SIR ISAAC SALUTES

Talented 3 year old Sir Isaac opened his winning account with a comfortable 1 and3/4 length victory in the restricted maiden over 1400m at Kranji on January 8th. Sporting the all Apricot Silks of owner Nick Johnston, Sir Isaac is owned by the same partnership that raced Wall Street Boy. With Nick and Paul Robbins on track and Greg Perry watching the race live in Australia, connections never really had any moments of concern as jockey Michael Rodd shot away at the top of the straight and he went to the line a comfortable winner.

Whilst always showing ability, Sir Isaac had proved a touch frustrating running 4 seconds in his first 5 starts, and narrowly missing the prize on a couple of occasions through his waywardness and lack of race experience. However, the step up to 1400m was ideal and he does shape as a horse that may well get over more ground in the future. Still a work in progress and lets not forget a young horse, the owners can look forward to an exciting 2017 as there seems to be plenty of scope for further improvement with their talented son of Dream Ahead.

Sir Isaac was purchased by Cliff from the 2015 Magic Millions yearling sale on the Gold Coast, and has now amassed nearly $100,000 in prize money, once again showing how lucrative racing a horse in Singapore can be.

 

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5 AWARDS FOR DEBT COLLECTOR

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Winners to start 2017

The stable has made a flying start to 2017 notching up 4 winners in the opening two meetings of the new season.

Getting the ball rolling in 2017, was 2015 poly track champion My Lucky Strike in the Kranji Stakes A over 1200m on January 1st. With the imposing record of 9 wins on the poly track, jockey Micheal Rodd let him settle well back in a very fast run race. Spotting the leaders some 6 lengths on the turn, Rodd eased My Lucky Strike to the outside and he came with a withering burst to cut down Super Winner and notch victory number 10 by a half length. Having only his 3rd start for the stable, he was his second win for Cliff.

The very next race saw the ever consistent D’Buffalo Man weave through the field after settling well back to snatch a dramatic victory in the Class 4 over 1400m. This was D’buffalo Man’s 3rd victory from 16 starts to go along with 5 minor placing, and took his stake money past $155,000. There looks to be plenty of wins in store for the lightly raced son of Buffalo Man.

D’Buffalo Man steams to victory in race on the opening day of season 2017

Monday the 2nd of January started well with a much deserved victory for Olympian Stable’s 3 year old son of Guillotine, Kratos in the restricted maiden over 1000m. Having bumped into a smart one last start, Kratos continued his consistent form to win running away by 4 lengths with Alan Munro aboard. Having been close up in with two 2nds and a 3rd from his only 4 starts, the ease of his win at start number 5, suggests that another victory shouldn’t be far away.

Rounding out the quartet of winners was The Elite Performance Stable owned Elite Beast with a tough victory in the class 4 over 1600m. Having raced as Major Approval in Australia, Elite Beast was having only his third start in Singapore. Jumping from a wide gate he had to do a fair amount of work to take up a forward position in running. With a willing group in the leading division keeping a solid tempo the big son Dane Shadow broke away with the David Hill trained Pentagon having a great tussle to the line. Elite Beast proved the stronger under jockey Michael Rodd’s persuasion to win by a neck. Elite Beast’s victory added to the debut victory of Elite Performance Stable’s only other horse in stable Elite Takes All.

 

Kratos cruises to the line for an easy victory 4 length victory.

CLIFF SETS NEW BENCHMARK AT KRANJI

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The Singapore Turf Club moved from Buki Timah to it’s current location at Kranji in 1999. During that time Singapore racing has seen many great trainers both local and international plying their trade in what is a very competitive industry. In what has been a memorable season of racing, 2016 saw a new record set for a trainer by Cliff Brown. Eight Group 1 races are conducted each season at The Singapore Turf Club, and in a remarkable achievement Cliff won five of these most coveted races.

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