Racing fans can look forward to loads of entertainment and action with this year's installment of the Singapore International Racing Festival (SIRF) but none more anticipated than the return of the Turf Belles, Singapore Turf Club's very own racing ambassadors.
Based on an island-wide search, 11 have been selected as this year's Turf Belles.
These 11 belles were selected for both their beauty and brains, and also for their keen interest in the Sport of Kings.
Each Turf Belle will be clad in a designer impression of jockey silks of the past 11 Singapore Airlines International Cup (SIA Cup) winners.
The SIRF Roadshows will be held at the following locations with special guest appearances by MediaCorp artiste Rebecca Lim and Radio DJ Lin Pei Fen on May 6 and 13 May respectively:
» April 27 & 28 at the Clarke Quay, Central Fountain from 4 - 10pm
» May 5 & 6 at the Tampines 1, Atrium from 11am - 9pm. Rebecca Lim will appear between 3 to 4pm on May 6.
» May 12 & 12 at the NEX, Event Plaza, Level B2 from 11am - 9pm. Pei Fen will guest between 6 - 8pm on May 13
Activities at the roadshow include a horseshoe pitching competition, an equine exhibition, a meet & greet with the Turf Belles, horseshoe painting, and a Jockey Dress Up & Snap.
The SIRF activities will culminate in the running of the region's most prestigious races - the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer International Sprint which will be held at the Singapore Racecourse on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Two contests will also be held as part of SIRF.
Those who like taking photos can submit racing festival themed photos to the "Snap and Win" photography contest held from April 27 to May 27.
Cash prizes worth a total of $5,800 can be won in different categories (Judges' choice, most popular and lucky draw). Those who wish to find out more can log on to facebook.com/SGturfclub.
Those looking to win iPads can take part in the "Favourite Turf Belle" voting contest running from April 27 to May 18.
There will be three iPads up for grabs. Those who wish to take part in the contest can vote online at www.siacup.sg.