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.
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 Gold Bracelet is for fillies and mares at weight-for-age with penalties while the Umkhomazi Stakes and The 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.