Emi­rates Sin­ga­pore Derby

Event gal­lops into 22nd year with style and thrilling rac­ing ac­tion

Golf Asia - - LUXE SCENE -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Hong Kong

© PressReader. All rights reserved.