Be part of Singapore's oldest horse racing club and get in to the excitement on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, or watch international races from Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong and even from the UK, France and Japan at the Turf Club.
Founded in 1842 as the Singapore Sporting Club and operating the Serangoon Road Race Course at Farrer Park, this longstanding member of the Malayan Racing Association is the only authorised horse betting and racing operator left in Singapore.
Since holding its first race on 23 February 1843, with a prize of $150, the Club has since changed its name to the Singapore Turf Club in 1924 and subsequently moved from Bukit Timah to the Singapore Racecourse in Kranji in 1999.
Admission to the Lower Grandstand (the non air-conditioned public level) is $3 while admission to the Upper Grandstand, the area which is air-conditioned, is $7. To pay for admission, you need to purchase an EZ-Link Card or have a Cashcard with Flashpay capability at the reader. Alternatively, you may fork out $20 for a more exclusive seat on the Grandstand on Level 3 @Hibiscus, which also gives access to the restaurant. Bets start from as low as $2. You could purchase a bet the regular way, at the kiosk, or you could get instant access at the Self-Service kiosk.
Time your visit to the Turf Club to coincide with the S$3 million Group 1 Singapore Airlines International Cup (SAIC) in May to catch the most thrilling races in the racing calendar. Check out its sister sprint race, the S$1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint as well, to see the finest equestrians in a heart-pounding race to the finish.
Horse racing and betting is definitely an uncommon sight in Singapore. As one of Singapore's oldest attractions, the Turf Club is definitely a must-see. Get a seat and get geared up for a day of intense excitement, and who knows, you might even leave richer than when you arrived!