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Racing for charity

By inSing EditorEvents - 14 November 2013 12:00 AM | Updated 11:33 AM

Racing for charity

The crown jewel of local equestrian events, Longines Singapore Gold Cup, will return for the fourth year on 17 November at the Singapore Racecourse.

With a prize-money of $1.35 million, the Longines Singapore Gold Cup is one of the region's most prestigious equestrian events.

Guest-of-Honour Mr. S.R Nathan, former Singapore President, will grace the charity luncheon organized in conjunction with the event, to present donation cheques to 23 selected charitable organisations including Assisi Hospice, Beyond Social Services, Sasco Senior Citizens Home, Special Olympics Singapore and Touch Community Services.

The Longines Singapore Gold Cup raised $236,728 last year for the Chaoyang School, with its “Ambassador of Elegance”, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in attendance.

The event raised $241,136 in 2011 and Hong Kong star Aaron Kwok gracing the proceedings.

LONGINES’ EQUINE HISTORY

“Longines is honoured to be a partner of the Singapore Turf Club and to present the Longines Singapore Gold Cup for the fourth time. This event and the charity activities connected with it are totally in line with our core values of tradition, elegance and performance,” said Juan-Carlos Capelli, vice-president of Longines and head of international marketing.

The watchmaker’s passion for horses began in 1878 with the creation of a pocket chronograph depicting a jockey and his mount, hand-engraved on the caseback. 

Today, Longines is official partner and timekeeper to numerous prestigious equestrian events around the world. 

Longines 2013

2013 STAYERS

Among the leading contenders for this year’s race are the winners of the first Leg (Panasonic Kranji Mile) and second Leg (Raffles Cup); namely Cash Luck and Super Ninetyseven respectively, as well as other bright hopes such as Wild Geese, Tropaios and Street Legal.

ENJOY A DAY AT THE RACES

Join in the festivities with a marquee package – for just $98 for ladies and $108 for the gents -- this bundle includes a buffet lunch with free flow of wine, beer, juices and soft drinks.

The ladies can also take part in the Best Dressed Contest where the winner will receive a Longines DolceVita timepiece. 

Longines Singapore Gold Cup 2013 | Date: 17 Nov | Time: 12.50pm | Venue: Singapore Racecourse | Address: 1 Turf Club Ave. | Tel: 6879 1000 | Tickets: $5,$6 (general admission); $30 (Owner’s lounge); $98, $108 (Marquee package)