South African Horse Racing

Durban - South Africa

South African horse racing is a very popular sport and its history goes back almost as far as that of the UK. For those new to racing in South Africa this page offers wagering angles and regular tips. 


 South African Race Tips 27 October 2021

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Greyville - 13.25  IQEMBULABESIFAZANE 

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Modern communications enable horse racing fans anywhere in the world to become involved.

The aim of this web page is to educate punters new to South African horse racing. This will include the following areas:

Race tracks - Trainers - Jockeys - Horses - Races - Governing Bodies

Race Tracks:

Eastern Cape - Arlington Racecourse, Fairview

Free State - Vaal Racecourse,

Gauteng - North Rand Training Centre, Turffontein Racecourse

Kwazulu-Natal - Clairwood Turf Club, Greyville Turf Club, Scottsville Racecourse

Northern Cape - Flamingo Park Racecourse

Western Cape - Durbanville Racecourse, Kenilworth Racecourse


South African horse racing TRAINERS

1 August 2021 - 8 September 2021

Name and Total Prize Money SA Rand

Paul Peter R 1,310,875.00

2 Gavin Smith R 1,136,375.00

3 Justin Snaith R 1,075,700.00

4 Alan Greeff R 978,125.00

5 Ashley Fortune R 918,000.00

6 Sean Tarry R 866,750.00

7 Corne Spies R 771,000.00

8 Gareth van Zyl R 625,000.00

9 Paul Matchett R 464,875.00

10 Glen Kotzen R 446,250.00

Top 10 Trainer records 1 August 2018 - 30 July 2019:

Name and Total Prize Money SA Rand

S.G. Tarry                     30,710,225.00

S.J. Snaith                     25,196,312.50

M.F. de Kock                   23,012,612.50

B.J Crawford                   13,688,900.00

A.C. Greef                       12,562,012.50

P. Peter                           12,562,012.50

C.L. Bass-Robinson(Mrs)  10,563,975.00

Y. Bremner                        9,719,425.00

G Kotzen                           8,119,962.50


South African horse racing JOCKEYS

Top 10 Jockey records 1 August 2021 - 08 Sept 2021:

NAME                              STAKES

W Kennedy                       R 2,886,125.00

S Khumalo                        R 1,810,450.00 

M Yeni                              R 1,770,125.00 

C Zackey                          R 1,234,900.00   

L Hewitson                        R 1,349,750.00

R Fourie                            R 869,675.00 

R Munger                          R 1,060,250.00

G Cheyne                          R 706,350.00 

S Veale                             R 509,500.00

D Schwarz                         R 578,125.00

Top 10 Jockey records 1 August 2018 - 30 July 2019:

Name                                    Stakes

L. Hewitson                         27,305,950.00

Mr M A Yeni                         20,211,875.00

Mr A Marcus                         33,090,337.50

Mr G J Lerena                      21,260,437.50

Mr G M Cheyne                     12,959,675.00

Mr R D Fourie                          22,792,662.50

W Kennedy                              17,218,525.00

R Munger                                 11,787,400.00

K de Melo                                 11,503,912.50

B Fayd'Herbe                             10,116,587.50

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South African horse racing HORSES

Top 10 Horse records 1 August 2021 - 08 Sept 2021:

Name                                         Stakes

BIG BURN                                    R 249,000.00

WILLIAM ROBERTSON                 R 180,000.00

YOU DESERVE IT                        R 137,500.00

INTEGRITY                                   R 100,000.00

PRINCESS KESH                          R 100,000.00

BARD OF AVON                             R 97,000.00 

SUPREME QUEST                         R 97,000.00

THE KOP                                       R 93,000.00

TIMEFORTHAT                              R 84,000.00

VAL D'ORCIA                                  R 84,000.00

SPACE ODDITY                              R 82,000.00  

FLINDERS RANGE                          R 80,500.00

  

Top 10 Horse records 1 August 2018 - 30 July 2019:

Name                                         Stakes

HAWWAAM                           5,628,125.002

DO IT AGAIN                        5,102,500.003

RAINBOW BRIDGE             4,895,000.004

CIRILLO                               4,476,000.005

ONE WORLD                         3,115,625.006

TWIST OF FATE                   2,777,500.007

SOQRAT                               2,066,250.008

KASIMIR                                1,813,000.009

RETURN FLIGHT                  1,622,350.0010

TILBURY FORT                     1,556,700.00


South African horse racing Major Races

There are 3 principle races 

1. The Summer Cup takes place in Johannesburg

2. The J & B Met takes place at Kenilworth Racecourse

3. The Durban July takes place in Durban

South African Horse Racing Authorities

South African horse racing is regulated by 2 bodies:

1. Phumelala Gaming and Leisure Ltd who cover The Free State, the Northern Cape, The Eastern Cape and Gauteng.

2. Gold Circle who cover the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.

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