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 2021

Date  RacecourseRace Distance
JAN9KenilworthL'Ormarins Queen's PlateG11600m
   Paddock StakesG11800m
JAN30KenilworthCapetown MetG12000m
   Majorca StakesG11600m
   Cape Flying ChampionshipG11000m
FEB27KenilworthCape DerbyG12000m
MARCH6TurffonteinS A ClassicG11800m
   Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies ClassicG11800m
APRIL3TurffonteinSA DerbyG12450m
   H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut StakesG11600m
 18TurffonteinHSH Princess Charlene Empress Club StakesG11600m
MAY1TurffonteinPremier's Champions ChallengeG12000m
   Computaform SprintG11000m
MAY29GreyvilleDaily News 2000G12000m
   Woolavington 2000G12000m
JUNE5ScottsvilleGolden Horse SprintG11200m
   SA Fillies SprintG11200m
   Golden Horse Medallion G11200m
   Allan Robertson ChampionshipG11200m
JUNE12GreyvilleRising Sun Gold ChallengeG11600m
JULY3GreyvilleVodacom Durban JulyG12200m
   Garden Province StakesG11600m
JULY31GreyvilleChampions Cup G11800m
   Mercury SprintG11200m
   Premiers Champion StakesG11600m
   Thekwini StakesG11600m
November 27TurffonteinSummer CupG12000m
December11KenilworthCape Fillies GuineasG11600m
 18KenilworthCape GuineasG11600m