The 2013 Singapore International Racing Festival (SIRF) kicked off on Saturday and will run until May 19.
Over two weekends, there will be fun-filled equine roadshows in shopping malls, where the public can learn about horses and things equine as well as engage in festival activities.
The long-anticipated Turf Belles made their first public appearance at the Chinatown Point roadshow on Saturday.
Donning jockey silks of the past 12 Singapore Airlines International Cup (SIA Cup) winners, the 12 pretty turf ambassadors helped the Singapore Turf Club (STC) set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records with the biggest Cupcake Tower.
These cupcakes were sold and proceeds donated to the STC’s adopted charity – THK EIPIC@Woodlands – in support of the establishment of a new sensori-motor gym.
This gym will provide children with disabilities the necessary facilities for their growth and development.
The public was invited to support the event or their favourite Turf Belle by purchasing the cupcakes for a good cause.
Last weekend’s SIRF roadshow was held at Chinatown Point’s Atrium, from 10am to 9pm.
It will shift to 112 Katong’s Atrium this weekend, also from 10am to 9pm.
The SIRF roadshow activities:
1. Singapore Book of Records – Largest Cupcake Tower in conjunction with “Cupcakes for Charity”
Be a part of the milestone by purchasing these cupcakes today at Chinatown Point. All proceeds will be donated to the STC’s adopted charity, THK EIPIC@Woodlands.
2. Equine Exhibition
Delve into the history of the SIA Cup and KrisFlyer International Sprint while learning more about horses.
The public can take this chance to satisfy their curiosity on the food and gears for horses and jockeys with the STC’s mascots, Racer and Clover.
3. Meet the Turf Belles
Take a stroll down SIA Cup history with the 12 lovely Turf Belles at the SIRF roadshows. The public will also get the chance to take photographs with them while partaking in the different activities.
4. Horseshoe Pitching Competition
The public can try their hand at this ultimate test of precision for the top spot and win $2,000 cash prize.
5. “Snap & Win” Photography Contest (on until May 27).
The public can dress up as jockeys and have their pictures taken with their family and friends.
They can upload their photographs on the STC’s Facebook and stand to win cash and prizes worth more than $6,000.
The public also stand a chance to win attractive prizes in other SIRF activities.
They can take part in the “Vote for the favourite SIA Cup or KrisFlyer International Sprint Runner” SMS Contest from May 14 to May 19.
They stand a chance to win a pair of Singapore Airlines business-class tickets to Yangon.
Look out for more details in The New Paper, Shin Min Daily News & Lianhe Wanbao from May 14 to May 19.
In the “Vote for your favourite Turf Belle” on STOMP, which runs until May 12, the public stand a chance to win iPAD Minis, SIRF memorabilia packs and cash prizes.
They may also support their favourite Turf Belle in The New Paper voting contest and stand a chance to win one of three Samsung Note IIs.
Look out for details in The New Paper on May 8 and May 12.
For more information about the contests, log on to www.siacup.sg
The SIRF activities will culminate in the two International Group 1 races with strong foreign participation at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji on May 19 – the $3 million SIA Cup over 2,000m and the $1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint over 1,200m.
Source: The New Paper