The Singapore International Airlines Cup was run in May of each year from 2000 to 2015, as part of the World Series Racing Championship and was the country’s richest thoroughbred race with a purse of $3,000,000.

  • Race Type: Group 1
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Track: Kranji, Singapore
  • Date: Sunday 17 May 2015

Sponsored by Singapore Airlines, the race was run over a distance of 2,000 meters at the Singapore Turf Club in Kranji, Singapore. The Singapore Cup was held from 2000 until 2015 and was always  sponsored by the airlines. The race attained Group One status in 2002. It was discontinued after the 2015 running as it had achieved the original objective of branding Singapore races internationally and uplifting the quality of Singapore horses and Singapore Racing.

The Singapore Cup, which is run on turf, is for three-year-olds and up and is limited to 16 starters. Three-year-olds carry 50 kgs and four-year-olds and up carry 57 kgs. There is a 1.5 kg allowance for fillies and mares.

Singapore Cup Final Field & Odds 2015

See below for the early betting markets on this years race Singapore Cup.

Singapore Cup Preview 2015

Track: Good    Weather: Fine

A field of 11 will contest the 2015 Singapore International Airlines Cup. The favourite is 2013 winner Military Attack who ran 3rd when favourite last year. He has drawn perfectly in barrier 3. Second favourite is French-trained runner Free Port Lux, while Japanese Derby placegetter Meiner Frost is currently third in the market.

Dan Excel won this race last year after being 2nd in 2013 and has drawn wide in barrier 10 causing him to drift in the betting. French-trained Smoking Sun was 2nd last year but was disappointing in Shatin recently. Guitar Man has a strong each-eway chance and will be ridden by Joao Moreira. The other 5 runners are currently at 33 to 1 or longer.

Jo’s Tips
Dan Excel
Military Attack
Guitar Man
Meiner Frost

Other major races on Singapore Cup day are:

KrisFlyer Sprint

Previous winners of the Singapore Cup:

Since the inception of the Singapore Cup, champions have come from six different countries. Ouzo, from New Zealand, won the inaugural race in 2000. Endless Hall, Great Britain, captured the 2001 championship; Grandera, United Arab Emirates, won in 2002; Epala, Germany, in 2004; Mummify, Australia, in 2005; and Cosmo Bulk, Japan, 2006.

The Singapore Cup was cancelled in 2003 because of the SARS virus scare.

Year Winner Second Third
2015 Dan Excel Military Attack Quechua
2014 Dan Excel Smoking Sun Military Attack
2013 Military Attack Dan Excel Mawingo
2012 Chinchon Zaidon Flax
2011 Gitano Hernando River Jetez Irian/Waikato (dead heat)
2010 Lizard’s Desire Gloria de Campeao Al Shemali
2009 Gloria de Campeao Presvis Bankable
2008 Jay Peg Recast Balius
2007 Shadow Gate Cosmo Bulk Doctor Dino
2006 Cosmo Bulk King And King Bowman’s Crossing
2005 Mummify Phoenix Reach Alexander Goldrun
2004 Epala Surveyor Bowman’s Crossing
2003 (event was cancelled)
2002 Grandera Paolini Indigenous
2001 Endless Hall Jim And Tonic With The Flow
2000 Ouzo Jim And Tonic Carry The Flag

The owner of the winning horse in 2006 claimed $1,275,000 of the $3,000,000 prize money. The winning trainer received S$172,500 and the jockey received $142,500. The second place horse earned $480,000 and third place was worth $240,000.

In 2006, top horses from six countries – Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – took on seven of Singapore’s best during the Singapore Cup.

Cosmo Bulk, a horse from Japan, bested the rest of the field to win the 2006 cup. The five-year-old carried 57 kgs and is owned by Misako Okada, trained by Kazunori Tabe and ridden by Fuyuki Igarashi. King And King was second and Bowman’s Crossing finished third. An estimated two billion viewers worldwide saw the event on either television or the