ASTRO came into
racing in a big way in 2003 when they sponsored a race in each of
the three Malaysian turf clubs.
In Kuala Lumpur,
the Astro Wah Lai Toi Vase was inaugurated with prizemoney of
The Vase stayed at
'home' that year when Kuala Lumpur trained SIMPLY NOBLE took the
The Astro Wah Lai
Toi Vase has been run over varying distances since. FREE SPIRIT, who
scored over 1400m in 2007, triumphed again the following year when
it was run over 1800m.
MIGHTY TRIPLE ACE
scored a big upset in 2009 to give Australian jockey Aaron Austin
his biggest win.
The was was discontinued in 2011.