Entertaining experience programme for adults and children
During the intervals between the races, a tent city offers exhibitions and events as well as numerous catering stands and various art, gastronomy and concert displays. A great variety of entertainment is on offer within a space that covers a total area of more than 130,000 square metres on the frozen lake of St. Moritz. Here, White Turf visitors, adults and children, can have eventful, fascinating and delicious experiences that will please all the senses. This is what makes White Turf such a unique all-round experience! ‘Our two longstanding main sponsors, Credit Suisse and BMW (Schweiz) AG, greatly contribute to its realization. They not only make the fringe programme possible financially but also contribute essentially to its specific features’, emphasises Silvio M. Staub.
Good international entry results increase the thrill of anticipation
With total prize money of 448,135 Swiss francs, White Turf offers again in 2013 higher rewards than any other Swiss racing event. The joyful anticipation of all the participants is tremendous. The high international value of the event is demonstrated by the number of entries already received for the ‘Gübelin 74th Grand Prix of St. Moritz (LR)’, the most lucrative race in Switzerland with the legendary prize money of 135,135 Swiss francs, and made possible once again thanks to the sponsors Gübelin and Parmigiani Fleurier. In anticipation, superb and expensive race horses have already been bought for this race. Currently, entry applications have arrived for horses from Switzerland (14), Germany (13), France (2), England (1) and Italy (1).
In preparation for the ‘Gübelin 74th Grand Prix of St. Moritz’, a flat race will take place for the first time over a distance of 1,900 metres on the second race Sunday of 2013. New for this race and the 1,800 metres and 2,000 metres races, the starting line will be on the opposite straight. All races can be followed in detail on a big screen from the stands.
White Turf is one of the ‘Top Events of Switzerland’
The international horse races of St. Moritz globally showcase the attractiveness of modern Switzerland in matters of lifestyle, innovation, ambiance and style. For this reason they have become part of the select circle of ‘Top Events of Switzerland’. Besides the White Turf, this renowned international association includes events such as the Ski World Cup Wengen, the Weltklasse Zurich Meeting, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Omega European Masters – Crans-Montana, the Lucerne Festival of the Piano, Art Basel and Festival del film Locarno.
With their cultural, linguistic, gastronomic and scenic appeal, these events represent Switzerland in all its impressive variety. The ‘Top Events of Switzerland’ association mainly promotes abroad the image of an innovative country, thanks to synergies of international top events in the areas of culture and sports. With approximately 35,000 visitors every year, and including many guests who stay overnight, White Turf generates a value-added of about 20 million Swiss francs for the Engadine St. Moritz region.
Credit Suisse – Main Sponsor of White Turf
Through its sponsorship commitment, Credit Suisse has been helping to make such unique events as White Turf possible for many years. Credit Suisse supports institutions that demonstrate outstanding achievements in their field and foster values that are in keeping with those of the bank. As with its other commitments, Credit Suisse’s support for the international horse racing event in St. Moritz, which it has been sponsoring since 1977, is aimed at achieving a long-term partnership and involves more than just financial assistance. Sponsorship projects are realized in close cooperation with organizations and event managers. Credit Suisse sees itself as a partner that takes its social responsibility seriously. For this reason, we believe that promoting talented youngsters in both sports and culture is important, and we make it one of the focal points of our sponsorship philosophy. Further information on the numerous sponsorship commitments of Credit Suisse can be found at: http://www.credit-suisse.com/sponsorship.
BMW (Schweiz) AG – Main sponsor of White Turf
Thanks to its commitment as a principal sponsor, BMW ensures year after year a successful performance on ice and snow at the White Turf in St. Moritz. Equestrian sports are part of the selected sports events that BMW supports with its sponsoring activities. The support of top performances at the highest level matches the ethos of BMW because as a premium automobile manufacturer, the company offers products to its clients that are renowned throughout the world for their quality and efficiency. Equestrian sports and the BMW brand values share the same essential core attributes of dynamic force, aesthetical sense and performance.
Further information at: www.whiteturf.ch
St. Moritz, 10th December 2012
White Turf, a unique, exclusive, top-class event with exciting horse-racing, gourmet catering, lively music and inspiring art exhibitions, all taking place in winter sunshine on the frozen lake among the stunningly beautiful, snow-capped mountains of St Moritz.
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