Latest News from Copper Belt Racing Stables

Survivor Gray at 700-win landmark: “Times have changed”

Aug 07, 2019

Michael Lee 06/08/2019 When Kiwi trainer Stephen Gray was told he had saddled his 700th ...

End of rocky road for Bencoolen

Aug 03, 2019

Bencoolen finally franked the potential he has always shown with a convincing first win in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Friday night.Given a confident ride by champion jockey Vlad ...

Wecando gives Amirul much-needed win

Jul 22, 2019

It’s been a long time between drinks for talented apprentice jockey Amirul Ismadi, and the thirst quencher could not have come on a more auspicious occasion than Singapore Derby day.The brakes had ...

Another brave effort for Lim's Cruiser in UK

Jul 15, 2019

Singapore sprinter Lim’s Cruiser finished a closing sixth in the £500,000 (S$850,000) Group 1 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.At his second UK raid, the Stephen Gray-trained ...

England expects as Cruiser takes another stab in July

Jul 11, 2019

Trainer Stephen Gray could not have hoped for a better booking for his champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser in this Saturday’s £500,000 (S$850,000) Group 1 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket – ...

Hugo, you good thing

Jul 08, 2019

After knocking on the door for a while, Hugo finally broke his maiden status with a pulsating win in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden Division 2 race over 1200m on Polytrack on Sunday.Three times second ...

Derby beckons for Easy Does It

Jul 06, 2019

Easy Does It had to win Friday’s $50,000 Class 4 race over 1600m to keep his Derby dreams alive – and he rose to the occasion in style.With talented apprentice jockey Simon Kok Wei Hoong in the ...

Lim's Cruiser to race on in UK

Jun 26, 2019

As you read this article, the Grays will be on a plane back home, but without their champion Lim’s Cruiser who is staying back in England - and likely to have another crack.Trainer Stephen Gray has ...

Lim's Cruiser a brave eighth in Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Jun 24, 2019

Singapore raider Lim’s Cruiser turned in a gallant performance to run eighth in the £600,000 ($1 million) Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot in England on Saturday.Trainer ...

Gray's Acrobat the perfect send-off for Clark

Jun 17, 2019

Visiting apprentice jockey Raquel Clark ended her short Kranji stint a winner after she steered Acrobat to a last-stride win in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1400m on Saturday.At her first ...

Strap Marks whips up a first win

Jun 03, 2019

Patience paid off for Trelawney Stud and trainer Stephen Gray on Friday night after Strap Marks bolted up in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m.The famous New Zealand stud (War Affair was born ...

Lim's Cruiser is going to Royal Ascot

May 29, 2019

Singapore champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser is all set to fly off for his second overseas raid – the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs at Royal Ascot on June 22.The invitation from ...

Big-race jockey Purton to ride Lim's Cruiser

May 16, 2019

Hong Kong champion jockey Zac Purton has been given the nod for the plum job on trainer Stephen Gray’s leading Lion City Cup fancy Lim’s Cruiser.The Australian rider will be back for his fifth ...

See thrilled with Lim's nod to ride champion sprinter

May 02, 2019

Jockey Troy See is looking forward to bouncing back from a two-day careless riding suspension with two bright big-race chances courtesy of the Lim’s Stable this weekend.The 2018 Singapore champion ...

Prep for Gray's Gold Cup duo gets underway

May 02, 2019

The Stephen Gray duo of Sky Rocket and Bahana (pictured above) took it easy at their first 2019 barrier trial on Thursday morning, but there won’t be any room for nonchalance very soon.The Kiwi ...

Easy Does It as Gray’s promising four-year-old returns

Apr 18, 2019

The early promise shown by Easy Does It before a tendon injury threw a spanner in the works seemed to be still there when the well-named chestnut spun around to a fairly casual barrier trial win on ...

Finn shows he sure can Run on debut

Apr 08, 2019

There is nothing more satisfying than picking up the rewards for something you went to great lengths to attain, and trainer Stephen Gray would know the feeling after newcomer Runfinnrun scored at his ...

Lim's Cruising around ahead of Kranji comeback

Apr 05, 2019

Top class sprinter Lim’s Cruiser stepped out for a casual spin at the Kranji barrier trials on Thursday, looking all primed ahead of his next assignment in the Group 3 Rocket Man Sprint (1200m) on ...

Connections happy as Larry finally wins

Feb 07, 2019

A much-needed freshen-up was the key to unlocking Larry’s winning potential.Among the rear-enders at his first five starts, the Mastercraftsman four-year-old was a totally different proposition at ...

Fortune Bowl runner Lim's Magic sparkles at barrier trials

Jan 25, 2019

Talented galloper Lim’s Magic turned in a rousing hit-out at the Kranji barrier trials on Thursday morning.Partnered by Troy See, the Manhattan five-year-old never went around horses after ...

  No Fun No Gain shows his serious side

Jan 21, 2019

The well-supported No Fun No Gain made no mistake with a smart win in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m on Friday night.Ridden by Daniel Moor, the Pins three-year-old colt settled as the ...

Wecando does it from start to finish

Jan 15, 2019

Trainer Stephen Gray was not on hand at Kranji on Friday night, but the yard was right on target with their first 2019 winner - the aptly-named Wecando.With the Kiwi handler only flying back from the ...

Lim's Cruiser seventh in Hong Kong Sprint

Dec 10, 2018

Singapore’s runner Lim’s Cruiser ran seventh in the HK$20 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on Sunday, with trainer Stephen Gray still proud of his charge’s performance.The ...

Lim's Cruiser Draws well in three

Dec 07, 2018

Kranji trainer Stephen Gray has added another positive to Lim’s Cruiser’s daring bid to Sunday’s HK$20 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) – barrier No 3 pulled out at the Sha ...