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2019 June
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Grant van Niekerk has enjoyed a fine debut season in Hong Kong and he’s looking to cap it with a breakthrough feature race success aboard Flying Thunder in Sunday’s (23 June) G3 Premier Cup Handicap (1400m).
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    Joao Moreira clicked to 81 wins for the season on Wednesday night and Hong Kong’s three-time Champion Jockey is looking to close out the season in style as he heads into Sunday’s (16 June) Sha Tin meeting.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    Zac Purton is the man of the moment and the in-form jockey could yet propel John Moore deeper into the thick of a trainers’ championship battle when they team up again at Sha Tin on Wednesday night (12 June).
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Zac Purton hit a big milestone at Sha Tin this afternoon, Saturday, 8 June. The champion jockey became only the second rider in Hong Kong history to reach the 1000 wins mark when Thanks Forever breezed to an easy success in the Class 3 dash.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Zac Purton hit a big milestone at Sha Tin on Saturday when the champion jockey became only the second rider in Hong Kong history to reach 1000 wins.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Top Australian jockey Blake Shinn joins the show after he was awarded a license to ride in Hong Kong next season.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    There is no stopping the Zac Purton juggernaut. The champion jockey continued his domination with a four-timer at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 5 June), moving to within one of becoming only the second rider in history to accrue 1000 wins in Hong Kong.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    Champion’s Way confirmed his early position as the front-runner on the road to next season’s Four-Year-Old Classic Series with a classy win in the G3 Lion Rock Trophy Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 2 June.
2019 May
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    John Moore’s record in the G3 Lion Rock Trophy Handicap (1600m) stands at two wins from three editions and on Sunday he will attempt to bag a third victory when Good Standing (123lb) rolls into the fourth running of the Sha Tin feature, seemingly in the form of his Hong Kong life.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    Exultant battled to victory in the HK$10 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) at Sha Tin this afternoon (26 May) as man-of-the-moment Zac Purton notched a record seventh Group 1 win in a Hong Kong season, one more than the six Joao Moreira achieved in 2014/15.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Happy Grin’s following has a widening reach in Japan and trainer Junji Tanaka is hopeful his star galloper will do the nation proud in Sunday’s (26 May) G1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2400m).
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Kranji Mile (1600m) contenders Southern Legend and Singapore Sling stretched their legs on the Polytrack Thursday (23 May) morning, and while the defending champion maintained a steady metronomic motion, the first-time raider enlivened the session with a hint of dash.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Yee Cheong Baby delivered trainer Jimmy Ting his first Class 2 victory as the hulking chestnut made it look easy in Suffolk Handicap (1200m), powering to a two-length success under Zac Purton, who landed a treble.
  • Wed, May 22, 2019
    Pakistan Star will look a little different on Sunday (26 May) when he attempts to become the sixth repeat winner of the G1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) in the last 30 years.
  • Tue, May 21, 2019
    Yee Cheong Baby (124lb) has done nothing but impress trainer Jimmy Ting since arriving in Hong Kong and the son of Sebring will attempt to build on a debut win in Wednesday’s (22 May) Class 2 Suffolk Handicap (1200m).
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Champion’s Way’s (132lb) unbeaten streak goes on the line in the finale at Sha Tin on Saturday (18 May) as trainer John Size’s exciting rising star aims to become the 29th horse in Hong Kong’s professional era to win six races in a season.
  • Thu, May 16, 2019
    Zac Purton questioned Racing Fighter’s fortitude in the lead-up to the Class 3 France Galop Cup Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley but the grey didn’t shirk tonight (Wednesday, 15 May), lugging top-weight to a length success.
  • Tue, May 14, 2019
    Zac Purton has a personal best in his sights as he heads into Wednesday’s (15 May ) Happy Valley fixture, the 72nd of Hong Kong’s 87-meeting campaign.
  • Fri, May 10, 2019
    Frankie Lor heads the Hong Kong defence in the Class 1 Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday (11 May) with three of the 14 runners, including Hong Kong Classic Cup hero Mission Tycoon (127lb).
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    Ho Ho Khan (122lb) advertised his potential for top-grade races next season with a fine victory in the G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (2400m) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday 5 May.
2019 April
  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019
    Perfect Pair (117lb) is aiming to bag an ideal trio for trainer Chris So in the finale at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (1 May), the Class 3 Hung Hom Handicap (1650m).
  • Mon, Apr 29, 2019
    The Australasian challenge fell short at Sha Tin on Sunday at the FWD Champion’s Day meeting but the fact that runners from Australia and New Zealand were at the meeting again was considered a considerable success by racing officials.
  • Sat, Apr 27, 2019
    A very strong field of 2000m runners will line up in the Group One QE11 Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday in what is shaping up as the most difficult race of the three group one events on the card for punters to find the winner.
  • Thu, Apr 25, 2019
    Pakistan Star’s apogee seems a long way distant now. That April day when Kerm Din’s pride stormed to a euphoric victory in the G1 QEII Cup (2000m) is now a bright memory shrouded in the shadow of seven straight defeats.
