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Horse racing is alive and kicking in South Africa with 2021 being a great year for the sport, with many of SA’s best races thrilling the fans. Horse racing has always been a big part of South African culture with many people placing bets on our biggest races.

The 2022 racing calendar is jam-packed with entertainment and racing fans can look forward to a host of great racing events taking place.

First on the racing calendar for 2022 is the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival which takes place at the Kenilworth Racecourse this weekend. The Southern Suburbs track will come live in blue and white on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 January, with the highlight being the prestigious mile which was first held in 1861.

Defending champion Jet Dark is in the line-up on Saturday, and he faces ten rivals, including dual Met winner Rainbow Bridge in a race for the R1,5 million stake.

The Cape Town Met, which is also run at Kenilworth, is the premier horse racing event in Cape Town and takes place on 29 January 2022. The event attracted 50 000 visitors in pre-covid days and was first run in 1883.

The traditionally biggest and most attended horse racing event in Africa is the Durban July, which drew pre-covid crowds of about 55 000 people from far and wide. The annual event sees 18 of the top horses in South Africa compete at the Hollywoodbets Greyville racecourse to be crowned the prestigious champion for the year.

Last year Kommetdieding, who also lines up in Saturday’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, won Africa’s greatest horserace with former SA Champion jockey Gavin Lerena and the due should be back in 2022 to defend the title. The event takes place on the first Saturday of July – which falls on 2 July this year.

Make sure to understand the risks and the game that you are betting on and remember there is no such thing as a sure bet!

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