Stephen Gray and the Copper Belt Racing Stables (S) Pte Ltd has been based at the Singapore Turf Club, Kranji since 2000. Originally from New Zealand where together with his father, Kevin was one of the leading training teams in New Zealand. They finished consistently amongst the top 10 in the New Zealand Trainers’ Premierships.
From his arrival in Singapore Stephen quickly climbed through the grades to be among the most successful trainers at Kranji. Stephen has now trained over 700 winners in Singapore, some of his major successes include;
- 2001 Kranji Sprint, ST KENTIGERN
- 2003 Patrons’ Bowl, LIM’S REWARD
- 2007 Emirates Singapore Derby LIM’S PRESTIGE.
- 2014 Stewards Cup, EMPORER MAX
- 2016 Singapore Gold Cup, BAHANA
- 2017 & 2018 Lion City Cup, LIM'S CRUISER
EMPEROR MAX repeated his performance in the 2015 Group 1 KrisFlyer International Sprint when running a gallant second to Hong Kong Champion, Aerovelocity.
BAHANA - Winner of the Dester Singapore Gold Cup, rideen by Craig Williams
November 2016 saw Stephen adding two Group wins to his tally when LIM’S CRUISER landed the G2 E W Barker Trophy and the jewel in the crown, the G1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup with BAHANA. LIM’S CRUISER won the inagural running of the Rocket Man Sprint (previously Kranji Sprint) in March 2017 when making his first appearance since winning the G2 E W Barker Trophy in November 2016. LIM’S CRUISER provided Stephen with his first G1 for 2017 when posting a comprehensive victory in the G1 Lion City Cup and backed ut up the next year.
LIM'S CRUISER - Super talented Group 1 winner