  • Thu, Apr 25, 2019
    Deirdre is an old hand at overseas travel, Lys Gracieux has proven she can ship out and run to form, but a new face from Japan will join them in Sunday’s (28 April) HK$24 million G1 FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m).
  • Wed, Apr 24, 2019
    Talented mares Deirdre and Viddora may hail from different hemispheres, let alone countries or stables, but they have become close companions as the FWD Champions Day hopefuls travelled together from Dubai and had the Sha Tin quarantine stables to themselves for a week after their arrival.
  • Wed, Apr 24, 2019
    Hong Kong is awash with exciting young talent right now. Voyage Warrior’s blazing win on Monday has him pegged as a shooting star, while the likes of Aethero and Champion’s Way have shone brightly, too.
  • Tue, Apr 23, 2019
    Sha Tin’s Easter Monday (22 April) meeting was billed as a day likely to showcase some of Hong Kong’s most promising gallopers and it lived up to expectations.
  • Thu, Apr 18, 2019
    Grant van Niekerk was centre stage at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 17 April) with a bit of tack drama and a double featuring a long-odds score in the night’s feature.
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019
    Big Party will attempt to seal a hat-trick and maintain his status as one of Hong Kong’s brightest prospects when he returns to action at Sha Tin on Sunday, 14 April.
  • Wed, Apr 10, 2019
    Seven Heavens has suffered two frustrating defeats in a row and on Wednesday (10 April) Zac Purton will aim to end the exasperation with a maiden Hong Kong victory for the Frankel gelding in the Class 3 Dongcheng District Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley.


2019 June
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    She is only the fourth female to win the race but the boys held no fears for Lys Gracieux who received a brilliant ride from Aussie jockey Damien Lane.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    It started off with rain and then gradually the sun appeared, the ground quickened and it finished with a record-breaking win.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    There are four group races starting with the Queen Mary G2 over 1000m with a field of 27 2yo fillies!
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Channel, (no relation to Channel Maker), a bay filly by Nathaniel, won the Prix de Diane by a head from Commes.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    This was a fourth Derby win for J-C Rouget who unfortunately had to watch from a hospital bed and a second for jockey Cristian Demuro.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    He's running in the G3 Lion Rock at Sha Tin Sunday and as a 3yo John Size his trainer hopes he will head to next season's Derby.
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    While the Oaks had several runners with floral names although the winner had a geographic name, the Derby features a selection of geographic names.
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    Given a top ride by Frankie Dettori, the John Gosden trained Anapurna won a tough battle with Pink Dogwood to win the fillies’ crown.
2019 May
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    The fact that it was supposed to be a match race between Too Darn Hot and Magna Grecia was totally ignored by Charlie Hills’s Phoenix of Spain.
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    One would be hard placed to name a jockey riding better than Zac Purton these days as he rode an impressive 6-timer at Sha Tin on Sunday including the G1 Champions & Chater.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    With its new grandstand still being tweaked, the big weekend will be a serious test for it as well as the tests for the horses.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    At Tokyo on Sunday the undefeated Loves Only You set a new race record as she flew up the outside to grab the race in the last 100m.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    War Of Will proved he did have the will to win given a clear run and provided his rider, trainer and owner with their first Triple Crown race winner.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    The German 2000 Guineas or Mehl-Mulhens Rennen G2 for 3yo colts and fillies has seen a successful result for the raiders.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    Sir Michael Stoute captured the two feature races at Newbury on Saturday and a Listed to make the treble.
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    Champion's Way will try to make it six wins in a season, a very rare feat in Hong Kong.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    This may be a rerun of the 2018 version as Stradivarius who won that edition looks likely to repeat here.
  • Mon, May 13, 2019
    Andre Fabre’s Persian King may not yet have had his coronation but he’s moving towards it rapidly with his win at Longchamp on Sunday.
  • Mon, May 13, 2019
    The “Berlin Marathon” at Hoppergarten on Sunday saw a big upset when Raa Atoll won.
  • Mon, May 13, 2019
    The Aussie jockey who is riding under a temporary licence in Japan has had a weekend to remember.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    Things start to get into gear with the running of the Prix St Georges, a G3 for 3yo over the 1000m. The going is supposed to be very soft so we shall see what happens in this race as a bit of an indicator for the two G1s.
  • Mon, May 06, 2019
    It must be that the "Ho Ho" has people thinking of Christmas as after winning the QM on Sunday he's having a break.
  • Mon, May 06, 2019
    It's a bank holiday Monday or equivalent in many countries and in Ireland we have a nice program at the Curragh.
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    The 2000 Guineas at Newmarket was a race where there was a great advantage to horses running up the stand side.
  • Sat, May 04, 2019
    The going is described as good to firm and it’s a mix weather-wise between sun and showers.
