Malcolm Thwaites is rated among the most successful trainers in Malaysian Racing history and has trained with success in eight different countries around the world for over 30 years.
Having first started his training career in America in 1980 where he trained his first winner, Malcolm then moved to train in Canada, before coming to Malaysia for the fist time in 1986. Malcolm trained his first Malaysian Group 1 winner in 1987 with a horse called Nostadamas which Malcolm also owned and a year later Malcolm trained the first of his six Singapore Gold Cup winners with Trend Defy in 1987.
Malcolm moved to set up his training base in Sinagpore and in 1998 has two runners in the Melbourne Cup, Peak Of Perfection and Three Crowns. Peak Of Perfection a week later ran 2nd in the Group 2 Sandown Cup beaten a neck at 100/1.
After being in Singapore for a number of years Malcolm moved again to Macau, Hong Kong, Dubai and Australia and is now back training in Kuala Lumpur where he is also the head of the Selangor trainers association.
Malcolm currently trains for one of the most successful owners in the world Dato Tan Chin Nam who has owned Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, Oaks and Derby winners, and has enjoyed recent success with the stayer Book Of Kells

Held Trainers Licence since: 1980
First Winner: Miss Debra 1980 – Phoenix Arizona, America

Career Highlights:

6 x Champion Malaysian Trainer

45 Group 1 winners – Number 3 of all time, over 1000 career winners
Singapore Gold Cup –  Trend Defy (1988),  Navajo II (1993),  Zatopek III (1996), Lucky Treasure (1997), Three Crowns (1998), Zirna (2003)

Singapore Airlines International Cup – Ouzo (2000)

Singapore Cup – Beyond Expectation (1999), Ouzo (2000)

Singapore Derby – Istanbul (1989),  Peak Of Perfection (1992), Peak Of Perfection (1997),  Ouzo (1998), Par Excellence (1999)

Raffles Cup –  Ouza (1993), Zirna (2003)

Queen Elizabeth II Cup – Navajo II (1993), A Class Above (1998), Beyond Expectation (1999), Ouzo (2000)

Lion City Cup –Fischer (1997), Fischer (1999)

Singapore New Year Cup – Ouzo (2000), Our Aristotle (2001)

Silver Cup – Fischer (1995)

Pesta Sukan Cup – Nostradamus (1987), Sagatuck (1989)

EW Barker Memorial Trophy – Storm Racer (2003)

Tunku Gold Cup – Peak Of Perfection (1997 & 1999), 1998 Ouzo (1998)

Agong Gold Cup – He’s Dawan (1998)

Selangor Gold Cup –Fischer (1995, 1987 & 1988)

Perak Derby – Nostradamus (1987), Peak Of Perfection (1998)

Coronation Cup – He’s Dawan (1987), World Court (1989)

Sultan Gold Vase –  Fischer(1995), Kelantan (2008)
Yang Di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup – Ouzo (1997)

Penang Sprint Trophy –He’s Dawan (1988), Fischer, (1995, 1996 & 1998)

MRA Cup – Lady Archer (1992), A Class Above (1995)

Best Horse Trained : Ouzo & Fisher

 

 


Nationality: Singaporean Born in Year: 1945

Horses by this Trainer

Horse Name MRA Brand Rating Sire Dam Owner
BERLINETTA C531 31 SUFFICIENT (NZ) BARCHETTA (NZ) GWEE SENG THIAM
DIAMOND SET H553 46 DUTCH ART (GB) ASAAWIR (GB) NG KIAN YI
EASTER MATE C419 35 ACCLAMATION (GB) GREEK EASTER (IRE) MA YAW KIANG
FIRST PASSTHEPOST E59 27 DON EDUARDO (NZ) RAUDKIVI LASS (NZ) PAN KWEE LIN
GOLD VALLEY H419 36 HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) ROCK EXHIBITION (GB) SIONG HO HO
GOOD NEWS N121 55 CHARGE FORWARD (AUS) REZYANA (AUS) CK WONG
GREAT HERO V176 26 WARRIOR'S REWARD (USA) RESPECT ME (NZ) TTS
HONGCHEN R51 57 FULLY FLEDGED (NZ) HIGH TEA (NZ) LAU KANG PENG
KENG MAK MAK E55 59 RED GIANT (USA) CELTIC CLASS (AUS) PHAN NEE NO 6
LOOKS GOOD E316 47 COURT COMMAND (AUS) AUGUSTINA (NZ) LOW LAY HOON
LUCK MAK MAK E419 36 ALAMOSA (NZ) DANEWHISPER (AUS) PAN KOK BIN
MADE IN CHINA E112 49 RED ARROW (AUS) LASSETOILE (AUS) YONG POH LING
MAJOR GREEN R214 32 DR GREEN (NZ) WATUTSI (AUS) CHIA PIN HAN
MAJULAH W503 34 POSTPONED (USA) READY AND ABLE (AUS) PAN KOK BIN
MAPLE RISING H92 28 HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) LADY MANDY (GB) PAN KWEE LIN
MERMAID K71 24 COCKNEY REBEL (IRE) FOREST FIRE (SWE) GWEE SENG THIAM
METAGROSS H134 55 ROTHESAY (AUS) TOOTSIE ZYNSKY (AUS) TRIPS D STABLE
MOMENT OF JUSTICE C18 55 DALIAPOUR (IRE) FLEETY MOMENTS (AUS) LOW LAY HOON
MR ALFONSO H479 52 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (AUS) THERON (NZ) YONG POH LING
RED SYMPHONY E310 43 MOSHE (AUS) CAMILLE WITH CLASS (AUS) M NINE
SECRET AGENT H555 58 EQUIANO (FR) VARNISH (GB) NG KIAN YI
SNAGGLE PUSS E135 25 REDWOOD (GB) BEACH ROAD (NZ) YONG POH LING
THANK YOU BOSS W268 53 DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) ENNERDALE (GB) LOW LAY HOON
THUNDER DRAGON H238 71 SUPER EASY (NZ) ASTROGAL (NZ) PAN KOK BIN
ULURU K23 35 WHITTINGTON (AUS) HOLA (AUS) NORTHERN STAR
WHAT A BOSS K118 45 I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) SECORD (AUS) LOW LAY HOON