EQUINE SANCTUARY TUNKU GOLD CUP 2023
The Selangor Turf Club is set to host its first classic race for 2023, the EQUINE SANCTUARY TUNKU GOLD CUP a Malaysian Group 1 to be run on Sunday, 28th May 2023 offering prize money of RM150,000.
The race is sponsored by Singapore based Equine Sanctuary Pte Ltd, a premier horse care service provider and distributor of quality horse products. Established in 2007 Equine Sanctuary Pte Ltd distributes premium European & North American feed, supplements and bedding throughout South East & Northern Asia as well as offering spelling and quarantine services to Singaporean horse owners.
At the recent TSRC Platinum Horse Entrepreneur Award in Kuala Lumpur, Managing Director of Equine Sanctuary Pte Ltd, Mr Eric Koh has pledged to sponsor a total of RM350,000 to Selangor Turf Club for the Tunku Gold Cup over three years i.e. RM50,000 for 2023, RM100,000 in 2024 and RM200,000 in 2025 from 2023 to 2025. Selangor Turf Club will increase the prize money of the EQUINE SANCTUARY TUNKU GOLD CUP to RM200,000 in 2024 and RM300,000 in 2025.
The Tunku Gold Cup, which is named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Yang Teramat Mulia Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, is one of the most coveted classic races run in the Malaysian horse racing circuit and was first run in 1939.
The race is the first leg of the Club’s Triple Crown Series which consist of the three Malaysian Group 1 races of the Club, namely the Tunku Gold Cup, the Selangor Gold Cup and the Piala Emas Sultan Selangor. These races are open to 3 years olds and above with a rating above 70.
Appropriately themed “Where Sprinters meet Stayers”, the races are held over three varying distances of 1200 metres for the EQUINE SANCTUARY TUNKU GOLD CUP, increasing to 1600 metres for the Selangor Gold Cup then culminating in the Piala Emas Sultan Selangor over 2000 metres.
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