LOGAN RACING STABLES SINGAPORE , SATURDAY MARCH 20TH
Slow start to the 2021 Racing Season at Kranji, Singapore for Logan Racing Stables
Sorry we haven't put much on the website this year . We will get more information out .
The start to the 2021 Racing Season has been a slow process for Logan Racing Stables. With the arrival of Covid we saw a period of closure followed by a big reduction in the number of races run. After a reasonably succesful season last year with 27 winners we were left with an average team with many horses being rated high in thier Class after wins . With the prospect of not many new horses coming into Singapore this year we saw the need to look after what we have and have gone through the process of spelling a percentage of the team as well as slowly dropping rating points on a few of our Class 4 and 5 horses to aim at placing these horses at the best level in their Class, although this takes longer with less races. We don't have the big 60 or 70 horse Stables that some have but we have a pretty tidy 40 horse operation with some newly transferred from other Stables , a couple of new owners that are getting into Singapore Racing and some handy horses that are nearing thier best rating levels.
It has been sad to see top class trainers like Lee Freedman and Cliff Brown move back to Australia and the big reduction in horse numbers in Singapore. Many owners have lost confidence and the numbers of new horses arriving here have dried up. Logan Racing Stables plan is to stick out the hard times and we can see light at the end of the tunnel. From April the number of race meetings will increase and with Covid cases in Singapore under control and fast track vaccination happening we can see the Turf Club being opened up to patrons again , at some level, in the near future. There are a few astute owners who are looking at bringing fresh stock because the core racing stakes have not dropped and horse numbers are dropping. Fresh legs will be key and the competition will be far less than other countries e.g. Australia where raiders can come from other states and even NZ.
Upcoming Feature Races are :
24th Apr Lion City Cup 1200 Turf G1 $300000
22nd May Kranji Mile 1600 Turf G1 $1000000
27th June 3 YO Sprint 1200 Turf G3 $110000
3rd July Steward's Cup 1600 Turf G2 $150000
18th July 3 YO Classic 1400 Turf G2 $150000
25th July Singapore Derby 1800 Turf G1 $400000
18th Sept Raffles Cup 1600 Turf G1 $300000
16th Oct Queen Elizabeth 11 Cup 1800 Turf G1 $300000
14th Nov Singapore Gold Cup 2000 Turf $1000000
27th Nov Merlion Trophy 1200 Poly G3 $110000
Saturday 20th March
We have 5 starters including Muraahib and Minister that are both aimed at the $1000000 Kranji Mile on May 22nd.
Race 1 the Class 5 Poly Mile $30000sees Storm To Win start from barrier 2 ridden by Yusoff claiming 3 kg so will carry 51.5 kg. The 5 year old Storm Creek gelding has had 18 starts for 1-2-2. His last start was on Feb 7th where he ran 4th from a wide barrier carrying 55kg. He is now down to rating 39. Much prefers Turf racing but there hasn't been any for a month so may well be more suited in the Turf Mile in 2 weeks time. Is well wieghted with a good draw and will be trying . Could place at odds.
Race 3 the Class 4 1200 Poly $50000 sees Gamely start from barrier 8 ridden by CC Wong. The 5 year old Golden Archer gelding has had 31 starts for 2 wins, 8 seconds and 7 thirds accumulating $197k in stakes along the way. His last win was in August last year in a Class 4 1200m Poly. Gamely is getting nearer to the bottom of Class 4 and is capable of getting some of this on his work lately.
Race 7 the Kranji A Stakes 1600m Turf SCB $100000 sees Muraahib start from barrier 10 ridden by CC Wong 55.5 kg. The 6 year old Reset gelding has had 17 starts for 3 wins, 4 seconds and 5 thirds. His last wins were both Class 2 . One over 1400m Turf in Sept and the other 1200m Turf in Oct. He ran second in a Class 1 1400m on Feb 13th. This race will give an indication of his ability over 1600m . He is aimed at the Kranji Mile on May 22nd and is planned to peak at that time.
Race 9 the Class 2 1200m Turf SCB $85000 sees Minister start from barrier 4 ridden by Yusoff who claims 3 kg so will carry 55kg. The 5 year old Street Sense gelding has had 9 starts in Singapore for 3 wins, 3 seconds and 1 third. Last 2 starts were G1 Queen Elizabeth 1800m Turf where he finished second and the G1 Singapore Gold Cup 2000m Turf where he finished second. Ministers target is the Kranji Mile on May 22nd and this race will be treated as somewhat of a trial with maybe some financial return. He is another that is aimed at peaking for the Kranji Mile.
Race 10 the Class 4 1200 Poly $50000 sees Good Luck Charm start from barrier 6 ridden by Yusoff 50.5kg. The 5 year old The Factor gelding has had 20 starts for 3 wins, 3 seconds and 3 thirds. His last win was a Class 4 1000m Poly last October and he has run 4th in his last two Class 4 starts over 1100m and 1000m. He has a light weight and a good draw but this is a very handy field. A place wouldn't surprise though.