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Coronation Cup Race 2014



Coronation Cup Race 2014

Representatives from 43 charity and non-governmental organisations received cheques from the Perak Turf Club following the completion of the Coronation Cup Race on Sunday, November 24, the fourth day of the Ipoh meet.

Amounting to a total of RM197,000, the biggest beneficiary was Persatuan Pemulihan Sultan Azlan Shah with RM10,000. Others included Perak Society for the Promotion of Mental Health, Noah’s Ark and Vision Home. The donations were part of the Club’s tradition of reaching out to the poor and the needy in Perak.

Besides financially assisting charitable and non-governmental organisations in Perak, the Club also responds to disasters at home and abroad. It too lends a helping hand to deserving individuals who walk or write in to the Club.

The Coronation Cup Race was passionately cheered on by hundreds of avid horse-racing fans. It was won by horse No. 7, Taichi Master, ridden by Jose de Souza and trained by Richard Victor Lines. Taichi Master is owned by Tivic Stable.

Coronation Cup Race 2014

The Coronation Cup is the most prestigious annual classic race for Class 1 Malaysian thoroughbreds. It carries the Club’s largest purse of RM700,000 along with a golden challenge trophy.

Run over a long course of 1600 metres, it is open to horses aged three and older. The race was inaugurated in 1985 to commemorate the installation of HRH Sultan Azlan Shah as the Sultan of Perak.


Annual Coronation Gala Dinner


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The annual Coronation Gala Dinner, one of the most glittering and glamorous functions organised by the Perak Turf Club (PTC) in conjunction with the Coronation Cup race meeting, was held at the Grand Ballroom of Syuen Hotel on Friday, November  22.

It was held in honour of HRH Sultan Azlan Shah,  on the occasion of the 28th anniversary celebration of his installation as the Sultan of Perak.

Some one thousand invited guests, from the diplomatic service, high court judges, heads of government departments, business entrepreneurs, and those from the racing fraternity,  such as officials, owners and jockeys from Malaysia and abroad attended the dinner.

Chairman of Perak Turf Club, Tan Sri V. Jeyaratnam, in his speech, reminded guests of the Club’s tradition of donating for the betterment of the needy and the impoverished in Perak. “We’re quick to respond to national and world disasters and will donate generously as it’s part of our corporate social responsibility.”

Guests were entertained by a series of performances during the dinner. Wowing them were Malaysia’s very own Anita Mui who belted out popular Cantonese numbers from the 1980s, Bollywood talents Mast Millennium Dancers and top amateur Latin dance couple from Russia, Alexander Andreichev and Kristina Nikitorova, who kept the audience spell-bound.


National Horse Show


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The National Horse Show (NHS) is in town again this month and will be held on the grounds of the Perak Turf Club Equestrian Centre at Jalan Kelab Golf, Ipoh adjacent to the Perak Turf Club from December 5 to 8.  +

The four-day NHS event of equestrian sports will feature sports and farrier (person who shoes horses) competitions, exhibitions, carriage and pony rides as well as various fun programmes and activities for children. A trade expo (with individual booths) and local hawker food fair will also be available.

The main activity throughout the four-day event will be the equestrian sports competitions. These include show jumping, dressage (where the horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements) and derby events such as the cross country where participants will lead their horse through an obstacle course which includes water features.

According to Perak Turf Club General Manager Soo Lai Kwok, equestrian sports is a recognized Olympic event. As such this NHS is a government-sponsored event funded by the Totalisator Board of Malaysia and the Ministry of Finance.

The annual National Horse Show is organised in turn by the Turf Clubs of Penang, Selangor and Perak to encourage young Malaysians to participate in equestrian sports.

It is the biggest equestrian event on the equestrian sports calendar and draws competitors from all over Malaysia and abroad. The Singapore Turf Club and Bukit Kiara Equestrian Resort are participants in this year’s event. A total of 200 participants including officials will be participating this year.

Besides the pony and carriage rides, one of the fun activities this year will be the Man vs Horse Race. It is a 100-metre dash with the man given a handicap of 30 metres in front of the horse. According to Soo, there will be athlete sprinters taking part and should be a hilarious spectacle.

Another interesting equestrian activity this year is the rides for the disabled. Special saddles and harnesses will allow the disabled to sit atop a big horse which will provide a sense of achievement and confidence and be one of the main highlights for them.

