Theodore or Theo Kieser has been in Singapore since 1998, starting off as track rider, stable supervisor and assistant trainer for trainers Michael Clements, Peter Muscutt and most recently Laurie Laxon. Prior to his relocation, the South African, who had a shortlived stint as a jockey, weaved a 25-year-long career in racing in his native country, working for noted handlers like Vaughan Marshall and Michael Airey. Kieser is a complete horseman who can also shoe his horses and even do their teeth. He took out his Trainer’s Licence in 2009 and enjoyed his best season in 2012 when, despite not having the largest team of horses, still recorded the healthy strike-rate of 13% (29 winners from 223 runners), next best after Michael Freedman’s 17.16%. Kieser has built up a solid reputation as the “King of the Kids” with his success with the juveniles. He landed his first feature win when old stalwart GOAL KEEPER won the Group 3 Paititi Gold Trophy in 2014.
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN SINGAPOREKorea Racing Authority Trophy 2015Paititi Gold Trophy 2014ContactStable Block 106ASingapore Racecourse, 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078Tel: (65) 6894 4766