30 Jun '11, 12pm

Horse Racing: Emirates Singapore Derby to continue till 2015

Horse Racing: Emirates Singapore Derby to continue till 2015

SINGAPORE: For the first time, the Emirates Singapore Derby has signed a multi-year deal to see the event through till 2015. The Emirates sponsorship is already Singapore's longest-running horse racing sponsorship. The Emirates Singapore Derby has been running for the last 15 years and this year's will be the 16th edition. One of Singapore's richest races, the S$1.15 million derby will be staged on 17 July this year at the Kranji track. The race has a reputation as a fashion event, which the who's who of Singapore society make it a point to attend. The new five-year deal allows for more long-term planning. Nick Rees, Emirates Airlines manager for Singapore and Brunei, said: "With a one-year deal, things tended to happen quite late. So now we have got a much longer planning process and we will be building up to the race much further in advance. "We still think it has some w...

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