The 22nd edition of the Emirates Singapore Derby on Sunday 9th July 2017, was one of the most prestigious and anticipated events on the local racing calendar.
As a passionate enthusiast of the Sport of Kings, Emirates is involved in some of the biggest carnivals and races around the world including the Emirates Melbourne Cup, the Dubai World Cup and the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Emirates is a proud parent of the internationally renowned Godolphin Stable – the Maktoum family’s private horse racing stable, which has produced some of the world’s highest horses and jockeys.
“The Singapore Derby is one of the longest running races on the local racing calendar and
we are very glad to have Emirates on board as our esteemed partner to make this possible.
We trust that our guests and visitors alike will enjoy themselves with the myriad of activities
which we have planned for the Emirates Singapore Derby, both on and off the tracks,” said
Mr BC Chong, President and Chief Executive of Singapore Turf Club.
Writing down my guess after going through the booklet. I had never ever tried horse betting but since this is just for the fun of it without any money involved so let’s see. Wish me luck!
Enjoying the delectable lunch buffet spread, complete with free flow of beverages before the next race starts. Cheers! Oh.. Did I share that the live performance was awesome too?
Besides the food and drinks, an exclusive Emirates Cap and Bear are also included in each Marquee Package ($128) for guests to bring home as momentos of their Derby adventure.
Everyone waiting intently for the race to start… How often do you get to dress up, watching the race with a glass of wine in hand in such perfect weather?
Let’s have fun shot before a decent one. Jessie was all too gamed to play along with me while Hong Peng stood aside looking so cool.
Let’s get back in for the best dressed contest for the event.
Made some new friends who came together for some good fun on a beautiful Sunday. Load of conversation and friendship was made on that day.
Invited guests at the Committee Level will partake in the “Best Dressed to the Races” contest. The winner, selected by a panel of judges, will receive a pair of Emirates Business Class return tickets to Melbourne, including two nights accommodation at the Olsen Boutique Hotel and a pair of Parade Lounge tickets to the Emirates Melbourne Cup in November 2017.
Meet Ms. Tanya Ghahraman, winner of the “Best Dressed to the Races” contest! Isn’t she gorgeous and looking like the Victoria’s Secret model. She certainly rocked the stage as she was sashaying in her dress. A well deserved win!
It was such a coincidence to meet a familiar face and definitely started talking.
How do we look together?
Up close and personal with the horses before they were brought to the races at the parade ring. This is an area only opened to horse owners, trainers and their guests. An amazing experience watching the horses warming up before the Race 9 Emirates Singapore Derby .
Let’s take a group shot in remembrance! Love the muti-colours outfit as a group.
Bumped into Dato David Cheang and his friend who is a horse owner.
Happy to see another pair familiar faces Richard Herrera (Beam Artiste) and stylist Sharon Tan also seated nearby. I was laughing at this epic photo really! Just look at my reaction. Hahaha…
Forget about the unglam shot above and let’s a proper one together. Don’t they look so compatible together!
The adrenaline was built up at 450pm where the race was all set to go… The race that we been anticipating for! Everyone was cheering with the winner emerging in a matter of mins. Jockey Manoel Nunes steered his horse, Infantry, to victory at the Kranji Racecourse, crossing the line in 2:02.29, with Lim’s Samurai and Nova Strike in second and third place respectively.
Prize Giving Ceremony!
Mr Andrew Bunn (Emirates Country Manager for Singapore, Brunei & Malaysia) presenting the Emirates Singapore Derby trophy to winning owner General Noppadon.
Major win to capture the prestigious $1.15 million Group 1 race over 2000m. for galloper Infantry with Manoel Numes(below photo) astride, the son of Tavistock, who was the joint second favourite ($28) with Alibi and Elite Excalibur (Michael Rodd).
Third from left: Mr Lim Joo Boon, Chairman of Singapore Turf Club, Mr Andrew Bunn, Emirates Country Manager for Singapore, Brunei & Malaysia and Mr Suresh Sukumaran Nair, Honorary Steward together with the winning connections of the Emirates Singapore Derby 2017 at the Prize Presentation Dais.
Congrats Elaine Heng for looking ever so stunning in her sexy red number and looking so radiant!
Special thanks to:
Hydra Facial & Slimming: Face, Body & Skin Aesthetics Medical Centre
Makeup/Hairstyling: Esta Hsu
Bling Nails: Dear Princess Beauty Salon Tokyo
Eyebrow embroidery/Hair Removal: Beauty Recipe Aesthetics – Semi Permanent Makeup, Lashes, Training
Phyto Hair Products : Beauty By Nature @ Vivocity
Lierac Premium Skincare: Beauty By Nature
Serums : V10plus
Lash : Lash Regrowth
Hair Salon: Charles D. Tan Headlines Hairdressing
Image Styling: Ministry of Image Consultancy
The activity line-up for the weekend includes:
- Exhibitions – Equine, History of Emirates Singapore Derby and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Horseshoe pitching competition
- Charity sale of Emirates bears and customised NETS FlashPay cards for a good cause
- Magic shows and music performances
- Appearances of STC mascots, Racer and Clover
- InstaPhoto booth
My #faithangels family photobooth experience! Jayden love the red Emirates cap and put it on immediately for the instant photobooth.
The personalised ez-link card came with the charity set I bought. I gonna use this everyday for my public rides.
The gals had fun with the colouring contest at the atrium while I explore the various exhibition boards to read more about the event.
The musical performance that kept the afternoon full of energy and beautiful notes.
Thank you Turf Club once again for creating the opportunity for me and my angels to have a cozy bonding afternoon!