Gold Cup Festival

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The Gold Cup Festival of Racing kicks off with an exciting Gala Dinner in the Silver Ring Room at Greyville Racecourse on Thursday evening 27 July 2017.

Prosport International and Gold Circle are pleased to announce that former Springbok Nick Mallett, former Bafana Bafana star Delron Buckley and current Comrades Marathon Champion Bongmusa Mthembu will be the guest speakers while celebrated artist Aaron McIlroy will provide the entertainment.

The 3-course buffet dinner will include wine and malt and additional entertainment will be provided by the Break-Thru Dance Company, with horseracing’s own “funny man” Paul Lafferty acting as MC.

“The Gala Dinner launches the inaugural Racing Festival in style,” says Gold Circle’s Marketing Executive Graeme Hawkins. “The evening promises to be a great mix of good food; good wine, excellent entertainment and a wonderful opportunity for guests to mingle with Celebrities and sporting heroes across the spectrum,” he added.

For bookings and information contact Nosipho Hadebe on 031 573 2682 or

goldThe inaugural Gold Cup Festival will bring the curtain down on the 2017 South African Champions Season with two days of top class racing at Greyville racecourse on Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30.

The first day of the festival, Saturday July 29, will feature: The Darley Arabian (Listed); the Umgeni Handicap (Listed); the Gold Bracelet (Grade 2); and the Champions Cup (Grade 1).

Day two, Sunday July 30, will feature: the Premiers Champion Stakes (Grade 1); the Thekwini Stakes (Grade 1); the Umkhomazi Stakes (Grade 3); The Debutante (Grade 3) and the Elan Gold Cup (Grade 3).

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eLan Gold Cup betting [as at @Jul 26]: 7-2 Kinaan; 5-1 Hermoso Mundo; 6-1 Krambambuli, Captain Splendid; 7-1 Royal Badge; 12-1 Mr Winsome, Banner Hill; 14-1 Fortissima; 16-1 Trophy Wife; 25-1 Zante, Royal Honour, The Elmo Effect, My World; 33-1 Cool Chardonnay, Let It Rain; 40-1 Francia

WSB Champions Cup betting [as at @Jul 26]: 17-10 Marinaresco; 7-2 Captain America; 5-1 Bela-Bela; 15-2 It’s My Turn; 10-1 Table Bay; 12-1 Black Arthur; 14-1 Ten Gun Salute; 16-1 Deo Juvente, Judicial, Brazuca; 20-1 Matador Man; 25-1 Sail South

Premiers Champion Stakes betting [as at @Jul 26]: 2-1 Ancestry; 33-10 Captain And Master; 5-1 Purple Diamond, 15-2 Eyes Wide Open; 8-1 Mujallad; 10-1 Monks Hood; 14-1 and upwards others.

Thekwini Stakes betting [as at Jul 26]: 33-10 Desert Rhythm; 9-2 Folk Dance; 6-1 Frederico’s Dream; 7-1 Rockin Russian; 8-1 Meryl, Lady In Black; 12-1 Too Phat To Fly, Flichity By Farr; 14-1 and upwards others.

Two big carryover-boosted Pick 6 pools and an exciting big-race double across two days are the highlights of tabGOLD’s betting line-up for the Gold Cup Festival of Racing at Greyville this weekend.

The two-day festival is headlined on Saturday by the R1-million World Sports Betting Champions Cup and on Sunday by the R1.25-million eLAN Gold Cup, South Africa’s premier equine marathon.

To celebrate the occasion the Tote is running a special Festival Double and adding R100 000 to the pool.

To win horseplayers must pick the winner of the Champions Cup on Saturday and the Gold Cup on Sunday. There will be consolation payouts for first and second, and second and first, with 15% of the pool set aside for each consolation.

Due to software issues probable payouts displayed will be to 100% of the pool, when in fact only 70% of the pool is for winning the double outright. So deduct 30% from any probable payout displayed to get the true likely dividend. The Festival Double pool is already open. To play at any Tote use the normal betting form and mark venue oval 10 or SPQ in KZN.

There are big Pick 6 carryovers to both meetings – Saturday’s pool should hit R4 million and a R1.75-million carryover to Sunday is expected to generate a pool of R6 million! The Tote has guaranteed a R3.5-million Pick 6 pool for Saturday and R5 million on Sunday.

Here are the highlights of the Tote’s betting line-up for Greyville this weekend:

Race 4: Pick 6 MEGAPOOL – R1 million carryover, GUARANTEED pool R3,5 million – likely pool R4 million plus!

Race 7: Champions Cup Quartet MAXIPOOL – R100,000 carryover, likely pool R1,5 million!

SUNDAY 30 July

Race 2: BiPot Leg 1 – R45,000 carryover, likely pool R600,000!

Race 3: PA Leg 1 – likely pool R1,5 million!

Race 4: Pick 6 MEGAPOOL Leg 1 – R1,75 million carryover, GUARANTEED pool R5 million – likely pool R6 million plus!

Race 5: Jackpot Leg 1 – R50,000 carryover, likely pool R1,5 million!

Race 7: Gold Cup Quartet MAXIPOOL – R300,000 carryover, likely pool R3 million!

NOTE: Tote Place payouts on first 5 runners to finish in Gold Cup!

* Likely Tote Win pool Gold Cup: R1,2million!

* Likely Tote Place pool Gold Cup: R900,000!