Meet the new Gold Cup star

Probably oblivious to many, two painters were busy with their brushes after the Longines Singapore Gold Cup race in the penultimate event at Kranji on Sunday.

In true tradition, they were repainting the little jockey's statue in front of the Singapore Turf Club's presentation dais with the black-and-gold colours of reigning Gold Cup champion Quechua over the red-and-yellow colours of last year's winner Tropaios.

The new star will take pride of place until next year's race.