Press Release

Samiah Hassan



Racing fans can look forward to loads of entertainment and action with this year’s installment of the Singapore International Racing Festival (SIRF) but none more anticipated than the return of the Turf Belles, Singapore Turf Club’s very own racing ambassadors. Based on an island-wide search, 11 have been selected as this year’s Turf Belles. These 11 belles were selected for both their beauty and brains, and also for their keen interest in the Sport of Kings. Each Turf Belle will be clad in a designer impression of jockey silks of the past 11 Singapore Airlines International Cup (SIA Cup) winners.


The SIRF Roadshows will be held at the following locations with special guest appearances by MediaCorp artiste Rebecca Lim and Radio DJ Lin Pei Fen on 6 May 2012 and 13 May 2012 respectively:





27 & 28 April


4 – 10pm

Clarke Quay, Central Fountain

5 & 6 May

11am – 9pm

Tampines 1, Atrium

*Guest appearance by Rebecca Lim (3 - 4pm) on 6 May

12 & 13 May

11am – 9pm

NEX, Event Plaza, Level B2

*Guest appearance by Pei Fen (6 – 8pm) on 13 May



Activities at the SIRF Roadshows


1                   Horseshoe Pitching Competition

           Try your hand at this ultimate test of precision and stand a chance to compete    in the finals for prizes worth more than $4000!


2         Equine Exhibition

           Learn more about horses. See and touch racing gear such as bridles and blinkers for horses, and silks and saddles for jockeys.


3         Meet the Turf Belles

           Find out more about the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the past winners through interaction sessions with the Turf Belles.


4                   Horse Shoe Painting

Get creative and design your very own horseshoe. 8 prizes of $188 each to be won in a lucky draw!


5                   Jockey Dress Up & Snap

Try on jockey silks and capture the special moment with your family and friends.


Other SIRF Activities


1         “Pick the SIA Cup Winner” SMS Contest (15 May - 27 May)

Stand a chance to win a pair of Singapore Airlines return tickets to Sydney and $2,000 cash when you pick the winning horse and answer a simple question on Singapore Airlines!


2         “Snap and Win” Photography Contest (27 April – 27 May)

Shoot and submit your racing festival themed photos to win attractive prizes! Up to $5,800 cash to be won in different categories (Judges’ choice, most popular and lucky draw). Log on to now!



3         “Favourite Turf Belle” Voting Contest (27 April – 18 May)

           Support your favourite Turf Belle and you could be a winner too! Vote online at or via SMS. Look out for details in The New Paper on 27 April      and 6 May!


The SIRF activities will culminate in the running of the region’s most prestigious races – the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer International Sprint which will be held at the Singapore Racecourse on Sunday, 20 May 2012.


Please log on for more information on the festival activities and races.


*Terms and conditions apply.

Issued by the Singapore Turf Club


For enquiries, please contact:


Ms Jessie Leong

Senior Manager (Digital Media)

6879 1698


Ms Clara Wee

Senior Manager (Corporate Communications)

6879 1702 ​