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Emirates Extends Deal with Singapore Derby; to Increase Flights to 4 Daily

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Emirates has signed a new five-year commitment to the title sponsorship of the Emirates Singapore Derby.

The deal between Emirates and the Singapore Turf Club (STC) will extend the long-established partnership through to 2015 and the running of the 20th Emirates Singapore Derby.

The 2,000m Emirates Singapore Derby, with an attractive overall prize money of Sin$1.15 million, will be run at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji on Sunday, 17 July 2011.

President and Chief Executive of Singapore Turf Club, Mr Yu Pang Fey, said, “It has been an eventful 15-year partnership and we are thrilled to have Emirates on board once again to sponsor the Singapore Derby. Being associated with one of the world’s top airlines, the Emirates Singapore Derby has now been elevated to a must-go event in both the racing and social circuits. We look forward to fostering an even stronger collaboration in the next five years."

The eagerly anticipated Emirates Singapore Derby may be known for its exciting on track action but for many, it is seen as the epitome of racing fashion in Singapore. As with the previous Emirates Singapore Derby days, guests are anticipated to come dressed in their best racing outfits and compete for the hotly-anticipated “Best Dressed to the Races” contest. This year’s winner will receive a pair of return business class tickets to Dubai with Emirates and a three-night stay at the Arabian Suite Room in Madinat Jumeirah, Dar Al Masyaf - Arabian Summerhouse in Dubai, courtesy of Jumeirah Hotels and Resort.

In addition, as part of the Emirates Singapore Derby, Emirates aims to raise at least Sin$100,000 for five voluntary welfare organisations under the umbrella of the Community Chest of Singapore this year. Fundraising activities include the pre-sale of donation tables and outright donations.

“Emirates has long been an enthusiast of established equestrian sporting events through our different sponsorships around the world. Indeed, we are very excited for the coming years of the Emirates Singapore Derby and look forward to mark our two-decade partnership with the STC in 2015,” said Mr Nick Rees, Emirates Manager, Singapore and Brunei. “The airline is further increasing its commitment to Singapore with the addition of a fourth daily flight from Dubai from 30 October 2011. The incremental 2,548 seats weekly on offer from Singapore will be the largest single expansion since operations began here in June 1990.”

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