  • Sat, May 04, 2019
    Under a brilliant ride from Jose Ortiz, the Tom Amoss trained Serengeti Empress crossed from gate 13 to take up the lead and stayed there.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Punchestown on Thursday saw our old friend Unowhatimeanharry 16/1 take out the gruelling race by 3 lengths from Bacardys who was ridden by PW Mullins while Paul Townend switched to the stablemate Bapaume was a head away in third. Aux Ptits Soins finished fifth in a field of 10.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    A few years ago Sophie Doyle, sister of James, chose to move to the US from the UK in search of more opportunities.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    12 times Irish Champion Jockey Ruby Walsh dismounted from winning the Punchestown Gold Cup on Kemboy and announced "That's it".
  • Wed, May 01, 2019
    Day 2 of the Punchestown Festival will see the clash between Al Boum Photo and Kemboy in the Gold Cup Chase Gr 1.
  • Wed, May 01, 2019
    Starting off a very busy racing month we go to St Cloud for the first three group races of the month.
2019 April
  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019
    The three International G1 contests provided plenty of interest in a day where the sun came through the clouds the racing proved mostly very competitive.
  • Mon, Apr 29, 2019
    A bit of an upset at Longchamp on Sunday when Waldgeist got the better of the odds-on favourite Ghalyyath.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    There's been a few showers around and it is currently a bit misty and cloudy but the day will hopefully improve weather-wise and there hasn't been too much water on the track.
  • Wed, Apr 24, 2019
    And gets the trifecta to boot when Burrows Saint scored a good win over his stablemate Isleofhopendreams 20/1.
  • Tue, Apr 16, 2019
    We go back a long way – been to all four of her Cox Plates, all three of her QE IIs and a number of other races.
  • Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    Andre Fabre's Godolphin horses had a nice day out on Sunday, with Persian King winning the Fontainbleau and Slalom and Syrtis quinellaing the Noailles.
  • Sun, Apr 14, 2019
    With the ground being classified as good and riders in the first couple of races stating they thought good to firm, there was a rush of scratchings.
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019
    This is a big weekend for racing in Japan. After snowing on the cherry blossoms this week it looks like the sun will be back,
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019
    The weather looks like being a lot nicer than it was at Cheltenham as Ayr gets set for a very big day off racing.


2019 June
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Rangiora trainer Nick Wigley was holding his breath just moments before the start of Saturday’s two-year-old contest at Riccarton as smart filly Intimidate put on a petulant display behind the starting gates.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Leading rider Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday to take home a treble.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Under-rated mare Lil Miss Swiss produced a devastating late burst to snatch victory in Saturday’s feature flat race at Riccarton, the Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m).
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    In a coup for the King family’s Brighthill Farm, Group One performed son of Frankel, Eminent, will retire to their Tauwhare property for the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand for a fee of $8,000+GST.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    The Tony and Lyn Prendergast-trained Who Dares Wins will be in search of his fourth successive victory on Saturday when he contests the Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m) at Riccarton, for which he has been installed a $3.80 fixed odds favourite by TAB bookmakers.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    High Chaparral’s dual Group One winning son, Ace High, has been retired to Rich Hill Stud, near Matamata, where he will stand for a fee of $10,000+GST for the forthcoming breeding season.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Promising Waikato apprentice Taiki Yanagida will return to raceday riding at Counties on Thursday after being on the sidelines for a couple of months after a trackwork incident.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Wet track specialist Rosewood added a tenth victory to her record at Awapuni on Saturday and if conditions suit she will back up in this weekend’s Listed The Ultimate Ford and Mazda Tauranga Classic (1400m).
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Watching the familiar colours being carried to victory by Who Can Tell at Awapuni last Saturday was a reminder of the once powerhouse of jumps racing in New Zealand.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Talented jumps jockey Mathew Gillies was able to put his self-described Awapuni hoodoo to rest on Saturday when he rode home a winning double at his former home track.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Crown Prosecutor will spearhead a squad being sent north by Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh to be temporarily based at Ruakaka.
  • Sun, Jun 16, 2019
    Trainer Chris Wood is hopeful he may have unearthed a leading prospect for the deep winter tracks over the next few months after Mr Incredibull broke his maiden status at Te Awamutu on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jun 16, 2019
    Evergreen stayer Sampson confirmed his place in the Gr.3 Tattersall’s Cup (3000m) at Eagle Farm this coming weekend with a fighting run for second in the Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m) on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Central Districts raider Lucyinrio produced a gritty effort at Ruakaka on Saturday to take out the main race of the day, the Trigg Construction sponsored open 1200m.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Matamata trainer Lance O’Sullivan has a small winter team in work but is hoping classy mare Sleeping Beauty can add to her black-type portfolio over the coming months, with the potential to target a Group One early in the new season.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    As the current thoroughbred racing season draws to a close, a question posed by many industry pundits just over 12 months ago has been answered in emphatic fashion.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    The new training partnership of Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal secured their first win at Trentham on Saturday when No Tip was victorious in the Gazley Mercedes Benz Hurdle (2500m).
