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2019 November
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    Trainer Mok Zhan Lun made a big call after he branded River Radiance as one of the best horses he has ever trained following the Polytrack specialist’s sixth win on the alternative track at Kranji on Sunday.
  • Sun, Nov 17, 2019
    For most of his Singapore career, Michael Clements was probably best summed up as a journeyman, a trainer who could have delivered so much more if he had the proper tools.
  • Sun, Nov 17, 2019
    After knocking on the door for a while, Watch Out Boss duly punched out his first win at his ninth start in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 1 race over 1100m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Nov 15, 2019
    Trainer Steven Burridge has a good chance of making Sunday’s last two races his own with his strong hand of last-start winners Autumn Assault (pictured above) and Kimitonara, even if both face a bigger ask in tougher class.
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019
    Former leading three-year-old Lord O’Reilly turned in a much more encouraging effort when donning back blinkers in a barrier trial on Tuesday, taking the lead from the start to never give it up in the 1000m hit-out.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Melbourne apprentice jockey Jessica Eaton was clearly not letting a three-day suspension for careless riding at her short Singapore stint dampen her spirits after she produced a gem of a frontrunning ride aboard Always Innocent on Friday night.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    The $175,000 Group 3 Saas Fee Stakes (1200m) did not hatch any surprise on Sunday, just the hot fireball many had predicted would be ignited in the home straight – boom three-year-old Inferno who extended his unbeaten run to a fourth win in commanding style yet again.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Former Godolphin galloper Pindus did well to shed his bridesmaid tag earned since his Australian racing days sooner rather than later with a first win at Kranji at his fourth start on Friday night.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Disappointing at his last start, Saturday quickly made amends with a dominant maiden win in the $75,000 The Peak Stakes, a Restricted Maiden Division 2 race over 1400m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Siam Blue Vanda took trainer Michael Clements closer to the 600th winner milestone with a thrilling win in the $70,000 Born To Fly 2014 Stakes, a Class 3 race over 1400m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Nov 08, 2019
    Leading Dester Singapore Gold Cup hope King Louis will be donning brand new silks in the $1 million Group 1 feature race over 2000m on Sunday.
  • Thu, Nov 07, 2019
    Thriving five-year-old I’m Incredible spearheads a three-pronged attack for Australian trainer Shane Baertschiger in the SIN G1 Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) at Kranji Racecourse on Sunday, 10 November.
  • Thu, Nov 07, 2019
    US bloodstock agent Melvyn Ezekiel has bought many good horses for Singapore owners over the years, but Fame Star is the one to give him a few more goosebumps these days.
  • Thu, Nov 07, 2019
    The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to Brazilian jockey Ruan Maia to ride at the EW Barker Trophy meeting this Friday, November 8.
  • Thu, Nov 07, 2019
    The Michael Clements-trained Countofmontecristo was meant to be chilling in his box on Singapore Gold Cup day, but a super fourth in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup has dashed those holiday plans.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    A bit of time and patience was the key to I Am Beautiful gaining her first victory in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1000m on Polytrack on Sunday.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    Lee Freedman’s Australian import You Rokk sent punters reeling after he landed a $224 boilover win in the $85,000 Class 2 race over 1200m on Sunday.
  • Sun, Nov 03, 2019
    When Ben Thompson jumped off that promising Reset three-year-old chestnut after a close second in a midweek race in Caulfield last October, little did he know the next time he would jump back on, it would be in a Group 1 race more than a year later, and overseas.
  • Sun, Nov 03, 2019
    Fastnet Rock grey Super Dynasty again showed his greater effectiveness when ridden forward with a resounding victory on Friday night.
2019 October
  • Thu, Oct 31, 2019
    Old and unwanted horseshoes at Kranji found a “second lease of life” at the hydro-dipping workshop held at Singapore Turf Club on Wednesday morning.
  • Fri, Oct 25, 2019
    Kiss Your Song holds a record which won’t make many owners go hungry, but it would still be nice if he could shed that tag once in a while – eternal bridesmaid.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    Champion jockey Vlad Duric threw everything at Real Success inside the last 200m of the $70,000 Laughing Gravy 2016 Stakes, a Class 3 race over 1800m – including his vocal cords, on Sunday.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    I’m Incredible’s unbelievable run at the highest level keeps soaring to another dimension after he held sway in an outstanding field of some of Kranji’s best stayers to land the $800,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1800m) on Sunday.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    Fame Star reeled off a fourth win on the bounce on Sunday, but the main message derived from the typically bold frontrunning display in the $85,000 Wild Geese 2014 Stakes, a Class 2 race over 1200m, was that he can definitely mix it with the best – and come up trumps.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    Adipson overcame a wide trip and a slow pace to land the money in the $50,000 Quechua 2017 Stakes, a Class 4 Division 2 race over 1600m on Sunday
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
    Trainer John O’Hara has always had a high opinion of exciting US sprinter Fame Star, but feels his run in Sunday’s $85,000 Wild Geese 2014 Stakes Class 2 race over 1200m will give him a better idea if he is up there with the best.
