Singapore Turf Club Launch Tuesday Night Racing
For the first time in the annals of Singapore horse racing, race meetings will be held at Kranji on Tuesday night starting from 23 January, 2018!
Racegoers will thereafter be able to again attend such meetings – which will all be mixed turf and Polytrack meetings – on 24 April, 19 June, 25 September and 20 November.
If you are in Singapore do not miss the opportunity to go Night Racing at Kranji race course.
Singapore: Horse Racing Syndicates in Singapore
If you have always wanted to own a well-bred quality racehorse and be directly involved with a top stable, then purchasing a share in one of our Singapore Syndicates is the perfect way to fulfill all your ownership dreams.
Owning a racehorse can be expensive, that is why syndicates have been developed to allow enthusiastic owners an opportunity to be involved in very promising racehorses at a more affordable level. Another advantage of joining a partnership is being able to spread your risk. Rather than buying a horse outright you can purchase a number of shares in different horses giving you more opportunities to go racing and have winners!
You know the feeling of excitement and nervous anticipation when you go racing. The atmosphere around the parade ring, the famous people, the horses eager to race, the enthusiastic crowd and the sensation of cheering home the horse you have backed. Well, can you imagine the euphoria if you actually owned that horse? It is an experience that is difficult to express in words but one you will never ever forget.
Now you have an amazing opportunity to experience this emotion for yourself by purchasing a share in a syndicate in Singapore, an easy and beneficial way for you to become a racehorse owner.
A simple fixed monthly payment covers all training and racing expenses, so you know exactly how much ownership is going to cost. Also, we take care of all the administration, leaving you to enjoy all the privileges of being a racehorse owner.
At present there are roughly 1400 horses in Singapore. Boasting state of the art facilities, world leading veterinary hospital and industry professionals where at the top of their respective country/province premierships.
Some key points on Racing in Singapore
- All the horses are trained at the Singapore Turf Club.
- There is a standard training fee of SG $2 850.00 per horse (ex-Veterinary)
- At present there are roughly 1400 horses in Singapore.
- We race on Friday Nights and Sunday Afternoons
- Racing takes place on two surfaces – The turf track & Polytrack
- There are 8 Group 1 races per year and from 2018 the minimum value will be SG $1 Million and upwards.
- Owners receive rebates per runner (SG $900) as long as you don’t finish first or 2nd last or last. This aids training fees.
- A maiden is worth SG $75 000 and first place is 48% of that stake – this will cover a years training fees.
- Malaysia is a market that we sell horses to, similar to PE and Kimberely.
- An average horse will pay its way here.
The Singapore Turf Club (STC) was founded in Y 1842 as the Singapore Sporting Club to operate the Serangoon Road Race Course at Farrer Park.
Today the only horse-racing club in Singapore and is part of the Malayan Racing Association (MRA), which also regulates the 3 Turf Clubs in Malaysia, the Selangor Turf Club, Penang Turf Club and Perak Turf Club.
The Singapore Turf Club is the only authorized operator of horse racing, and horse betting services in Singapore.
It is the agent and proprietary club of the Tote Board, Singapore, who manages and directs its donation of surplus funds for charitable purposes.
The 1st race was held on 23 February 1843 when prize money on offer was just S$150.
In Y 1924, the Club changed its name to the Singapore Turf Club.
This was done to reflect its role as a horse racing club more accurately. The Club moved to Bukit Timah in Y 1933 before relocating to its present location at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji in Y 1999.
Racing is staged all year round on almost every Friday and Sunday. Most of the 100-odd race meetings are restricted to locally trained horses, except for the two International races in May, the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer International Sprint, and certain cross-border races open to Malaysian-based horses.
Since there is no breeding industry in Singapore, all its thoroughbred bloodstock is imported from overseas, primarily from Australia and New Zealand, while a minority comes from other countries like Japan, England, Ireland, France, South Africa, America and Germany.
Horse owners, made up of both Singaporeans and foreigners, purchase horses and send them to any of the 26 trainers currently licensed at Kranji. Currently, there are 14 expatriates and 12 local trainers.
The pool of jockeys available consists mainly of locally trained jockeys and apprentices all licensed by the MRA and around 10 expatriate jockeys, whose licences are granted by the Singapore Turf Club over a specific period of time, as short as 1-day for short-term licences and from 3 months to 1-year for longer.