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A most Prestigious day

The Gold Cup is a day of celebration, lifestyle, fashion, food and horse racing at the Greyville Racecourse every July.

The Gold Cup over 3 200m has been run at Greyville since 1921 making this year’s event the 100th running of this great race which for decades was the second most famous race in the country attracting country-wide interest and betting. It is a merit-rated handicap and a tough test of ability and stamina for horse and rider and only one horse, Highland Night, managed to win the race two years running early in the new century.

There will be a street food market that will serve a wide range of culinary options for more casual spectators that includes gourmet burgers, fancy waffles and an array of food to suit all tastes. Also available are fully catered VIP packages that are ideal for corporate hospitality, or for a more casual day, a picnic area which includes refreshments, entry tickets on the day with complimentary betting vouchers and a fantastic ambience for a fun day out with friends or clients.

Join us for A Most Prestigious day of Thoroughbred Horseracing which is the perfect way to wind up the Season in Style!



“When you add the World Sports Betting Champions Cup and the Mercury Sprint to a very impressive array of other group races, you truly have an amazing day of equine competition catering for the best sprinters, middle distance and staying horses in the country, in a “speed, middle distance and stamina” extravaganza of racing"

Mike Makaab
CEO at Prosport International

speed . middle distance . stamina

The Gold Cup, a grand and golden finale to the Champion’s Season takes place at Greyville Racecourse every July.

This is where the country’s leading thoroughbred marathon, the R1.25-million, Gold Cup, heads a comprehensive programme of events. The 12-race meeting boasts no less than four Grade 1 events including the R1-million World Sports Betting Champions Cup over 1 800m and the top weight-for-age speed event, the R1-million Mercury Sprint over 1 200m.The other two Grade 1 events are the R750 000 Premiers Champion Stakes and the R750 000 Thekwini Stakes, the final clashes over 1600m for the country’s top two-year-olds. The Grade 2 Kuda Gold Bracelet is for fillies and mares at weight-for-age with penalties while the Haval Motors South Africa Umkhomazi Stakes and the Gagasi FM Debutante are Grade 3 races at set weights over 1 200m for the juveniles.

With this combination of races, we have given the Gold Cup Event the fitting strapline Speed. Middle Distance. Stamina.
Encompassing all aspects of this Prestigious Day.