Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge
The Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge is a series of three races run over varying distances and restricted to four-year-olds.
The first Leg of the Challenge, the Stewards’ Cup over 1400m, used to be run later in year but was moved to mark the opening Leg of the series in 2010. The 1400m journey is the ideal kicking off point towards the second and third Legs of the series which gradually increase in distance.
Previously run over 1400m, the Patron’s Bowl kicked off the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge before having the distance increased to 1600m and replacing the Singapore Derby Trial in 2010. It was also afforded Group 1 status and became the second Leg of the Challenge.
The Emirates Singapore Derby is a time-honoured classic run on the Singapore racing calendar and is the final leg of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge, run over 2000m.
This year will mark the 22nd consecutive year that Emirates is the official sponsor of the race and with the $1.15 million offered in prizemoney, it is the second richest domestic race behind the Dester Singapore Gold Cup.