The Gauteng Summer Cup

Saturday Dec 1 11:00       14 Turf Club St, Turffontein
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The annual Gauteng Summer Cup is Joburg’s oldest and most respected first-grade horse race and a signature event on the South African racing calendar. This is the day to come dressed in your finest - think top hats and coat tails for the men and attention-grabbing hats or fascinators for the ladies.

One of South Africa’s oldest racecourses, the Turffontein Racecourse was built in 1887 and is widely considered by experts as one of the most difficult tracks in the country. With a  steady climb from the 1200m mark to the final post, Turffontein is known for having made some of the most thrilling finishes in South African racing history. The course is also famed for its magnificent views of Joburg’s iconic skyline. 

There’s plenty of entertainment on the day both on and off the track including live music performances by major local acts (this year's headliners include EDM trio Goodluck), fashion shows, and show-stopping performances by local drum majorettes, choirs and dancers. One of the few horse races that is also family-friendly, the race day includes a carnival complete with a giant ferris wheel, jugglers, mimes, puppet shows, face painters, clowns and a food market. 

The Gauteng Summer Cup is the biggest race day of the year and Turffontein racecourse goes all out to ensure that the event is the biggest party of the season. From general entrance tickets (which includes access to the carnival area) to the Urban Alley party area with its house DJs and the glamorous trackside Summer Garden, there's a wide choice of ticket packages to suit every budget, including a range of ultra-exclusive VIP hospitality areas and lounges where you get to rub shoulders with the South African jet set and Joburg's most beautiful celebs.



Dec 1 2018 11:00
Turffontein Racecourse
14 Turf Club St, Turffontein
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Price/Additional Info

General admission R75, Summer Garden R295. Note that while some tickets can bought directly at webtickets, more exclusive loungers and hospitality packages should be booked directly through Gauteng Summer Cup. Find out more online at


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