Combining fashion with sport, racegoers turned up in their Derby best for the 22nd Emirates Singapore Derby at the Singapore Turf Club, a time-honoured classic run on Singapore’s horse-racing racing calendar.
Emirates celebrates its 22nd year of partnership with the Singapore Turf Club, the
airline’s longest-standing in its history of sports sponsorships, alongside that of
The Emirates Singapore Derby, with a S$1.15 million prize money, makes the final
Leg of the Singapore Four-Year-Old challenge, the second richest domestic race
behind the Singapore Gold Cup.
In a showcase of sporting excellence and speed, jockey Manoel Nunes steered his
horse, Infantry, to victory at the Kranji Racecourse, crossing the line in 2:02.29, with
Lim’s Samurai and Nova Strike in second and third place respectively.
Indoors, guests wined and dined with a sumptuous international buffet spread with the
best trackside views of the race from the viewing gallery at the Emirates Hospitality
Suite. They were kept on the edge of their seats as they watched all eleven races in
real-time, each named after destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network.
Nine lucky winners also walked away with Emirates’ First Class amenity kits as part of
Emirates’ Pick 11 competition, while two lucky guests, one who correctly picked the
winning horse for this year’s Emirates Singapore Derby (Race 9), and the second who
picked the winner in the final race, took home an exclusive Chopard watch.
The heart thumping finish of the Emirates Singapore Derby race was a fitting climax to an afternoon that started with excellent hospitality and glamour. It has been a wonderful
social outing, and an excellent demonstration of the exciting sport of horse racing at
Kranji today,” said Chong Boo Ching, CEO of Singapore Turf Club.