At Hastings in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's deceased Gr1 Australian Guineas-winning stallion Pins (Snippets-No Finer, by Kaoru Star) added a Group race success when 3YO New Zealand-bred gelding Madison County (Pins-Red Delicious, by No Excuse Needed) opened his stakes account in the $100,000 Gr2 Hawke's Bay Guineas (1400m) for 3YOs, defeating Melt & King Louis. Racing in the colours of the China Horse Club who purchased him for $36,000 at the 2017 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Waikato Stud, Madison County improved his record to 2 wins and 2 placings (including the Gr3 Northland Breeders' Stakes) from 4 starts for NZ$92,810 in earnings.
At Kranji racecourse in Singapore, Darley's multiple Gr1-winning shuttler Medaglia d'Oro (El Prado-Cappucino Bay, by Bailjumper) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding King Louis (Medaglia d'Oro-Run for Roses, by Danehill) claimed his maiden stakes win when landing the Gr3 El Dorado Classic (2000m), defeating Letitgo & Dicton. King Louis, who is out of a full sister to Gr1 winning sprinter and sire Keeper, improved his record to 4 wins and 7 placings from 16 starts.
At Kranji racecourse in Singapore, Oaklands Stud's newly acquired European Gr1-winning stallion Power (Oasis Dream-Frappe, by Inchinor) celebrated an elite race success when 3YO New Zealand-bred gelding Mr Clint (Power-Victoria Belle, by Zabeel) unwound his trademark storming finish to post a comfortable win in the S$1 million Gr1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs, defeating King Louis & Captain Jamie. Trained by Lee Freedman, New Zealand Bloodstock graduate Mr Clint improved his record to 3 wins and 4 placings from 8 starts for S$185,439 in earnings. Freedman, who began his Singapore training career in September, said he was delighted to have trained a Group 1 winner. "It's a great thrill to win a Group 1 race here in Singapore. We're here now and that's what we have to do; win these big races," the Australian Hall of Fame trainer told the Singapore Turf Club.
At Kranji racecourse in Singapore, Clear Mountain Fairview's Gr1-winning stallion Wanted (Fastnet Rock-Fragmentation, by Snippets) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred gelding Mister Yeoh (Wanted-Wai Lin, by Scenic) posted a strong front-running win in the second leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge, the S$500,000 Gr2 Singapore 3YO Classic (1400m), defeating Be Bee & King Louis. Mister Yeoh improved his record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 5 starts for approximately S$275,000 in earnings. Trainer Cliff Brown said Mister Yeoh would not run in the S$1 million Gr1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on 26 May and instead would head for a spell.
At Trentham in New Zealand, Little Avondale Stud's Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes-winning stallion Nadeem (Redoute's Choice-Candide, by Sound Reason) added a black-type success when 2YO brown colt Sir Nate (Nadeem-Just Diamonds, by No Excuse Needed) kept his perfect record intact when posting his maiden stakes win in the $50,000 Listed Wellesley Stakes (1000m) for 2YOs, defeating King Louis & Masque. Purchased by his trainer Lisa Latta for $65,000 at the 2017 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Little Avondale Stud, Sir Nate extended his unbeaten record to 2 wins from 2 starts for NZ$34,375 in earnings.