Horseracing in South Africa
South Africa is home to seven different racetracks – Kenilworth and Durbanville in the Western Cape, Turffontein and the Vaal in Gauteng, Greyville and Scottsville – which are based in KwaZulu-Natal and Fairview in the Eastern Cape.
Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape are the main racing centres and all South Africa’s Grade One races are held in these three centres, focused on turf tracks. Greyville, which hosts a number of meetings at night, and Fairview, also sport polytrack courses, with the polytrack having first been introduced to Durban in 2014.
The Breeders Grade 1 trophy, made especially for the TBA by South African Sculptor Bruce Little, and awarded to the breeder of each South African-bred Grade 1 winner.
Green Point Stakes at Kenilworth.
Gr.1 Race Schedule 2022
|JAN||8||Kenilworth||L'Ormarins Queen's Plate||G1||1600m|
|Cape Flying Championship||G1||1000m|
|MARCH||5||Turffontein||S A Classic||G1||1800m|
|Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic||G1||1800m|
|H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes||G1||1600m|
|16||Turffontein||HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes||G1||1600m|
|APRIL||30||Turffontein||Premier's Champions Challenge||G1||2000m|
|MAY||28||Greyville||Daily News 2000||G1||2000m|
|JUNE||4||Scottsville||Golden Horse Sprint||G1||1200m|
|SA Fillies Sprint||G1||1200m|
|Golden Horse Medallion||G1||1200m|
|Allan Robertson Championship||G1||1200m|
|JUNE||11||Greyville||Rising Sun Gold Challenge||G1||1600m|
|JULY||2||Greyville||Vodacom Durban July||G1||2200m|
|Garden Province Stakes||G1||1600m|
|Premiers Champion Stakes||G1||1600m|
|DECEMBER||10||Kenilworth||Cape Fillies Guineas||G1||1600m|