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2021 March
  • Sat, Mar 06, 2021
    Singapore Gold Cup winner Mr Clint came out under a brand new team of owner, trainer and rider, at the barrier trials on Tuesday, taking a step closer to his racing comeback.
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    With a wife who works as a top headhunter in the financial district, trainer Jason Lim could not afford to ignore her stern proviso to naming a horse after their only son Alexander: ‘Only if the horse is good’.
2021 February
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Saturday’s $70,000 Class 3 race over 1100m was replete with top chances like Celavi, Super Invincible or Lim’s Passion, but they were in the end all put to the sword by forgotten horse Darc Bounty.
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Hard Too Think’s pulsating win on Saturday had winning trainer Stephen Gray feeling both stoked about the All Too Hard four-year-old’s second win, and also a little despondent about the hollowness of a win without the owners on hand.
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    After Simon Kok Wei Hoong won aboard Fireworks on December 5, most would have thought unimaginable that the two-time Singapore champion apprentice jockey could possibly return empty-handed at his next 27 rides.
  • Sat, Feb 27, 2021
    Former Singapore champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser made a low-key return to racing in Tasmania on Wednesday, but his former Kranjj conditioner Stephen Gray thought it was still a nice warm-up run.
  • Sat, Feb 27, 2021
    Trainer Mark Walker hopes that a drop back in grade and a bit of kilos off the back of promising sprinter Super Invincible courtesy of his in-form apprentice Hakim Kamaruddin will enhance his winning chances in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1100m this Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    The Desmond Koh trained Sun Ops appears very well placed to make a winning debut when set to contest the third event at Kranji on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    John Powell showed on Saturday he really gets along with Time Lord after he kept up a 100% strike rate with the Mark Walker-trained son of Guillotine in two rides.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    Irish-bred three-year-old Wind Of Dubai overcame a torrid trip four wide to go and scrape home by the barest of margins in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Polytrack on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Singapore Gold Cup winner Big Hearted seems to be warming up nicely for his racing comeback at Kranji, though no date has been set as yet.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Twelve rides for one solitary win in the seven race meetings gone by may not be a stat that quite does justice to a jockey of Noh Senari’s calibre, but the laid-back Singaporean lad is not paying too much attention to such figures himself.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    The tried and tested is most of the time a safe bet in racing, but trainer Ricardo Le Grange would still like to see Argentinian import Senor Don spread his wings into less proven territory.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Progressive miler Quadcopter gave another proof at Tuesday’s barrier trials that he can jump on terms when he’s in the right frame of mind.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Danny Beasley thought he would not miss the sound of gates crashing back, the fellow jockeys’ frantic yelling amid the pounding hooves, all the spills and thrills that encapsulate that mad adrenaline rush towards the winning post.
  • Mon, Feb 15, 2021
    Just a few weeks after durian trader Richard Go realised his dream to own a racehorse through the takeover of Alexander Horatio and renaming him Ricvelo, the new venture bore fruits instantly when his new pride and joy scored at his very first start in his colours on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 12, 2021
    Trainer Leslie Khoo is still getting to know the highest-rated horse in his yard, recent Toast Trusts transfer Fame Star, but hopes a forward run this Saturday on the second day of the Lunar New Year will seal their new partnership with better fortunes.
  • Fri, Feb 12, 2021
    After a flying start to the season for his new trainer Jerome Tan, Surpass Natural passed a little unnoticed at his next run when switched from Polytrack to turf - and he probably faces a similar challenge third-up this Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    COVID-19 has brought racing on its knees, but every now and then, you hear of positive fallouts for that bit of an uplift, and Grand Fighter is one of them.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    Malaysian apprentice jockey Hakim Kamaruddin might be only at his second season in Singapore, but the young talented rider has already bettered his career-best haul with a four-timer on Sunday.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    English trainer James Peters had learned to curb his enthusiasm from the glowing trackwork form shown by his Argentinian babies thus far, but Whiz Fizz finally bucked that trend, much to his great delight on Sunday.
  • Fri, Feb 05, 2021
    Trainer Shane Baertschiger gang-tackles this Sunday’s $85,000 Class 2 race over the Polytrack 1100m with a motley crew made up of the resuming Star Of Jupiter and two recent stable transfers, Group 2 winner Excelling and the enigmatic You Rokk.
  • Fri, Feb 05, 2021
    A two-week suspension is never a holiday jockeys look forward to, and Troy See is no different, especially after cooling his heels during an even longer hiatus in the last one and a half years, but one positive to come out of the recent time away was networking.
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    In-form trainer Steven Burridge could not have hoped for a better result after his two MMW Stable debutants Sage and Ima ran 1-2 in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Champion jockey Vlad Duric showed he meant business when he got on the scoresheet at only his second booking to his riding comeback on Saturday.
