The Selangor Gold Cup Kuala Lumpur
The Selangor Gold Cup is one of the classic races of the Club. The race is also the second leg of the Club’s Triple Crown Series and scheduled to run on Sunday, 20 May 2018.
The Triple Crown Series consists of the three Classic Group 1 races of the Selangor Turf Club. The first leg, the Tunku Gold Cup was held on April 8, 2018. The race was won by Volcanic General, owned by Fated to Win Stable. Volcanic General was trained by Trainer Charles Leck and ridden by Jockey S Ruzaini.
The Tunku Gold Cup and Selangor Gold Cup offers stakes of RM200,000. The final leg is the Piala Emas Sultan Selangor scheduled to run on October 7, 2018 offering prize money of RM300,000.
Appropriately themed “where sprinters meet stayers”, the series is a open race run over three varying distances of 1200 metres for the Tunku Gold Cup race, 1600 metres for the Selangor Gold Cup race and finally the 2000 metres Piala Emas Sultan Selangor race.
Selangor Turf Club
It is a place of great tradition, where records are broken, horses triumph and winnings collected. It is the symbol of horse racing in the city of Kuala Lumpur and the Selangor Turf Club is all that and more. The Club which began its racing activities in the 1800s has over the century evolved and grown into a centre for all forms of equine activity.
In Malaysia, private membership clubs like the Selangor Turf Club run the races. Malaysian horse racing is dependent on the synergistic relationship between the Malaysian Tote Board and the Turf Clubs. This is based on the authority of the Racing (Totalisator Board) Act 1961 and amended in 1992.
The Malaysian Totalisator Board is a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia, established following the enactment of The Racing (Totalisator Board) Act in 1961.