The Singapore Turf
Club introduced the S$1 million race to supplement the programme
of the Singapore Airlines International Cup on May 12, 2001.
for three-year-olds and upwards over 1,200m, France's
three-year-old IRON MARK
proved a shade too good for local sprint sensation TRILLION WIN.
2002, another three-year-old from Australia, NORTH BOY won
the sprint in course record time of 1 min 9 secs.
2003 running was cancelled because of the outbreak of the SARS
Singapore Turf Club discontinued the race in 2004 but brought
back the race as KrisFlyer International Sprint in
2008 when Australia's fairy tale racehorse TAKEOVER TARGET
scored a thrilling win in course record time.
Former Hong Kong champion SACRED
KINGDOM set a new course record in winning the event in 2009.
The KrisFlyer International Sprint
was accorded international Group 1 status beginning 2010.
LUCKY NINE became the first horse
to score back-to-back in 2013 and 2014.
The Singapore Turf Club decided to discontinue
the race from 2016.