The Gauteng Summer Cup is one of Gauteng province’s most esteemed yearly sporting events, combining the horse racing with a fun day out. This whole event is planned to be family-oriented, and while the focus is on the thrilling horse races, the whole day is packed with fun and entertainment for the whole family.
The Gauteng Summer Cup is one of a kind, and one of only a few horseracing events in the country that children can enjoy. The environment is safe, and the layout perfectly planned to incorporate the carnival experience with the horses. Parents and children can even get up close to the horses on parade and are also able to touch the ones that will be participating in the race.
The carnival is any child’s dream come true, and comes complete with complete with face painters, mechanical rides, and mouth-watering food is on offer.
The ‘People’s Race’ is definitely not a boring occasion. One can see a breath-taking display of fresh South African horse talent, human talent in the form of fashion models, local bands, and numerous areas where you can sit back to enjoy good food and drinks while being entertained by buskers music in true Turffontein style.
The Turffontein Racecourse was established in the year 1887 and experts make it out to be as one of the most difficult tracks within South Africa. There is a steady climb from the 1200m mark to the final post, and punters will remember Turffontein for having made some of the most thrilling finishes in South African racing history.
As the Gauteng Summer Cup is known as the biggest race day of the year, the Turffontein racecourse staff ensure that all goes well during what can qualify as the best compiled party of the season. There are packages for every budget size. Families are able to purchase general entrance tickets that will include access to the carnival area. Other tickets will give the entrants an exciting experience in the different party areas, or magically enchanted trackside pavilions. The ultra-exclusive VIP hospitality lounges are eye-popping, and should you have a ticket into this area, you will rub shoulders with South African jet setting high society with a glamorous lifestyles, as well as numerous celebrities.
Address: Turf Club Street, Turffontein, 2190 Box 183 Johannesburg
Tel. (011) 681-1500 Fax. (011) 683-7116