You could say that the Emirates Singapore Derby or “Derby Day”, a term affectionately coined by fans of the sporting event, has something for everyone. For avid race-goers, this much-awaited event pits some of the best horse-jockey partnerships against one another – it is where old rivalries are challenged, and where big names beat previous timings and vie for the grand championship prize. Emirates – a long-time sponsor of horseracing events – has sponsored a whopping $1.15 million race, making the Emirates Singapore Derby one of the most iconic events in the local racing calendar.
There’s no horsing around when it comes to fashion on that day. Dramatic headpieces (think feathered hats and fascinators) and funky outfits, reminiscent of those seen on spectators in races like the renowned Kentucky Derby, rule the occasion.
This parade of stylish looks and cutting-edge attire is probably best exemplified by the movers and shakers of high society, who show off their mostly original designs in a bid to win the “Best Dressed to the Races” contest – a highly anticipated fixture of the event. And these socialites certainly don’t hold back – from My Fair Lady-esque glamour to island-inspired brights, these fashionistas are definitely the ones to watch.
A feast for the eyes both on and off the race course, the 18th Emirates Singapore Derby is the event to see and be seen at.
For more information on the event, visit http://www.derby.sg