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Thursday, May 31 2018

After Scooby Dooby Doo came through her debut run in the first Leg of the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series in good shape, trainer Saimee Jumaat decided why not roll the dice again in the second Leg this Sunday.

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Trainer David Kok is hoping that the Sin-HK Friendship Stable can have something to cheer about this Sunday.

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Barrier rogue Nimitz was a good boy at his last start when he won from start to finish but trainer Steven Burridge is still holding back his “certificate of clearance” for good conduct.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

Hong Kong came back, saw and reconquered at Singapore’s return to International racing on Saturday night when its two contenders Southern Legend and Horse Of Fortune stole the quinella in the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m).

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Saturday, May 26 2018

Former Melbourne champion trainer Lee Freedman landed his first Group 1 success in Singapore with Mr Clint in the $1 million Singapore Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

French jockey Alexis Badel made sure he was not the only visiting jockey not to get on the scoresheet after he drove River Golden to a spirited win in the $80,000 Better Life 2012 Stakes, a Class 3 Division 2 race over 1200m on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

Class prevailed in the $1 million Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) with last year’s winner Lim’s Cruiser making it back-to-back in devastating style on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

Kranji came under the spell of “Mauritian Magician” jockey Karis Teetan after he rode a brilliant double at Kranji on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

Alysha Collett showed that not only she could ride at her very first win in Singapore on Saturday, but that she also respected her elders!

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Saturday, May 26 2018

Visiting jockeys were off to a flier at Kranj on Saturday. One race after Hong Kong hoop Karis Teetan took the opener on Big Wave, Sydney rider Jason Collett was not to be outdone when he followed suit on Auspicious Day.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

International rider Karis Teetan showed he was not in Singapore for a holiday after he got on the board at his very first ride in the opening race to the undercard of the $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on Saturday.

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Friday, May 25 2018

Singapore Guineas contender Lord O’Reilly lit up an otherwise quiet Thursday morning with the only turf workout of the day.

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Friday, May 25 2018

Trainer Cliff Brown has added intrigue to the $1 million Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) on Saturday as he saddles the two three-year-olds in the capacity 16-horse field – Mister Yeoh and Zac Kasa.

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Friday, May 25 2018

Trainer Alwin Tan’s high hopes for Super Fortune in the $1 million Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) on Saturday took a major dent when he drew 14 from 16.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

With the benefit of hindsight, half-a-million dollars could have swung trainer Stephen Gray the other way when plotting Lim’s Cruiser’s racing career paths.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Fortune Winner has had about two thirds of her 37 career starts on turf, but trainer Leticia Dragon still believes the US-bred mare is more of a Polytrack specialist.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Leading apprentice jockey Troy See was glad he had hit a new milestone to his budding riding career when he landed his first Group 1 ride in Saturday’s $1.5 million Invitational Kranji Mile – Maximus for trainer Alwin Tan.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Well Done has given trainer Shane Baertschiger a bit of a roller-coaster ride in the last couple of weeks, but such highs and lows are part of the racing game, and the Australian handler is happy to still have a good shot at the Kranji Mile this Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Champion jockey Vlad Duric is rubbing his hands in anticipation as he heads into Singapore’s very own Super Saturday with what he considers as three genuine winning chances in the three Group 1 races.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Caspar Fownes was a man on a mission when he heard the Singapore international races were staging a comeback this May.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

New Zealand trainer Gary Hennessy hopes Singapore will give him an even better memory than the one he had from his one and only visit in 1987.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Singapore champion trainer Mark Walker said he had “won a game of cards” after Cousteau broke through for his first Kranji win at his third start on Sunday.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Trainer James Peters did not mind the “happy problem” he was saddled with after Skywalk landed the $100,000 Kranji Stakes B Division 1 race over 1100m on Sunday.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Punters were left licking their wounds after rank-outsider Blue Danube shot all predictions to pieces with a mammoth $362 payout in the $80,000 Class 3 race over 1700m on Polytrack on Sunday.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Smart sprinter Royal Ruler overcame a slab fracture to return an impressive winner first-up on Sunday.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Australian jockey John Powell booted home his first winner for trainer James Peters on Sunday after Arc Raider got off the mark in the $85,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1400m on Sunday.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

