Singapore is arguably the best and most cost-effective racing centre in the world for successful horse ownership. There has never been a better time to become a racehorse owner in Singapore with increases in prizemoney, attractive training rebates and the world-class race track and training facilities at Kranji. Races are held in Singapore all year round with race meetings scheduled each week on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. With more than 700 races scheduled per year there are many opportunities for horses of all classes to compete for more than S$ 58 million worth of prizemoney. In addition to the normal race program, Singapore has more than 30 feature races each year. All 7 Group 1 races offer a minimum of $1 million in prize money including the Jewels of the Singapore racing calendar: The Singapore Derby and Singapore Gold Cup. The Kranji Mile in 2018 is now an International Group 1 race worth a staggering $1.5million. Group 2 races are worth $500,000. The Singapore Turf Club also offers a Reward Incentive Scheme designed to help horse owners lower the cost of keeping their horses in Singapore.
While the majority of owners reside in Singapore there are a growing number of registered overseas owners, as the Turf Club encourages both local and international ownership. Apart from enjoying obvious benefits such as prizemoney and rebates, international owners can watch race replays via the Turf Club website in addition to regular race coverage by Australian networks.
Cliff Brown Racing sources race horses suitable for racing in Singapore from around the globe. Buying is regularly done at yearling sales throughout Australia and New Zealand and a growing number of horses are being sourced from the UK, Argentina, Japan and South Africa. Tried racehorses from tracks throughout Australia and the UK have also achieved great success for owners within the stable. Identifying the right horse to race in Singapore is a constant and ongoing process for Cliff Brown Racing that is directly reflected in our owners’ results.