“Iron Horse” SPOKESMAN breaks through for his first Singapore win

The patience of Trainer Mark Walker and Members of the Fortuna Sportsman Syndicate were rewarded in spades today at Kranji race course in Singapore when the Five Year Old Gelding, SPOKESMAN (Alamosa-Panthera) broke through for his first Singapore win. Fortuna Director John Galvin picks up the story, “Since acquiring Spokesman in January of this year, he has had 10 starts for us prior to today and had won prizemoney in 9 of them, so while he is no champion, he is honest as the day is long and now gets a well deserved win. Trainer Mark Walker decided that we needed to be positive from the wide draw and try and lead, and rider Zawari executed the tactics perfectly – so big kudos to Trainer and Jockey”

“Spokesman” – First Win In Singapore 25th August 2019


Drawn Barrier 11 in an 11 horse field over the 1600 metre trip in Class 5 Grade on the Turf track, Zawari fired SPOKESMAN out of the gates, soon had him in the lead, maintaining a solid tempo in the run. Still sitting quietly as they turned, Zawari gave the horse some rein, quickly putting a gap on the field and finished up winning the race by a commanding six lengths.

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SPOKESMAN is one of two horses in the Fortuna Sportsman Syndicate (the other is SPORTSCASTER), an ownership group consisting of 27 individuals.

SPOKESMAN’S win gave Te Akau Singapore Trainer Mark Walker his 56th win for the season and now leads the 2019 Trainers Premiership by a 14 win margin