Talented Irish-bred three-year-old Nova Vocal gave his Singapore Guineas hopes no harm following a commanding win in the $45,000 Class 4 Non Premier race over 1200m on Friday night.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

The Pentagon Stable could not have hoped for a better boost ahead of Clarton Super’s bid in the Kranji Mile next Saturday after a newcomer of theirs, Clarton Treasure, got off to a flier on Friday.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange got to feel either extremity of the vagaries of racing in the first Leg of the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series for juveniles on Friday night.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

Mr Clint vindicated trainer Lee Freedman’s decision to give him one last Guineas trial with a rousing victory after coming from near-last in the $80,000 Class 3 Division 1 race over 1400m on Friday night.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

Trainer Steven Burridge was glad Lim’s Royal redeemed himself with a winning turn in the $80,000 Class 3 Division 2 race over 1400m on Friday night.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

Trainer Cliff Brown could not have been happier with Elite Excalibur’s barrier trial on Tuesday, 10 days ahead of his next Group mission

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Friday, May 18 2018

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange’s Thursday mornings are always busy, but particularly more so this time around, one week before Kranji’s biggest rendezvous of the year.

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Friday, May 18 2018

Daniel Moor may not have yet hit the ground running at his new turf, but he has already beaten a record of sorts at Kranji.

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Friday, May 18 2018

English trainer James Peters is waiting for this weekend’s races to decide if Group 1 bidders Skywalk and Nova Vocal will press on towards their lofty missions the week after.

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Friday, May 18 2018

Ocean Emperor is the first overseas contender for next Saturday’s $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) to have landed in Singapore.

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Friday, May 18 2018

Former Hong Kong galloper Circuit Land seems to be a magnet for rising stars of the riding world not many Kranji racegoers have heard of before.

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Friday, May 18 2018

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange is chuffed no end his first two-year-olds to go around will carry a set of silks that have been omnipresent in his racing career since his days as Patrick Shaw’s assistant-trainer: Bernard Kantor.

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Thursday, May 17 2018

Trainer Lee Freedman is taking a leaf from his star stayer Paris Lane’s packed 1994 Caulfield Cup-winning campaign in an attempt to get Mr Clint to reach his peak fitness for the $1 million Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on May 26.

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Wednesday, May 16 2018

Freshly-licensed jockey Alysha Collett has not ridden in a Kranji race yet, but that has not stopped the newcomer from landing a plum ride in one of the most prestigious races in Singapore next week – Countomontecristo in the $1 million Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) on May 26.

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Wednesday, May 16 2018

Trainer Michael Clements has given Drone a ringing endorsement after he touted the son of Golden Archer as one of the “better two-year-olds” he’s ever had under his care.

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Wednesday, May 16 2018

Karis Teetan sees a few good omens at his next international tour of duty in Singapore.

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Saturday, May 12 2018

Trainer Cliff Brown’s new filly Miss Dusty franked the ability she showed on debut with an impressive follow-up win in the $85,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Friday night.

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Saturday, May 12 2018

Trainer Steven Burridge couldn’t conceal his delight after the talented but temperamental Nimitz returned to winning ways for new owners on Friday night.

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Saturday, May 12 2018

My Horse continues to be a wonderful advertisement for rags-to-riches stories as far as equine investment goes.

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Saturday, May 12 2018

Local apprentice jockey Ng Choon Kiat was already happy to be back doing what he knows best on Friday night, but the smiles just got wider when he burst through the rails with a $336 pop at his very last ride.

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Saturday, May 12 2018

Trainer Leslie Khoo can’t wait to test Yulong Xiong Hu over more ground following his gallant win on Friday night.

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Friday, May 11 2018

Trainer Saimee Jumaat has every reason to believe Boy Wonder will be right in his element in Friday night’s 1000m Polytrack speed dash.

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Friday, May 11 2018

A golden opportunity to ride for six months in Singapore already had New Zealand jockey Alysha Collett bristling with excitement at the dawn of this new chapter of her promising riding career - but now it’s also come with a bonus thrill.

