Racing Your Horse
A trainer is instrumental in guiding you in the purchase of your horse and ensuring that it reaches its fullest potential.
All trainers based in Singapore are licensed by the MRA. They have been carefully selected by the Club based on their proven track records. A trainer should be able to advise you on getting a quality horse, the current condition of our horse and the likelihood of its performances in a race.
The Club strongly encourages all horse owners to consider some form of agreement with his/her selected trainer. The purpose is to safeguard the interest of both parties should there be any differences (or disputes).
The list of trainers and their performances can be found in the Trainer’s Directory.
Horses must first be entered in order to run in a race. Trainers will submit entries before the closing time according to race conditions for each race meeting.
Trainers are required to declare their horses to run with details of riders and horse gears at the prescribed time for each race meeting. Once a horse has been declared, it cannot be withdrawn unless with approval of stipendiary stewards or on veterinary grounds.
Entries and Declaration closing times are normally as follows.
|Meeting||Entries Closing Time||Declaration Closing Time|
|Friday||Same week Monday, 10.30am||Same week Wednesday, 8.30am|
|Sunday||Same week Monday, 10.30am||Same week Wednesday, 8.45am|
|Tuesday||Previous week Tuesday, 10.30am||Previous week Thursday, 8.30am|
|Meeting Date||Feature Race||Distance||Prize Money (SGD)||Note|
Prize Money for Feature Races
|Placing||Owner||Trainer||Jockey||RDF||Total||Syce Commission*||Note: 10% is deducted upfront from Prize Money for Reward Incentive Scheme
* In accordance to MRA Regulation 35
Bonuses for Feature Races
|Races||Winner of 2 legs receives||Winner of 3 legs receives|
|Singapore Three Year Old Challenge (JBBA Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint, Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic, Singapore Guineas)||$50,000||$150,000|
|Singapore Four Year Old Challenge (Silver Bowl, Stewards' Cup, Singapore Derby)||$50,000||$150,000|
|Singapore Triple Crown Series (Raffles Cup, Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Dester Singapore Gold Cup)||$50,000||$300,000|
A Singapore-based trainer would charge a monthly basic training fee per horse. There will be an additional charge for veterinary fees, farrier fees and other incidentals which the trainer may feel are necessary. All these charges are billed at cost.
Please contact the trainer of your choice for details of monthly training fees.
REWARD Incentive Scheme
Under the scheme, an incentive will be paid to the Owner of a Singapore-based horse in the form of a "credit rebate". With effect from 1 April 2021, the Reward Incentive Scheme will be restructured to reflect performance-based results. Owners, Trainers and Syces will be rewarded from 2nd to 8th placings. The "credit rebate" amount due to the Owner will be used to offset against his horse's monthly training bill and the Owner will only be billed the balance by his Trainer. This scheme is to help lower the cost of keeping horses in Singapore.
The qualifying criteria for horses under the REWARD incentive scheme is as follows:
|Qualifying Criteria||Credit Rebate|
|Reward Incentive (Owner)||2nd to 8th Placing||$600|
|Reward Incentive (Trainer)||2nd to 8th Placing||$200|
|Reward Incentive (Syce)||2nd to 8th Placing||$35|