The Gold Cup guarantees the finest in horse-racing heritage, relaxed sophisticated fun and entertainment and is sure to end the Champion's Season on a high note. Make sure you're part of A most Prestigious Day of Thoroughbred Horseracing.
The Gold Cup, a grand and golden finale to the Champion’s Season takes place at Greyville Racecourse every July. The 100th running taking place in August this year due to Covid-19.
This is where the country’s leading thoroughbred marathon, the R400 000 World Sports Betting Gold Cup, heads a comprehensive programme of events. The 10-race meeting boasts no less than four Grade 1 events including the Grade 1 R425 000 World Sports Betting Champions Cup over 1 800m and the top weight-for-age speed event, the Grade 1 R425 000 World Sports Betting Mercury Sprint over 1 200m.The other two Grade 1 events are the R325 000 Premiers Champion Stakes and the R325 000 Thekwini Stakes, the final clashes over 1600m for the country’s top two-year-olds. The Grade 2 R 150 000 Kuda Gold Bracelet and the R150 000 Prosport International Debutante presented by Gagasi FM are for fillies and mares at weight-for-age with penalties while the R150 000 Epol Umkhomazi Stakes race is 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.