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Southern Legend leads Hong Kong 1-2 in Kranji Mile

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).

Freedman lands Singapore Guineas with Mr Clint

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.

Lim's Cruiser wins second Lion City Cup

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.

Badel keeps visiting jockeys' winning run flow with River Golden

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.

Hyde Park gives Gray a boost and Teetan a delightful double

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

Alysha Collett scores first Singapore win aboard Eye Guy

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

Auspicious Kranji debut for Sydney jockey Jason Collett

Visiting jockeys are off to a flier.

Teetan catches first Wave early

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.

Fownes, Purton and Southern Legend claim Kranji Mile

The dynamic duo of Sha Tin trainer Casper Fownes and jockey Zac Purton combined with Southern Legend to claim the S$1.5m.

Audio News Casper Fownes Audio after Kranji Mile win

Winning Hong Kong trainer Casper Fownes talks to the media after Southern Legend's win in the G1 International Kranji Mile.

Boss special delivers second Lion City Cup to Lim's Cruiser at Kranji

A Glen Boss special big race ride brought the Stephen Gray trained Lim’s Cruiser through the field to claim a second S$1m, SGroup 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) in succession at Kanji on Saturday setting off celebrations including from the jockey himself in the typical Boss manner.

Audio News Zac Purton Kranji Mile Audio

Champion rider Zac Purton talks to the media after winning the G1 Kranji Mile on Southern Legend.

Audio News Singapore Guineas Post Race Audios

Winning connections Zac Purton and Lee Freedman briefly to the media after winning the G1 Singapore Guineas with Mr Clint.

Audio News Lion City Cup Audio

Winning trainer and Jockey Stephen Gray and Glen Boss talk to the media after the win by Lim's Cruiser in the G1 Lion City Cup.

Millard plots first Singapore raid with the right Horse

Just going on the perfect ring to his name, Hong Kong rising star Singapore Sling would have been a great advertisement for the return of International racing at Kranji this Saturday, but trainer Tony Millard and connections “held their horses”.

Kranji Mile tracknotes Friday May 25

As expected, no stirring workout was registered at the last trackwork session for the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on Friday morning, right on the eve of the big race itself.

Southern Legend Primed For Mile Success

Southern Legend looks well placed when he lines up in the Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) in Singapore on Saturday.

Planets Align For Singapore on Saturday

The planets have aligned at Kranji as for the first time in the Singapore Turf Club’s history; three Group 1’s take place on the one race day.

Market favours a Legend for first Kranji Mile

The market favours a victory by the established Hong Kong firm of Caspar Fownes and Zac Purton in the first running of the S$1.5m, SGroup 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) at Kranji on Saturday with Fownes’ Southern Legend (AUS) looking in excellent form.

Kranji Mile post position draw reactions

When Hong Kong’s Southern Legend and Horse Of Fortune respectively drew one and two at the Post Position Draw Ceremony for the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) at Clarke Quay on Thursday night.

Kranji Mile 2018 Post Position Draw

Kranji Mile 2018 Post Position Draw

Khoo's Guineas runner Lord of the turf for a day

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

New dawn for Kranji

International racing returns to the Singapore Turf Club’s Kranji racecourse on Saturday for the first time in four years with the first running of the invitation $S1m, SGroup 1 Kranji Mile (1600m).

Brown breaks new ground with 3YOs in Lion City Cup

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.

Bad gate not so Super for Fortune

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.

Kranji Mile tracknotes Thursday May 24

A gentle cooling breeze blew over the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji as the 13 runners of the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) went about their job doing some light work on Thursday morning.

Cruiser passes up extra Mile purse, already Cup-bound

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.

Fortune favours those who brave a Lion

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.

First Group 1 ride for Troy See comes in pairs at Super Saturday

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.

Kranji Mile tracknotes Wednesday May 23

The morning effervescence from the day before noticeably dropped a notch or two on Wednesday with only two of the 13 contenders to the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile clocking time.

Kranji Mile 2018 Horse Form

The horse form for the 13 runners in the Kranji Mile is attached.

Preditor anything but half-Done job for Baertschiger

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.

Duric laps up sense of occasion with three solid Super Saturday rides

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.

Kranji Mile tracknotes Tuesday May 22

Tuesday morning trackwork at Kranji was a hive of activity among the local hopes for the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) while the “foreigners” were just humming along, but still looking ready to go.

Fownes thrilled to be back for Lucky Ninth Kranji visit

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

New Ocean widens Hennessy's horizon to Kranji

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.

Kranji Mile tracknotes Monday May 21

With five days to go before the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m), the mercury level is rising for the race tagged as the “hottest race in the tropics”.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review 18th & 20th May

Royal Ruler has returned in terrific order from injury with a win in the Kranji Stakes B (1100m) in Singapore on Sunday.

Cousteau dives late to score first Kranji win

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.

Skywalk makes it three-from-three ticks for Peters' Group 1 tests

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.

Blue Danube scores stunning $362 win

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.

Royal Ruler reigns again after overcoming injury

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

Peters and Powell combine for first win with Arc Raider

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.

Kratos To Fly In Stakes B Sprint

Kratos has been good to us in the past and we will be hoping for much of the same when he lines up in the Kranji Stakes B (1100m) on the Polytrack on Sunday.

