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Monday, July 31 2017

Promising galloper Mr Hanks made quick amends from his shock defeat in the Aushorse Golden Horseshoe with a narrow win in the $200,000 Group 3 Juvenile Championship (1400m) on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 30 2017

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange saddled the quinella in the $125,000 Mr Big 2011 Stakes, after Mr Fantastic and Majestic Moments finished in that order in the Kranji Stakes A event over 1400m on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 30 2017

Those who did not buy a share in Refresh would have been kicking themselves when he scored on debut on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 30 2017

The Titanium Racing Stable was finally able to toast to the first winner from its recent massive stable transfers on Sunday.

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Saturday, July 29 2017

A turning point may have been reached in the Singapore trainer’s premiership after Mark Walker opened up a commanding break with a winning treble on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 29 2017

Trainer Theo Kieser was all smiles on Friday after his only runner of the night, Sebas, was right on target in the $100,000 Open Benchmark 97 race over 1000m.

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Saturday, July 29 2017

After three placings from as many starts, Crazy Dreams finally opened his account with a slashing all-the-way win in the $35,000 Open Maiden race over 1000m on Friday night.

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Friday, July 28 2017

When trainer Steven Burridge said at the post-race interview how unlucky Lim’s Sparkle had been at his recent runs and deserved to finally land his first win on Friday night, he must have thought he had spoken too soon when the “objection” sign flashed.

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Friday, July 28 2017

In many ways, Hong Kong jockey Matthew Chadwick’s second short-term stint at Kranji is a carbon-copy of last year’s first experience.

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Friday, July 28 2017

After a protracted absence, the Tmen pair of Majestic Moments and Emperor’s Banquet are back in the spotlight in the same race on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 23 2017

New Zealand-bred Distinctive Darci overcame a few traffic problems to gain the upper hand at the right time in the $250,000 Korea Racing Authority Trophy (1200m) on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 23 2017

Malaysian jockey Mohd Zaki franked his special bond with Japanese mare Sun Hancock with yet another win on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 23 2017

Trainer Desmond Koh continued his hot winning streak with newcomer Columbus joining in to add one more win to his tally on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 23 2017

A brilliant ride from jockey Derreck David saw debuting two-year-old Yabadabadoo turn back the tables on short-priced favourite Sattar to land the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1100m on Sunday.

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Saturday, July 22 2017

There is every chance Hong Kong owner Michael Lam won’t rebuke trainer Desmond Koh for ‘snubbing’ his invitation to a quick Thailand getaway over the weekend.

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Saturday, July 22 2017

Friday night at Kranji turned out to be the Birthday Boys’ night!

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Saturday, July 22 2017

Jockey Olivier Placais seems to have a lot of luck with important dates.

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Saturday, July 22 2017

Legendary trainer Laurie Laxon may be leaving Singapore this year, but it has not stopped him from attracting new owners to his yard – and new winners at that!

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Tuesday, July 18 2017

Holidays are over for the two Korean horses running in Sunday’s Korea Racing Authority Trophy (1200m) with their local preparation having geared up into full swing since Monday.

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Sunday, July 16 2017

Brazilian galloper Magic City was more than entitled to lose the race in Sunday’s $75,000 Novice race over 1400m, but sheer determination saw him rise from the jaws of defeat to strike for the second time.

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Sunday, July 16 2017

Chopin’s Fantaisie saw his unblemished record stay right on track after he recorded a fourth win from as many starts on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 16 2017

Ipoh lad Amirul Ismadi was back with a bang on Sunday after he brought up a riding double.

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Sunday, July 16 2017

Black type winner and rising nine-year-old One Rar bade farewell to his trainer Shane Baertschiger with the perfect parting present on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 16 2017

Korean jockey Moon Se Young made the most of a last-minute pick-up ride to add a third Kranji winner to his scorecard on Sunday.

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Saturday, July 15 2017

French jockey Olivier Placais saved the best for last at his riding comeback from a three-month suspension on Friday night, which fittingly was on his country’s National Day.

