Emirates Singapore Derby
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, Well Done came off a win in the second Leg, the Patron’s Bowl (1600m) to complete the double three weeks later in the Singapore Derby.
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 22nd consecutive year that Emirates has been 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.
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