Turf Club @ Kranji

We went to the Turf Club @ Kranji on 19 Dec, for what apparently was the last race day of 2010. I’ve always wanted to visit the Turf Club and bet on a race, just because I’ve never done so before, so when I saw a “Race Day Package” deal on Voucherwow, I jumped at it.

Basically the “package” consisted of:
* Admission to the Orchid Box
* Christmas buffet lunch
* Free flow of beer and soft drinks
* Parade ring tour
* Professional photo
* Gift to remember the day

As we were walking from the carpark to race track, Simon made an interesting observation – all the people walking with us were all middle-age males! There was like maybe one female, and she was middle-aged too. When we entered the Orchid Box, it was filled with younger people – exactly the kind who goes online looking for offers like this!

The Orchid Box is one of their private function rooms on the 4th floor of their grandstand. Essentially it guarantees a perfect view of the race and the finishing line!

Left: The stakes if your horse wins.
Right: The parade ring tour where punters observe the horses before betting.

Our first bets was on race 2, and both our horses won us $27 combined. Sadly, the house always wins, cause one never knows when to stop. By the time we left, we had lost -$13. Lol.

Left: Where the general public Q to place their bets.
Right: Where the VIP Q to place their bets (ie. no Q!)

Our ‘free photo’ included in the package

It was an interesting experience, and it’s unlikely we will return again. If you plan to visit though, remember to bring a pair of binoculars! If not the horses look like racing ants!

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