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Thursday, May 10 2018

After going off the scene for a while, Mark Walker’s apprentice jockey Ng Choon Kiat will make his reappearance at Kranji this Friday.

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Thursday, May 10 2018

Leading Sydney jockey Jason Collett has given trainer Leslie Khoo his okay to ride Lord O’Reilly in the $1 million Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on May 26.

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Thursday, May 10 2018

Derby hopeful Lim’s Magic enjoyed a cruisy barrier trial one week ahead of his first-up run next Friday week.

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Thursday, May 10 2018

David Kok’s dual Group 1 winner Well Done has moved stables, with the first race he will contest under the name of his new trainer Shane Baertschiger being the inaugural $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on May 26.

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Monday, May 07 2018

The black and red maltese cross colours of Fred Crabbia gave a lovely reminder they were still around when Rafaello captured Sunday’s highlight, the $100,000 Class 2 race over 1200m.

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Monday, May 07 2018

The $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) at Kranji on May 26th will feature four overseas horses, namely Southern Legend and Horse Of Fortune, both from Hong Kong, Here Comes When from United Kingdom and Ocean Emperor from New Zealand.

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Sunday, May 06 2018

Troy See’s decision to ignore a sore foot following his pre-race fall from Dash on Friday night paid handsome dividends with a race-to-race double two days later at Sunday’s opening two events.

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Sunday, May 06 2018

Trainer Stephen Gray heaped praise on his apprentice jockey Amirul Ismadi after Eddie Gray sprang a $139 surprise in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Sunday.

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Sunday, May 06 2018

Dutrow justified his favouritism tag with a closely-contested win on Sunday, both on and off the tracks on Sunday, as he only had his number semaphored in the top box via the Stewards’ room.

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Sunday, May 06 2018

French jockey Olivier Placais was in a jubilant mood after he brought up a brilliant riding double on Sunday, and he had two very good reasons to be.

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Saturday, May 05 2018

Popular local trainer Leslie Khoo hit another milestone on Friday night when he rang up his 400th winner at Kranji.

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Saturday, May 05 2018

Trainer Daniel Meagher could not have wished for a better way to celebrate a second happy arrival to his young family than a training double on Friday night.

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Saturday, May 05 2018

Trainer and jockey had slightly different takes on Sun Pittsburgh reverting to turf on Friday night, but in the end, it was of little significance – the versatile mare made it back-to-back victories.

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Saturday, May 05 2018

Genuine performer Viviano finally shed a bridesmaid tag that had been building up of late when he came out tops in a thrilling four-way go in the $100,000 Kranji Stakes B race over 1400m on Friday night.

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Friday, May 04 2018

Jockey Ryan Curatolo can’t wait to be reunited with one of his favourite horses, Chalaza, this Friday.

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Friday, May 04 2018

The 2016 Singapore Horse of the Year was sent to Australia last December after some below-par runs prompted trainer Cliff Brown and connections to decide on a change of scenery in the hope of bringing the spark back in the multiple-Group winner.

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Friday, May 04 2018

Another Kiwi-trained apprentice jockey has returned home a much more complete rider and horseman.

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Friday, May 04 2018

Trainer Cliff Brown made it clear after Mister Yeoh’s impressive win in the second Leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge that the third and final Leg,

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Friday, May 04 2018

There is every likelihood trainer Cliff Brown will be a busy man on May 26 when the new Invitational night of racing takes centrestage at Kranji. He may have runners spread across the three glamour events.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Tannhauser heads a strong trio saddled by leading trainer Michael Clements in the $100,000 Class 2 race over 1200m on Sunday, but their conditioner is not ruling out an upset from the other two either – Only Win and Justice Day.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Trainer Lee Freedman is confident promising galloper Curvature can put in another good performance in the $100,000 Kranji Stakes B race (1400m) on Friday night, but remained rather cautious as to any loftier target ahead.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Two overseas supplementary entries have been added to the 50 nominations of the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) by the closing time for Alternative Entries on May 2, 2018 – Southern Legend and Nice To See You.

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