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Talented jumper Bad Boy Brown booked a place in next month’s Wellington Hurdle (3400m) at Trentham when he outstayed his open-class rivals in Saturday’s feature hurdle contest at the venue.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Ocean Park gelding Kolding has emerged as the latest New Zealand-bred star for Queensland owner Neville Morgan, extending his winning sequence to four with a brilliant win in Saturday’s Gr.2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Eagle Farm.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Cambridge-based trainer Brendon Hawtin achieved one of his career goals when lightly raced four-year-old Simply Optimistic scored a decisive victory over 1200m at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    A brilliantly fine day and a huge on-course crowd combined to provide the appropriate farewell to thoroughbred racing at Waimate on Sunday where the Waimate Racing Club ran their last meeting at their home venue.
  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019
    Consistent middle-distance performer Dr Watson sprang a major surprise when he upset the open-class sprinters over 1200m on a testing Heavy11 surface at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    Promising apprentice jockey Hazel Schofer had a day to remember at New Plymouth on Thursday, riding home three winners on her home track.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Expat New Zealand trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young will be hoping third time’s a charm for their talented three-year-old Savvy Oak when he lines up in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
  • Wed, Jun 05, 2019
    New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock currently sits on 30 wins for the season and he is on a mission to equal his previous best tally of 40 wins set in the 2001/02 season.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    Promising juvenile filly Flaunting became Hamilton trainer David Greene’s fourth stakes winner when she took out the Listed Castletown Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    Hastings-based galloper Hunta Pence signed off his latest campaign on a winning note when he slogged through the Wanganui mud to capture the Steelform Roofing Group Foxton Cup (2040m) at Wanganui on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    It was business as usual for perennial champion trainer Aidan O'Brien as Anthony Van Dyck gave him a record-equalling seventh victory in the Gr.1 Investec Derby (2400m) at Epsom on Saturday.
2019 May
  • Wed, May 29, 2019
    Young Wanganui amateur rider Luke Myers will be out to keep up his winning streak when he heads to Ellerslie on Monday.
  • Tue, May 28, 2019
    The world’s most famous classic will carry some Kiwi interest this year, with a half-brother to a former champion New Zealand sprinter among the leading contenders.
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    Clearview Park Stud in Timaru have announced they have secured Group One winner Jon Snow ahead of the forthcoming breeding season where he will stand for a fee of $6,000+GST.
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    It has been quite a frustrating season for Levin trainer Sylvia Kay, having recorded a number of placings and only one win.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    On a day where there were several eye-catching performances, it was the victory in the last race on the card at Ellerslie by the lightly-tried Verbalizer that captured most of the attention.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    The winning roll for impressive four-year-old Comeback continued at Trentham on Saturday when he made it five wins in a row with a gritty performance to take out the Roaring Lion North Island Challenge Stakes (1400m).
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    Underrated galloper Deerfield provided Chrissy Bambry with the biggest victory of her fledgling training career with a slick all-the-way victory in the Hanley Formula Autumn Sprint Championship Final (1200m) at Trentham.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable were expected to play a prominent role in Saturday’s Listed Piazza D’Oro Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie, with five runners down to contest the two-year-old feature.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Long Jack could enhance his stocks as a Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) contender with another bold performance in Saturday's Listed Piazza D'Oro Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons are taking a team of ten horses to Friday’s Wingatui meeting, headed by Shezatoucha and Kiwi Ida, who will step out in open handicaps over staying and sprint distances respectively.
  • Wed, May 22, 2019
    Cambridge Stud principals Brendan and Jo Lindsay have had a fantastic run with the progeny of their foundation mare J’Adane .
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    An impressive debut jumps win for Woodsman at Te Rapa on Saturday marked the first leg of a special double for rider Michael Roustoby and his twin brother, Adam.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    It might be a quieter time on the racing front for Roger James and Robert Wellwood, but there’s plenty of interest for their Cambridge stable this week.
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    One of last season’s most promising jumpers returned to the hurdling game with a vengeance at Te Rapa on Saturday with a stunning performance to take out the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdles (3200m).
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    Topweight and race favourite Shamal added a second prestige steeplechase victory to his career record when he prevailed in a nail-biting finish to the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (3900m) at Te Rapa.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced a repeal of the betting levy (racing totalisator duty) currently paid by the racing industry to the Crown.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Kevin and Julie Taylor of Koru Thoroughbreds sent two mares to Aquis Farm stallion Divine Prophet two years ago, and the results of those matings returned a healthy profit for them at Karaka on Friday.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Te Akau principal David Ellis was once again prominent at Karaka, going to $80,000 to secure Lot 77, a son of first-season sire Vadamos, at New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale on Friday.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Cambridge bloodstock agent Bevan Smith made a pleasing start to his solo bloodstock career at New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale at Karaka on Friday, taking home lot 83, the Tivaci filly out of Group Three performer Sitting on a Hill for $95,000.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    Ardmore trainer Nick Bishara’s year just keeps on getting better after promising stayer Verry Flash returned to winning form with a victory at Rotorua on the weekend.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    Trainer Tony Pike had a feeling his class sprinter, The Bostonian, was in the sort of form to run the race of his life in Saturday’s Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m).
