In 2018, the $1 million Group 1 Patron’s Bowl will be renamed as the Charity Bowl. All other details of the race will remain unchanged, with the 1,600m race still run as the second Leg of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge on Sunday, 24 June 2018 at the Singapore Racecourse.
2018 is a significant milestone for Tote Board and Singapore Turf Club, as we commemorate our 30 Years of Giving to the Community. In line with this occasion, the Singapore Turf Club will designate Sunday, 24 June 2018 as a Charity Race Day. The Club aims to raise up to $200,000 for charity through sale of tables. The Club’s esteemed guests, sponsors and corporate partners will be invited to name a race after them and/ or purchase tables or individual seats for a luncheon while enjoying the day’s races at the Grandstand at Singapore Racecourse. Tote Board, on its part, will provide matching grant for all donations collected for the Charity Race Day, up to a maximum of $200,000. The Singapore Turf Club will channel all donations and grants from the Charity Race Day to Community Chest Singapore, directed to benefit children with special needs and youth-at-risk.
Mr Vince Toh, Chief Financial Officer, Singapore Turf Club said, “The Singapore Turf Club has always placed an emphasis on serving the community and cultivating a culture of CARE – a key component of the Club’s core values. The Charity Bowl is an opportune occasion for us to engage all in the racing fraternity to give back to the community while showcasing a prestigious
Group 1 race. It is a privilege to partner with Community Chest and their beneficiaries, and we look forward to a rewarding and meaningful Charity Race Day on 24 June.”
Issued by the Corporate Communications Department,
Singapore Turf Club
For enquiries, please contact:
Ms Celina Yeo
Head (Corporate Communications)
DID: 6879 1602
Ms Yvonne Lee
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)
DID: 6879 1723
Ms Yeo Ya Ting
Manager (Corporate Communications)
DID: 6216 8962
About Singapore Turf Club
Founded in 1842, Singapore Turf Club (STC) is the oldest existing and only horse
racing club in Singapore with world-class racing sports facilities. The Club is the only authorised totalisator operator for horse racing activities in Singapore.
With over 175 years of horse racing history, STC today provides the public with quality horse racing sports entertainment at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji on most Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons throughout the year. In addition, the Club regularly opens its Racecourse premises and organise wide-ranging recreational activities for public visitors, including Singaporeans and tourists, to enjoy. It also operates the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, a 3-hectare site next to the Singapore Racecourse, with world-class riding arenas.
The Club adopts a strong “Play Responsibly” stance. Through regular engagements with its customers, STC advocates a balanced approach towards enjoying the sport and thrills of horse racing as an entertainment and sport, without adversely affecting customers’ financial situations or lifestyles.
STC is a proprietary club of Tote Board, a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Finance. Singapore Turf Club channels the surplus from its operations to Tote Board to give grants to worthy causes.
About Tote Board
Established in 1988, Tote Board (Singapore Totalisator Board) is a statutory board of the Ministry of Finance. As a broad-based grantmaking organisation, Tote Board works closely with stakeholders and partners, to support broad and diverse worthy projects in the sectors of Arts, Community Development, Education, Health, Social Service and Sports. Through these projects, Tote Board helps to uplift the community by giving hope to vulnerable groups and improving the lives of all in Singapore.
Tote Board’s grants are derived from surpluses from the gaming businesses Singapore Pools (Private) Limited (a subsidiary company of Tote Board) and Singapore Turf Club (a proprietary club of Tote Board), as well as the collection of casino entry levies. Tote Board also ensures that Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club conduct their businesses in a socially responsible manner, so as to provide a safe and trusted avenue for gaming and to counter illegal gambling.
Tote Board’s goal is to help build a flourishing society in Singapore. We want to inspire positive change and contribute towards building an inclusive, resilient and vibrant community, while fostering a caring and compassionate nation.
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