Latest News from Copper Belt Racing Stables

Nov 11, 2017

This time last year, trainer Stephen Gray’s party finished well into the night as more than a bottle of gin was downed to toast to Bahana’s fine victory in the Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m).One year on, the Kiwi handler is going to have another bite at the cherry ...

AMIRUL OFF TO TASSIE

Nov 10, 2017

Trainer Stephen Gray’s promising apprentice jockey Amirul Ismadi is the first to benefit from a new apprentice training scheme as he leaves for Tasmania on Monday.The Singapore Turf Club has been ...

FANTASTIC FOUR ON RAFFLES CUP DAY

Oct 26, 2017

The yard celebrated Raffles Cup day with 4 winners and a third in the Group 1 Raffles Cup.Little Master Saluted on debut, under stable apprentice Amirul. "We didn't expect much to be fair. He arrived ...

Raffles Cup Runners in fine Order ahead of Sunday's Gr.1

Oct 17, 2017

The yard saddles threee runners in this Sunday's Raffles Cup - Group 1 over 1800mLink  Raffles Cup FieldAll three entrants are in fine form and are looking & working extremely well.

SKY ROCKET - IMPRESSES ON DEBUT

Oct 14, 2017

Michael Lee 13/10/2017 The famous Recast tangerine and blue colours were back in the spotlight on Friday night after debutant Sky Rocket made all in the $65,000 Initiation race over ...

GRAY EXCITED ABOUT BOSSON RIDING NEWLANDS IN QEII CUP

May 26, 2017

Trainer Stephen Gray can’t wait to reunite with top New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson next weekend. The Group 1-winning trainer has enlisted the help of his fellow countryman to ride Newlands ...

WHOSE ELSE'S FINALLY SCORES AGAIN

May 23, 2017

Trainer Gray reckons the rain plays a part in his charge's victoryRead more on The New Paper | RacingPublished on23/05/2017via The New Paper#readOnTNP via @thenewpaper

KOKONI LANDS BOILOVER WIN IN OPENER

May 19, 2017

A hush swept over Kranji in the opening event, the 35,000 Open Maiden race over 1400m when Stephen Gray’s Irish-bred newcomer Kokoni sprang a $137 upset at his second local start on Friday ...

STAR FOUR-YEAR-OLD IN CRUISE CONTROL AHEAD OF FIRST LEG

May 18, 2017

Lim’s Cruiser enjoyed a “cruisy” barrier trial at Kranji on Thursday morning with trainer Stephen Gray happy to just keep his new stable star ticking over. The Casino Prince four-year-old ...

NO DRAMA FOR DARC BOUNTY

May 05, 2017

Trainer Stephen Gray is predicting a bright future for Darc Bounty following his third win at Kranji on Friday night, probably his most impressive so far. The Darci Brahma three-year-old was ...

BITTERSWEET WIN FOR BILLY BRITAIN

Apr 30, 2017

A return to 1900m saw Billy Britain race away to a comprehensive win in the $60,000 Open Benchmark 61 race over 1900m on Sunday. Settled at the rear as is his customary style, the One Cool ...

GRAY READY TO UNLEASH THE FURRY

Apr 21, 2017

Straight-talking trainer Stephen Gray is someone who takes no bull, but this Friday, he is counting on a “bear” to let his talent do the talking. Unless you have been living under a rock, ...

A LION CITY CUP LIKE NIGHT AND DAY FOR GRAY AS LIM'S CRUISER WINS

Apr 16, 2017

On any given day, a pulverising win like the one posted by Lim’s Cruiser in the $800,000 Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) would have made any trainer feel on top of the world, but Stephen Gray was, ...

RED DUKE PROVIDES TEASER ADVERTISEMENT

Apr 10, 2017

Trainer Stephen Gray's 3YO scores easy win ahead of illustrious half-brother Emperor Max's comeback.Read more on The New Paper | RacingPublished on10/04/2017via The New Paper#readOnTNP via ...

RED DUKE A GREAT SUPPORTING ACT TO BIG BROTHER MAX

Apr 07, 2017

Champion sprinter Emperor Max makes his long-awaited “annual” racing comeback in the Lion City Cup next Sunday, but in the meantime, his half-brother Red Duke slotted in as the perfect teaser ad ...

YEARLY RACE FOR MAX FINALLY HERE, AND HE WON'T BE ALONE

Apr 06, 2017

After one long year of waiting, trainer Stephen Gray was relieved the $800,000 Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) was finally rolling around for Emperor Max on April 16, but while his patience will soon ...

GRAY TRIO OUT TO TEST THEIR STAMINA

Mar 30, 2017

Trainer Stephen Gray is always on the lookout for a good staying race, and whenever one pops up on the programme, he would try his best to enter a few. It was no surprise to then see the Kiwi ...

EXCEPTIONAL WIN FROM LIM'S CRUISER IN ROCKET MAN SPRINT

Mar 26, 2017

Six furlongs is not really Lim’s Cruiser’s cup of tea, but punters still liked the resuming miler’s chances for a first-up win in the $200,000 Group 3 Rocket Man Sprint (1200m) – and they ...

GRAY CRUISING INTO BUSY MODE AS STARS GEAR UP

Mar 14, 2017

Trainer Stephen Gray has had a fairly quiet start to the season, but things have picked up since, and will probably get busier in the coming weeks as his stable stars come rolling out. The Kiwi ...

BEING WEIRD - THE RIO DE JANEIRO STORY

Mar 08, 2017

SPECIAL PEOPLE Ryan and Rene Bacher are a South African couple who relocated to Singapore for a few years thanks to Ryan’s job and it’s thanks to them, a special group of people and their ...

BOUNTY HUNTING FOR BIGGER PRIZES

Feb 21, 2017

Stephen Gray is hoping that imposing last-start winner Darc Bounty’s achievements will not be restricted to just being a career milestone. The son of Darci Brahma handed the Kiwi handler his ...

DESTER SINGAPORE GOLD CUP REVIEW 2016 VIDEOS AND PHOTOS

Nov 29, 2016

Dester Singapore Gold Cup 2016VIDEO: DESTER SINGAPORE GOLD CUP REVIEW 2016 PART 1 VIDEO: DESTER SINGAPORE GOLD CUP REVIEW 2016 PART 2 VIDEO: DESTER SINGAPORE GOLD CUP 2016 PRIZE PRESENTATION VIDEO: ...

WILLIAMS' SMART RIDE HANDS GRAY FIRST SINGAPORE GOLD CUP WIN WITH BAHANA

Nov 20, 2016

Australian jockey Craig Williams A well-executed tactical ride from top Australian jockey Craig Williams paved the way to a brilliant all-the-way win aboard Bahana in the $1.35 million Group 1 ...

MOREIRA RETURNS A WINNER WITH LOUEY VELOCE

Nov 18, 2016

Kranji’s favourite jockey Joao Moreira never fails to enthrall his old home crowd whenever he returns for a quick jaunt after he left in 2013, and Friday night was no different when he got on the ...