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Fahmi relieved with first winner after stop-and-start beginnings

Fahmi relieved with first winner after stop-and-start beginnings

Apprentice jockey Fahmi Rosman burst into tears of joy right after Silent Is Gold handed him a long-awaited first win in the $50,000 Class 4 race (1200m) on Saturday. The 26-year-old Singaporean, who joined trainer Daniel Meagher’s yard about two years ago, received...

Darc Bounty a winning chance in Class 3 Polytrack sprint

Darc Bounty a winning chance in Class 3 Polytrack sprint

It is safe to say that the Stephen Gray-trained Darc Bounty does not win out of turn. The now nine-year-old last won in February last year and prior to that, it was in March 2020. In his defense though, it is tough when you race with such consistency against some of...

Bletchingly option for Oxley

Bletchingly option for Oxley

Peter Moody will be doing quite a bit of weather watching over the next few weeks as he tries to plot a path this spring for Oxley Road to find himself in a suitable group 1 sprint. The Oakleigh Plate placegetter will run this Saturday in the G3 Bletchingly Stakes...

Gray Thinks trip too sharp, but rain can help Derby winner

Gray Thinks trip too sharp, but rain can help Derby winner

Brilliant stayer Hard Too Think may find the trip too short this Saturday, but trainer Stephen Gray cautions he could still run a big race should the skies open up. The dual Group 1 Singapore Derby-Queen Elizabeth II Cup winner has won five races over the 1400m to...

Hard Too Think gearing up for Kranji Mile

Hard Too Think gearing up for Kranji Mile

Top stayer Hard Too Think had a casual spin at his first barrier trial of the new season on Thursday morning. Trainer Stephen Gray ran his eyes over the dual Group 1 Singapore Derby-Queen Elizabeth II Cup winner as he readies himself for his next big target, the $1...

Team Gray hoping to have Kharisma to win big this year

Team Gray hoping to have Kharisma to win big this year

The well-named Kharisma ran a bottler of a barrier trial on Tuesday morning to send a clear signal he may well be a major force to reckon with among the sprinting elite this year. Already a winner at his seasonal bow in a Kranji Stakes A race (1200m) on January 15,...

Dancing Tycoon quick to show his moves

Dancing Tycoon quick to show his moves

‘Hothead’ Dancing Tycoon showed he was on the right track after he posted a determined first win in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Sunday. Third to War Commander on debut, Stephen Gray’s new syndicated horse was well supported ($11 favourite) and had only...

Kharisma shows his winning appeal again

Kharisma shows his winning appeal again

Smart sprinter Kharisma showed he was hard to topple when things go his way, as was the case in Saturday’s main race, the $100,000 Kranji Stakes A race over 1200m. The gutsy win from a slogging battle with the surprising Lim’s Dream inside the last 300m proved yet...

O’Shea delivers with Cheval Blanc

O’Shea delivers with Cheval Blanc

Assistant-trainer Lisa O’Shea felt both a sense of pride and relief after she saddled a winner at her first day as the head of the Stephen Gray stables on Saturday, but above all happy for the horse, Cheval Blanc. It was the first time the New Zealander was tasked...

Senior handling lifts Kharisma home: Gray

Senior handling lifts Kharisma home: Gray

After three runs with apprentice jockeys, trainer Stephen Gray felt his useful sprinter Kharisma needed a senior jockey on Sunday, and it was indeed Marc Lerner’s trademark vigorous handling that lifted him over the line in the $100,000 Better Life 2012 Stakes Class 1...

Gold shimmers while Gray already Thinks ahead

Gold shimmers while Gray already Thinks ahead

A last conditioning barrier trial on Tuesday morning was all that trainer Stephen Gray needed for Hard Too Think ahead of his target race, the $1 million Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) this Sunday. The Kiwi handler does not usually trial his horses on the week of...

Al Green evergreen as ever

Al Green evergreen as ever

Stephen Gray might have felt a little downcast after his exciting Australian horse Oxley Road didn’t win in Flemington, but a gutsy win from his old marvel Al Green at Kranji did go some way in erasing the disappointment. Sent out as the favourite in the Group 2...