Singapore racing suspended until May 4th

Singapore race meetings and overseas simulcast races will be suspended from Tuesday, 7 April 2020 to Monday, 4 May 2020.  

This is in line with the Singapore Government’s enhanced measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said during a press conference on the COVID-19 situation on Friday that Singapore Pools and horse racing would have to close as part of tighter measures, after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in a live telecast that all workplaces - except for those providing essential services - and schools would be closed under a month-long "circuit breaker" to stem the pandemic.

The tightened measure comes amid a rise in the number of daily new COVID-19 cases, as well as local transmissions and clusters in Singapore. Singapore reported 65 new infections on Friday, taking its total to 1,114 cases and five deaths.

Local horse racing activities at the Singapore Turf Club will be temporarily suspended from Tuesday, and Singapore Pools will not offer sports betting and wagering until further notice, it said.

"These are temporary measures and we hope to resume operations in line with government directives," said a Singapore Turf Club spokesperson on Saturday.