There’s no better time to race in the cape

Race Incentives

The Cape Turf Club is committed to elevating the excitement of horseracing with our rewarding incentives.

We believe in the benefits of incentives to enhance the racing experience for the racing community and contribute positively to our industry’s ecosystem.


The appearance fee breakdown is made up of the following:

A – Snaith/Bass/CrawfordR2 000R400
             B –    Marshall/Kotzen/KannemeyerR2 500R500
C – The rest + ALL raidersR3 000R750

Jockeys will receive R100 a ride.


Visitors will be R10 000 to the owner and R10 000 to the trainer for non-festival meetings during the summer season only.

This increases to R50 000 to the owner and R50 000 to the trainer at a Festival meeting but does not apply to races with stakes in excess of R500 000.

Subsidies for transport and free, stable rental are also offered to out-of-province runners during the Summer Racing Season, which runs from 1 November to 16 March 2025.


Hollywoodbets Kenilworth, located in Cape Town, South Africa, is known for hosting eight prestigious Festival Race Meetings during the Cape Summer Season.

These festival race meetings not only showcase top-class horseracing, but also offer substantial cash incentives to trainers and owners, adding further excitement and reward to these prestigious events during the Cape Summer Season.

The Festival starts on 23 November 2024 with the Cape Punters Cup and builds through December to March, closing off with the Cape Racing Sales Racemeeting.

This event will take place on 23 November 2024

Cape Punters Cup, 1600mGrade 2
Sophomore Sprint, 1200mListed
Summer Bowl, 1600mNon-Black Type

This event will take place on 7 December 2024

Cape Fillies Guineas, 1600mGrade 1
Green Point Stakes, 1600mGrade 2
Southern Cross Stakes, 1000mGrade 2
Cape Summer Stayers Handicap, 2500mGrade 3

This event will take place on 14 December 2024

Cape Merchants, 1200mGrade 2


This event will take place on 21 December 2024

HWB Cape Guineas, 1600mGrade 1
Peninsula Handicap, 1800mGrade 2
HWB Victress Stakes, 1800mGrade 3
Commonwealth Plate, 1000mNon-Black Type
Summer Coronation Plate, 1000mNon-Black Type


This event will take place on 4 January 2025

L’Ormarins King’s Plate, 1600mGrade 1
Paddock Stakes, 1800mGrade 1
Premier Trophy, 1800mGrade 2
Sceptre Stakes, 1200mGrade 2
Chairmans Cup, 2500mGrade 3
Trippi Stakes, 1000mNon-Black Type
Winchester Sprint Cup, 1000mNon-Black Type
Ladies International, 1200mInvitational

This event will take place on 25 January 2025


Cape Town MET, 2000mGrade 1
Cape Flying Championships, 1000mGrade 1
Majorca Stakes, 1600mGrade 1
Western Cape Stayers, 2800mGrade 2
Politician Stakes, 1800mGrade 3
Summer Juvenile Stakes, 1100mListed
Olympic Duel Stakes, 1200mListed


This event will take place on 22 February 2025

Cape Derby, 2000mGrade 1
Diadem Stakes, 1200mGrade 2
Vasco Prix Du Cap, 1400mGrade 3
Cape of Good Hope Nursery, 1200mGrade 3
Jet Master Stakes, 1600mListed
Cape Fillies Classic, 2000mListed
Jockey and Workrider Challenge 


This event will take place on 16 March 2025

Cape Racing Slipper, 1200mSales Race



The Cape Turf Club remains committed to the innovation and evolution of horseracing, and our various incentive schemes form a part of this vision. Come Summer or Winter, there is no better time to race in the Cape.

There’s a first prize pot of R100 000 at stake, and all Class 4, 5 & C Stakes races qualify. Horses earn points for runs in qualifying races throughout the racing season and are paid out according to their final table position on 31 July. Prizes go up to 20th place with a pay-out of R25 000.

R100 000 – First Place
R90 000 – Second Place
R85 000 – Third Place
R80 000 – Fourth Place
R75 000 – Fifth Place

