ALDO Domeyer made the perfect debut at Kranji Racecourse in Singapore on Tuesday night when he won the Victor Ludorum trophy at the Premier Gateway International Jockeys Challenge.

Domeyer rode Safeer to victory in Race 4, the third leg of the challenge presented by Phumelela and Tabcorp.
 

This win, together with his third place in the opening leg, seventh place in the second leg, and sixth place in the final leg, was enough to secure the individual title.

“It was my first time in Singapore and what a day it’s been,” Domeyer said after his victory aboard Safeer.

The team of winning Australians Hugh Bowman, Kerrin McEvoy and Mark Zahra.
The team of winning Australians Hugh Bowman, Kerrin McEvoy and Mark Zahra.

“I’ve been following Singapore racing closely and I’ve always known that the racing here will suit me.

“The faster the track, the better. I know it sounds like a bit of a contradiction with me racing in Cape Town, but whenever I’ve ridden on a really fast track, I’ve been able to ride fluently.

“I predicted that I would do well here and I’m really glad it actually paid off.”

While the rest of team South Africa had mixed fortunes, with Muzi Yeni grabbing second spot in the Race 2 on Money King in the Challenge opener, it was Team Australia who snuck in the back door to grab the headlines.

And if it wasn’t for their heroics at the death, the Union Jack might have been hoisted in Singapore on Tuesday night. – Danie Toerien/TAB News.

Headline photo: Aldo Domeyer with trainer Michael Clements (front) and connections.

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