23 April 2014
The Racing/Sports/News Editor
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL RACING FESTIVAL 2014
The Singapore International Racing Festival (SIRF) will be held from 26 April to 18 May this year. The public can look forward to a series of fun-filled equine roadshows and activities at shopping malls over two weekends, before culminating in the two international races on 18 May 2014.
The long-awaited 13 Turf Belles who were carefully selected from a talent search will make their first public appearance at Bugis+ on the afternoon of 26 April 2014. Donned in jockey silks of the past 13 Singapore Airlines International Cup (SIA Cup) winners, the Turf Belles will join staff from the Singapore Turf Club in the “Caps for Charity” event to sell specially-designed SIA Cup caps for a good cause. All proceeds will be donated to the Club’s adopted charity – Thye Hua Kwan EIPIC Centre @ Woodlands, to boost the charity’s Resource Library as part of their Equipment and Materials Loan Program.
This Program will benefit the children of Thye Hua Kwan EIPIC Centre @ Woodlands in helping their caregivers to better understand their development and progress with the variety of materials from the resource library. Equipment from the library will also be available for loan, to help families assess its suitability for their child’s use before committing a hefty budget for the purchase.
The public may support the event or their favourite Turf Belle by purchasing the SIA Cup caps for this meaningful cause!
Details of the SIRF roadshows are as indicated:
26 April 2014 (Sat)
10am – 9pm
Bugis+, Level 2
27 April 2014 (Sun)
10am – 9pm
3 May 2014 (Sat)
10am – 9pm
Jurong Point, Level 1
4 May 2014 (Sun)
10am – 9pm
Activities at the SIRF Roadshows
1 “Caps for Charity” Sales
Be part of this meaningful effort to support Singapore Turf Club’s adopted charity – Thye Hua Kwan EIPIC Centre @ Woodlands by purchasing the premium SIA Cup caps. All proceeds will be donated to their Equipment and Materials Loan Program.
2 Corporate Social Responsibility and Equine Exhibition
Take a stroll down Singapore Turf Club’s milestones and learn about the Club’s efforts in contributing and benefiting the community and society, while feeding your curiosity about horses through the Equine Exhibition. Singapore Turf Club’s mascots, Racer & Clover will also be there to meet and greet the public.
3 Meet the Turf Belles
Get up close with our 13 lovely and friendly Turf Belles at the SIRF roadshows. You may also get the chance to take photographs with them while participating in the different activities.
4 Horseshoe Pitching Competition
Try your hand at this ultimate test of precision for the top spot and win the $2,000 cash prize.
5 Sand Sculpture (Jurong Point only)
Come and witness the spectacular sand sculpture available exclusively at Jurong Point during the SIRF roadshow on 3 and 4 May 2014. Take a picture with this masterpiece as a memento from the event.
The SIRF activities will end on a high note with the running of the two International Group One races – the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer International Sprint - at the Singapore Racecourse on Sunday, 18 May 2014. There will be “Live” telecast of the races on SuperSports Arena at 7.15pm and Channel NewsAsia at 7.30pm.
Racegoers can also experience the festive atmosphere first-hand at the Marquee with the Party @ The Lawn package at $200 per person. Package holders will enjoy light tea and a buffet dinner, with free flow of soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, next to the tracks! For bookings or enquiries, please contact the Marketing & Facilities Department at 6879 1726 / 1727 or email email@example.com.
For more information and updates on the Festival activities and international races, please log on to www.siacup.sg.
Issued by the Singapore Turf Club
For enquiries, please contact:
Mr Eric Loh
Senior Manager (Corporate Communications)
Ms Lai Choon How
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)