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Singapore/Malaysia

Guineas Winner To Go Back-To-Back

Group 1 Singapore Guineas winner Forever Young is set to make his return this evening and should prove hard to beat in the eighth event.

Ettijah lands a first for Al-Arabiya and Le Grange

The Al-Arabiya Stable and trainer Ricardo Le Grange combined for their first success courtesy of debutant Ettijah in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Friday night.

Bounty is anything but a Darc horse

Jockey John Powell received high praise from trainer Stephen Gray following his perfect handling of pick-up ride Darc Bounty on Friday night.

Meagher rapt after combining with Woodworth for first win

Trainer Daniel Meagher is starting to make his mark at Kranji as a steady flow of winners keep swelling up his score on a regular basis, and Life Is Gamble, his 15th winner was another stroke to his tally, but also a good reason to pay tribute to jockey Benny Woodworth and the long-standing friendship that ties the two men.

Ferocious sinks his teeth into Kranji racing with impressive debut win

Ferocious gave a few scares but in the end lived up to his solid barrier trial form to win the $90,000 IRT Juvenile Stakes (1200m) on Friday night.

Mighty Emperor leads Le Grange 1-2

Trainer Ricardo Le Grange saddled a quinella with Mighty Emperor and Super Joe at the conclusion of a tight finish to the $60,000 Class 4 race over 1700m on Friday night.

Debt Collector out of Singapore Derby

Headline horse Debt Collector has been pulled out of the Emirates Singapore Derby with “recent runs falling below expectations” cited as the main reason for the decision.

Juglall to ride in Durban July, misses June 30 Kranji meeting

Nooresh Juglall will be missing the Kranji race meeting on June 30 as he has been booked to ride Safe Harbour in the Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July (2200m) on Saturday, July 1.

Situation To Fire In His Singapore Debut

The Ricardo Le Grange trained Situation appears well placed to make a winning debut when due to contest the final event at Singapore this evening.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - Patron's Bowl

The Michael Clements trained Alibi reigned supreme in Sunday's Group 1 Patron's Bowl, digging deep to hold off the fast-finishing Elite Excalibur.

Good buddies hoping to cheer to another win

Trainer John O’Hara could not have named the lightly-raced Friendship any better, and a second win this Friday will certainly give him another reason to toast to friendship indeed.

Rodd still backs Debt Collector for a return to his best

Despite the recent defeats, Michael Rodd remained confident Debt Collector can still bounce back to his best form.

Tan looking to Nova Missile to spearhead relaunch

As the first tier of the season was put astern at the end of April, reigning Singapore champion trainer Alwin Tan was in the best place he could have hoped for in his bid to defend his title – on top.

Little brother is ready to make it big again

Trainer Steven Burridge was very pleased with Hermano Menor’s first-up run from his stalled Dubai trip and can only hope he fares even better at his next start this Sunday.

Kuah Forever bullish as his Lion Heart returns

Forever Young, the surprise packet that was thrusted into the spotlight in the Singapore Guineas, is back for more as he returns from a short break this Sunday.

Alibi defies all comers in Patron's Bowl

Gallant entire Alibi is one step closer to history after he again showed he knew where the winning post was in the second Leg of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge, the $500,000 Group 1 Patron’s Bowl (1600m) on Sunday.

Royal Rules the roost on all-weather

US-bred galloper Royal Ruler bounced back to form with a hard-fought win upon returning on Polytrack on Sunday.

In-form Zawari has title in his sights

Malaysian apprentice jockey Zawari Razali has always been coy about talking up his premiership chances, but a Sunday race-to-race double that brought him within a win of tying up with leader Wong Chin Chuen finally gave a hint of a slightly more can-do response.

Made In China has quality written all over

Made In China lived up to his sparkling barrier trial form to gain victory at his very first run on Sunday.

Dean bids Korea farewell with a winner

Former Kranji trainer Brian Dean has ended his Korean training career on a winning note after Rocket Queen won at Seoul on Saturday.

Stick With Debt Collector

The Group 1 Patron's Bowl is the clear highlight in Singapore this evening with the Cliff Brown trained Debt Collector set to bounce back.

Anonymous back from oblivion after one year

Warm favourite Anonymous rewarded his handlers’ patience with a determined win in the $60,000 Perak Turf Club Trophy, an Open Benchmark 67 race over 1200m.

Takaoka's mare sure can Dance

Trainer Hideyuki Takaoka may have been stuck in a traffic jam on the way to Kranji, but his smart Japanese mare Dance In The Wind was never in any danger of facing the same predicament as she stormed away from the front to race away with the $80,000 Penang Turf Club Trophy (2000m) on Friday night.

