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Singapore Racecourse also commonly referred to as Kranji Racecourse is located in Kranji, Singapore. There are a number of different events held at the course throughout the year hosted by the Singapore Turf Club. List of Major Races Held at Singapore Racecourse.
Horse Racing in Singapore has a long and colorful history. The first horse race to take place was in February 1843 and was organized by the Singapore Sporting Club which was a recently formed group of racing enthusiasts. Singapore Racecourse features a four storey Grandstand as the centerpiece of the new track which can accommodate up to 30,000 race goers at any one time.
On horse-racing days, usually Fridays to Sundays, punters of all shapes and sizes arrive in droves from either the MRT or buses as early as noon. Buy a ticket to catch the fascinating action going on inside (dress code and age limits apply); admission is free from the second-to-last race.
Singapore has become the New Las Vegas of the East, with casinos galore and Horse Racing at the Singapore Racecourse. Twelve months into business and Singapore’s first two casino resorts Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa have already won the jackpot for the island country. The two generated gross gaming revenue of $5.1 billion dollars in 2010.
Analysts say the voracious appetite for gambling among Asians and their growing wealth will drive momentum in Singapore's casino sector for years to come.
There are a number of different events held at the course throughout
the year hosted by the Singapore Turf Club.
The most popular races held at Singapore Racecourse include the KrisFlyer International Sprint (Group 1) and the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Group 1) which are major international Singapore races. Both races are held annually in May.
The Singapore Gold Cup is also a major highlight race, held in November of each year. The Patron's Bowl, Singapore Derby and Kranji Mile are also big races. The club also hosts a number of smaller, yet important race meets.
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