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Saturday, July 15 2017

Unorthodox dentistry was pulled out as the main factor behind the winning return of The Cosmos on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 15 2017

The step-up to the metric mile seems to have finally unlocked the winning flair in Argentinian-bred Saraab.

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Saturday, July 15 2017

Like in many other areas, the benefit of hindsight can go a long way in horse racing.

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Saturday, July 15 2017

Every time Major Tom wins a race, trainer Mark Walker can’t help getting a bit nostalgic.

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Wednesday, July 12 2017

After finding the Group 2 Stewards’ Cup a little too rich, former Victorian Oxbow Sun tackles rivals who are more within his realm in the $60,000 Open Benchmark 67 race over 1400m on Sunday.

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Wednesday, July 12 2017

Kranji’s new pin-up youngster Chopin’s Fantaisie has not reached the heights of a Shogun Lodge, Australia’s former top miler in the early 2000s, by any stretch of the imagination, but jockey Glen Boss has seen a common trait between the two even if barely knows him.

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Sunday, July 09 2017

Vesatile galloper Infantry powered away to an emotional Emirates Singapore Derby win for both trainer Alwin Tan and jockey Manoel Nunes on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 09 2017

It would seem trainer Shane Baertschiger got more than he bargained for after he told Glen Boss to get a few practice spins on Blue Swede before he gets the ride in the Singapore Gold Cup.

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Sunday, July 09 2017

Leading Perth jockey William Pike did not let his second chance to ride a winner in Singapore go begging on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 09 2017

Missing the boat is normally not a good thing, but for Lim’s Casino, it meant hitting the jackpot all right.

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Saturday, July 08 2017

On a night that celebrated the best two-year-olds in the land, Macarthur, a former top juvenile himself, bounced back to his best in the $60,000 Pitstop 2012 Stakes, a Class 4 race over 1200m on Polytrack on Friday.

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Saturday, July 08 2017

Trainer Shane Baertschiger captured his first Group 2 success after outsider Be Bee landed the $325,000 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m) in style on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 08 2017

A return to basics can sometimes do the trick in horses, and promising galloper Distinctive Darci was a shining example of that on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 08 2017

A quick trip back home might well have reignited the engine for Korean jockey Moon Se Young.

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Friday, July 07 2017

As trainer Alwin Tan gazed at War Affair galloping past in a barrier trial on Tuesday, a flood of memories came rushing back, more so with this Sunday’s running of the Emirates Singapore Derby.

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Wednesday, July 05 2017

The barrier draw for a 2000m race is not as crucial as for a sprint race, but there were still some wide grins and a few wry grimaces at the Chinatown Point foyer where the Post Position to the 22nd running of the $1.15 million Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby

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Tuesday, July 04 2017

The boom on Lim’s Cruiser has died down a touch after his two defeats in the first two Legs of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge.

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Tuesday, July 04 2017

Glen Boss finds himself caught in a dilemma which is not too dissimilar from the one he faced around Singapore Derby time last year.

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Tuesday, July 04 2017

Trainer Mohd Yusof had a good day at the office last Sunday in the form of a rare double with Justice Fair and Dragon Highness.

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Monday, July 03 2017

Champion jockey Manoel Nunes has recovered in time for the ride on Infantry in the $1.15 million Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby (2000m) this Sunday.

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Monday, July 03 2017

The Singapore Turf Club has granted Australian jockey William Pike a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to ride at the Emirates Singapore Derby meeting on 9 July 2017.

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Monday, July 03 2017

Kranji jockey Nooresh Juglall may not have landed the main prize at South Africa’s biggest raceday on Saturday, but he did not return home empty-handed either.

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Saturday, July 01 2017

Underrated jockey Erasmus Aslam was a hugely relieved man as he weighed in the winning jockey of the Lucky Last of Kranji’s eight-race programme on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 01 2017

Promising galloper Webster made showed a touch of class at his second consecutive win in the $75,000 Novice race over 1200m on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 01 2017

Super Tycoon finally lived up to the hype around him to get off the mark in style at his sixth Kranji start.

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