Gauteng Summer Cup 2019 at Turffontein Racecourse
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Summer Cup has brought together Joburg’s communities since its inception in 1897, with crowds flocking to Turffontein to experience the excitement of horse racing. Boasting exemplary quality fields and large prize money, the R2 million race offers a day of electrifying racing, while making the sport accessible and fun for young and old alike.
The Summer Cup is the only race day to feature a half-time show. Taking inspiration from the NFL, the show brings together hundreds of performers and dancers, choirs and more, who take over the race track, just before the main race and wow the crowds with a 20-minute set. The half-time show is always headlined by a mainstream local band, and last year Freshlyground took centre stage.
There are a host of different ways to enjoy the race day. Whether you’re looking for an awesome corporate year-end, a day out with friends or a family outing, we have you covered. Click here to see our various hospitality packages, which range from street parties to elegant VIP experiences, parties on the track and more.
CARNIVAL AND FAMILY
Everyone is welcome at The People’s Race. Bring the whole family and experience our full-sized, world-class carnival, complete with ferris wheel, mechanical rides, face painters, buskers and more. Treat your family to a day out in our dedicated family zone, which is safely and conveniently situated near the carnival and right atop the finishing stretch.
From young, urban youth and students in the Urban Alley to sophisticated fashionistas and celebs in a variety of stylish hospitality areas, the Gauteng Summer Cup is packed with parties to suit all the people of Gauteng. There’s no shortage of luxury dining, exciting live entertainment and epic dancefloors. Click here to take your pick.
Joburg’s biggest horse race took place at the grand and historic Turffontein racecourse on Saturday 30 November 2019.
The Gauteng Summer Cup is one of the province’s most prestigious annual sporting events, combining the finest in horse racing with an awesome day out. While the focus is on the thrilling horse races, the event is packed with entertainment for the whole family.
There’s something for everyone at the People’s Race. Enjoy the day in your pick of a wide variety of stylish hospitality areas, from where you can enjoy electrifying racing, good food, drinks, roving fashion shows and exceptional live music.
Saturday 30 November 2019
Gates Open at 11h00
The countdown is over!