Horse Racing: Fashionably Sporty

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Horse-racing is a hugely popular sport in South Africa, with regular racing taking place around the country. The sport enjoys a long and rich history in South Africa that can be traced back to 1797!

There are three major races that stand out above the rest, one in each of the three biggest cities in the country. Turffontein in Johannesburg hosts the annual SANSUI Summer Cup, while Cape Town’s star attraction is The J&B Met at the Kenilworth Racecourse. Undoubtedly the grand old lady of South African horse-racing, The Vodacom July is held in Durban at its present home, Greyville.

These three races attract in excess of 50 000 people and the events are glitzy, glamorous affairs filled with the latest fashion trends and fun. There is no doubt horse-racing is where sport and fashion meets.

Millions of people catch the action on television while the totes and bookmakers will be under tremendous pressure dealing with the estimated R200-million betting splurge at each of the races. However, for maximum effect there is nothing better than to be at the heart of the excitement, among the crowds who line the track, who relax in the many food and beverage facilities or enjoy the day as guests in the corporate suites.

The hospitality packages reserve a prime position amidst this gathering for your company and guests. Contact African Thunder Events on for more information on the hospitality experiences we offer, as well as travel arrangements. The next event on the racing calendar is the 35th running of the J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on Saturday 2nd February 2013 so if you don’t want to miss out, call us today!

For more information regarding South Africa’s premier horse-racing extravaganzas, visit their websites:

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