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Top NZ Rider To Singapore For 6 Months
In Singapore, prominent New Zealand jockey Leith Innes will be returning to ride at Kranji after the Singapore Turf Club granted him a 6-month licence (from May 1-October 31). Innes, 28, is currently 4th on the 2005-06 NZ jockey premiership with 68 winners; he was previously NZ champion in the 2003-04 season (with 114 wins) & finished 6th in 2004-05 despite riding for 3 months in Hong Kong. His 9 Gr1 winners include Starcraft in the 2004 Gr1 Mudgway Stakes, The Jewel in the 2005 Gr1 Waikato Stud International Stakes, Wahid in the 2005 Gr1 NZ Derby & Ambitious Owner in the 2006 Gr1 Levin Classic. Innes has ridden in Singapore for various periods from 2001-05 & landed 24 winners & 81 placings from 267 rides.