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Milestones for 2000's

In support of the national fight against COVID-19, Singapore Turf Club converted part of the Racecourse and Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre into temporary Community Recovery Facilities, housing up to 3,600 foreign workers who were recovering from COVID-19.


Singapore Pools took over all horse-betting operations from the Singapore Turf Club, while the Club focuses on horse racing.

Singapore Turf Club organised an inaugural Books & Toys Donation Drive for children and youth. The Club received around 2,000 items and also donated $30,000 to Beyond Social Services.

The third and largest edition of Artbox Singapore opened at The Grounds @ Kranji. The Club set up a 'Lucky Hydro Dip Horseshoe' charity booth which raised $15,000 for the Singapore Children's Society.

KF1 Karting Circuit, Singapore’s first international standard permanent karting facility, was officially launched at Singapore Turf Club. The one-of-a-kind 960m-long dual directional circuit was designed by world renowned Formula One track architect, Herman Tilke.


The club marked the New Year and the beginning of a new chapter with the lauching of a new corporate identity.

Rocket Man became the first Singapore-trained horse to win an International Group 1 race overseas when he landed the US$2 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 26, 2011.

A real time tracking system, named 'Trakus' was introduced by the club. Trakus is an innovative video system that displays the virtual position of horses, in 3D graphics alongside the race telecast. Singapore Turf Club is the first in East Asia to introduce this system.

Singapore Turf Club started commingling its totalisator pools with Tabcorp’s Victoria pool on Singapore races. Customers in Victoria (Australia) are now able to bet into our pools on our races, creating a bigger pool. The introduction of commingling provides a superior offer in betting. The advantage is that it will result in a bigger pool for tote customers in Singapore and Victoria, and they can bet with stronger confidence on more stable dividends.


The Club introduced MobileTote in April 2009.  With this service, racing fans can now place totalisator bets, enquire about betting/horseracing information and manage their accounts from any location in Singapore or overseas with their mobile phones​.


​The $1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint made a much-awaited comeback to the Singapore racecourse in 2008 after a six-year hiatus. The Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre is currently under construction and is targeted for completion in September 2009. The Centre, located on a 3-hectare site next to the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji, will have two world-class riding arenas to cater to riders of all ages, from novices to the more experienced. The objective of the centre is to make riding affordable to the public, in particular school children.


​The club launched one of the world's largest outdoor screens in May 2007 to much fanfare.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji in March to witness the running of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup.​


The Singapore Turf Club was awarded the ISO 17025 accreditation and was able to use the prestigious SAC-SINGLAS logo on its test reports. The Club was taxed on gross profit rather than turnover. In addition, the Club has the flexibility to determine the take-out rate for each individual pool.​

From 1 July, the Club introduced a package of benefits aimed at increasing dividend payouts. These included a lower take-out rate for Win and Place pools for Malaysian and Singapore races; rebates for Win and Place bet pools for Malaysian and Singapore races as well as additional $100,000 injected into Quartet pools with carry-over jackpots for Singapore race meetings.

The Horse Racing Channel 88 was launched over Starhub digital cable TV for the Club's Telebet customers.

The Club lifted the ban on the use of handphones at the racecourse and betting centres, with the exception of certain controlled areas for racing integrity and safety reasons.


The Club was re-certified ISO 9001:2000 compliant by PSB Certification Pte Ltd, an off-shoot of the then Singapore Productivity and Standards Board. The certification covers the entire spectrum of the Club's operations, including the operation and maintenance of horseracing services and facilities, and the provision of totalisator and gaming services. The Club is believed to be the first racecourse in the world to be ISO-certified.​


The inaugural Singapore Turf Club Charity Raceday raised $1.15 miillion in aid of the Community Chest.​


The Singapore Airlines International Cup was included in the prestigious World Series Racing Championship.​


The International Cataloguing Standards Committee accorded International Group 1 status to the $3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup and International Group 3 status to both the $1 million Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Sprint and the $1 million Singapore Cup. The Club was re-certified ISO compliant under the new standard ISO 9001:2000 in July​


Official Opening of the Singapore Racecourse on 4 March by then President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr S R Nathan. Inaugural running of the $3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup.​

Milestones for 1900's

The Club moved to its new premises at Kranji in August.​


The Club was awarded ISO 9002 certification in July.​


First ever Singapore Racing Carnival Weekend and Ladies' Day were held at Bukit Timah Racecourse.​


Off-course betting services and facilities were introduced, including ACCESS hand-held terminals, Telebet and two off-course betting centres.​


The Bukit Turf Club changed its name to Singapore Turf Club with the de-registration of the former STC.​


The Club was the venue for the first ever $1 million race in the MRA circuit. The A$1 million Argyle Diamonds Singapore Magic Millions Classic was won by Mylee Stable's Magic Guest.​


The Club celebrated 150 years of racing in Singapore.​


The Singapore Totalisator Board was set up by the Government. The Board appointed the Bukit Turf Club as its agent to take over racing and 4-D operations from the Singapore Turf Club.​

The first female jockey was granted licence to ride on the local turf. The $18 million North Grandstand was opened, allowing up to 50,000 people to be accommodated in the two stands. The Club established a microwave link with the racing centres in Malaysia, enabling racegoers in Singapore to watch races "live" from across the Causeway.

The Queen Elizabeth II Cup was inaugurated to mark Her Majesty's visit to the Club.  


Cross-betting was introduced between the Club and the three clubs in Malaysia.​


For the first time members of the public were allowed to attend races which, before then, were restricted to members and owners.​


World War II reached the Asia-Pacific region and racing came to a halt. Racing resumed in Singapore two years after the war ended.​


​The club moved to Bukit Timah.                                                                                            BukitTimahClub.bmp


 Singapore Turf Club sold its premises to the Singapore Improvement Trust and bought part of the Bukit Timah Rubber Estate



​Singapore Sporting Club changed its name to Singapore Turf Club, in line with a more clearly defined role. During its varied and colourful past, the racecourse grounds had been used for an array of activities ranging from polo matches to the landing of the first aircraft in Singapore.

Milestones for 1800's
Official Rules of Racing were introduced with the formation of the Straits Racing Association, now known as the Malayan Racing Association.


First race took place on 23 February 1843. Prizemoney for the race was $150, then a pricely sum. ​


Singapore Sporting Club was formed by a group of racing enthusiasts.