Desmond Koh started out as a stable employee under Californian trainer Ian Jory and was upgraded to an assistant trainer's position in 1997. He then became one of several assistant trainers to Hall of Fame trainer Jack Vanberg, who had a huge string of horses under his charge. He received his professional trainer's licence in 2000. Koh subsequently returned to MRA in 2002 to join local trainer Douglas Dragon as his assistant and received his MRA professional licence in mid-2004. The Singaporean has held his own ever since he branched out to set up his stables. After notching his first feature race, the Stewards’ Cup with SAFETY OUTLET in 2007, he followed up with the Patrons’ Bowl with PHENOM in 2008. He then scored his biggest win in 2012 with CHASE ME in the Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby. The same horse backed up within two weeks to claim the Group 2 Chairman's Trophy.
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN SINGAPORE / MALAYSIANew Year Cup 2017Colonial Chief Stakes 2015 Yew Tee Classic Stakes 2014Singapore Derby 2012 Chairman’s Trophy 2012 Luzerne Cup 2012Patrons' Bowl 2008 Stewards' Cup 2006 ContactStable Block 102B, Singapore Racecourse, 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078