The Emirates Singapore Derby 2018
The Emirates Singapore Derby is a time-honoured classic run on the Singapore racing calendar each year where top racing action and glamour come together. The first Singapore Derby was run in 1880 with prizemoney of $150 and won by Moracia.
Today, the Emirates Singapore Derby is the final leg of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge that brings together the best of that age group.
In 2009, the Hideyuki Takaoka-trained Japanese-bred mare Jolie’s Shinju was the last horse to make a clean sweep of the Challenge when she led throughout to win the Derby, though the first two Legs were then slated as the Patrons’ Bowl and the Singapore Derby Trial. Last year, Infantry scored an impressive win on his way to landing the Singapore Horse of the Year title.
On track the action is hot, but it is just as enthralling off the track as well with the ladies and gentlemen displaying the best of Derby day fashion that again promises a spectacular day at the Singapore Turf Club.
This year will mark the 23rd consecutive year that Emirates has been the official sponsor of the race with the $1.15 million in prizemoney making it the third richest domestic race behind the Kranji Mile ($1.5 million) and the Dester Singapore Gold Cup ($1.35 million). It will also be run over 1,800 metres instead of 2,000 metres for the first time since 1999.
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Galloping into its 23rd edition, the Emirates Singapore Derby is a time-honoured classic run on the local racing calendar each year, offering a winning combination of world-class racing action and impeccable fashion and style. The first Singapore Derby was run in 1880 with a top prize of S$150.
Emirates marks yet another milestone as it celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the Emirates Singapore Derby this year. The partnership with the Singapore Turf Club is the airline’s longest-standing in its history of sports sponsorships, alongside that of Collingwood FC.
Over the years, the Emirates Singapore Derby has grown in stature and reputation. The stakes have increased to S$1.15million, making this one of the richest races in Singapore’s racing calendar. It has also become one of the most prestigious social and fashion-forward events of the year, graced by industry, business and community leaders.
With a strong presence in horse racing, Emirates has key relationships with carnivals, governing bodies, stables and marquee races around the world, including the Dubai World Cup and Dubai World Cup Carnival. Emirates is a proud parent of the internationally renowned Godolphin stable, which has produced some of the world’s highest horses and jockeys.
Building strong connections with customers and supporting their interests and sporting passions, the airline also supports motorsports (Formula 1®), tennis (ATP World Tour, US Open, French Open, Australian Open), golf (European Tour & Ryder Cup 2018), cricket (All major ICC events and ICC Elite Panel of Umpires) and rugby (Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, Rugby World Cup 2019, World Rugby Referees and Officials), among many others. For more information, visit www.emirates.com/sg