The Singapore Turf Club will reopen to live spectators for the first time in 2 years

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Turf Club will reopen to live spectators on Saturday April 30 after two years of racing behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Turf Club announced on Monday that it will welcome spectators to its grandstand on Saturday for live horse racing.

The club was closed to the public in March 2020, before parts of it were temporarily converted into COVID-19 recovery facilities. In July 2020, racing at the club resumed behind closed doors.

Singapore will further ease COVID-19 measures on Tuesday, with no group size limit and no required safe distancing.

“With safe and differentiated vaccination management measures, the club is ready to receive its members, VIPs and guests,” he said in a press release.

All visitors and spectators will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the premises, he added. They will need to show their vaccination status and complete their SafeEntry registration using the TraceTogether app or token.

“Additionally, in line with current guidelines, mask-wearing remains mandatory indoors and in areas considered indoors,” Turf Club said.

Reminders of security management measures will also be posted throughout the gallery, and security management officers will also be deployed.

Audience members must be at least 18 years of age to attend.

Visitors can access level 1 of the grandstand for S$6 if they pay by direct debit from their EZ-Link or NETS FlashPay cards. Those paying in cash will need to pay S$8 through the self-service ticketing kiosks located at the club.

Entrance tickets to level 3 of the grandstand, which can be purchased on site, are priced at S$30 each.

The race will also be streamed live online for Singapore Pools account holders, as well as on StarHub channels 288 and 289.

“(Singapore Turf Club) is committed to operating in a safe and responsible manner and to ensuring the health and safety of all who enter its doors,” he said. “After a hiatus of almost two years, the club look forward to welcoming spectators in person again.”