No question about Why Not's ability

Trainer Mok Zhan Lun liked what he saw at the New Zealand Ready To Run Sale a year ago, and after quickly doing his sums, the former Forex officer thought, why not?

Champagne Rein finally toasts to first win

The 1,000 metres seem to be at this stage about the last frontier for Champagne Rein after he finally broke through for his maiden win at his 13th attempt in the $60,000 Selangor Turf Club Trophy, a Class 4 Division 2 race on Friday night.

Moon to miss June 30 meeting

South Korean jockey Moon Se Young will be missing the last June meeting on the 30th as he is taking a short six-day break back home from June 27 to July 2.

Boss's plans for Alibi not iron-clad

Top jockey Glen Boss is keeping it simple for Alibi’s next run in the $500,000 Group 1 Patron’s Bowl (1600m) on Sunday – let the horse point himself in the right direction.

Magstok To Break Through

Improving stayer Magstock appears poised to return to the winner's stall when due to contest the fourth event at Kranji this evening.

Singapore Turf Club to help YuLong launch International racing in Shuozhuo Youyu

The Singapore Turf Club (STC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the YuLong Horse Racing Club at an official press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 9th and 11th of June

Emerging two-year-old Mr Hanks more than lived up to the hype on Sunday when making light work of his rivals in the Inglis Ready2Race Stakes.

Sam Subian hurt in barrier trial

Jockey Sam Subian suffered suspected neck and chest injuries after he fell off Silver Spoon at the barrier trials on Tuesday.

Injured Nunes out for three weeks

Champion jockey Manoel Nunes will have to forego the ride on Infantry, one of the favourites in this Sunday’s $500,000 Group 1 Patron’s Bowl (1600m) after he hurt his ankle at the races on Sunday.

Beasley wants less 'Cruisy' run in Patron's Bowl

Jockey Danny Beasley believes that a slight tweak in Lim’s Cruiser’s training routine to perk him up can only give him a sharper edge in the $500,000 Group 1 Patron’s Bowl (1600m) on Sunday.

Brown duo 'fit and well' ahead of Bowl

Trainer Cliff Brown is as usual keeping a level head as another big race looms up this weekend, the Patron’s Bowl.

Pike to ride at Patron’s Bowl meeting, Chadwick back for two weeks

The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to Australian jockey William Pike and a two-week visiting jockey’s licence to Hong Kong jockey Matthew Chadwick.

Golden Curls one in from left field

Old stager Golden Curl ducked and weaved through the field at the right time to go and capture the $125,000 Kranji Stakes A race over 1400m on Sunday.

Mr Hanks shows gumption in Inglis Ready2Run

Racing experience came to the fore when the well-hyped Mr Hanks sprinted away to an imposing win in the $90,000 Inglis Ready2Race Stakes (1200m) on Sunday.

Normandy lands at Kranji while owner celebrates in France

Duke Of Normandy finally landed a win under his new name on Sunday – and momentously enough at a time when his proud owner Steve Levar was toasting to a happy occasion in France!

Bringer Of War gets up in open company

Derreck David’s status as one of the few resident lightweight expat jockeys was an asset he again fully capitalised on after he steered two-year-old filly Bringer Of War to her first win on Sunday.

Viviano seals top scores for master and apprentice

Leading trainer Mark Walker and his apprentice jockey Zawari Razali enjoyed a great night at the office on Friday night.

Makanani stamps authority over older rivals

Japanese filly Makanani franked her creditable last-start fourth in the Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) with a searching win in the $80,000 Class 3 race over 1600m on Friday night.

Old warrior on the Board again

First-season trainer Ricardo Le Grange could not stop smiling after old marvel Board Walk sprang a mini upset in Friday’s $60,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m to extend his handy record to 11 wins.

Poseidon Ready To Rumble

The much in-form Poseidon appears well placed to return to the winner's stall, when due to contest the ninth event at Singapore this evening.

Viviano seals top scores for master and apprentice

Leading trainer Mark Walker and his apprentice jockey Zawari Razali enjoyed a great night at the office on Friday night.

Makanani stamps authority over older rivals

Japanese filly Makanani franked her creditable last-start fourth in the Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) with a searching win in the $80,000 Class 3 race over 1600m on Friday night.

Zawari brings up win No 10 aboard Lim's Signature

Malaysian apprentice jockey Zawari Razali’s current hot form showed no signs of cooling off after he rang up his 10th winner of the season on Friday, Lim’s Signature in the opening event.

Placais keen to get his place back at Kranji

French jockey Olivier Placais is champing at the bit as he awaits his riding comeback at Kranji next month.