  • Fri, May 10, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has taken a seven-strong team to Queensland to tackle the rich spoils on offer in the sunshine state over the coming months.
  • Thu, May 09, 2019
    Andrew Forsman doesn't have the same cricketing claim to fame as his training partner Murray Baker but he revealed he did rack up a couple of centuries as a schoolboy batsman at Te Awamutu College.
  • Tue, May 07, 2019
    Multiple Group One-winning mare Melody Belle is back in work in preparation for a busy spring campaign.
  • Tue, May 07, 2019
    Progressive Kiwi stayer Felaar is likely to back-up at Caulfield this week after a nightmare first taste of Australian racing .
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    Lightly raced three-year-old Ignored produced one of the day’s highlights when she overcame a tardy start to win against the older horses at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sat, May 04, 2019
    Visiting northern rider Lisa Allpress showed her undoubted class in the saddle when she guided race favourite All About Magic to a comprehensive victory in the Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton.
  • Sat, May 04, 2019
    Consistent filly Rainbow Dash added further valuable black-type to her outstanding two-year-old campaign with a gritty victory in the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m) at Te Rapa.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley has experienced plenty of success in Queensland over the last few years and he is returning to the Sunshine State in a bid to collect some more winter spoils.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Disturbance will step up to a distance past 1200m for just the second time this season when he tackles Saturday's Listed Daphne Bannon Memorial Great Easter Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Roz Southey couldn’t resist a tongue-in-cheek comment when describing the thrill of Zed Em’s amazing win under 70kgs when leading home a New Zealand-bred trifecta in the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool on Thursday.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Auckland trainer Stephen McKee has given rise to Consensus' chances in Saturday's Gr.2 A D Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast, describing her condition as much superior to how she fronted for last year's race.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is keen to run stakes performers Intrigue and Indecision at the Gold Coast on Saturday, but there is little room for error in terms of the travel arrangements.
  • Wed, May 01, 2019
    Trainer Jenna Mahoney has been successfully juggling sporthorses and racehorses for more than a decade but she admits the racing side of her business, Cypress Point Stables, is taking priority now.
  • Wed, May 01, 2019
    After nearly a year off the racing scene Rock On Wood is shaping into a very progressive racehorse.
2019 April
  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019
    Leading South Island trainer Matthew Pitman, who trains in partnership with his father Michael, will line-up six runners in the two stakes races at Riccarton on Saturday and he believes the stable has a solid chance of taking out the two features.
  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019
    Trainer John Sargent will have representatives in three states this weekend, headed by New Zealand import House Of Cartier, a recent addition to the stable that will contest the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
  • Mon, Apr 29, 2019
    Morrinsville owner Russell Mead has a big decision to make following the upset deadheat victory of his under-rated three-year-old Speedy Meady at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    A successful procedure conducted on Friday to remove the metal rods and screws inserted to stabilise her lumbar region following a horror fall in Singapore last October.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    In a thrilling finish to the Gr.3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) the judge couldn’t separate the pair of Vigor Winner and Speedy Meady who shared victory in the feature Te Rapa contest.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    Gritty two-year-old Bronte Beach is likely to head up a three-pronged attack on the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m) for trainer Stephen Marsh at Te Rapa next weekend after her impressive victory at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike left Te Rapa racecourse on Saturday evening with a satisfied grin on his face despite winning just the one race on the day.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    Trainer Tony Pike unleashed another eye-catching youngster from his Cambridge-based team when two-year-old filly Subpoena delivered a winning performance on debut at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Wed, Apr 24, 2019
    The Richard Collett-trained Mercy Hill is a good chance of making it three successive victories when she contests the Rating 82 Bruce Amies Pharmacy Governor General's Cup (1600m) at Avondale on Thursday.
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2019
    A comfortable victory at the Waverley trials earlier this month has confirmed a start in Saturday’s Gr.3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) for promising three-year-old Lincoln Falls.
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2019
    Frank Ritchie will make a call on Tuesday as to whether his boutique stable’s leading light will contest the feature races at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 21, 2019
    It’s not often you find the owner of a Group Three winner at Royal Randwick happily ensconced on his tractor cutting grass less than twenty-four hours after such a notable victory.
  • Sat, Apr 20, 2019
    The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training partnership set a new record for the most victories at stakes level in a New Zealand season when Quick Thinker took out the Listed Buffalo & Co Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Sat, Apr 20, 2019
    Locally trained mare Lil Miss Swiss caused a major boil-over when she nabbed hot favourite Orepuki Lad in the shadows of the winning post to capture the Listed Carriers Arms Hotel Riverton Cup (2147m) on Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 19, 2019
    Promising New Zealand-bred three-year-old Stardome resumed with a win in the Nationwide Super Class 2 Handicap (1600m) at Newcastle on Thursday.
