It is a place of great tradition, where records are broken, horses triumph and winnings collected. It is the symbol of horse racing in the city of Kuala Lumpur and the Selangor Turf Club is all that and more. The Club which began its racing activities in the 1800s has over the century evolved and grown into a centre for all forms of equine activity.

In Malaysia, private membership clubs like the Selangor Turf Club run the races. Malaysian horse racing is dependent on the synergistic relationship between the Malaysian Tote Board and the Turf Clubs. This is based on the authority of the Racing (Totalisator Board) Act 1961 and amended in 1992.

The Malaysian Totalisator Board is a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia, established following the enactment of The Racing (Totalisator Board) Act in 1961.