Apart from adrenalin-pumping action on the Kranji racecourse, last Sunday's Emirates Singapore Derby was also well known for its representations of timeless and elegant racing fashion in Singapore.
And not forgetting a time to help the less fortunate.
In true Derby fun and tradition, about 400 guests came stylishly and impeccably dressed, many resplendent in gorgeous hats and fascinators to impress the judging panel for the coveted title of "Best Dressed for the Races".
This year's judging panel, comprising fashion experts Sylvia Toh Paik Choo, author and writer, Dana Koh, style editor at Singapore Tatler, and Tjin Lee, festival director of the Audi Fashion Festival, unanimously selected Kathy Then as the winner of the "Best Dressed at the Races" contest.
Then won two return Emirates Business Class tickets from Singapore to Melbourne, and passes to "The Race that Stops a Nation" at the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day 2014 on Nov 4.
Like in previous years, Emirates leveraged on the Emirates Singapore Derby event as a fund-raising opportunity to help the various voluntary welfare organisations in Singapore.
This year, Emirates raised more than $42,000 for four voluntary welfare organisations under the care of Community Chest.
Fundraising activities included the pre-sale of donation tables and outright donations by guests at the event.
Said Andrew Bunn, Emirates' country manager, Singapore and Brunei: "The Emirates Singapore Derby is more than just racecourse action and Derby fashion.
"For the past 11 years, the Emirates Singapore Derby has been a fund-raising endeavour for the local community. We are very appreciative of our supportive guests and donors who have made this possible."
This article was first published on July 15, 2014.
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