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2014 Golden Horse Sprint

Be Free and Run Wild at South Africa’s Biggest Sprint Race Event

Feel the energy, experience the thrill, and Run Wild at South Africa’s oldest, biggest and richest sprint race event, the Golden Horse Sprint Race Day 2014. You will be blown away by dazzling fashion, exhilarating horseracing and pulse-raising entertainment. It’s all happening at Pietermaritzburg’s Scottsville Racecourse on Saturday the 24th of May.

With South Africa’s fastest sprinters competing and prize money of over R2-million, competition will be fierce. The stakes are always high in the two main sprint races; the Golden Horse Sprint, which this year carries a first prize bounty of R750 000, and the Tsogo Sun Medallion Race, which offers a prize of R600 000. In addition to being the largest sprint race event in South Africa, it is the only one to feature four Grade One sprint races.

A Glamorous Affair

As always, the Golden Horse Sprint Race Day will showcase outrageous designs by emerging and professional designers in the Fashion Design Competition. Designers and stylists are called to let their imaginations run wild and take their place in the spotlight.

The theme for this year’s Fashion Design Competition is “Glamorous Affair”. Designers are urged to step back to an era where dramatic, ground-sweeping dresses, regal gowns and the elegance of satin and lace were the order. There are five categories in the competition: Best Dressed Person; Most Glamorous Couple; Best Head Gear; Best Young Designer, and Avant-Garde. There is no limit to the number of categories designers can enter.

To register for entry to the competition, designers must arrive at Scottville Racecourse by no later than 09:00 on Saturday the 24th of May. They must meet at the fashion stage area to register and be briefed. Preliminary judging will commence at 09:30. For further information, contact Irene’s Models on Tel: 033 3460791 or 0828083952 or email:

Unbridled fun

Unbridled fun is promised at the Run Wild-themed Golden Horse Sprint Race Day. Taking centre stage at the highly-anticipated after party is top South African house band, Micasa. The raging party kicks-off at 21h00 at the Golden Horse Conference Centre. Entrance is R120 per person and tickets are available at the casino’s Customer Service Desk.

The band – which has performed at Golden Horse before to rave reviews – is revered for their special brand of soulful house music which merges dance music, jazz, vocals, and disco. A capacity crowd is expected for their performance.

The Entertainment Hub

The rocking Marquee Village will be the hospitality and entertainment hub of the race day. Golden Horse Casino and with Gold Circle Racing will offer exclusive links with fashion icons, musical artists and other celebrities at the specially-erected Marquee Village.

Companies can hire their own private, tent-suites for entertaining clients, networking or simply for treating employees to an awesome experience. Super Hospitality Packages are available to suit large, medium and small businesses. Packages include sumptuous meal offerings, comfortable seating, television screens for watching the sprint events and full service.