Over the course of the last ten years South African horse racing has taken giant leaps forward and has become one of the most popular sports in the country.
The national horse racing body is known as the National Horseracing Authority and was founded in 1882. With at least one race meeting a day, South African horse racing is worth following for the premier event of their year alone, the exhilarating Durban July Handicap at Greyville racecourse. The Durban showpiece has a decorated history and was first run in 1897, making it one of the most prestigious sporting events on the South African calendar.
Equally, the Summer Cup, held at Turffontein Racecourse in Johannesburg, and The J & B Met, which is held at Kenilworth race track in Cape Town are both huge sporting occasions and are gambled on accordingly.
In the past decade South African horseracing has learnt to enjoy incredible success on the global stage. After Colorado King and Hawaii made the trip from the South Africa to the United States in the 1960s, their success was well-documented and Hawaii’s spell as a sire stamped South Africa’s print firmly on global racing.
Sensational South African raiders London News, Horse Chestnut and Victory Moon have gone a long way to putting South African racing on a level playing field with the rest of the world and trainer Mike De Kock has enjoyed great success from Dubai to England with his stable of native superstars.
With so much action available to punters and with the standard of racing now recognized as being world class, it seems right that here at live-horseracing, we should stream all the action, everyday, live to your desktops.
Betfair punters can watch all the action from the following South African tracks; Turffontein, Clairwood, Kenilworth, Arlington, Vaal, Fairview, Scottsville, Durbanville.
Follow this link to their website for more information and find out how to watch all the action streaming with Betfair Live.