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Win Win shines in Singapore
Published on: Sunday, November 05, 2023
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Win Win shines in Singapore
Win Win in full flight.
Kota Kinabalu: The objective was to return home with two victories out of Royal Sabah Turf Club’s (RSTC) team of five gallopers that participated in races at the Kranji Racecourse last Saturday.

For the RSTC delegation led by Chairman Datuk Peter Chin, it was well worth the long wait albeit anxious at times.  Win Win, the unheralded hero of the team, executed well and delivered sweet victory for RSTC in the day’s last race.

Earlier in the day, hopes and aspirations were pinned on team captain, Sabah Ace as well as Sabah Star.  However, Sabah Ace was somewhat off-form and could not switch gears in his customary manner towards the finishing post.  

Eighth position was unsatisfactory suffice to say.  Sabah Star, expected to fight for top honours, ran third.  Bundled up by horses from the start, it took him a while to extricate out but it was too little too late to chase down the eventual winner, Filial Dragon.

While “apprentice” Sabah Win did not win, he delivered cause for optimism and good future prospects as he finished a very respectable third in his race with straight-line discipline and precision.  

Another RSTC’s young “trainee” Kinabalu Light started well on the inside but as the pace quickened, he could not keep up with the leaders and eventually slipped to seventh position. With hopes fading and confidence in scarcity, Win Win heroically stepped up and took charge of Sabahan affairs.  

He started brightly, ran smart and won.  Smiles and huge signs of relief broke throughout the RSTC. delegation and supporters. One win is better than none on a rather tough racing day. The highlight of this Sunday’s (today) racing will be the Coronation Cup race at Perak Turf Club.  

Good Fight, Streets of Fire and Xena had engaged in a slugfest as recent as October 22 with Good Fight finishing first.  Potential party spoilers in this race are Berry Bliss and Kong Fu Panda.

Race-goers can visit the Tambalang Racecourse at Tuaran, or RSTC’s Off-Course Centres in Tanjung Aru and Keningau to watch live telecast of local Tambalang, Singapore, Selangor, Perak and Hong Kong races on Wednesday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 

On Hong Kong races, RSTC is working out final details to be able to commingle the local pools with the totalisator pools of Hong Kong Jockey Club. For race fixtures and race timings, visit R.S.T.C.’s official website at https://www.royalsabahturfclub.com.my.

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