The Singapore Derby is a time-honoured classic on the Singapore racing calendar when 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 Singapore Derby is the final leg of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge which brings together the best of our horses in that age group. Carrying a total purse of $1 million, the Singapore Derby, which up until 2017 was run over 2000m, is now staged over 1,800 metres.
This year, the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge has undergone another change. It has been moved to an earlier timeslot in March-April, with the Singapore Derby held on April 18 instead of its former July schedule.
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 Singapore Derby, then sponsored by Emirates, though the first two Legs were then slated as the Patrons’ Bowl and the Singapore Derby Trial.
Last year, Australian Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman captured his first Singapore Derby with Sun Marshal who had Perth jockey Joseph Azzopardi in the irons.
While the action is hot on the track, it is just as enthralling off the track with the ladies and gentlemen displaying the best of Derby day fashion in what promises to be another spectacular day at the Singapore Turf Club.
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In line with Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Advisory on “Tighter Measures to Minimise Further Spread of COVID-19”,the Singapore Derby Hospitality Package has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.