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  • #6148
    Prufrock
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    This is perhaps primarily for the attention of Kingston Town, but also possibly for others, such as Zorro and Adrian, who have been racing in Singapore or know what goes on there.

    I hope to go racing in Singapore on 29th February (which is apparently Singapore Guineas Day!) on my way back from Bali but do not know the first thing about the set-up there.

    Could anyone give me advice about where to go/what to expect etc, and, not least, how to pay for the trip by backing a few winners?!

    Your help is much appreciated!

    Pru

    #133342
    Cav
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    Nice one Pru

    I see the old Racing Post retainer is kicking in early :lol:

    #133345
    Prufrock
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    Yeh, right. 8)

    #133346
    Fist of Fury 2k8
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    This is perhaps primarily for the attention of Kingston Town, but also possibly for others, such as Zorro and Adrian, who have been racing in Singapore or know what goes on there.

    I hope to go racing in Singapore on 29th February (which is apparently Singapore Guineas Day!) on my way back from Bali but do not know the first thing about the set-up there.

    Could anyone give me advice about where to go/what to expect etc, and, not least, how to pay for the trip by backing a few winners?!

    Your help is much appreciated!

    Pru

    Go to the Singapore Turf Club website that should tell you most of what you want to know………..if you clean up at the races, drop into Thailand on your way back and don’t bring the wife……….you can get some riding lessons here though it can be a bit expensive:lol: :lol:

    #133601
    Kingston Town
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    This is perhaps primarily for the attention of Kingston Town, but also possibly for others, such as Zorro and Adrian, who have been racing in Singapore or know what goes on there.
    I hope to go racing in Singapore on 29th February (which is apparently Singapore Guineas Day!) on my way back from Bali but do not know the first thing about the set-up there.
    Could anyone give me advice about where to go/what to expect etc, and, not least, how to pay for the trip by backing a few winners?!
    Your help is much appreciated!

    Pru

    Your timing is a bit out as I’ll be long gorn :?
    But if you send me a message with your email I’ll fix up tickets for the stupendous Hibiscus Room – well ok not stupendous but it’s nice enough. :lol:
    A/C, food, bar and you can watch from inside over the home straight and go down to the parade ring etc.
    The Guineas should be a good race this year as we have a load of quality 3YOs that will be in it. :D Onceuponatime immediately springs to mind as the one to beat 8)
    Backing winners……… hmmmmmm………. can’t help you there before the fields. But don’t take a massive move on the tote as a sign of a sure thing, if anyone knocks off anyone elses price anything could happen :shock:
    PS No bookies there only Tote. (Well no legal bookies 8) )
    Oh and if there’s any sand racing look for the front runners – making ground on that track is next to impossible.

    Depending on where you are staying, you can get the MRT train to Kranji and walk up to the track (all undercover about 5 mins) or get a cab straight to the track.
    In the day time the cab won’t cost more then $25 (£8 ) if you are on the far side of the island. In peak hour it’ll be about $35 (£12) as the prices have just gone up and you pay an extra 50% in those times :shock:

    #133737
    Adrian
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    I won’t be in Singapore until the international day in May when I’m delighted that STC are reintroducing the Sprint (6f) as well as the Cup (10f).

    I’m sure that Zorro and a few other journos will be there including a new visitor from the RP.

    KT is definitely the person to deal with until she leaves but if she has gone and you need anything PM me and I can sort anything out for you as their European rep. Certainly a press credential, lunch, interviews with anybody you need to speak to.

    I suggest getting to Kranji for morning track work at least once whilst you are there and hanging out at the canteen from where most of the local legends like Patrick Shaw and Laurie Laxon control their morning teams.

    I normally drive out there so if, in the unlikely event you want to self drive, let me know and I’ll give you the best directions from town.

    Have a great time – it is a super racecourse in a brilliant city.

    #133779
    Kingston Town
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    I’m sure that Zorro and a few other journos will be there including a new visitor from the RP.

    :shock: Moi? :lol:

    Certainly a press credential

    Good thinking Adrian press credential already approved, just need a proper name to go on it! 8)

    Definitely trackwork – Mike Lee will be your contact to organise your special security pass – I’ll give you his details when I hear from you.

    #133864
    Prufrock
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    Thanks VERY much for the advice and offers of help. This sort of thing really does show the Forum in a good light!

    I have dropped Kingston Town an e-mail – let me know if you don’t receive it – and will take it from there.

    Is Zorro likely to be in Singapore for that meeting then?

    Pru

    #133887
    Adrian
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    Zorro, together with Liz Price and quite a few other journos will make it over for the international meeting (Singapore Airlines International Cup and KrisFlyer International Sprint) on May 18th when they get a hotel package incentive.

    I doubt if there will be any other Euro journos over on 29th February but you’ll still have a great time and be well looked after.

    Craig Brennan (who used to supply Aussie results for the RP through IRB) has taken over KT’s job there and Mike Lee (her assistant) will be able to look after you as well.

    #133951
    the welsh wizard
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    I may go, just for the free lunch :D

    #133992
    Kingston Town
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    I have dropped Kingston Town an e-mail – let me know if you don’t receive it – and will take it from there.

    Pru

    Just replied Pru :D

    #134005
    Adrian
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    Just had one thought though Prufrock. Will you have kids with you? Singapore, like Hong Kong, doesn’t allow under 18s to go racing – although they could go with you to track work.

    #134013
    Prufrock
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    No. Me and the g/f remain defiantly unencumbered.

    #134102
    the welsh wizard
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    Or your pencil remains defiantly unleaded, Pru?

    #134106
    Prufrock
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    Careful. Be very careful.

    :D

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