Log updated as of 25 June 2024

Seq.HorseAge Sex MR TrainerOwnerPoints Runs 
1MASTER OF PARIS3G78Justin Snaith Mesdames Nancy Hossack & P A Isdell & Kalinga 857
2PALO QUEEN4F78Paul Reeves Mesdames G M Davies & C Reeves, Messrs B E Leppan, M I Muskett & A Snyders & Mrs J C Marable-Swarts & J J Swarts 836
3SHIFTING PATH4G67Piet Botha Dare 2 Dream Racing Syndicate (Nom: Piet Botha) 806
4SUMMER NIGHT CITY4F62Eric Sands Messrs G J Gatt & A E Sands 757
5KEBONALESEDI4G70Eric Sands Mr F M Carruthers 717
6RADICCHIO4G76Piet Botha Mr G P Zurnamer 717
7KELP FOREST4G78Adam Marcus Messrs M Bhim, P Boonzaaier, D C Burroughs, Clinton George, Aron van Graan & M Liontarides, Nick & Val McFall & Mr C Dorrington & Ms A M De Manielle 676
8ESCARPMENT3G86Piet Botha Miss K Bosman, Messrs M B Bloemstein, M A Govender, M Le Roux & W G Weiss 665
9OLIVER4G84Adam Marcus Mr B Kantor 654
10SLURRICANE5G77Vaughan Marshall Mr V H Marshall & Ms J H Jones 655
11ALL ABOUT RONNIE4G78Des A McLachlan Denis Le Breton 636
12BLACK PATH5M51Peter D Wrensch Mr P D Wrensch 639
13SPIRIT’S UNITE3G68Piet Steyn Messrs E A Braun, W D Mealing & E L P Steyn 637
14LIKETHECLAPPERS5G63Justin Snaith Mr D D MacLean 606
15WHY NOT JACKIE4F63Paul Reeves Andy Elton 606
16WORDSWORTH6G65Greg Ennion Mr G W Ennion 606
17FLY TO RIO6M56Greg Ennion Mr G W Ennion 597
18ENCHANTING CHOICE3F82Dean Kannemeyer Khaya Stables (Pty) Ltd 586
19GOLD INDEX4G65Lunga Gila The Social Squad Syndicate (Nom: Mr Devon Pretorius) 586
20GLEE CLUB3F79Greg Ennion Wilgerbosdrift (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mrs M Slack) 576

Consecutive Runs

Horses that race consecutively in the Cape qualify for the following bonuses.

Prize money breakdown:
R 25,000 – 12 consecutive Race starts
R 35,000 – 15 consecutive Race starts
R 50,000 – 20 consecutive Race starts

Log updated as of 25 June 2024

PlaceHorse NameRunsTrainer
1stEASY MONEY14P Botha
3rdCATTALEYA13G Ennion
F EIGHT13P Kruyer
FLY TO RIO13G Ennion
7thCONNERY12G Kotzen

Syndicate Championship

The Syndicate Championship is applicable to all Cape Turf Club approved Syndicates.

Prize money breakdown:
R100 000 – First Place
R50 000 – Second Place
R25 000 – Third Place
R10 000 – Fourth Place
R5 000 – Fifth Place

Log updated as of 25 June 2024

PositionSyndicate SyndicatorPoints
1stCentenary ClubC Bass-Robinson270
Gulf RacingK Felix255
3rdOne World V Marshall175
4thGenuine EnnionG Ennion170
5thJazz SyndicateG Ennion140
6thWolf PowerD Howell120
L’OrmarinsG Rupert100
8thHangover SyndicateM Bass55
HorizonM Bass55
10thDare2Dream P Botha50
WoodhillG Kotzen45
12thNormandyO Foulkes30
13thTriple A Racing SyndicateA Azzie25
14thTo The HiltM Fullard20
15thVHM Racing SyndicateV Marshall10
16thChampagne SyndicateG MacGregor5
Turf Talk SyndicateG Knowles10



Cape Racing Sales Juveniles

  • The CRS R100 000 bonus is a juvenile bonus stakes incentive for qualifying sale graduates earned for their maiden juvenile win only
  • Bonuses of R100 000 will be paid for the qualifying graduate’s first juvenile maiden win in any maiden and/or juvenile race
  • R75 000 is awarded to the winning owner
  • R25 000 is awarded to the winning vendor. The vendor bonus will be paid out to the vendor from the first Cape Racing Sales auction from which the horse was sold
  • Bonuses are limited to the first 40 juvenile winners
  • The total payout is R4 Million

* Terms and Conditions apply

Cape Racing Sales Slipper

The Slipper is run over 1200m for qualifying 2yo graduates of Cape Racing Sales, this race forms part of the Cape Summer Festival of Racing at the picturesque Hollywoodbets Kenilworth RacecourseCape Town is an alluring tourist destination for world travellers during a temperate summer, with exceptional racing and quality sales, creating an experience that is quintessentially Cape Town. This lucrative race will be run for a purse of R1.5 million in 2025 and R3 Million in 2026.

There is no better time to buy in the Cape!

Cape Racing Sales Pinhooking

When you purchase a yearling at the Cape Racing Sales Winter Yearling Sale 2024.
Payment is only due after selling the yearling at the Cape Racing Sales Breeze Up and 2YO Unbroken Sale in October 2024.

Summary of how the costs apply within the Pin-hooking scheme:


  • CRS Yearling Sale – 2% Buyers Commission
  • R5000 CRS Bonus Initiative levy



  • Free entry onto the sale
  • 5% Vendor Commission
  • 3% Pinhook Premium



  • 2% Buyer Commission
  • R5000 CRS Initiative Levy


To participate in the Pin-hooking Incentive please send an inquiry to Justin Vermaak –  justin@caperacing.co.za


*Terms and Conditions Apply

Hollywoodbets Durbanville, Saturday 28 September