Raffles Cup

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Raffles Cup
Group 1 race
Location Kranji Racecourse
Singapore Singapore
Inaugurated 1991
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Singapore Turf Club
Race information
Distance 1800 meters (1.12 miles / 9 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Weight-for-age
Fillies & Mares: 1.5 kg allowance
Purse S$500,000

The Raffles Cup is a Thoroughbred horse race held annually in the first week of November at Kranji Racecourse in Singapore. Contested on turf over a left-handed course, the domestic Group One race is run over a distance 1800 metres (1.12 miles / 9 furlongs) and is open to horses age three and older.

The Raffles Cup was inaugurated in 1991 at the Bukit Timah Race Course and raced there through 1999 when the track was closed to be replaced by the new Kranji Racecourse. It was raced at 1600 metres from 1991 through 2000 then in 2001 it was changed to its present distance of 1800 metres.

Named for Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, the Raffles Cup is the second leg of the Singapore Triple Crown. It comes after the Kranji Mile and is followed by the Singapore Gold Cup.


Speed record:

  • 1:48.0 - Chevron (2008)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:


2010 Better Than Ever Saimee Jumaat L Laxon 1:47.38
2009 Cheyenne Dancer D Beasley M Freedman 1:47.07
2008 Chevron Saimee Jumaat Charles Leck Redcap Stable 1:48.0
2007 Lim's Objective K. B. Soo John Meagher Lim's Stable 1:49.0
2006 Lim's Classic Ismail Saifudin John Meagher Lim's Stable 1:51.5
2005 Big Easy S. Sam Laurie Laxon Perfectum Stable 1:50.5
2004 Mayo's Music Mark Zahra John Meagher Kings Stable 1:51.1
2003 Zirna Mark du Plessis Malcolm Thwaites Westbury Stable 1:49.5
2002 Smart Bet Grant Cooksley Mohd Yusof Smart Bet Stable 1:50.0
2001 Tapildo Eddie Wilkinson Laurie Laxon Silver Fern Racing Stable 1:49.3
2000 Con Air Craig Carmody Don Baertschiger Sally A. Baertschiger 1:35.7
1999 Ouzo Saimee Jumaat Malcolm Thwaites Eres Tu No 2 Stable 1:35.0
1998 Flint Zest Michael Coleman Francis Nathan Good Field Stable 1:41.2
1997 Hippo Valour K. C. Ng Charles Leck Good Field Stable 1:34.9
1996 Emerald Isles W. H. Lao Charles Leck Aspiration Stable 1:34.2
1995 Starman II Kim Clapperton Teh Choon Beng Auric Stable 1:34.7
1994 The Mailman Kim Clapperton Teh Choon Beng Auric Stable 1:34.8
1993 Storm Kim Clapperton Teh Choon Beng Auric Stable 1:37.6
1992 Hard Rock Rick Dominguez K. C. Yeoh Kuo Stable 1:38.2
1991 Tuneful Melody Ismail Ismadi Teh Choon Beng Chen's Stable 1:36.2