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Kranji


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Kranji History

Kranji Racecourse is the only equestrian race course in Singapore, and is run by the Singapore Turf Club. The track is named after an indigenous tree, the kranji or keranj, whose existence is quickly disappearing.

The area of Kranji is a mixture of prime housing neighborhoods, mainly made up of stand-alone properties and a small industrial area. It isn't your typical stereographic suburb of Singapore, with soaring apartment buildings.

In 1842, a group of racing devotees founded the Singapore Sporting Club, and the earliest recorded race was held on 23 February 1843, with the tote for the race totaling a grand sum of $150! While changing its name to the Singapore Turf Club in 1924 enabled the track to define its role.

During 1842 and 1927, the track was utilized for an assortment of gatherings and activities, from polo matches to the landing of the first aeroplane in Singapore, but in 1927, the club sold the property and invested in a portion of the Bukit Timah Rubber Estate, where the club moved to in 1933.

As was the case with most horse race tracks worldwide, racing ceased in 1941 during World War II, and began again two years post-war. And in 1960, what was previously privy only to members and owners was now made available to the community, and the public was finally permitted to attend race meets.

In August 1999, the Singapore Turf Club relocated the track to its new and current location at Kranji, and the the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr S R Nathan, officially opened the Singapore Racecourse on 4 March 2000, with the first race of the Singapore Airlines International Cup, followed by the unveiling of one of the world's biggest outdoor TV screens in May 2007.

Kranji Contact Info

Phone: +65 6879-1000

Fax: +65 6879-1010

Website: www.turfclub.com.sg

Physical Address: Singapore Turf Club
1 Turf Club Avenue
Singapore Racecourse
Singapore 738078


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