  • Tue, Apr 16, 2019
    Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood were ecstatic with Rondinella’s Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) fourth-placing at Randwick on Saturday and they are now eyeing spring spoils with their mare, with a potential Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) tilt on the cards.
  • Tue, Apr 16, 2019
    The Chosen One will end his Australian campaign on Saturday, while stablemate Bobby Dee will be endeavouring to secure a trip across the Tasman when he competes at Ellerslie the same day.
  • Tue, Apr 16, 2019
    Champion New Zealand mare Melody Belle has been the subject of a significant overseas offer to purchase her as a broodmare, but connections of the six-time Group One winner have rejected the offer.
  • Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    Debutant Kali stamped herself as a filly to follow when she eased to an effortless victory over 1300m at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 14, 2019
    Classy three-year-old Beyond The Fort franked her gritty runner-up effort in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) last month with a comprehensive victory in Saturday’s Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton.
  • Sun, Apr 14, 2019
    Matamata visitor Princess Kereru signed off on an A+ report card for her current campaign when she scored a hollow victory in the Listed NZB Finance Sprint (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019
    Ruakaka trainers Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley are daring to dream that they can cause a massive upset at Randwick on Saturday when they take on the world’s best racehorse, Winx, in her last raceday appearance.
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019
    Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood have experienced a stellar first season in partnership and they are hoping to continue that success when they line-up Rondinella in the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Thu, Apr 11, 2019
    Consensus will be attempting to put a ray of sunshine into an emotional week for the family of popular trainer Trevor McKee when she chases a Group One win at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Tue, Apr 09, 2019
    The Sir Mark Todd-trained entire He’s Eminent resumed from a lengthy layoff with a gallant front-running display in the Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill three weeks ago and his connections are hoping he can replicate that performance at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Tue, Apr 09, 2019
    New Zealand jumper Zed Em created history when winning the A$100,000 Von Doussa Steeplechase (3250m) at Oakbank in South Australia on Sunday in the hands of Steve Pateman.


2019 June
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Australian jockey Damian Lane has become a superstar in Japan after landing seven winners over the weekend including a Group One win in one of the country's most popular races.
2019 May
2019 April


2019 June
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    A well-rated front running ride by jockey Joseph Azzopardi saw Sun Marshal hang on gamely to snag the $70,000 Class 3 race over the mile on Friday.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Lim’s Cruiser may be quoted at 33-1 with the British bookies, but trainer Stephen Gray is still exuding a mixture of quiet confidence and exaltation one day before he rewrites history for Singapore racing.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Visiting apprentice jockey Raquel Clark wrapped up her last meeting at Kranji on Saturday with a winner aboard Acrobat when he got up where it mattered in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1400m.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Safeer bounced back to the winner’s circle after more than eight months when he powered home to lower the colours of hot favourite Grand Koonta in a driving finish on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jun 10, 2019
    The debut defeat in the first Leg of the Singapore Golden Horseshoe two-year-old series was a bitter pill to swallow for Rocket Star’s connections, but the authority with which he captured the second Leg on Sunday went a long way in erasing that disappointment.
  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019
    You could hear a pin drop after big outsider Perfect Commando crossed the line first in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1000m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    The task is more daunting this time, but jockey Ben Thompson would certainly not mind seeing impressive debut winner Beau Geste give him yet another Singapore feature success in the $175,000 Group 3 Silver Bowl (1400m) this Sunday.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    French jockey Marc Lerner believes the $175,000 Group 3 Silver Bowl (1400m) will be a handy guide to Glasgow’s aspirations towards loftier targets ahead.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Leading trainer Mark Walker saddles a quarter of the bumper 16-horse field in Sunday’s $175,000 Group 3 Silver Bowl (1400m), but sees the first Leg of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge more as a launchpad to better things for most of them.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    Trainer Jerome Tan and Marc Lerner combined for their first success with Beautiful Day landing the spoils in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    Fulife King repelled all comers to score a hard-fought win in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1000m on Friday night.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    A drop back in distance and a well-rated race by first-time partner Zyrul Nor Azman paved the way to Qiji Commander’s maiden win on Saturday.
  • Mon, 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.
