1842
Singapore Sporting Club was formed by a group of racing enthusiasts.

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1843
First race took place on 23 February 1843. Prizemoney was $150, then a princely sum.
1896
Official Rules of Racing were introduced with the formation of the Straits Racing Association, now known as the Malayan Racing Association (MRA).
Singapore Sporting Club changed its name to Singapore Turf Club, in line with a more clearly defined role. During its varied and colourful past, the racecourse grounds were used for an array of activities ranging from polo matches to the landing of the first aircraft in Singapore.

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1924
1927
Singapore Turf Club sold its premises to the Singapore Improvement Trust and bought part of the Bukit Timah Rubber Estate.

The club moved to Bukit Timah.



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1933
1941
World War II reached the Asia-Pacific region and racing came to a halt. Racing resumed in Singapore two years after the war ended.
1960
For the first time, members of the public were allowed to attend races which were previously restricted to members and owners.

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1961
Cross-betting was introduced between the Club and the three clubs in Malaysia.
1972
Queen Elizabeth II Cup was inaugurated to mark Her Majesty's visit to the Club.


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1981
The $18 million North Grandstand was opened, allowing up to 50,000 people to be accommodated in the two stands. The Club established a microwave link with the racing centres in Malaysia, enabling racegoers in Singapore to watch races "live" from across the Causeway.

The first female jockey was granted licence to ride on the local turf.

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Singapore Totalisator Board was set up by the Government. The Board appointed the Bukit Turf Club as its agent to take over racing and 4-D operations from the Singapore Turf Club.
1988
The Club celebrated 150 years of racing in Singapore.
1992
1993
The Club was the venue for the first ever $1 million race in the MRA circuit. The A$1 million Argyle Diamonds Singapore Magic Millions Classic was won by Mylee Stable's Magic Guest.
1994
Bukit Turf Club changed its name to Singapore Turf Club.
1995
Off-course betting services and facilities were introduced, including ACCESS hand-held terminals, Telebet and two off-course betting centres.
1997
First ever Singapore Racing Carnival Weekend and Ladies' Day were held at Bukit Timah Racecourse.

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1998
The Club was awarded ISO 9002 certification in July.
1999
The Club moved to its new premises at Kranji in August.


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2000
Official opening of the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji on 4 March by the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr S R Nathan.

Inaugural running of the $3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup.
2001
Singapore Airlines International Cup ($3 million) was accorded International Group 1 status. Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Sprint ($1 million) and Singapore Classic ($1 million) were accorded International Group 3 status.

The Club was re-certified ISO compliant under the new standard ISO 9001:2000 in July.
2002
Singapore Airlines International Cup was included in the prestigious World Series Racing Championship which linked the world’s top 14 international thoroughbred races in an annual championship.
2003
The inaugural Singapore Turf Club Charity Raceday raised $1.15 miillion in aid of the Community Chest.

Formation of the Orange Racing Trust by STC Racing Management Pte Ltd. It was the first of three public horse syndication programmes launched by the STC.
2004
The Club was re-certified ISO 9001:2000 compliant. The certification covered the spectrum of the Club's operations, including the operation and maintenance of horseracing services and facilities, and the provision of totalisator services. The Club was believed to be the first racecourse in the world to be ISO-certified.
2005
The Singapore Turf Club was awarded the ISO 17025 accreditation and was able to use the prestigious SAC-SINGLAS logo on its test reports.

The government made two important changes relating to horse racing. The Club was now taxed on gross profit rather than on turnover. In addition, the Club now had the flexibility to determine the take-out rate for each individual pool. From July 1, the Club introduced a package of benefits aimed at increasing dividend payouts.

The Horseracing Channel 88 was launched over Starhub digital cable TV for the Club's Telebet customers.
2006
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji in March to witness the running of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup. The race was aptly won by a horse called King And King trained by Steven Burridge and ridden by jockey Richard Lim.
2007
The club launched the Astrovision, one of the world's largest outdoor screens in May.

President S R Nathan launched the President’s Challenge at the Singapore Racecourse.
2008
The Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre was launched in October. The objective of the centre was to make recreational riding affordable to all.

The $1 million KrisFlyer International Sprint was reintroduced after a six-year hiatus. The 1200m race became the sister sprint race to the Singapore Airlines International Cup.


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2009
The Club introduced MobileTote in April. With this service, racing fans could now place totalisator bets, enquire about betting/horseracing information and manage their accounts from any location in Singapore or overseas with their mobile phones.
2011
Rocket Man became the first Singapore-trained horse to win an International Group 1 race overseas when he landed the US$2 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 26, 2011.

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2012 and onwards
Going into 2012, the Club looks forward to its new facelift that will rejuvenate and modernize its 12-year-old building. In addition, the Club will also be celebrating its 170th Anniversary, with a commemorative race on 30 September 2012, as the highlight of the year-long celebrations.

The Club looks to continually progress in the racing industry and hopefully record down more milestones to its already rich and illustrious history.