Champions Day is Africa’s richest raceday, headlined by the R4-million Premier’s Champions Challenge. Nine feature races are run and total prize money for the day is more than R10 million. The feature-race menu includes four Grade 1 events in the Champions Challenge, the SA Derby, the SA Nursery and the Computaform Sprint as well as other races.

Champions Day Betting

Taking place on the 6th May at Turfontein race course in Johannesburg, this is bound to be a star-studded event.

Full list of entries for Champions Challenge 2017 (Grade 1) over 2000m at Turffontein:

  1. Legal Eagle
  2. Master Sabina
  3. Mac De Lago
  4. Brazuca
  5. French Navy
  6. Safe Harbour
  7. Deo Juvente
  8. It’s My Turn
  9. Celtic Captain
  10. Judicial
  11. Juxtapose
  12. Nother Russia
  13. Stonehenge
  14. Deputy Jud/Scratched
  15. Jubilee Line

Place your Champions Day bets today.Betting odds to be announced.


Before you place any bets, it would be useful to take note of the below betting tips:

1. Do your Research

The horses that are racing at Champions Day 2017 have a long history of racing in tournaments over the last few years. By understanding how they performed in each race, will allow you to have a better understanding of their expected performance.

2. Do your homework on the value of a bet

Professional horse racing punters always look for the “value” in a bet. This is when their idea of the probability for a horse winning is bigger than the bookmaker’s price indicates. If for example they think a horse has a 40% chance (15/10) of winning and the horse is priced up at 2/1 (33%), they have a decent betting opportunity. Therefore merely betting on your favorite horse is a risky decision as it may not pay off. It’s important to assess which bets will give you the most value, so do your homework.

3. Don’t bet too big too early

It’s important for Champions Challenge betting enthusiasts to manage their betting strategy and system to ensure that they don’t bet too big too early on. What does this mean? It means that if you place all your eggs in one basket too early on in the day, you may miss out on opportunities later in the day as your betting budget has already been exhausted. Divide your budget and time on opportunities throughout the day to ensure maximum coverage. This betting tip has helped many to win big at the Champions Challenge.

4. Have consistent betting systems

Serious horse racing punters are consistent in what they play. They don’t miss a place accumulator because three in a row have lost and they don’t increase their bet if they had a good win the day before. The best Champions Challenge betting punters find a system that works and they stick to it.

5. Manage your betting budget

All successful Champions Day bettors know that you need to have a Champions Day betting budget and stick to it. This is true especially if you have a good win. Sticking to your Champions Day betting budget allows you to plan your betting budget responsibly and ensures you don’t bet money that you don’t have to bet with. Responsible Champions Day betting is paramount when it comes to your betting budget.

6. Assess the going of the event before you bet

The going is the ground that horses will race on. Most horses will be influenced by the surface that they race on, is it muddy and soft or is it dry and firm? If a horse wins one or more races on soft or heavy going, you can presume with good reason that such ground is suited to his racing style. Unless the horse has run poorly on firm going, there is no conclusive evidence that firm going might not suit the horse even better. Therefore pay careful attention to the going at Turffontein racecourse just before the event before placing a bet.

Place your Champions Day bets today