horse of the year turf club


Stable Super Star Debt Collector capped a magnificent 2016, by winning 5 awards at the Singapore Turf Club Awards for 2016. Held at the magnificent Fullerton Hotel, the gala evening saw the who’s who of Singapore racing gather to pay tribute to the achievements of the horses, trainers and Jockey’s in season 2016.

With out a doubt, the “Star of the show” was Debt Collector who claimed 5 awards. He was crowned Champion 3 year old, Champion miler, Most Improved Horse and Social Media Horse of the Year. However, the highest accolade was when Debt Collector was named as Champion Horse of the year. This highly prestigious award had been won in the past by horses of the calibre of War Affair, Rocket Man, and Step it Up (coincidentally also purchased by Cliff as a yearling).

Purchased by Cliff at the NZB 2014 Ready To Race Sales, the son of Thorn Park openend his account late in 2015, winning a maiden over 1600m. Little did we know that Debt Collector would go through 2016 undefeated, and capture 5 Group races, three at Group 1 level beating the best horses in Singapore. A great training performance and superbly handled by jockey Michael Rodd who rode him in all but one of his victories in 2016.

On hand to collect the spoils was Manager of Barree Stable, Mr Glenn Whittenbury along with his wife Jenny. Glenn obviously had to buy another suitcase, as his haul of five trophies added considerably to his outbound travel luggage. On behalf of Cliff Brown Racing, we would like to thank all our owners who made 2016 such a great season, and look forward to another great season of racing in 2017.