The Gbets Gauteng Summer Cup

What to Expect


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. Email info@gautengsummercup.co.za if you are interested in hosting your own tent at the Summer Cup.


A highlight of the day is the inaugural half-time show that was launched in 2017. Taking place just before the main race, to announce it in the grandest way possible, the extravaganza features an impressive line-up including hundreds of dancers, performers, singers and more.


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 Grade 1 race offers a day of electrifying racing, while making the sport accessible and fun for young and old alike.

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 exciting treats for the little ones.


From urban youth and students to sophisticated fashionistas and celebs in a variety of stylish hospitality areas, the Gbets Gauteng Summer Cup is packed with parties to suit all the people of Gauteng.


The Summer Cup has always been as much about fashion as it is about racing. Not only are there roving fashion shows throughout the day, but visitors don themselves in their most stylish Summer Chic outfits as they prepare for a day of sartorial style and unforgettable fun.