When and how did your journey with horses and racing begin? What do you think are your greatest achievements?
Jerlyn Seow: It all started with a Hong Kong television drama on horse racing. My curiosity was piqued and there was no turning back after I came across a job opportunity at STC in 2016. I left my dream of becoming a veterinary surgeon behind to pursue racing. The going was tough but I did not give up. As Singapore’s only female jockey today, I am filled with a huge sense of pride and achievement.
Donna Logan: I literally grew up on a racecourse. My family was involved with horses, one way or other and every weekend, I would tag along with my parents to the races. I love horses and was told I was a natural on one from young. I first got an apprentice jockey licence to ride races and then a trainer’s licence later in 1987.
Training horses is my life’s work and I’ve been doing so for close to 35 years now. Training 1,040 winners, including Group 1 winners in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore is an outstanding achievement and one of my greatest accomplishments. The other is seeing my daughter and son excelling in their own fields in the horse racing industry.
Pauline Ng: I first stepped into the Club 23 years ago. Over the years, STC has opened up endless opportunities to me; I’ve worked in various roles and learnt different aspects of the industry. Currently, I oversee the import and export of horses, stables management and day-to-day racing operations.
In 2016, we had the monumental task of exporting 103 horses to Vietnam on short notice, during an equine disease outbreak no less. The task was complex but we made the impossible possible. That was one of my greatest achievements!