Selangor Turf Club

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Coordinates: 03°02′44.01″N 101°42′51.83″E / 3.0455583°N 101.7143972°E / 3.0455583; 101.7143972

The Selangor Turf Club is the major horse racing course in Klang Valley, Selangor, Malaysia. The main race course is located at Sungai Besi, 17 km from Kuala Lumpur city centre.

Horse racing[edit]

The Selangor Turf Club is one of the three horse racing clubs in Malaysia. Founded in the late-19th century, the turf cub was originally located off Ampang Road in a suburb north of the old town of Kuala Lumpur. In 1988, the club relocated to the newly constructed Sungei Besi Racecourse complex. Its original site was later cleared for the construction of the Petronas Towers and the adjoining Kuala Lumpur City Centre megaproject.

The Selangor Turf Club hosts about 30 race days a year, which a racing season that begins from January to December. The main feature would be the Triple Crown Series, which carries a grand purse of RM2.7 million. Popularly known as “Where Sprinters Meet Stayers”, the Triple Crown Series is made up of three races featuring different distances like the Tunku Gold Cup race, which is set over a distance of 1,200 metres. The Selangor Gold Cup and the Piala Emas Sultan Selangor races are run over distances of 1,600 metres and 2,000 metres. The first leg starts in February while the second and third legs are held in March and June respectively. At the conclusion of the series, the one horse that captures all the three legs will be entitled to a RM500,000 special bonus and since its inception in 2003, no other horse has manage to capture the honour.

Cricket[edit]

Within the confines of the racecourse there is a cricket ground. The first recorded game held on the ground came in September 2003 when Singapore played Thailand in the Tuanku Ja'afar Cup.[1] The ground held a single first-class fixture in the 2004 Intercontinental Cup between Malaysia and the UAE.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Other matches played on Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 

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