The Singapore Turf Club is the only horse-racing club in operation in Singapore, and is part of the Malayan Racing Association who also run three other clubs across the border. With a long history stretching back to 1842, the club has changed location and names numerous times; today, you can find it located at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji – opposite Kranji MRT Station towards the east of the island.
Race meetings run at the Singapore Turf club on a regular basis, normally twice per week on the weekend (do check their website for specific times and details). This means there are around 100 meetings per year, with everybody allowed access to the track to either spectate or place a few bets.
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Apart from special events, the majority of race meetings here are restricted to locally-trained horses, although international races are held in May (the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer International Sprint); some cross-border races are also open to Malaysian horses too.
Horses are typically imported from Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe (as there is no breeding industry in Singapore), then sent on to registered trainers who are handed their license from the club.
Entrance the main grandstand (spilt over two levels) is available for an addition cost of $5, while the more luxurious Owners’ Lounge ($30) boasts a fully stocked bar, dining facilities and superbs views over the tracks
When it comes to betting, the Singapore Tur Club has a huge range of options for punters, starting from as little as $2-$5 per race. You can go simple and just put your money on your favourite to win, or mix things up a little, such as ‘Place Forecasts’ where you select any two horses to finish first and second or first and third or second and third in any order.
To actually place a bet, you have a number of different options too, the most obvious way being directly at the windows inside the Singapore Turf Club Racecourse at Kranji on raceways. There are also betting windows at nine ‘Off Course Betting Centres’ and four ‘Off Course Betting Outlets’, as well as several Singapore pool branches and self-better kiosks island-wide. More technical info, as well as all those important dates, can be found at turfclub.co.sg.
The Singapore Turf Club
- Opening Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – depending on race
- MRT: Kranji
- Address: 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore Racecourse Kranji, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6879 1000