Online horserace betting has become incredibly popular over the years due to the number of events taking place and the easy accessibility to results and races. We have put together some of the most popular horserace betting events that take place throughout the year.
1. Royal Ascot – England
This British event is probably the most well-known of all horseracing events in the world. Known for its style, class and lavishness, this event is tied heavily to the royal family and the British Queen herself has attended every Royal Meet since the beginning of her reign. The Royal Ascot is presently standing at £5.5 million in prize money and will next take place between the 14th and 18th June 2016. Of course betting at the Royal Ascot is one of the major activities to do which includes betting Each Way and betting on a favourite horse to win. There are a variety of betting shops at the Royal Ascot, but betting takes place all over the world for this prestigious event.
2. Vodacom Durban July – Durban
Greatly discussed in our article Betting at the Durban July, this race is one of the most prestigious and lavish events in the South African horseracing calendar. The Vodacom Durban July takes place on the first Saturday in July each year at the Greyville Racecourse in Durban. The 2015 purse was R13.5 million and a record payout of R82 066 went to 197.4 winners at the actual event. This doesn’t take into consideration all offsite and online bets placed with other bookmakers.
3. Sansui Summer Cup – Johannesburg
The Sansui Summer Cup is Johannesburgs oldest and most respected first grade horseraces. Taking place at Turfontein Racecourse on the 28th November 2015, the sophisticated event is sure to attract betting enthusiasts from around the country. Read more about Betting at the Sansui Summer Cup here.
4. J&B Met – Cape Town
Kenilworth Racecourse is home to this prominent horseracing, betting and party event. The 2016 jackpot purse stands at R2.5 million and sixteen thoroughbreds will race to win the title around a 2000 meter track. The fashion, entertainment and sheer excitement will take place on January 30th 2016, so keep your eyes on upcoming betting odds for this event.
If you are interested in betting on exciting horseracing events throughout the year, have a read through our Guide to Horserace Betting in South Africa for more information.
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