All OK for Korean trio at arrival

The three South Korean runners contesting the $250,000 Korea Racing Authority Trophy (1200m on Polytrack) on Sunday week have landed in Singapore safe and sound on Friday morning.

Busan-based Today, Gakbyeolhan and Approach touched down at Changi Airport at around 3.30am. Once paperwork and a vet once-over were completed, the trio were loaded up onto the Club float to be sent on their way to their temporary homes at Kranji, the International Stables.

A perked-up Approach takes a few curious looks at his new surroundings, picture Dr Brenda Low

Singapore Turf Club veterinary surgeon Dr Brenda Low said the arrival, checking-in and urine collection process went without a hitch - other than the odd reluctance to be led into the float.

“All okay, there was not much fuss to report. The plane arrived early and they are all in good shape,” said Dr Low after giving all three horses a clean bill of health.

“Gakbyeolhan, the grey, and Approach, the bay, were initially apprehensive about loading at the airport but quickly settled. There were no issues upon arrival at the Club.

“All three settled in quickly. Gakbyeolhan had a roll in his box quite soon after arrival. All looks good.”

Morning trackwork for overseas runners will commence from 14 July 2017, 5:00 am to 5:45 am.