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
    Despite being more of a stayer, Japanese mare Makanani sprang a mini-upset in the Group 1 Raffles Cup (1600m), but ironically, trainer Hideyuki Takaoka said that the $800,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup over the 1800m this Sunday will be an even tougher test for her.
  • Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to Australian jockey William Pike to ride at the Queen Elizabeth II Cup meeting on October 20.
  • Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    A sluggish start was not enough to thwart Red Rover’s bid in racking up a second consecutive win in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1000m on Sunday.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    Exciting sprinter Lim’s Craft made quick amends from his last-start defeat with a pulsating win in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1200m on Friday night.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    Rocket Star is resuming from a successful two-year-old campaign this Friday, but if not for the amazing patience shown by trainer Ricardo Le Grange and his staff, that return date could well have been pushed further back.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    An aborted crack at the Singapore Derby in July turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Wind Trail, was jockey Marc Lerner’s take on the Japanese-bred’s third win on Friday night.
  • Thu, Oct 10, 2019
    The Singapore Turf Club has granted a short-term visiting apprentice jockey’s licence to Australian apprentice jockey Jessica Eaton (pictured above) and a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to Brazilian jockey Bernardo Pinheiro.
  • Mon, Oct 07, 2019
    Just when the two best-supported horses sprang into contention halfway up the straight, Make U Famous decided it was his day when he wouldn’t be denied his own fame as he rose back from defeat to finally etch a first win to his record.
  • Mon, Oct 07, 2019
    Trainer Mark Walker claimed the race widely seen as a handy guide to the Singapore Gold Cup on Sunday, but probably not with the one he would have been tipped to win it with – Yulong Edition.
  • Sun, Oct 06, 2019
    Newcomer Celavi lived up her to her sparkling barrier trial form with a winning debut in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1000m on Friday night.
  • Sat, Oct 05, 2019
    Trainer Michael Clements expects a forward run from promising mare Siam Vipasiri at her comeback race this Sunday even if he admitted that the 1000m trip might be on the sharp side.
  • Thu, Oct 03, 2019
    If regular viewers of Australian racing watching this Saturday’s races at Flemington spot a horse by the name of Debt Agent going around in familiar white and pink silks, make no mistake about it, it is Debt Collector.
2019 September
  • Sat, Sep 28, 2019
    Four wins in as many rides is a record not many horse-jockey combinations have bragging rights to, but Simon Kok Wei Hoong and Augustano do, even if Kok said the longer the run goes, the harder it gets to maintain it.
  • Sat, Sep 28, 2019
    John Sundradas took the Friday night’s jockeys’ challenge hands-down with a hat-trick of wins recorded in quick succession.
  • Thu, Sep 26, 2019
    After two tough runs at elite level, Destroyer Eclipse is dropped back into easier company this Friday with trainer James Peters hopeful of a better showing in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1400m.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    An ideal ground-saving run on the rails paved the way to a resounding win from Black Jade in the $85,000 War Affair 2014 Stakes, a Class 2 race over 1600m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    Former three-time Singapore champion jockey Manoel Nunes turned back the clock with a winner at his Kranji comeback, amazingly in the same red and silver stars silks he donned at his farewell salute on December 3, 2017.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    Unlucky with hot favourite Where She’s Happy earlier in Race 2, trainer Cliff Brown found joy in quickfire succession in the next two races with another hotpot, Elite Incredible, but with a longshot as well in debutant Atlas on Sunday.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    Tiger Force mauling his rivals in a Class 5 race won’t usually make for ground-breaking material other than the sheer contempt of the win – but it will actually be remembered for rewriting the history books, not once but twice, and certainly in unbelievable fashion for one of them.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    Rising staying star I’m Incredible showed that his first feature success coming off a Class 4 win was no fluke when he did it again for a second consecutive ‘black type’ race win in the $150,000 Group 3 Ultima El Dorado Classic (2000m) on Friday night.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    Every morning after trackwork as the last Kranji horse walks off to a cooling bath, two young lads from the Daniel Meagher yard head out on their ponies.
  • Thu, Sep 19, 2019
    Nearly two years after three-time Singapore champion jockey Manoel Nunes bowed out of Kranji, he makes a surprise riding comeback to his old stomping ground this Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019
    The Donna Logan-trained Cher opened her account with a hard-fought win in the $20,000 Maiden race over 1600m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019
    Outgoing trainer Bruce Marsh could not have scripted his farewell meeting any better when he led in his favourite horse, old marvel Supernova, as his last Singapore winner on Sunday.
