Singapore Gold Cup 2024

Introduced in 1924, the time-honoured Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup will run its last race as the Grand Singapore Gold Cup on turf over 2000m with a prize purse of $1.38 million. It will be the last horse race to run in Singapore.
The Grand Singapore Gold Cup: A Historic Race Takes Its Final Bow


Marking the end of an era that will be dearly missed, on 5 October 2024 the Singapore Turf Club will host our grand finale: the Grand Singapore Gold Cup.


With its left-handed course and meticulously maintained turf, the Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup attracts the finest local horses aged three and older. It is a 2000m test of skill and endurance that has spectators  gripping the edge of their seats while these majestic creatures showcase their speed, grace, and focused determination. Its prize purse of $1 million, raised to $1.38 million for the Grand Singapore Gold Cup, adds an extra dose of excitement to the proceedings.


The race towards the finishing line during Singapore Gold Cup 2023.


A Story of Transformation


The Singapore Gold Cup, inaugurated on 18 October 1924 at the Farrer Park Racecourse, holds a special place in the hearts of racing enthusiasts. The debut race was a modest affair, with Thelasocrete emerging as the victor. The race then made its way to the Bukit Timah Racecourse in 1933, where it continued to captivate audiences until 1999.


The closure of the Bukit Timah facility paved the way for a new chapter in Kranji. To commemorate this momentous move, the prize purse was increased to a staggering $1 million, and international contenders were invited to join the competition. Three years later, the race eventually found its way back to its domestic roots, and returned to its domestic status.


Horse racing on Farrer Park Racecourse.



Hats Off to the Legends


Speaking of history, let us take a moment to reflect on the triumphs and legends that have graced this hallowed turf. From the first local jockey Abdul Mawi who won the Gold Cup in 1958, to horses with multiple wins like El Dorado and Three Rings, these magnificent legends have etched their names into the annals of Singapore's racing history.

All these serve as a reminder of the indomitable spirit and sheer elegance that make horse racing a spectacle like no other.


Late jockey Abdul Mawi after winning the Singapore Gold Cup on Straits Code in 1958.


Thrilling moments captured at the Singapore Gold Cup 1994, where the finest steeds and jockeys competed for glory.



One Final Race


So, mark your calendars for 5 October 2024, when the final chapter of this illustrious race will be written. Let us gather one last time to celebrate the rich tapestry of the Singapore Gold Cup as it enters its 100th year and runs its last as the Grand Singapore Gold Cup. We will bear witness to the best horse and jockey of the field to cross the winning post and bid adieu with a mixture of nostalgia and gratitude, knowing that the legacy of this extraordinary race will forever gallop in our hearts.


Winning trio basking in the glory of winning the Singapore Gold Cup 2023: (from left) jockey Marc Lerner, owner Lim Siah Mong and trainer Daniel Meagher.


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