2021 January
  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021
    Reigning Singapore champion jockey Vlad Duric is ready to throw down the gauntlet as his 2021 season finally gets underway this Saturday after being delayed by suspension and health niggles.
  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021
    An impressive first-up win at the last meeting in 2020 was a testament to the benefits a softer training regimen seems to have had on promising US-bred four-year-old Knight Love.
  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021
    Amid the widespread perception “everybody is bailing out of a sinking ship”, Kranj-based New Zealand trainers Mark Walker and Donna Logan are bucking the trend, having both come forward in foreign media to pledge allegiance to Singapore racing.
  • Fri, Jan 29, 2021
    As a horse owner, Miller Wun would probably have more reasons to give up on his passion than to pursue it amid those turbulent COVID-19 times.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021
    Hong Kong-bound jockey Ruan Maia was all smiles after he had been able to fall back on a late pick-up ride in order not to walk away on a losing note at his farewell Kranji meeting on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021
    In a fitting tribute to late prominent horse owner Yong Nam Seng, one of his Gold Stable wards, Gold Kingdom saluted at Kranji on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021
    Punters proved to be right on the money after New Garden narrowly came up trumps in the $20,000 Maiden race over 1100m to finally open his account at his 11th attempt on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021
    Jerome Tan got off to a winning start as the new trainer of Surpass Natural at the season opener, but wasn’t so sure about a repeat dose at this Saturday’s $100,000 Kranji Stakes A race over 1200m on turf.
  • Thu, Jan 21, 2021
    Not many had seen this bombshell coming, but Cliff Brown suddenly announced on Tuesday he was leaving Singapore and returning to Australia to continue his training career.
  • Thu, Jan 21, 2021
    For the second week running, Vlad Duric is conspicuous by his absence at Kranji, leading many to speculate what is the reason behind the prolonged no-show, but the four-time Singapore champion jockey would like to reassure his numerous fans there was nothing serious and he would be back in the saddle next week.
  • Thu, Jan 21, 2021
    The change in conditions of a 1200m race from Class 1 to Kranji Stakes A level this Saturday has prompted trainer Steven Burridge to bring Lim’s Craft back to the races much sooner than anticipated.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    Hakim Kamaruddin’s patience in the saddle went a long way in sparking Sacred Croix back up for a long-awaited return to the winner’s enclosure on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    Even-money favourite Starlight duly delivered but not without rattling the nerves of his backers and connections inside the last 300m on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    When trainer Alwin Tan brought up his 498th career winner with Helushka on February 28 last year, most thought picking up another couple of winners to hit that all-important half-tonne milestone wouldn’t take too long.
  • Fri, Jan 15, 2021
    Just watching Kuldeep Singh Rajput and his entourage scream themselves hoarse at Kranji’s first 2021 meeting was a heart-warming scene that convinced Donna Logan even further that she had done the right thing.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    After fellow comeback kid Troy See broke the ice with Beer Garden earlier, Oscar Chavez had a mind not to be left behind with a dry mouth, but the cool Panamanian would not let the pressure get to him as he knew all along he had left his best hand for last.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    Ruan Maia cemented further his reputation as an astute Polytrack rider with yet another win notched on the alternative track on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    Queries were raised as to how Vittoria Perfetta would handle Polytrack for the first time, but veteran jockey Saifudin Ismail had a gut feeling he would take to it like a duck to water.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    Two of Cliff Brown’s most promising horses from the past season, Trading Post and In All His Glory, share something in common as they line up in the two Class 4 races over 1200m on Saturday - both four-year-olds are resuming from a much-needed short break which their trainer hope will go some way in relaunching them on a successful 2021 campaign.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    Singapore champion trainer Michael Clements didn’t seem too worried that his three-pronged attack in the $70,000 Kranji Stakes C race over the Polytrack mile on Saturday consists of two unknown quantities on the alternative surface – Vittoria Perfetta and On Line.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    The Singapore Gold Cup was the ultimate yardstick trainer Desmond Koh was chasing for Luck Of Master last season, but after the up-and-coming stayer failed to make the cut, he had to go back to the drawing board.
  • Mon, Jan 04, 2021
    After being widely tipped, even by his 2020 conqueror Vlad Duric, as the jockey who would make this 2021 season his own, Ruan Maia has certainly taken the step in the right direction with an early hat-trick of wins at Singapore’s opening day on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jan 04, 2021
    Jerlyn Seow didn’t get off to the fairytale start she was dreaming of, but her second place at her first career ride on favourite Black Quail on Sunday would still not wipe the smile off the face of the former café worker upon unsaddling.
