Lai Choon How
The News / Racing / Sports Editor
RACING FOR CHARITY AT THE LONGINES SINGAPORE GOLD CUP 2013
- Tote Board and Singapore Turf Club will be presenting donation cheques totaling $1.5 million to 23 selected charitable organizations.
The 84th edition of Singapore Gold Cup sponsored by Longines, one of the most illustrious events since 1924 will take place on Sunday, 17 November 2013.As a tradition, Singapore Gold Cup Day is also designated as the Club’s Annual Charity Race Day. Former President, Mr S.R. Nathan, will present the donation cheques on behalf of the Club to the charitable organisations.
“Longines is renowned for its passion for equestrian sport around the world. It’s constant quest for timekeeping excellence has entrenched the watch-maker as a leading luxury brand, as well as the official partner and timekeeper for numerous prestigious sporting events internationally. We are delighted to renew our partnership with Longines for the Singapore Gold Cup, the richest domestic race. We look forward to continuing this successful partnership for many years to come,” said Mr Yu Pang Fey, President and Chief Executive of Singapore Turf Club.
Mr Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice-President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, commented, “Longines is honoured to be a partner of the Singapore Turf Club and to present the Longines Singapore Gold Cup for the fourth time. This event and the charity activities connected with it are totally in line with our core values of tradition, elegance and performance.”
All races run on the day (except the Longines Singapore Gold Cup) are named to reflect the commitment by the Club to give back to the community. Please refer to Annex A for the list. The list of beneficiary organisations is in Annex B.
The $1.35 million Longines Singapore Gold Cup is the crown jewel of the Singapore Group 1 races and the final leg of the prestigious Singapore Triple Crown Series. The time-honoured race will again see some of our best stayers vie for the top prize over the gruelling 2,200m journey on 17 November. Among the leading contenders are the winners of the first Leg (Panasonic Kranji Mile) and second Leg (Raffles Cup); namely Cash Luck and Super Ninetyseven respectively, as well as other bright hopes such as Wild Geese, Tropaios and Street Legal.
The first race will commence at 12.50pm with the Longines Singapore Gold Cup race at 5.55pm. The race will be telecast “live” on Channel NewsAsia and SuperSports Arena from 5.30pm. Telebet customers who subscribe to Horse-Racing Channel on StarHub Sports can stay tuned to Channel 288 for the entire race meeting.
Racegoers can purchase a special package to the Singapore Racecourse at $98 for ladies and $108 for gentlemen. They will enjoy the afternoon at the Marquee close to the racing action by the trackside tucking into a sumptuous buffet lunch paired with free flow of beer, wine, soft drinks and juices. Each will also receive a Longines Singapore Gold Cup cap and have their pictures taken as event mementoes at the photo booth. Ladies can also participate in the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ contest where the contestant with the highest vote will win a Longines DolceVita timepiece.
Issued by the Corporate Communications Department, Singapore Turf Club
For enquiries, please contact:
Mr Eric Loh
Senior Manager (Corporate Communications)
Ms Lai Choon How
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)
LONGINES SINGAPORE GOLD CUP/
SINGAPORE TURF CLUB ANNUAL CHARITY DAY
SUNDAY, 17 NOVEMBER 2013
12.50pm Race 1 - Good Deeds Stakes
1.20pm Race 2 - Community Stakes
1.50pm Race 3 - Big Hearts Stakes
2.20pm Race 4 - Generosity Stakes
2.50pm Race 5 -Humanity Stakes
3.20pm Race 6 – Kindness Stakes
3.30pm Performance by Singapore Armed Forces Band
3.50pm Race 7 - Charity Stakes
4.20pm Race 8 - Philanthropy Stakes
4.50pm Race 9 – Goodwill Stakes
5.00pm Performance by Singapore Armed Forces Band
5.20pm Race 10 – Benevolent Stakes
5.55pm Race 11 – Longines Singapore Gold Cup 2013
Presentation of prizes to the winning connections by former President, Mr S. R. Nathan, and Mr Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines
Presentation of donation cheques by former President, Mr S.R. Nathan to 23 selected charitable organisations
6.35pm Race 12 – Share and Care Stakes
Beneficiaries of Longines Singapore Gold Cup 2013
Name of Beneficiary
Arc Children's Centre Co Limited
Beyond Social Services
Bhaskar’s Arts Academy
Caregiver Alliance Limited
Dance Ensemble Singapore
Federation of Arts Societies Singapore
Ju Eng Home For Senior Citizens
Lutheran Community Care Services Limited (LCCS)
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore)
O'Joy Care Services
Parkinson's Disease Society (Singapore)
SASCO Senior Citizens Home
Singapore Heritage Society
Singapore Management University - Lien Centre for Social Innovation