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About the Summer Cup

The SANSUI Summer Cup is the power, the pace and the pulse of an esteemed legacy of thoroughbred horse racing in Johannesburg. This sophisticated social and sporting event is Johannesburg’s oldest and most respected first-grade horse race. It was first run in 1887, a year after the dusty mining camp that was to become Johannesburg sprang up on the farm Turffontein following the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand.

Global leader in consumer electronics SANSUI, first sponsored the day-night Summer Cup in 2009. Today, the SANSUI Summer Cup is the highlight of the Johannesburg feature-race season and remains one of the city’s most fashionable and sought-after social events.

Previous Race Winners

A prestigious and passionately contested title, many famous horses have won the Summer Cup over the years.

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History of Races

 

Get to know the SANSUI Summer Cup and view the history of the races.

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Event Info

Taryn Rautenbach
011 305 9844
taryn@matchworld.co.za

Hospitality Packages

John McCarthy
011 305 9877
john@megapro.co.za

Press & Media Info

Tamsin Schepers
011 305 9840
tamsin@matchworld.co.za

Previous Race Winners

A prestigious and passionately contested title, many famous horses have won the Summer Cup over the years, including:

  • Pamphlet (1917)
  • Lenin (1940)
  • Java (1956 – 1958)
  • Cuff Link (1963)
  • Caradoc (1966)
  • Home Guard (1970)
  • Elevation (1972 – 1974)
  • Roland’s Song (1990 and 1991)
  • Empress Club (1992)
  • Delta Form (2000)
  • Ingleside (2001)
  • Wolf Whistle (2003)
  • Ilha da Vitoria (2005)
  • Rudra (2008)
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