The Betway Summer Cup; Gauteng‘s most prestigious horse racing event and one of the biggest social events of the year, returns to the Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday, 25 November 2023 with the theme ‘Summer Reign’.

This year marks the second year of Betway‘s sponsorship of the iconic Joburg race day and the event promises to be even bigger and better, with a record-breaking R5 million stakes pot for one of the city’s oldest and richest horse races, doubling last year’s prize money.

This year’s blue-ribbon event will be combining the elegance of horse racing with thrilling entertainment, and the latest fashion trends underpinned by the royal theme: Summer Reign – a sun-soaked celebration of the South African summer.

Photo By Austin Malema

Setting the stage for the biggest party in Joburg, will be VIP marquees, delectable food stalls and top-tier entertainment including multi-award-winning DJ Zinhle and ‘Tjina’ hitmaker Lady Du, who will be headlining the Half Time Show and the official Betway Summer Cup after-party.

With an array of vibrant experiences for punters and horse racing enthusiasts, racegoers can look forward to a phenomenal day on one of Joburg‘s biggest tourist attractions and an event that kickstarts the city’s festive season. Joburg Tourism Company has again come on board this year as a destination partner of the Betway Summer Cup.

4Racing has also partnered with one of the continent’s leading airlines, South African Airways (SAA) as the event’s official airline partner, offering a 10-15% discount for travellers booking flights with SAA before 10 December 2023, using the code ‘BETSC23‘.

Photo By Austin Malema

Fashionistas can look forward to being snapped by renowned lifestyle photographer Austin Malema, who will be capturing the essence of the day, with the best dressed racegoers in line for fantastic prizes. Revellers can also look forward to looks from African Luxury Design House, Excelsior Lusso, who will put on a showcase on the day. A glitzy red-carpet experience will capture the celebrities, jockeys and personalities who will all gather at Turffontein for the day.

Topping up the fun will be top-quality tequila brand, Los Locos Tequila Reposado, who will have bars and activations spread across the greens, while an exclusive Summer Garden picnic area is sure to be a popular spot on the day.

TAB4Racing will also be re-introducing the exciting Superfecta bet at the Betway Summer Cup this year. This will allow punters to bet on the first 6 horses past the post, increasing their chances of winning big this summer!

“The Betway Summer Cup stands out as a distinctive Joburg extravaganza, highlighting the thrill of top-tier horse racing with a celebration of the South African summer. This year, with Betway we have taken our commitment to excellence to a whole new level, doubling the stakes to an impressive R5 million. Our goal is to bring together individuals from all walks of life to witness the majestic display and adrenaline of top class horse-racing at the richest race in Gauteng. This is the ultimate kickstart to the festive season and an unforgettable experience in the heart of the city. We absolutely cannot wait to Make it Reign at the Betway Summer Cup,” .

said Fundi Sithebe, 4Racing CEO

For those eager to secure their spot, hospitality bookings and general access tickets are now available from just R100. Save the date and stay tuned for more exciting details. For further information and ticket purchases, please visit

Get ready for an unforgettable experience, as we celebrate a sizzling summer’s day out in Johannesburg with the sport of kings and queens.