The Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge is a series of three feature races restricted to four-year-olds, and run over distances starting from 1400m and increasing up to 1800m.
With the discontinuation in 2019 of the middle Leg, the Group 1 Charity Bowl (1600m), previously known as the Patron’s Bowl, the series has undergone a makeover.
The first Leg to kick off the Challenge is the Group 3 Silver Bowl (1400m) which was launched that year. It is then followed three weeks later by the Group 2 Stewards’ Cup, which used to be the first Leg over 1400m, and has now been slotted in as the second Leg over 1600m.
Bold Thruster (Louis-Philippe Beuzelin) fends off Top Knight (Vlad Duric) to take out the Group 3 Silver Bowl.
The grand final one month later remains the time-honoured classic, the Group 1 Singapore Derby, which was dropped back for the first time from 2000m to 1800m in 2018.
Siam Blue Vanda (A'Isisuhairi Kasim, No 2) bears down on stablemate Top Knight (Vlad Duric) to take out the Group 2 Stewards' Cup.
In 2020, the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge has been rescheduled to an earlier timeslot. Instead of June-July, it will now run from February to April. The move was part of an initiative to shorten the gap between the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge and the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge in order to enhance the sequence of feature races for better quality horses.
Winner : Bold Thruster
Winner :Siam Blue Vanda