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Korean trio have arrived in Singapore
Michael Lee

The three South Korean horses taking part in next week’s Korea Racing Authority Trophy (1200m) have all arrived in good shape in Singapore on Friday morning.


After landing on time at 3.35am from Incheon, Parang Juuibo, Always Winner and Triple Five were met by the Singapore Turf Club’s veterinary department team and a representative from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) at Changi Airport before they were floated to their new quarters at Kranji’s International Stables where they will gear up towards the $250,000 race on July 24. 

The Agri-Food &Veterinary Authority of Singapore's Jan Wong runs a microchip reader over Always
Winner at Changi Airport (photo by Dr Koos van den Berg).

STC veterinary surgeon Dr Brenda Low said the trio travelled without a hitch and have settled in quickly at their temporary abode in Singapore.

“They’re all good, they all travelled very well and were hardly sweating at their arrival at the Club, even if one of them was a little excited when he got off, but he quickly settled down,” said Dr Low.

Parang Juuibo stretches out in his compression suit shortly after his arrival at Kranji (photo by Dr Koos
van den Berg).

“The three grooms didn’t report any problem before or during the flight. The horses have been given their hay already and they are drinking water as well.

“Parang Juuibo even rolled in his box once he got there. He sure was very contented, but they all look happy and in good condition.”

Triple Five chills out in his box at the Singapore Turf Club International Stables (photo by Dr Brenda Low). 


Here is a quick recap of the three contenders’ breeding and race performances.


Parang Juuibo – 6yo US-bred brown horse by With Distinction out of Spicy Souffle (x French Deputy). Trainer: Kim Soon Keun. Six wins (1000m to 1700m) and 10 placings from 33 starts (33-6-5-5) Type: Sprinter-miler. Racing pattern: On-pace.


Triple Five - 3yo US-bred bay gelding by Girolamo out of High Falutin Girl (x Silver Deputy). Trainer: Bart Rice. Three wins (1000m to 1200m) and three seconds from six starts (6-3-3-0). Type: Sprinter. Racing pattern: Frontrunner or on-pace.


Always Winner - 4yo Korean-bred bay gelding by Creek Cat out of Hallat’Eukkeup (x Land Rush). Trainer: Shim Seung Tae. Five wins (1000m to 1400m) and six placings from 18 starts (18-5-4-2). Type: Sprinter-miler. Racing pattern: Frontrunner.