Imdragon out to make presence felt

On the surface, it may look like trainer Leticia Dragon was in an “I am what I am” mood when she named a two-year-old colt Imdragon.

Khoo and Boss aiming for another Auspicious Day

Two-year-old third-Leg winner Yaya Papaya won’t figure among the line-up at the next instalment of the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series this Sunday, but the winning trainer-jockey combination will be.

Groenewegen To Break Through

An encouraging return leaves the Cliff Brown trained Groenewegen well placed to break through in the sixth event at Singapore this evening.

Laxon to hire 'best in the West' for Samurai

Champion trainer Laurie Laxon is calling upon Perth’s No 1 jockey William Pike for the ride aboard Lim’s Samurai in the $500,000 Group 1 Patron’s Bowl (1600m) next Sunday week.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 2nd and 4th of June

Grand marvel Quechua showed there is still plenty of fight left in the old bull, when taking out Sunday's Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

Meagher believes in his Star, just wary of speed battle

Trainer Daniel Meagher is banking on a prior exposure to older horses to put D’Great Star in good stead for a forward run in the $90,000 Ready2Race Stakes (1200m) on Sunday, but is also mindful that two-year-old scampers can also be a different ball game.

Different landscape from the top for Artist

Famous Artist has not quite performed with flying colours this prep, but trainer Desmond Koh said it was more of a case of him reaching his mark than losing his form.

Dellorto all revved up for comeback

Malaysian rider Pregasam Dellorto could not have hoped for a better birthday present when he turned the ‘Big 30’ on Monday.

It's Q for Quechua in the QEII Cup

The old cliché form is temporary, class is permanent could not have rung truer after hardy campaigner Quechua raced away to a stellar win in the $500,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1800m) on Sunday.

Chopin's Fantaisie doubles the score

Pins three-year-old Chopin’s Fantaisie duly followed up on his impressive debut win to make it two-in-a-row at Kranji on Sunday, but not without giving some heart flutters to his connections and backers.

Solaris Spectrum Stretches Shane's score

Trainer Shane Baertschiger had a great day at the office on Queen Elizabeth II Cup day with three winners added to his tally.

Big Man back to winning ways

Trainer Shane Baertschiger had to wait for a long time before Winterfell was finally declared the winner in the Stewards’ room in Race 2, but in stark contrast, he knew he was home from a long way out in the very next.

Winterfell finally lords over as first past line dethroned

Scott Bailey was beaming after Winterfell finally opened his account at his 10th start on Sunday, never mind if the usual post-race celebrations had to be foregone.

Seoul rider over the Moon with first Kranji win

South Korean jockey Moon Se Young made Thunder Cat, his only ride of the night, count to record his first win in Singapore on Friday.

Pioneer hits win number Seven

He used to be a fleet-footed sure thing who took no prisoners in his heyday, but Pioneer Seven is developing a habit of taking punters to the cleaners these days.

Kok rises again like a Phoenix

The smiles and the high fives were back in the David Kok camp on Friday night after Speedy Phoenix snapped a long run of outs that has been going on since New Year’s Day.

Chosen Harvest reaps the rewards

Ricardo Le Grange was a happy man after he was able to train his first winner for fellow South African owner Michael Leaf on Friday night.

Webster gives old firm of Nunes-Mackies another fillip

Champion jockey Manoel Nunes’ win aboard Webster in familiar all-emerald colours on Friday brought shades of the best horse he rode in Singapore, Spalato.

War Affair To Clinch Sixth Group 1

The Group 1 QEII Cup in Singapore has assembled a very strong field with old champ War Affair the top elect in the staying feature.

Nova Swiss To Bounce Back

Talented 3YO Nova Swiss gets his chance to return to the winner's stall this evening when due to contest the seventh event at Kranji.

Le Grange Storms QEII Cup with four-pronged attack

Whenever a middle-distance feature rolls around, it is almost as certain as the day is long that trainer Ricardo Le Grange would be strongly represented, and Sunday’s $500,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1800m) is no different.

QEII Cup part of Jupiter Gold's learning curve: Munro

While some thought smart three-year-old Jupiter Gold would be a wildcard in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday, his stocks have quickly risen to that of testing material.

Boss and Gray minds think alike

Top jockey Glen Boss thought for a second it was either him or Bridget Gray who possessed telepathic powers as he hopped off Bahana at his last race, the Group 3 Saas Fee Stakes (1400m) on May 14.

Three-month licence for Grylls; other jockeys and apprentice jockeys renewed

The Singapore Turf Club has granted a three-month visiting jockey’s licence to New Zealand jockey Craig Grylls, while also renewing the existing licences of 12 jockeys and nine apprentice jockeys (both local and expatriate) for either three months or six months.