20 April 2015
The Racing / Sports / News Editor
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL RACING FESTIVAL 2015
The Singapore International Racing Festival (SIRF) starts this week on 23 April at One Raffles Place and will stretch through to 17 May when the two highly-anticipated international races; Singapore Airlines International Cup (SIA Cup) and KrisFlyer International Sprint (KFIS) will be run at the Singapore Racecourse before an international audience. Organised by the Singapore Turf Club (STC), racing enthusiasts and members of the public alike can look forward to an exciting line up of fun-filled festival events such as roadshows and concerts to be held at various locations this year.
Fourteen Turf Belles, selected through a rigorous talent search and groomed for their brand ambassador role during the Festival, will make their debut public appearances at the SIRF roadshows taking place at One Raffles Place from 23 to 24 April 2015 (Thursday and Friday) and ION Orchard from 2 to 3 May (Saturday and Sunday). Donned in the jockey silk colours of the past 14 SIA Cup winners, the Turf Belles will join staff volunteers from STC in the “Caps for Charity” initiative to sell specially-designed SIA Cup caps for a worthy cause.
This year will also see STC deploying a horse riding simulator at the roadshows. The simulator is used to train jockeys in their riding capabilities, and members of the public will now get a chance to take a ride on it for a nominal fee.
All proceeds from the sales of caps and the simulator rides will be donated to the Club’s adopted charity, Melrose Home (managed by Children’s Aid Society) to provide essential funding towards the charity’s Food Fund to assist with the children’s daily meal needs. Members of the public may enjoy the fun activities at both roadshows while contributing to a meaningful cause!
As part of the SG50 celebrations this year, Singapore Turf Club will be staging a Music Festival in the all-weather Parade Ring at the racecourse in Kranji on the evening of Saturday, 25 April.
The Music Festival will hype up the SIRF festivities with performances by various popular local acts, including Douglas O and The Band, Jack & Rai, Ugly in the Morning and Shagies, among others, with a special appearance by Tosh Zhang and Wang Weiliang of “Ah Boys to Men” fame. Public admission to the Music Festival is free with tickets. Interested parties can call 6879 1000 for more information on complimentary ticket collection.
Details of the SIRF roadshows are as indicated:
23 April 2015 (Thu)
10am – 8pm
One Raffles Place
24 April 2015 (Fri)
10am – 8pm
2 May 2015 (Sat)
10am – 8.30pm
ION Orchard, Basement 4
3 May 2015 (Sun)
10am – 8.30pm
Details of the SG50 Music Festival are as indicated:
25 April 2015 (Sat)
7pm – 12 Midnight
Activities at the SIRF Roadshows
1 Charity Sales – SIA Cup Caps and Horse Riding Simulator Rides
Be part of the meaningful efforts to have fun and yet do good by purchasing the premium SIA Cup caps and buying rides on the horse riding simulator. All proceeds will be donated to STC’s adopted charity’s Food Fund to support the young beneficiaries.
2 Corporate Social Responsibility and Equine Exhibition
Learn about the Club’s efforts in contributing and benefiting the community and society, while feeding your curiosity about race horses through the Equine Exhibition. Club mascots Racer & Clover will also be there to meet and greet the public on 2 and 3 May 2015.
3 Meet the Turf Belles
Get up close with our 14 friendly Turf Belles at the SIRF roadshows with plenty of photo opportunities while participating in the different activities. Pose with your favourite Turf Belles, hashtag and post on social media via the InstaPhoto Booth activity at both roadshows as a memento of this year’s Festival.
4 Horseshoe Pitching Competition (ION Orchard only)
Try your hand at this ultimate test of precision for the top spot and win the prize of $2,000 cash!
The SIRF will end on a high note with the running of the two International Group One races – the SIA Cup and KFIS – at the Singapore Racecourse on Sunday, 17 May 2015. There will be “live” telecast of the two races on Starhub SuperSports Arena and Channel NewsAsia from 7.15pm and 7.30pm onwards respectively.
Racegoers can also experience the festive atmosphere first-hand at the Marquee with the Party@The Lawn package at $240 per person. Package holders will enjoy light tea followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner spread, with free flow of soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, right next to the exciting action taking place on the tracks!
For bookings or enquiries on Party@The Lawn, please contact the Marketing & Facilities Department at 6879 1719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and updates on the Festival activities and international races, please log on to www.siacup.sg.
Issued by the Corporate Communications Department
Singapore Turf Club
For enquiries, please contact:
Mr Eric Loh
Senior Manager (Corporate Communications)
Ms Yvonne Lee
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)