2019 May
  • Thu, May 30, 2019
    One day after it emerged that the Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile was directly responsible for 2016 Singapore Horse of the Year Debt Collector’s early exit from Kranji, his arch-rival and another defeated local runner will be joining him on a flight to Australia – Countofmontecristo.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    A change in gear and distance proved to be the key factors behind Magnum Force’s maiden win at his sixth start in the $75,000 Infantry 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1600m on Saturday.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    Consistent galloper Centurion overcame a wide trip to poke his head in front where it mattered the most in the $50,000 Stepitup 2015 Stakes, a Class 4 Division 1 race over 1600m on Saturday.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    Going back-to-back was billed as a harder act to follow this year, but Southern Legend doesn’t read the papers, going on to score with an even greater authority at his second consecutive win in the $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on Saturday night.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    With a squad of five runners in the 16-horse field in the $800,000 Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on Saturday, trainer Michael Clements has on paper a one-in-three chance of success, even if his bad luck at the barriers may now lengthen up these odds.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    While it was a quiet day at the office for the home team on Wednesday following the gallops from the day before, the Hong Kong corner was not much of a hive of activity either, except for Southern Legend changing things up by coming out on the turf track.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Super Smart has sprung out of nowhere to come up as trainer Young Keah Yong’s candidate in the $800,000 Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    This year's $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) has drawn only two overseas raiders - Southern Legend and Singapore Sling, both from Hong Kong, but a few early birds - mainly trackwatchers - were still out there at 5am to catch a glimpse of the two challengers.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    After having slipped under the radar for a little while, Destroyer Eclipse put up a strong performance to return to winning ways in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1600m on Sunday.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    After a trouble-free flight to Singapore on Saturday morning, Hong Kong duo Southern Legend and Singapore Sling are now nicely settled in at the International Stables at Kranji.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    A sizzling-run race saw talented sprinter Skywalk bounce back in record-breaking time in the $100,000 Class 1 race over 1100m on the Polytrack on Friday night.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    Bold Thruster might be trainer Shane Baertschiger’s rising star going into the $800,000 Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) next Saturday, but stablemate Aramco should not be written off as just a second stringer judging by his slashing win in a barrier trial on Thursday.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    Sunday’s meeting got off to a happy event when Super Win handed owner Chua Kang Lim the perfect birthday present in the first race, the $30,000 Class 5 Division 1 race over 1200m on Polytrack.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    Old marvel Supernova showed he clearly had no intention of being put to pasture after he posted his 11th win as a rising 11 on Friday night.
  • Wed, May 08, 2019
    Fresh from his first season double over the weekend, trainer Tan Kah Soon had one more reason to be in good spirits after he watched his standard-bearer Clarton Super spin around at his first barrier trial from a long break on Tuesday morning.
  • Mon, May 06, 2019
    He was a bit like the forgotten horse in Sunday’s $175,000 Group 3 Moonbeam Vase (1600m), but Elite Excalibur sent a stark reminder he was still a major force to be reckoned with in the way he despatched his rivals at that Kranji Mile prelude.
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    After four placings from as many starts, Lim’s Passion finally opened his account with an easy win as the $18 favourite in the $75,000 Countofmontecristo 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1400m on Friday, with the breakthrough bearing the hallmark of trainer Steven Burridge’s craft.
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    Rising star Top Knight overcame a muddling-run race to poke his head in front where it mattered in the $400,000 Group 2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) on Friday night.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Straight back from his US trip where he purchased two new horses, trainer Michael Clements won’t have much time to catch his breath as he sends out a team of five horses in two big races this weekend.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Trainer Kuah Cheng Tee is under no illusions Per Inpower faces an uphill task in the $400,000 Group 2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) on Friday, but as horses turn three only once and he had a ticket in hand, he thought why not.
2019 April
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    A sudden return of the old gate speed from Howl at his last barrier trial inspired trainer Daniel Meagher to change tactics at his next race on Friday night – and to winning effect.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    Promising apprentice jockey Simon Kok Wei Hoong has not waited too long to return to the Kranji winner’s enclosure after he steered Foresto to a rousing win in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1700m on Friday.
  • Fri, Apr 26, 2019
    Jockey Daniel Moor was in a good position to give his view on two of the contenders to the second Leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge, the $400,000 Group 2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) on May 3 – Lim’s Lightning and No Fun No Gain.
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2019
    Malaysian apprentice jockey Shafrizal Saleh justified the trust placed squarely on his shoulders by his boss Michael Clements with a confident handling of Eagle Eye to a slashing win in the $85,000 Class 2 race over 1100m on Sunday.
  • Sat, Apr 20, 2019
    Two weeks after a former Godolphin galloper trained by James Cummings in Australia, Barbeque, scored on debut at Kranji, another ex-Blue Army boy from the same team, has followed suit in the opening event of Good Friday’s meeting.
  • Fri, Apr 19, 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 Thursday morning.
  • Fri, Apr 19, 2019
    Four-time Victorian winner Sacred Sham makes his long-awaited Kranji debut this Friday, but trainer Mark Walker is exercising caution about an immediate display of ability given a serious setback that held him back for three months.
  • Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    Trainer Mark Walker seems to have unearthed a promising two-year-old in Admiral Winston going with the impressive manner in which he powered home at his debut in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1000m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    After a last encouraging run, Caribbean Lady was able to frank that form with a hard-fought maiden win at her eighth start on Sunday.
  • Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    South African jockey Callan Murray combined with trainer Michael Clements to spring a $151 upset with Raheeb in the $75,000 Novice race over 1200m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    Trainer James Peters expressed his gratitude to his staff after he brought up his third winner for the weekend on Sunday, snapping a mini run of outs he had been enduring since Grand Koonta on March 1.
  • Sun, Apr 14, 2019
    Newly-licensed Malaysian apprentice jockey Riduan Abu Bakar got his Singapore riding career off to a flying start with a winner at only his second ride at his first day at the office at Kranji on Friday night.
