The South African horse racing calendar boasts the best the country has to offer. From the popular L'Ormarins Queens Plate and the Met breathing life into the start of the new year to the winter racing fever generated by the prestigious Vodacom Durban July to the sizzling lineup of the Summer Cup in November.
Horse racing in South Africa is a well-established industry with thirty-four Grade 1 meetings conducted throughout the year. The South African horseracing calendar dates back to the start of the 19th century when the first meeting was conducted in 1802.
Racing in South Africa has stood the test of time and has become annual tradition with scheduled dates through the whole year. Our South African horse racing schedule is updated every year so check back here to get the latest details about the major meetings, including which races offer the biggest betting pools.