  • Mon, Jan 04, 2021
    A drop back to his pet 1000m speed scamper produced a second win in near record time for promising sprinter Super Invincible on Sunday, though trainer Lee Freedman has not ruled out a step-up back to longer another day.
2020 December
  • Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    Newly-licenced apprentice jockey Jerlyn Seow Poh Hui may still be diffident about her riding skills but she cannot wait to put them to the test at her race-riding debut on Sunday.
  • Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    This time last year when we wished our readers a Happy New Year 2020 at our traditional season recap, it was, as is always the case, said with the most heartfelt sincerity, though it can feel a touch formulaic to some, given the law of averages that tends to even out the ups from the downs.
  • Mon, Dec 28, 2020
    Assistant-trainer Michael White made a big call on impressive debut winner Starlight - and he seemed confident of the facts he put forward to back up his bold claims.
  • Mon, Dec 28, 2020
    Trainer Donna Logan’s good understanding of the chemistry between her horses and riders played some part in getting Ironside back into his winning groove on Sunday.
  • Thu, Dec 24, 2020
    Champion jockey Vlad Duric revealed he has “achieved the goals” he set out for himself, but assured he would pull out all the stops in the final showdown between him and his challenger Ruan Maia in Sunday’s last race meeting of the season.
  • Thu, Dec 24, 2020
    Australian trainer Lee Freedman informed the Singapore Turf Club on Thursday that he was relinquishing his Malayan Racing Association trainer’s licence with effect from March 1, 2021.
  • Mon, Dec 21, 2020
    Outgoing jockey Ryan Munger could not have hoped for a better send-off present after he booted home a last winner at his farewell Kranji meeting on Saturday.
  • Mon, Dec 21, 2020
    After knocking on the door for a while, Special Ops finally broke through for his first win in the $75,000 Maximus 2018 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1600m for four-year-olds on Saturday.
  • Fri, Dec 18, 2020
    With only two race meetings left to the Singapore season, to most racing pundits, the three premierships are all done and dusted, but if there is one which may still set the stage for a most improbable but still feasible late turnaround, it’s the jockeys’.
  • Fri, Dec 18, 2020
    Three days away from his farewell meeting in Singapore, Ryan Munger exudes the serenity of a man who has ticked all the boxes at his first overseas stint – except for one: A feature race win.
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    Hot favourite Sure Will Do was beaten on Saturday, but one person who believed he could be rolled this time round was his nemesis Champagne Finale’s winning jockey, Ryan Munger.
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    The only thing leading trainer Michael Clements could be sure of after the running of Saturday’s $50,000 Class 4 race over 1700m was the addition of one more stick to his tally, but as to the identity of who turned provider to that 56th win for the year, he just had to wait a bit longer.
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    Trainer Daniel Meagher was delighted he has finally trained a first winner for the emerging AJ’s Stable after Lady Sprintbok broke through at her third outing on Saturday.
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2020
    With three meetings left in the 2020 season, table-topper Michael Clements is looking to Saturday’s duo of Iron Ruler and Pattaya for that extra cushion, even if to most observers, the title fight is all done and dusted.
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2020
    Debuting Sure Will Do in an Open Maiden might not have done justice to his hefty price tag, but in hindsight, a low-key start has reaped more benefits than trainer Stephen Gray could have bargained for.
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2020
    News just came through that Singapore’s Inferno has been scratched from the HK$22 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) to be run this Sunday.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    Here’s an easy one for you: Would you turn down a ride on a confirmed starter when your horse is the second emergency acceptor?
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    The well-backed Whistle Grand recorded a hard-fought win in the $50,000 Lim’s Racer 2016 Stakes, a Class 4 Division 1 race over 1400m on Saturday.


2021 March
  • Thu, Mar 04, 2021
    The David Kok trained Real Efecto only went down narrowly first up and looks well placed to break through at Singapore on Saturday.
2021 February
  • Thu, Feb 18, 2021
    The Steven Burridge trained Ima appears well placed to break through for his maiden win when set to contest the second event at Kranji on Saturday afternoon.
2021 January
  • Thu, Jan 21, 2021
    The Desmond Koh trained Sun Council should be right at his peak third up and looks hard to beat at Kranji on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    The Michael Clements trained Pattaya has finished second at his last three starts and now looks set to break through at Kranji on Saturday.
2020 December
  • Fri, Dec 18, 2020
    The Michael Clements trained Marikh destroyed them at the course and distance last start and looks well placed to go back to back at Singapore on Saturday.
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2020
    The Stephen Gray trained Sure Will Do has been most impressive in two starts to date and looks well placed to bring up the hat-trick at Kranji on Saturday.


2021 January


2020 December
  • Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    Impressive last start winner Win Win looks poised to go back to back when set to contest the third event at Kranji on Sunday.