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Thursday, July 26 2018

The stage is set for the very first jockeys’ series to ever take place in Singapore, the Premier Gateway International Jockeys Challenge to be held at Kranji on 25 September 2018.

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Thursday, July 26 2018

In-form trainer Young Keah Yong is upping the ante on Clarton Treasure, but still backs his undefeated ward to keep the winning run going in Friday’s $80,000 Class 3 race over 1200m on Polytrack.

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Tuesday, July 24 2018

Trainer Michael Clements is hoping to race the back-in-form Song To The Moon in the Keeneland Korea Cup in Seoul on September 9.

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Sunday, July 22 2018

Logic was not flouted when the two highest-rated Singapore contenders, Skywalk and Rafaello, ran 1-2 in the annual $250,000 Korea Racing Authority Trophy (1200m) on Sunday, but the other interesting subplot that emerged was the first place cheque earned by a Korean runner.

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Sunday, July 22 2018

Kranji’s most senior equine citizen Cool Cat defied his ageing legs to bring up his eighth career win in courageous style on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 22 2018

Kranji Gold came through a thrilling five-way finish to shed his maiden status by the barest of margins on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 22 2018

Well-supported two-year-old Mo Almighty stamped himself as a horse to keep a close eye on following a rousing victory in the $85,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 22 2018

Local trainer Mok Zhan Lun’s patience with Sandtop was finally rewarded with a first Kranji win from the former Macau Group winner in the $45,000 Class 4 Non Premier race over 2000m on Sunday.

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Saturday, July 21 2018

Model of consistency Special King lived up to his $15 favourite tag to win the $80,000 Kranji Stakes C race over 1100m on the Polytrack on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 21 2018

Michael Rodd was in smashing form at Kranji on Friday after he turned his three rides of the night into winners in quick succession.

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Saturday, July 21 2018

Class prevailed in the $80,000 Class 3 race over 1400m with Tesoro Privado giving his rivals no chance of a look-in on Friday night.

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Thursday, July 19 2018

Champion trainer Mark Walker will attempt to win a second Korea Racing Authority Trophy in a row, this time with honest sprinter Viviano on Sunday.

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Thursday, July 19 2018

While perennial Busan champion trainer Kim Young Kwan has plumped for seasoned expat jockeys for his two contenders in Sunday’s $250,000 Korea Racing Authority Trophy (1200m), the trainer of the third runner is taking a leap of faith with a young local rider.

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Wednesday, July 18 2018

When Belfast-born jockey Fergus Sweeney picked South Korea as his next riding base, little did he know it would help him add another Asian country to his international resume – Singapore.

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Wednesday, July 18 2018

Singapore apprentice jockey Khalid Hairi Marzuki underwent two surgeries for brain trauma sustained in a race fall at Kranji on Sunday, but remains under observation at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

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Wednesday, July 18 2018

Globetrotting jockey Franco Da Silva had a sparkle in his eyes when told Korean runners would probably be mostly overlooked in the betting in Sunday’s $250,000 Korea Racing Authority Trophy (1200m).

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Wednesday, July 18 2018

Handy sprinter Skywalk returns from his unplaced effort in the Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) for his preferred Polytrack surface in Sunday’s $250,000 Korea Racing Authority Trophy (1200m).

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Tuesday, July 17 2018

The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to three jockeys currently licensed by the Korea Racing Authority, Lee Hyo Sik, Fergus Sweeney and Franco da Silva.

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Monday, July 16 2018

A totally rejuvenated Jupiter Gold defied all the skepticism whether he was a genuine 1800m horse with a scintillating win in the $1.15 million Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 15 2018

Bastille Day has certainly become a day to remember for Olivier Placais, but not necessarily for patriotic reasons, even if nobody can fault the French jockey for not knowing how to sing La Marseillaise with his fist on his chest.

