Emirates Singapore Derby
Event gallops into 22nd year with style and thrilling racing action
Emirates celebrates its 22nd year of partnership with the Singapore Turf Club, the airline’s longest-standing in its history of sports sponsorships, alongside that of Collingwood FC. The Emirates Singapore Derby, with an S$1.15 million prize money, makes the final Leg of the Singapore Four-year-old challenge, the second richest domestic race behind the Singapore Gold Cup.
In a showcase of sporting excellence and speed, 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.
Indoors, guests wined and dined with a sumptuous international buffet spread with the best trackside views of the race from the viewing gallery at the Emirates Hospitality Suite. They were kept on the edge of their seats as they watched all eleven races in real-time, each named after destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network. Nine lucky winners also walked away with Emirates’ First Class amenity kits as part of Emirates’ Pick 11 competition, while two lucky guests, one who correctly picked the winning horse for this year’s Emirates Singapore Derby (Race 9), and the second who picked the winner in the final race, took home an exclusive Chopard watch.
Aside from the thrilling racetrack action, fashion and style dominated the Emirates Hospitality suite as race goers turned up in a riot of colourful hats and snazzy suits. Keeping a close eye on guests’ stylish outfits were Ms Daphne Chen-cordeiro, Managing Editor and Digital Content Director of Singapore Tatler, and fashion stylist Ms Sharon B Tan, who formed the judging panel for the annual Best Dressed to the Races contest. This year’s winner, Tanya Ghahraman, stood out from the crowd in a fantastic display of style to clinch the highly coveted title of “Best Dressed to the Races”, winning herself a pair of business class tickets to Melbourne with accommodation and parade lounge passes to catch the Melbourne Cup later this year.
Infantry, steered by jockey Manoel Nunes,charge into first place at the 22nd Emirates Singapore Derby (Race 9) held at the Singapore Turf Club.
(L to R) Mr Lim Joo Boon, Chairman of Singapore Turf Club, Mr Andrew Bunn, Emirates Manager Singapore, Brunei & Malaysia and Mr Sureshnair, Honorary Secretary of Singapore Turf Club, together with Emirates’ cabin crew at the trackside of Kranji racecourse.
Top ten finalists of the 22nd Emirates Singapore Derby Best Dressed to the Races contest
(L to R) Mr Andrew Bunn, Emirates Manager Singapore, Brunei & Malaysia presents a prize to General Noppadon, owner of the 22nd Emirates Singapore Derby’s winning horse -Infantry.
(L to R) Ms Tanya Ghahraman winner of the 22nd Emirates Singapore Derby’s Best Dressed to the Races contest and Mr Andrew Bunn, Emirates Manager Singapore, Brunei & Malaysia.