125,000 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy, a Kranji Stakes A race over 1200m to score another brilliant win on Sunday.

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Sunday, November 12 2017

Champion-elect trainer Mark Walker stretched his massive lead in the Singapore premiership by another two winners when he claimed the first two races on Singapore’s biggest raceday on Sunday.

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Saturday, November 11 2017

Trainer Mohd Yusof told Manoel Nunes there was only one way to go after Constant Justice drew wide in the $100,000 Any Humour 2010 Stakes, an Open Benchmark 83 race over 1100m on Friday night – forward.

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Saturday, November 11 2017

Tan Kah Soon is the latest new-generation trainer at Kranji to join the Group-winning club after Clarton Super came from behind to land a stylish win in the $350,000 Group 2 EW Barker Trophy (1400m) on Friday night.

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Saturday, November 11 2017

A charmed run along the rails saw Amazing Man burst through at the top of the straight en route to an easy win on Friday night.

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Saturday, November 11 2017

American-bred newcomer Wooden Heart got off to a flier in the $75,000 Born To Fly 2014 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1100m on Friday night.

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Saturday, November 11 2017

Jockey John Sundradas used the benefit of hindsight to reap the rewards in Race 2 on Friday night.

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Friday, November 10 2017

Daniel Meagher did not quite grasp the enormity of the moment when Kim Angel won the Singapore Gold Cup back in 2000.

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Friday, November 10 2017

Australian trainer Cliff Brown bookends the 14-horse field in the $350,000 Group 2 EW Barker Trophy (1400m) on Friday night, but hopes to finish at least at the top end with either Poseidon or Certainly.

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Thursday, November 09 2017

The Singapore Turf Club has granted stabling facilities to New Zealand trainer Donna Logan effective from 1 December 2017.

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Thursday, November 09 2017

The Singapore Turf Club – and its innovative party aficionados – will definitely get plaudits from connections of this year’s 20 contenders to the $1.35 million Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) this Sunday.

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Thursday, November 09 2017

Trainer Stephen Gray’s promising apprentice jockey Amirul Ismadi is the first to benefit from a new apprentice training scheme as he leaves for Tasmania on Monday.

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Wednesday, November 08 2017

This time last year, trainer Stephen Gray’s party finished well into the night as more than a bottle of gin was downed to toast to Bahana’s fine victory in the Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m).

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Tuesday, November 07 2017

Of the 13 trainers (including three with standby starters) taking a stab at Singapore Gold Cup glory this Sunday, one would probably cherish a win a little more than the rest – Hideyuki Takaoka.

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Saturday, November 04 2017

Dream Comes True showed he has really turned the corner since moving to trainer Daniel Meagher’s yard after he notched his third win in five starts for the Australian handler on Friday night.

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Saturday, November 04 2017

Trainer Michael Clements enjoyed a good night at the office on Friday when two of his horses saluted, including a new arrival.

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Saturday, November 04 2017

Trainer Shane Baertschiger was a relieved man after One Kinabalu finally got the monkey off his back at his 12th start on Friday night.

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Saturday, November 04 2017

After a less than impressive debut, Harveywallbanger atoned with a gutsy all-the-way win in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Friday night.

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Friday, November 03 2017

Even though staying stalwart Quechua is not having a fourth crack at the Singapore Gold Cup, trainer Ricardo Le Grange will still be highly represented in the banner race.

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Thursday, November 02 2017

After trying to get a leg-up on Elite Excalibur without success when he was in Australia, jockey Glen Boss has finally secured the ride in the $1.35 million Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) next Sunday.

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Thursday, November 02 2017

Leading jockey Vlad Duric has picked up the plum ride on Blue Swede in the $1.35 million Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) next Sunday.

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Wednesday, November 01 2017

Champion jockey Manoel Nunes said that back-from-injury Infantry has given no untoward signs that would make him a doubtful starter for the Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) next Sunday.

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Wednesday, November 01 2017

Trainer Desmond Koh said he was pushing the envelope for Battle Of Troy distance-wise this Friday, but was still hopeful of an encouraging result.

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