East meets West
— 2015CECF Singapore press conference held in Shanghai
On 13 January 2015, a press conference was held at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel to inaugurate CECF Singapore. The press conference attracted prominent horse owners from all across the country, potential sponsors, and approximately sixty well-known local and foreign media representatives.
The CECF is positioning Singapore as a bridge between east and west, and the hosting of the inaugural CECF in Singapore is fitting recognition of the 25 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China, and the bond between the people of these two regions.
Together with the Chairman of China Horse Club, China Daily website, Asia-Pacific Finance Council (APFC), Caissa (Shanghai branch), Hurun Report, PacificLinks and Oceans signed a memorandum, forming a strategic partnership. Witnessed by all present, CHC Chairman Teo Ah Khing, CECF Chairman Ng Chee Choy, Vice President of China Daily website Sun Bing, Vice Secretary of APFC Tian Qiang, China Horse Industry Association Hu Xue Fei, Hurun Business Development Director Jin Yu Sheng , General Manager of Caissa (Shanghai branch) Li Gang, Deputy General Manager of PacificLinks (Shanghai branch) Cheng Cheng and Vice President of Oceans Xu Ruifen took part in a symbolic ceremony to inaugurate CECF Singapore. Vice President of China Daily website Sun Bing gave a speech on behalf of his partners after.
CECF was successfully held in Hohhot and Shanghai in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The Lion City is CECF’s first venue outside of mainland China, an international platform that will push against all boundaries and establish a bridge between the east and the west. Singapore Turf Club, with its 173 years of racing history in Singapore, will join CHC to explore opportunities in the Chinese market. “CECF will contribute to Singapore’s tourism industry by positioning the vibrant Lion City as the destination to be at for ultra high net worth Chinese travellers. Riding on the 2014 theme of ‘bringing China to the world and the world to China’, CECF Singapore is the perfect opportunity to put this theory into practice,” said Mr Teo Ah Khing. The press conference also included a segment in which participants could learn more about racing and other business opportunities available during CECF Singapore in February.
CECF Singapore is designed to cater to the business and social needs of China’s elite with peerless service, experiences and top tier racing within a luxury horseracing environment. With handsome prizemonies, a clean record of no gambling and high standards, CHC offers a unique experience that has captured the hearts of throughbred racing fans, celebrities, businesspeople and other elite members of society. The total tally of wins by members since CHC began racing in April 2013 has been lifted to an inspiring 62 (12 stakes wins including 5 G1 wins). Expect more excellence from world-class stallions and a global team with members from China, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Austalia, France, Italy, Germany and New Zealand.
CECF Singapore is scheduled on the 21 and 22 February, the third and fourth day of Chinese New Year. It will be the time the richest race in the local scene will be held (G1 CECF Singapore Cup), a perfect opportunity for horse owners from mainland China to step up their game on an international platform!
During this 2-day festival, CHC members and guests will enjoy a spectacular cocktail party and an exciting race day. There will also be a programme for guests that includes closed door shopping experiences with premium brands, tailored seminars, an invitation-only after party, hospitality packages, charity art auctions and more. CECF Singapore will provide Chinese horse owners an exclusive experience while also enabling them to interact with and foster connections with other outstanding international members of the thoroughbred industry.
2015 CECF Singapore highlights:
- Charity Cocktail Party: Chinese artists Li Xiao Ling and Mao Wen Biao will headline an evening of art, entertainment and networking at Marina Bay Sand’s iconic ArtScience Museum
- CECF Singapore Race Day: the Singapore Turf Club will be the venue for a day of racing and entertainment which will include international and local racehorses, trainers and jockeys.
- The two races are the $3.05 million G1 CECF Singapore Cup (1800m) and the G3 CECF Singapore Classic (1400m) with prizemoney of $200 000.
- Closed door shopping experiences with luxury brands
- Tailored seminars for CHC members
- Opportunites with large travel agencies, prestigious golf clubs, top private jet companies for CHC members to explore
For more information , please contact:
Ms Zhang Cong : +8613717901582, zhangcong @ ic-mass.com
Ms Fu Pei Pei : +8618516655400, firstname.lastname@example.org
The China Horse Club is China’s premier lifestyle, business and thoroughbred racing club and it provides peerless experiences for members and their guests. The CHC has partnered with leaders of industry from around the globe to ensure its members have an unparalleled experience both at home and abroad. In the last 18 months the CHC’s members have also enjoyed 62 individual winners across eight countries including the internationally recognized Investec Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby, Juddmonte International, the Longines Singapore Gold Cup and Coolmore Flight Stakes in Australia. For more information about China Horse Club, please visit www.chinahorseclub.com
Founded in 1842, Singapore Turf Club is a proprietary club of Tote Board. With over 170 years of horse racing history, Singapore Turf Club provides the public with quality horse racing sports entertainment and is home to the prestigious Singapore Airlines International Cup. For more information about Singapore Turf Club, please visit www.turfclub.com.sg