Singapore Turf Club Great Racing Continues

Singapore Turf Club Great Racing Continues

Singapore Turf Club Great Racing Continues

FEATURE RACES IN AUGUST
Chairman’s Trophy (Singapore Group 2)
RACE INFORMATION
Prizemoney S$300,000 (Souvenir trophies will be given to winning owner, trainer and jockey)
Distance 1800 Metres
Surface Turf
Open To 3 yo and above
Date of Race Sunday 06 AUGUST 2017
Conditions
​The race will be run under the Weight-For-Age scale as published in the MRA Rules and Regulations
Fillies and Mares will be given 1.5kg allowance
Rider allowances not permitted
Closing of Entries By 10:30:00 AM Singapore local time, Monday 31 JULY 2017
Publication of handicaps/ Weight By 5:00:00 PM Singapore local time, Monday 31 JULY 2017
Closing of Declarations By 8:45:00 AM Singapore local time, Wednesday 02 AUGUST 2017
Amount of Starters and Emergencies/
Declaration of Jockeys
By 12:00:00 PM Singapore local time, Wednesday 02 AUGUST 2017
Entry Fee S$802.5
Garden City Trophy (Singapore Group 3)
RACE INFORMATION
Prizemoney S$200,000 (Souvenir trophies will be given to winning owner, trainer and jockey)
Distance 1200 Metres
Surface Turf
Open To 3 yo and above
Date of Race Sunday 06 AUGUST 2017
Conditions

Conditions Weights
The race will be run at 5.0kg under the Weight-For-Age scale as published in the MRA Rules and Regulation
Fillies and Mares will be given 1.5kg allowance
Winners of Group 1 races to carry 5.0kg penalty
Winners of Group 2 races to carry 3.0kg penalty
Winners of Group 3 races to carry 1.5kg penalty
Horses that have not won a race of at least S$100,000 in gross value granted additional 2.0kg allowance
Penalties are not cumulative and only race won of the highest standard will incur penalty
Should the highest weight accepting at the final declarations be set to carry less than 57.0kg then its weight will be raised to 57.0kg and all the others raised equally
Rider allowances not permitted

Closing of Entries By 10:30:00 AM Singapore local time, Monday 31 JULY 2017
Publication of handicaps/ Weight By 5:00:00 PM Singapore local time, Monday 31 JULY 2017
Closing of Declarations By 8:45:00 AM Singapore local time, Wednesday 02 AUGUST 2017
Amount of Starters and Emergencies/
Declaration of Jockeys
By 12:00:00 PM Singapore local time, Wednesday 02 AUGUST 2017
Entry Fee S$535

The Singapore Turf Club (STC) was founded in 1842 as the Singapore Sporting Club. It is the oldest existing and only horse racing club in Singapore. The first race was held on 23 February 1843 at Farrer Park when the prize money on offer was only $150. In 1924, the Club changed its name to the Singapore Turf Club in an effort to reflect its role as a horse racing club more accurately. The Club then moved to Bukit Timah in 1933 before relocating to its present location at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji in 1999.

It is now one of the premier racecourses in the world that not only provides world-class quality horse racing while maintaining the highest level of integrity in wagering, but also an efficient, effective and socially responsible organisation. It is also the agent and proprietary club of the Tote Board, which manages and directs its donation of surplus funds for charitable purposes in Singapore.

Key features of the Singapore racing calendar include the S$1.35 million Longines Singapore Gold Cup and the $1.15 million Emirates Singapore Derby. Both races attract the best competitive local fields each year as they strive for top honours.

Racing is staged at the Singapore Racecourse almost all-year round on Fridays and Sundays. On these days together with Wednesdays and Saturdays, horse races from Australia, France, Hong Kong, Macau, South Africa, South Korea and the UK are also shown “live” at the racecourse and off-course betting centres and outlets which are conveniently located in various parts of Singapore.

2014

The Club is awarded SPRING Singapore’s Singapore Quality Class and Service Class certifications.

2011

The club marked the New Year and the beginning of a new chapter with the lauching of a new corporate identity.

Rocket Man became the first Singapore-trained horse to win an International Group 1 race overseas when he landed the US$2 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 26, 2011.

A real time tracking system, named ‘Trakus‘ was introduced by the club. Trakus is an innovative video system that displays the virtual position of horses, in 3D graphics alongside the race telecast. Singapore Turf Club is the first in East Asia to introduce this system.

2010

Singapore Turf Club started commingling its totalisator pools with Tabcorp’s Victoria pool on Singapore races. Customers in Victoria (Australia) are now able to bet into our pools on our races, creating a bigger pool. The introduction of commingling provides a superior offer in betting. The advantage is that it will result in a bigger pool for tote customers in Singapore and Victoria, and they can bet with stronger confidence on more stable dividends.

2009

The Club introduced MobileTote in April 2009.  With this service, racing fans can now place totalisator bets, enquire about betting/horseracing information and manage their accounts from any location in Singapore or oveseas with their mobile phones​.

2008

​The $1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint made a much-awaited comeback to the Singapore racecourse in 2008 after a six-year hiatus. The Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre is currently under construction and is targeted for completion in September 2009. The Centre, located on a 3-hectare site next to the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji, will have two world-class riding arenas to cater to riders of all ages, from novices to the more experienced. The objective of the centre is to make riding affordable to the public, in particular school children.

2007

​The club launched one of the world’s largest outdoor screens in May 2007 to much fanfare.

2006

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji in March to witness the running of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup.​

2005

The Singapore Turf Club was awarded the ISO 17025 accreditation and was able to use the prestigious SAC-SINGLAS logo on its test reports. The Club was taxed on gross profit rather than turnover. In addition, the Club has the flexibility to determine the take-out rate for each individual pool.​

From 1 July, the Club introduced a package of benefits aimed at increasing dividend payouts. These included a lower take-out rate for Win and Place pools for Malaysian and Singapore races; rebates for Win and Place bet pools for Malaysian and Singapore races as well as additional $100,000 injected into Quartet pools with carry-over jackpots for Singapore race meetings.

The Horse Racing Channel 88 was launched over Starhub digital cable TV for the Club’s Telebet customers.

The Club lifted the ban on the use of handphones at the racecourse and betting centres, with the exception of certain controlled areas for racing integrity and safety reasons.

2004

The Club was re-certified ISO 9001:2000 compliant by PSB Certification Pte Ltd, an off-shoot of the then Singapore Productivity and Standards Board. The certification covers the entire spectrum of the Club’s operations, including the operation and maintenance of horseracing services and facilities, and the provision of totalisator and gaming services. The Club is believed to be the first racecourse in the world to be ISO-certified.​

2003

The inaugural Singapore Turf Club Charity Raceday raised $1.15 miillion in aid of the Community Chest.​

2002

The Singapore Airlines International Cup was included in the prestigious World Series Racing Championship.​

2001

The International Cataloguing Standards Committee accorded International Group 1 status to the $3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup and International Group 3 status to both the $1 million Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Sprint and the $1 million Singapore Cup. The Club was re-certified ISO compliant under the new standard ISO 9001:2000 in July​

2000

Official Opening of the Singapore Racecourse on 4 March by then President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr S R Nathan. Inaugural running of the $3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup.​

 

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