CS-bred Infantry named Singapore horse of the year

9 Jan 2018

Tavistock gelding Infantry has dominated the Singapore Racing Awards.

Bred by Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan, Infantry was crowned the 2017 Singapore Horse of the Year at the gala dinner held at St Regis Hotel on Monday night.

The classy Alwin Tan-trained and Thai-owned five-year-old son of Cambridge Stud sire Tavistock was a model of consistency throughout his 2017 campaign.

All his four victories came at Group level, including the Gr.1 Emirates Singapore Derby and the Gr.1 Panasonic Kranji Mile.

Such was his will to win in the Kranji Mile that even after he sustained a deep cut to his near hind fetlock, he still ran through the pain barrier to score.

Besides landing the horse of the year title, Infantry was also voted champion four-year-old and champion miler. 

Proud connections of the newly-crowned Horse Of The Year Infantry: (from left) wife of trainer Alwin Tan, 

Dr Kam Boon Horng and himself, Thai owner Mr Preecha Chaisirinon and his partners from the 

Kajorn Petch Racing No 2 stable.

Bought for just $7000 as a weanling at Karaka in 2013, Infantry has won more than S$1.8 million in prizemoney in his 22-start career. - Singapore Turf Club