  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
    Hot favourite Lim’s Ray gave his backers a fright on Friday night when he looked to be making heavy weather of it at the 300m, but under Benny Woodworth’s unyielding urgings, he stuck to his task to land the spoils by a safe margin in the end.
  • Mon, Sep 09, 2019
    Champion trainer Mark Walker’s recent drive to tap into the Sydney market in search of lightly-raced castoffs gained further traction when a former Chris Waller named Inherit scored on debut on Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 09, 2019
    Jimmy Wong Chin Chuen may not ride winners by the spades like he used to during his golden years as a leading apprentice jockey, but Optimum Star’s convincing win in Sunday’s concluding event served as a gentle reminder the Penang boy rides as well as ever.
  • Sun, Sep 08, 2019
    A clever move to drop blinkers coupled with a reduction in trip paid handsome dividends for Royal Pavilion on Friday night - even if only the brave would have still believed in his chances when the chips were down.
  • Sun, Sep 08, 2019
    South African trainer Ricardo Le Grange’s high opinion of Field Marshal was given another boost following a second win from as many starts on Friday night.
  • Wed, Sep 04, 2019
    Trainer Michael Clements is hoping the time away has done last-start winner Magnum Force a power of good ahead of his racing comeback this Sunday.
  • Sun, Sep 01, 2019
    Augustano’s never-say-die attitude was again a sight to behold after he forged yet another gutsy win – his third in a row - on Friday night.
2019 August
  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019
    Trainer Shane Baertschiger is not too fussed Marine Treasure didn’t make the cut in the Group 2 Merlion Trophy (1200m) on Sunday – a more winnable race has presented itself a week later.
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    After 713 days without finding the line, classy galloper Countofmontecristo finally returned to the winner’s circle on Sunday – and in a feature race for good measure, the $400,000 Group 2 Merlion Trophy (1200m).
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    Promising three-year-old Count Me In lived up to his prohibitive $7 odds with a commanding win in the $50,000 Spalato 2016 Stakes over 1100m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    Singapore Guineas winner Top Knight showed he had lost none of his three-year-old brilliance following a pulsating comeback win in the $85,000 Tuxedo Moon 2011 Stakes, a Class 2 race over 1400m on Sunday.
  • Sun, Aug 25, 2019
    A maiden win at his last start seems to have whetted the appetite of the vastly-improved Dazzle Gold for more on Friday night.
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019
    Former leading three-year-old Top Knight is being thrown in at the deep end at his racing comeback as a four-year-old this Sunday, but trainer Michael Clements still expects the brilliant Singapore Guineas winner to put his best foot forward first-up.
  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019
    It is not unusual to see around half-a-dozen jockeys teaming up with a horse in the course of its racing career, but for Countofmontecristo, the record reads 11 in 22 starts thus far - and as many as nine different riders at his last 14 outings.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    French jockey Louis-Philippe Beuzelin franked the good impression he left at his Kranji debut on Friday by getting on the board two days later thanks to Universal Empire in the $75,000 Twickenham 2016 & 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1000m.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    Progressive galloper Lim’s Craft produced a sizzling run to record a stylish win in Sunday’s $50,000 Super Ninetyseven 2013 Stakes, a Class 4 Division 1 race over 1200m.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    Irish sprinter Nova Vocal bounced back to winning ways in commanding style on Sunday, but trainer Mark Walker remained concerned his wind issues could still be a potential thorn in his side.


2019 October
  • Thu, Oct 31, 2019
    The Mark Walker trained Red Rover returned with a bang last start and appears well placed to go on with the job at Kranji on Sunday night.


2019 October
2019 September
2019 August


2019 October
  • Thu, Oct 17, 2019
    The Cliff Brown trained Bluestone was very impressive in his maiden preparation and remains a big watch fresh in the third event at Kranji on Friday night.
  • Thu, Oct 10, 2019
    The Steven Burridge trained Lim's Craft was a real eye catcher last start and appears well placed to return to the winner's stall at Kranji on Friday night.
  • Thu, Oct 03, 2019
    Astute trainer Mark Walker has had a lot of success with imports and four-year-old Altair is another who appears well placed to continue that trend on Friday night.
2019 August
  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019
    A softer draw leaves River Radiance well placed to return to the winner's stall in the third event at Kranji on Friday night.
  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019
    The Lee Freedman trained Ocean Crossing stuck on well behind a smart one last start and appears set to relish the step up in trip on Friday night.
  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019
    The Michael Clements trained Top Knight took it all before him last preparation and remains a big watch fresh in the seventh event on Sunday.