their bid to become a truly international centre of the highest
standard, the Singapore Turf Club inaugurated the S$3 million
Singapore Airlines International Cup in conjunction with the
official opening of the state-of-the-art Kranji Racecourse in
Entries were invited from horses throughout the globe and the
final selections pitted six Singapore based against eight from
overseas, headed by Hong Kong Cup winner JIM AND TONIC from
In the truly exciting contest, local champion OUZO,
ridden by J Saimee, just edged out Jim And Tonic.
edition saw England's ENDLESS HALL defeating Jim And Tonic
and WITH THE FLOW in an all-European finish in course
In 2002, the powerful Godolphin Stable captured the
prize for the first time when GRANDERA easily beat German entry
The race was not held in 2003 because of the outbreak
of the SARS virus.
German horse EAPLO scored a runaway win in
2004 and MUMMIFY scored a 'first' for Australia in 2005.
COSMO BULK and SHADOW GATE gave Japan consecutive victories in 2006
South African scored a 'first' in 2008
while it was Brazil's turn in 2009 with GLORIA DE CAMPEAO.
Hong Kong horses won in three consecutive years from 2013.
The Singapore Turf Club decided to discontinue the Cup from 2016.