Safe arrival for Hong Kong pair

Hong Kong duo Southern Legend and Horse Of Fortune have landed safely and checked in at Kranji, rounding up the international arrivals for the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on May 26.

Well Done out of Kranji Mile after old injury flares up

The recurrence of an old injury has caused the withdrawal of Well Done from the Kranji Mile.

Lim's Royal redeems himself with slashing win

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.

Mr Clint clinches his Guineas ticket with storming win

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.

Pennywise certainly not pound foolish on debut

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.

Guineas in sights as Nova Vocal win speaks volumes about ability

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.

Nice warm-up for Team Clarton as debutant scores

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.

Badel, yet another young gun for hire for Circuit Land

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.

Pennywise or Streetwise, Le Grange hopes Nursery rhymes with first Prize

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.

Ocean Emperor has berthed in at Kranji

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.

Hard-marking Peters sets bar high for duo to earn Group 1 spot

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.

In a mood for Moor

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.

Le Grange has big-race team in tip-top shape

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.

Paris in the air as Mr Clint takes a Lane trodden before

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.

Peters' Runner Something To Get Vocal About At Kranji

Lightly race runner Nova Vocal can continue his rise through the grades when he lines up in the Class 4 Non Premier (1200m) at Kranji on Friday night.

Drone ready to soar to new heights

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.

Teetan hoping for same travelling Fortune with Millard

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

Alysha Collett rides Countofmontecristo in Lion City Cup

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 – Countofmontecristo in the $1 million Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) on May 26.

Arrival dates of overseas horses, training saddlecloths and morning trackwork for Kranji Mile runners

The arrival dates of overseas horses running in the Kranji Mile on 26 May 2018 are as follows:

Circuit Land heads 11-strong local contingent in Kranji Mile

Singapore will be represented by 11 local runners in the inaugural $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) which will be held at a twilight meeting starting at 3.45pm on May 26.

Here Comes When withdrawn from Kranji Mile through injury

English contender Here Comes When will not be running in the $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on May 26.

Five overseas jockeys riding at Kranji Mile meeting

The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to the five overseas jockeys booked to ride at the Group 1 Kranji Mile meeting on 26 May, 2018.

Lim's Reform hands CK Ng unexpected comeback win

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.

Yulong Xiong Hu strikes at right time

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

What a Horse for his lucky owners

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

Nimitz still at sea, but back all guns blazing

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

Miss Dusty shows clean set of heels

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.

Alysha Collett all set to launch Singapore stint

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.

Saimee takes Boy Wonder to next level

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

Well Done moved to Baertschiger

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.

Wand in Boss's hand as Lim's Magic returns

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

Jason Collett booked on Lord O'Reilly in Guineas

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.

CK Ng 'hungry' as he returns to saddle on Friday

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

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 4th & 6th of May

Viviano managed to shed the bridesmaid tag with a solid victory in the Kranji Stakes B (1400m) on Friday night.

Southern Legend, Horse Of Fortune, Here Comes When and Ocean Emperor make up overseas armada in Kranji Mile

The $1.5 million Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) 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.

Dellorto off the mark for new master

Pregasam Dellorto thought he was heading for another winless day after Mastermind, the one he had marked down as his only chance on Sunday petered out of sight 200m out in the opener.

Daniel Moor set for Singapore adventure

Australian jockey Daniel Moor has been given the green light to head to Singapore and begin the next chapter in his riding career.

Rafaello keeps Crabbia flag flying high

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.

Placais boxes his way to 600th career win

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.

Dutrow wins on protest

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.

Patience rewarded after Eddie Gray pops up at big odds

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.

See no pain, double the gain

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.

Rodd, still indisposed, not riding on Sunday (riders updated)

Jockey Michael Rodd is still indisposed and will therefore be unable to honour his book of six rides for Kranji’s Sunday meeting.

Injured Curatolo out for four to five weeks, misses HK rides

The rise and rise of French jockey Ryan Curatolo was cut abruptly short on Friday night after he fractured his right foot in a seemingly innocuous race fall.

Viviano finally goes one better

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.

Turf or Poly, Sun Pittsburgh scorches again

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.

Double delight as Meagher welcomes new Pride and joy

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.

Auspicious Day indeed for Khoo

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

Tannhauser To Bounce Back At Kranji

Tannhauser looks more than capable of bouncing back to form following his disappointing effort last start when he lines up in the Class 2 (1200m) at Kranji on Sunday.

Viviano Well Placed For Overdue win At Kranji

Viviano will look to build on his strong recent form when he lines up in the Kranji Stakes B (1400m) in Singapore on Friday night.

Only Win has more and bigger options ahead

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.

Curvature takes aim at four-in-a-row

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.

Gun 3YO Mister Yeoh takes shot at Lion City Cup

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, the Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) wound be one bridge too far, but that doesn’t mean the son of Wanted will be left in his stable box on that day.

Khalid Marzuki excited with new start back home

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

Debt Collector returns to Singapore this Sunday

Champion galloper Debt Collector is on his way back.

Curatolo happy to be back on Chalaza

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

Without Parole to swerve 2000 Guineas at Newmarket

Frankel colt ruled out of Classic with a bruised foot

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - April 27

Distinctive Darci has continued his terrific recent form with a good win in the Group 2 Merlion Trophy (1200m) on the Polytrack at Kranji on Friday night.