INCREASE IN HORSES AND RACES AT SLTC
In view of the increase in horse population, the Selangor Turf Club has increased the number of races for 2018.
Speaking at the Selangor Turf Club Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, 26 June 2017 at the Selangor Turf Club, the Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Richard Cham Hak Lim said that the horse population has improved to about 550 horses and in view of the increasing trend and support from Owners/Trainers, the Club had also increased the number of races for year 2018.
He further added that this would indirectly increase the racing expenses and therefore the Club has decided to restructure the Stake Money Distribution Scheme in order to enhance the efficiency of racing operations and optimize the race cost over time to a manageable level.
Furthermore, in an effort to maintain the overall standard and competitiveness of racing, the Club introduced the Selangor Turf Club “Rookie Bonus Scheme” to encourage owners to purchase new and young horses from abroad in order to maintain the overall standard and competitiveness of racing.
The line-up of Committee Members of the Selangor Turf Club for the year 2018/2019 is as follows :-
- Tan Sri Datuk Richard Cham Hak Lim (Chairman)
- Dato’ Dr Chan Lam Kong (Deputy Chairman)
- Dato’ Rick Loh Lap Sang
- YAM Tunku Dato’ Seri Shahabuddin
- Mr Freddie Yow Tian Sak
- Datuk Lai Kuai Weng
- Dato’ Mohd Zain Yahya
- Mr Lim Eng Ho
The Club’s representatives to the Malayan Racing Association for 2018/2019 are Dato’ Dr Chan Lam Kong, Dato’ Rick Loh Lap Sang and YAM Tunku Dato’ Seri Shahabuddin.