Stephen Gray and the Copper Belt Racing Stables (s) Pte Ltd have been based at the Singapore Turf Club, Kranji since 2000. Originally from New Zealand, Stephen and his father, Kevin, were one of the leading training teams in New Zealand. They finished consistently among the top 10 in the New Zealand Trainers’ Premierships.
Since his arrival in Singapore, Stephen quickly climbed through the grades to be amongst the most successful trainers at Kranji. Stephen has now trained over 700 winners in Singapore, some of his major successes including:
- 2017 & 2018 Lion City Cup, LIM’S CRUISER
- 2016 Singapore Gold Cup, BAHANA
- 2014 Stewards Cup, EMPORER MAX
- 2007 Emirates Singapore Derby LIM’S PRESTIGE
- 2003 Patrons’ Bowl, LIM’S REWARD
- 2001 Kranji Sprint, ST KENTIGERN
EMPEROR MAX repeated his performance in the 2015 Group 1 KrisFlyer International Sprint when running a gallant second to Hong Kong Champion, Aerovelocity.
In November 2016, Stephen added 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 inaugural 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 it up again the next year.