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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 provides information and regular tips from 

Timeform South Africa SmartPlays 24 November

Win back #2 COASTAL SPELL R6 (14:25 BST) Fairview

Win back #12 GADGET MAN in R5 (17:45 BST) Greyville

Win back #6 PROCUL HARUM in R6 (18:15 BST) Greyville

Visit Race Profits South Africa

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

The aim of this webpage 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, Greville Turf Club, Scottsville Racecourse

Northern Cape - Flamingo Park Racecourse

Western Cape - Durbanville Racecourse, Kenilworth Racecourse


Top 10 Trainer records for 2016:

Name and Total Prize Money SA Rand

S.G. Tarry                     18,567,775

S.J. Snaith                     12,880,875

B.J Crawford                   11,018,488

C.L. Bass-Robinson(Mrs)  10,254,388

V.H. Marshall                    8,354,388

M.F. de Kock                      8,082,775

G.V. Woodruff                      6,613,112

J. Ramsden                          5,900,200

A.C. Greef                             5,862,150

Lucky Houdalakis                    5,386,825

Top 10 Jockey records for 2016:

Mr G J Lerena                     12 712 038

Mr G M Cheyne                   10 555 900

Mr A C Fortune                    15 513 900

Mr A Marcus                        7 696 725

Mr M A Yeni                         11 191 575

Mr A C Delpech                       7 736 600

Mr R D Fourie                          7 351 062

Mr C Zackey                           8 527 550

Mr S Khumalo                           8 867 800

Mr P J Strydom                         5 158 138

Mucho Macho Man

Top 10 Horse records for 2016:

WILLIAM LONGSWORD b.c 3y 2013       4 065 000

LIVE LIFE b.f 3y 2013                            3 614 375

WHISKY BARON (AUS) b.g 4y 2012         3 254 375

LEGAL EAGLE b.g 5y 2011                       2 200 000 

SAFE HARBOUR b.f 3y 2013                     1 976 000

COPPER FORCE b.g 3y 2013                      1 450 625

ALWAYS IN CHARGE b.c 3y 2013                1 420 875

SINGAPORE SLING b.g 3y 2013                  1 383 750

JANOOBI b.c 3y 2013                                  1 366 250

CHILI CON CARNE b.g 3y 2013                     1 348 125

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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