Horse Racing Betting Tips

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South Africa Horse Racing Betting Tips

Racing in South Africa is big business and we’re seeing a big spike in popularity.

Not only is betting in South Africa more accessible than ever, but the quality of thoroughbred racing has increased over the last few years.

Big-name trainers, jockeys and horses have helped racing in South Africa boom and it’s only going to get better.

Grade 1 racing is held throughout the year and with 29 feature races scheduled, there’s plenty of choice for betting on South African racing.

Horse Racing Betting Tips

With 29 Grade 1 races and even more at Grade 2 and 3 level, there’s always something big on the South African horse racing calendar.

We will have horse racing betting tips for all the major races held at the biggest meetings throughout the year.

That includes betting tips from the Durban July Handicap, Sun Met, Cape Derby, Daily News 2000 and many more.

Our horse racing bookmakers offer betting on all South African races.

Horse Racing Betting Odds

Odds are consistently changing in the horse racing markets, so it pays to have more than one betting account.

Luckily, we have a bookmaker comparison tool which allows bettors to compare the best horse racing odds in South Africa.

Take the hassle out of finding the best markets, let us do the hard work for you.

South African racing attracts big betting fields and that translates to great betting odds for punters.

Our betting tips feature the best horse racing betting odds available with bookmakers.

Horse Racing Major Meetings

There is a total of 19 major meetings held throughout the year in South Africa. These include meetings from Kenilworth, Vaal, Turffontein, Greyville and Scottsville.

This gives bettors a great chance to find value throughout the year and below is a list of all major South African meetings.

  • Grand Heritage 
  • Charity Mile 
  • Gauteng Summer Cup 
  • SA Triple Crown 
  • Cape Fillies Guineas 
  • Cape Guineas  
  • Queen’s Plate  
  • The Sun Met 
  • Gauteng Guineas  
  • SA Classic  
  • Derby Day 
  • Empress Club Stakes  
  • Champions Day 
  • Tsogo Sun Sprint  
  • Daily News 2000 
  • Gold Challenge Day 
  • Durban July Handicap 
  • Mercury Sprint 
  • Gold Cup 

Horse Racing Calendar

As well as all the major horse racing meetings, there are a total of 29 Grade 1 races held throughout the year.


Queens Plate 
Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes 
Sun Met 
Cape Flying Championship 
Majorca Stakes 
Cape Derby


South African Classic 
Horse Chestnut Stakes 
South African Fillies Classic


Empress Club Stakes 
Premier’s Champions Challenge 
South African Derby 
Computform Sprint


Tsogo Sun Sprint 
City of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint 
Gold Medallion 
Allen Robertson Championship


Daily News 2000 
Woolavington 2000 
Gold Challenge


Durban July 
Garden Province Stakes 
Champions Cup 
Mercury Sprint 
Premiers Champion Stakes 
Thekwini Stakes

Horse Racing Live Streaming

Finding live streaming for South African horse racing can be tough. However, bookmakers are starting to introduce it to their platforms.

Betway is a leading bookmaker and they offer live streaming services for South African racing (we recommend bet365 for international readers). All you need is an account with a bet on the race and you can tune in.

Horse Racing Results

Bettors can find all South African horse racing results at any of our recommended bookmakers.

Knowing how your runner has fared is important and bookmakers make the extra effort to ensure all racing results are posted immediately after the race.

Horse Racing Fields

We will have updated fields for all the major South African Grade 1 races. 

That includes the barrier draw, final field and updated odds for South Africa’s marquee race meets.