Silver Cup was introduced in 1993, replacing the Pesta
Sukan Cup and run over 1,400m, the same distance as the last two
runnings of the Pesta Sukan Cup.
The first winner of the Silver Cup was the brilliant
sprinter-miler STORM, who went on to take the Raffles Cup
(1,600m) a week later.
The Silver Cup success by FISCHER in 1995 was one of ten
classic victories recorded by the brilliant sprinter.
In 1996, LION HORSE, ridden by New Zealand jockey Grey
Childs, caused a spectacular upset in the handicap event.
When the Silver Cup was first staged at Kranji racecourse in
2000, it was won by BOLD EXPLORER who stormed into the
scene with four victories earlier in the season.
And like the Pesta Sukan Cup, no horse has won
the Cup twice. But the only jockey to win the Silver Cup twice was
K L Oo astride Fischer in 1995 and GLIDER LINE in 1998.
the race was renamed the E W Barker Trophy in honour of
the late Chairman of the Singapore Turf Club.