  • Sat, Apr 13, 2019
    Mauritius barrister Yahia Nazroo made a pitstop visit at the Singapore Turf Club on April 5 to sit in as an observer during the Stipendiary Stewards’ raceday operations on that night, and went away with a head brimming with new ideas.
  • Sat, Apr 13, 2019
    Promising apprentice jockey Simon Kok Wei Hoong is back in Singapore and looking forward to restarting his riding career by applying what he has learned during his three-month stint in Tasmania.
  • Thu, Apr 11, 2019
    Impressive debut winner I’m A Conqueror will attempt to keep the brilliant start going in Sunday’s $75,000 Novice race over 1200m even if he will be at his first Polytrack test this time.
  • Thu, Apr 11, 2019
    Three months only after bidding farewell to Singapore, South African jockey Barend Vorster will pop by for a cameo (re)appearance at his old hunting ground next month.
  • Thu, Apr 11, 2019
    In a move which will surprise a few, jockey Nooresh Juglall has asked for his release from his current tenure at the Singapore Turf Club.


2019 June
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Godolphin's Blue Point (6/4 favourite) became the first horse since Australian superstar Choisir in 2003 to win both the G1 King's Stand Stakes (5f) and the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f) in the same year with a sensational performance this afternoon.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    The Czech horse Nagano Gold, a 25/1 chance, put in a superb performance in the Hardwicke Stakes (G2) - a fast-finishing second, he was beaten by just a half-length.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Andrew Balding was pleased with the performance of 10/1 chance Bangkok, who finished a four and a half-length second to impressive winner Japan, the 6/4 favourite, in the £225,000 G2 King Edward VII Stakes.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    A warm and pleasant day at Royal Ascot, following another dry night, resulted in a slight going change after the third race, the Commonwealth Cup.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    An amazing few days in the career of French trainer Francis-Henri Graffard began with a victory in the G1 Prix De Diane, the French Oaks, and was completed by a first Royal Ascot win.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    It has been a much-talked about target for female riders at Royal Ascot - to ride a winner at the Royal Meeting and so break the winning drought for females riders since Gay Kelleway's success on Sprowston Boy in 1987.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    A filly who was bought for £430,000 at Goffs' London Sale on Monday evening proved that was money well spent when Forever In Dreams finished second in the G1 Commonwealth Cup for three-year-olds over six furlongs.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    French raider Watch Me caused a 20/1 shock in the mile £500,000 G1 Coronation Stakes for trainer Francis-Henri Graffard and jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Bookmakers were given a warning of possible carnage when Frankie Dettori won the opening race at Royal Ascot today, the G2 Norfolk Stakes over five furlongs.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    "I've lost my voice a bit. I think me and my family were the only people on the racecourse shouting!" said trainer Ralph Beckett after Biometric won the £120,000 mile Britannia Handicap, and halted Frankie Dettori's charge through the card in the process.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Dee Ex Bee, who made most of the running in the two-mile, four-furlong Group One £500,000 Gold Cup, ran an exceptionally gallant race in second, fighting back to beat Master Of Reality (Joseph O'Brien and Wayne Lordan) into third by a nose.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Third in the G1 Investec Oaks and now runner-up in the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot marks Fleeting out as a very smart filly.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Star Catcher gave Derby-winning owner/breeder Anthony Oppenheimer another major success when taking the G2 £215,000 12f Ribblesdale Stakes by a length and a half from 7/4 favourite Fleeting.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Stradivarius won his second G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot today, but for once a wonderful horse's big-race victory was in danger of being overshadowed by his jockey.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Racing's greatest showman, 48-year-old jockey Frankie Dettori stole the show on day three of Royal Ascot with a 449/1 four-timer, which left bookmakers reeling.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Owner Nick Williams talks to Gary Crispe after Master Of Reality runs third in the Ascot Gold Cup and a possible tilt at the 2019 Melbourne Cup.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Move Swiftly gave trainer William Haggas his second winner of the week, and his 10th overall, when taking the G2 £175,000 Duke of Cambridge Stakes under Danny Tudhope - who was scoring at Royal Ascot for the third time in two days.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Trainer Simon Crisford recorded his second success as a trainer at Royal Ascot and his first victory of this year's meeting following the well-backed A'Ali's (5/1 from 8/1) win in the £100,000 G2 Norfolk Stakes, the first race on day three of the Royal Meeting.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    The Andrew Balding-trained Dashing Willoughby's victory in the G2 £225,000 Queen's Vase was the trainer's fourth at Royal Ascot - and his first for five years.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Aidan O'Brien's 13/8 favourite Magical finished a length and a quarter-second to the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Crystal Ocean (3/1) in the £750,000 G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes, the feature race on day two of Royal Ascot 2019.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Fabulously-consistent five-year-old Crystal Ocean nailed a first G1 victory when landing the feature race on day two of the Royal Meeting, the £750,000 Prince of Wales's Stakes over 10 furlongs.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019