Singapore Horse Racing Events
Singapore horse racing events are quite a party in this little city state. Even with only one racecourse on the small island the Kranji Racecourse of Singapore never fails to provide horse race enthusiasts grand race meetings every time.
The Kranji Racecourse is located in the suburb of Kranji just 22 kilometers from the business center of Singapore. It has a grandstand about four storeys high with a roof that is elegantly designed to look like a horse in motion. It could house about 30,000 people and fine-dining restaurants and an entertainment venue are available within its confines. When it was built in 1999 the Philadelphia Chapter of American Institute of Architects gave it a recognition award for its creative design.
The race track of Kranji is strikingly beautiful as well. The horse walk is constructed with glass sidings and it goes straight through the magnificent grandstand. It also connects the race tracks to the parade ring. The entryway of the Kranji Racecourse is state of the art and spectators can view the whole racecourse from the towering grandstand with much ease. The overall construction of the racecourse cost about S$550 million.
The Singapore Turf Club oversees all of the race meetings held here and it also manages some of the race events in Malaysia, specifically the Perak Turf Club, the Penang Turf Club and the Selangor Turf Club.
Several horse race meetings are held in the Kranji Racecourse yearly. In May, Kranji Racecourse hosts the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer International Sprint. The Singapore International Cup runs races with a distance of 2,000 meters, while the KrisFlyer International Sprint runs race with a distance of 1,200 meters. In July, Kranji Racecourse hosts the Singapore Derby, which is a 2,000 meter race event exclusive to four year old horses.