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Gray’s faith in Sky Rocket repaid

Gray’s faith in Sky Rocket repaid

Sabah owner Patrick Lau’s patience with out-of-form Sky Rocket had been wearing thin, but he did well to heed trainer Stephen Gray’s unshakeable belief that the Darci Brahma seven-year-old’s better days were not behind him. Starved of wins since September 2018, Sky...

Sure Will Do some damage after second win

Sure Will Do some damage after second win

Exciting four-year-old Sure Will Do franked the brilliant form shown at his impressive debut win with another facile win second-up on Saturday. While the first rout came in the softer company of an Open Maiden race over 1200m on turf, there was even greater merit in...

Gray stoked with double for overseas owners

Gray stoked with double for overseas owners

Trainer Stephen Gray was rapt with his early double on Sunday, even if the feat still had a bittersweet taste when he thought about the two owners. Both Sabah Star and Kharisma, who were at back-to-back wins, are raced by overseas connections, who would normally grace...

Gray eyes off well-liked race for favourite horse

Gray eyes off well-liked race for favourite horse

A win from Hugo in Saturday’s $70,000 Class 3 Division 1 race over 1200m on Polytrack could set the stage for a shot at a much loftier target next week. Trainer Stephen Gray would of course prefer a win to warrant backing up the home-bred five-year-old by Smart...

Lim’s Cruiser to head to Tasmania

Lim’s Cruiser to head to Tasmania

Two-time Singapore champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser has farewelled Kranji after connections decided to send him to Tasmania with a possibility of an eventual return to the racetracks in Australia. The Casino Prince eight-year-old entered quarantine on Friday and is...

Hugo a winning chance ride for Kellady

Hugo a winning chance ride for Kellady

Trainer Stephen Gray was in high spirits after stable pet Hugo rang up a double for the yard on Saturday. Earlier on, newcomer Sure Will Do struck at his first start for one of Gray’s favourite owners, Mr Chen Chin Sang and wife Elaine. Two and a half hours later,...

Gray tags Sure Will Do as ‘next good horse’

Gray tags Sure Will Do as ‘next good horse’

Trainer Stephen Gray was effusive of impressive debut winner Sure Will Do even if the NZ$210,000 purchase put a relatively modest field to the sword in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Saturday. Gray bought the Per Incanto four-year-old as a yearling in New...

Hard not Too Think about Derby

Hard not Too Think about Derby

Trainer Stephen Gray predicts a staying future for Saturday winner Hard Too Think, and more boldly, a berth in the same highlight of the day next year, the Singapore Derby. Well backed into $20, the All Too Hard four-year-old took up the running for Vlad Duric in the...

Infinite Wisdom to the fore at Kranji

Infinite Wisdom to the fore at Kranji

The well-bred Infinite Wisdom overcame a wide gate to score a brilliant win on debut in the $75,000 Mister Yeoh 2018 Stakes Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Sunday. Half the battle was won when the All Too Hard three-year-old beat rivals on his inside for speed to...

Kharisma brings relief to Gray yard

Kharisma brings relief to Gray yard

Odds-on favourite Kharisma’s easy win in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden Division2 race over 1200m on Sunday was widely expected by all and sundry, but it was the symbolism of the win amid the tough times that touched trainer Stephen Gray the most. Racing at Kranji...

Gray unveils new apprentice Cheah this Sunday

Gray unveils new apprentice Cheah this Sunday

Malaysian apprentice jockey Cheah Wei Wen can finally live out his dream of riding in a Singapore race this Sunday. After moving down from Kuala Lumpur trainer Richard Lines to join Kranji trainer Stephen Gray back in February, the 19-year-old had already been spotted...

Lim’s Spin lands the spoils second-up

Lim’s Spin lands the spoils second-up

Trainer Stephen Gray put some big wraps on Lim’s Spin after the $8 favourite enjoyed a better run at his second start to open his account on Friday night.At his debut in a Restricted Maiden race over 1200m, Lim’s Spin was caught three deep throughout and got checked,...