The event will start on Thursday December 5 with the competitions. The official opening will be on Friday 6 December at 9.30am. Being the school holidays the weekends are anticipated to be busy. Entrance to the show and parking is all free, hence Ipohites are encouraged to visit the activities.


MRA Awards 2012


MRA Awards 2012The Perak Turf Club held the MRA (Malayan Racing Association) Cup at its course recently. The race was over a distance of 1400 metres for horses aged 3 years old and above. The club had the honour of hosting the MRA Awards 2012 this year, which was held immediately after the cup race.

There were some anxious moments before the start of the race, as the skies opened up and rain started to fall. However, there was a sigh of relief as the deluge trickled into a drizzle just as the horses were about to scramble out of the starting gates.

The MRA Awards is a significant event for the local racing industry. The occasion is held as a form of recognition for horse-owners, trainers, jockeys and thoroughbreds for their achievements. It provides an opportunity for the racing fraternity to make new friends or renew friendship and to share ideas. It also signifies the unity and cooperation among the four turf clubs – the Selangor Turf Club, the Penang Turf Club, the Singapore Turf Club and the Perak Turf Club.

MRA Awards 2012The presentation ceremony took place at the VIP Lounge. Members of sister clubs were invited to present awards to recipients in the various categories namely, Champion Owner, Champion Trainer, Champion Jockey, Champion Apprentice Jockey, Malaysian-bred Champion Horse and Champion Horse of the Year.

Tan Sri V. Jeyaratnam, Chairman of the Perak Turf Club, thanked everyone present for their support.

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Coronation Cup 2012


The most prestigious annual classic race for Class 1 horses, the Coronation Cup, was raced over a 1600-metre long course on Sunday, November 25 at the Perak Turf Club (PTC).

Coronation Cup 2012The 2010 Cup winner, “Speed Baby“ of Golden Knight Stable owned by Beh Chin Pheng and ridden by jockey Azhar Ismail, was the runaway winner this year. The horse won by 1¼ lengths from its runner-up. South African Kevin Coetzee was the trainer.

The Coronation Cup Race was inaugurated in 1985 to honour HRH Sultan Azlan Shah, on his installation as Sultan of Perak. It carries PTC’s highest stakes money of RM700,000 together with a golden challenge trophy.

At the prize presentation ceremony, where trophies and prizes were given away for the Coronation Cup as well as the Perak Turf Club Charity Cup, 52 charitable organisations and homes were presented with donations amounting to RM200,000.

Beneficiaries included the Red Crescent Society (Perak), Vision Home, Kelab Orang Berida Perak, Persatuan Warga Istimewa Perak, and Persatuan Penganut Sri Muniswarar Ipoh.


First Aid Course for Perak Turf Club Staff


Basic First-Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) courseSt John Ambulance Perak’s trainers conducted a two-day Basic First-Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for Perak Turf Club staff including the Stables, Tracks and Security departments. Manin Singh, secretary cum trainer from St John Ambulance Perak said this course was aimed at providing first-aid knowledge so that they could be well prepared for any emergency. The talk was given on respiration, fractures, blood circulation, wounds, cuts, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and bandages. The participants had practical demonstrations on fractures of legs and arms, and how to give artificial respiration. With the help of a dummy the participants were given a practical demonstration on the correct technique of applying mouth-to-mouth respiration.


Coronation Cup Charity Weekend


Sixty-one charity organisations and NGO’s were presented donations by the Perak Turf Club on the fourth race day of the Coronation Cup/Gold Vase Meeting on November 21.

Among them are Yayasan Sultan Idris, Shah, St John’s Education Centre, Simee (CWS) Home for the Aged and Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter. The distribution of cheques was made by Perak Turf Club Chairman Tan Sri V. Jeyaratnam after the RM250,000 Astro Wah Lai Toi Charity Cup race.

Earlier saw the running of the annual Perak Coronation Cup over 1600 metres. The Malaysian thoroughbred horse race was inaugurated in 1985 to commemorate the installation of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah. The RM700,000 Coronation Cup was won by Australian gelding Speed Baby owned by Beh Chin Pheng.  It was trained by Kevin Coetzee and ridden by jockey Jacky Lim.

A day earlier saw the running of the RM300,000 Sultan Gold Vase. It was won by Handsome Nic ridden by Jackson Low and owned and trained by Hoy Kee Poh.