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Sunday, July 15 2018

Progressive galloper Curvature’s upward spiral to the top showed no signs of letting up after he posted a fourth win on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 15 2018

Well-backed favourite Eye Guy did not let his backers down with an all-the-way win, albeit in a drama-filled Race 5 on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 15 2018

Unsighted for a while, Xiong Fong sprang back into the winner’s enclosure with a resounding victory in the $45,000 Hello Santiago De Chile Stakes (1200m), on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 15 2018

Exciting prospect Bold Thruster lived up to the early big wraps on him with a stunning romp in the $85,000 Hello Edinburgh Stakes (1200m) on Sunday.

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Saturday, July 14 2018

The victory was harder to engineer than expected but favourite Lim’s Lightning still got the job done in the $325,000 Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m) on Friday night.

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Thursday, July 12 2018

Vlad Duric is not losing sleep over what number he pulls out for Elite Invincible’s barrier draw in Sunday’s $1.15 million Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby (1800m), but he would still hope for a luckier hand than at his last dismal try.

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Wednesday, July 11 2018

Lim’s Magic’s Singapore Derby plans looked in jeopardy after he pulled up sore from his last run in the Group 1 Giovanni Racing Charity Bowl (1600m).

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Wednesday, July 11 2018

Trainer Hideyuki Takaoka is not so sure he has the right Derby horse in Jupiter Gold, but he can only live in hope.

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Wednesday, July 11 2018

Troy See will be the new jockey to take over the reins aboard Countofmontecristo in the $1.15 million Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby (1800m) on Sunday.

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Saturday, July 07 2018

After 11 misses including many near-hits, Kiss Your Song finally shed his maiden status in style on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 07 2018

Times don’t lie after Class record holder Arhat returned to winning ways in the $80,000 Class 3 race over 1700m on Polytrack on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 07 2018

Gutsy sprinter-miler Mr Fantastic clawed his way back from defeat with a hard-fought win in the $125,000 Kranji Stakes A race over 1200m on Friday night.

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Saturday, July 07 2018

Trainer Cliff Brown has been handed a golden chance of heading into next Sunday’s $1.15 million Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby (1800m) with a two-pronged attack after Magnificent Gold took out the $45,000 Class 4 Non Premier race over the same Derby distance on Friday night.

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Thursday, July 05 2018

Trainer Lee Freedman has booked Perth ace William Pike for the ride aboard Aotearoa in next Sunday’s $1.15 million Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby (1800m).

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Thursday, July 05 2018

Singapore Derby contender Only Win trialled with winkers on for the first time on Thursday, with jockey Alan Munro jumping off saying the test was conclusive.

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Thursday, July 05 2018

Kiwi jockey Craig Grylls has his sights firmly set on a first Derby win as the Singapore version rolls around Kranji next Sunday week.

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Wednesday, July 04 2018

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange has heard of the pre-race hype about his former Mike de Kock-trained Group 1 winner Noah From Goa, but said it would be more advisable to see how he handles his Kranji debut on Friday before getting too carried away.

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Wednesday, July 04 2018

Leading trainer Shane Baertschiger is hoping Aramco draws a better barrier in this Friday’s $125,000 Kranji Stakes A race over 1200m as the Group 3 winner bids to atone from his last two defeats in the second and third Legs of the Singapore Sprint Series.

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Sunday, July 01 2018

After Pennywise, it is now Streetwise’s turn to give the South African pair of trainer Ricardo Le Grange and owner Bernard Kantor another fillip in the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 01 2018

Polytrack specialist Julius Caesar came with a grandstand finish to give trainer James Peters just as an emphatic an ending to his day with a hat-trick of wins in the $80,000 Class 3 race over 1000m on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 01 2018

Song To The Moon returned to his best after more than a year of absence at the winner’s circle with his last winning partner Nooresh Juglall in the $100,000 Class 2 race over 1800m on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 01 2018

English trainer James Peters combined with the Oscar Racing Stable for a double courtesy of Mr Hooper and Mr Hanks on Sunday.

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