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SPRINT TROPHY

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GOOD BABY scores a runaway win in 2015

The Penang Sprint Trophy was first staged in 1981. Until then, there was no big sprint in Penang. In fact, the only big race in the island was the Gold Cup.

For two years, the Sprint Trophy was a handicap. When it became a weight-for-age in 1983, proven stayer ANDERMATT uspet the champion sprinter ADDED ADVANTAGE II.

There were two remarkable wins in this supposedly ‘sprint’ contest. ST GALLEN, twice winner of the Yang Di Pertua Negerii Gold Cup and a Singapore Gold Cup, won by eight-and-a-half lengths!

COLONIAL CHIEF, winner of the MRA Cup over 2,000m in 1988 and the Singapore Gold Cup the following year, romped home by seven lengths in 1990!

The dominant horse of the Sprint Trophy in recent years was FISCHER. He contested the race thrice for three wins, in 1995, 1996 and 1998.

The race was not run in 1999 because of the outbreak of a virus which curtailed racing.

The Sprint Trophy became the richest sprint and the second richest race in Malaysia with RM700,000 in prizemoney in 2000. This was increased to RM750,000 in 2002.

In 2003, the Sprint Trophy became the first million-ringgit sprint when Astro Wah Lai Toi's sponsorship pushed the stakes to RM1 million.

JERAM NEW VILLAGE scored a runaway win in a record time of 1 min. 21.7 secs. in 2005.

In 2007, the Sprint Trophy was cancelled due to an unsafe track.

History was created in 2011 when EAGLE and BLUE TOSCA battled to a dead-heat, the first time two horses shared honours in the series.

In 2012, MR RAFFLES became the first Singapore trained winner in cross-border racing era.


2016 Sprint Trophy
RM550,000  Open (Set Weights)  1400m
Sunday, 31 July 2016

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