Master Sabina wins the Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup 2015


It was an unforgettable day of high fashion, entertainment and socialising, capped by one of the greatest thoroughbred training feats of all time. Elegant race-goers gathered for a classic day’s racing at Turffontein Racecourse, South of Johannesburg on Saturday.

A perfect prelude to the pinnacle of the festive season, the highlight of the day of course came in the form of a well-deserved win for Master Sabina who won the premier R2 million Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup 2015 under a brilliant ride by Champion Jockey Gavin Lerena. He edged out his stablemate Deo Juvente and this result completed one of the finest training feats in South African history as trainer Geoff Woodruff had repeated his first and second finish of last year, having had the first three past the post the year before. Today his pair just held off the favourite, the Sean Tarry-trained topweight French Navy. Master Sabina later had to survive an objection by his stablemate Deo Juvente. The objection was speedily overruled.
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It’s A Rush for a Good Cause!

What happens when a score of South Africa’s most loved celebrities lend their names to a good cause? A golden RUSH of racing excitement, coupled with more than just a DASH of smiling faces added to the mix. That’s exactly what the Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup’s official charity drive,“ Racing. It’s a Rush Celebrity Charity Dash” hopes to achieve come 28 November 2015; as Mzansi’s hottest celebs do their bit to help bring smiles to thousands of disadvantaged children this festive season.

Now in its fifth year, Racing. It’s a Rush Celebrity Charity Dash, will see 20 celebrities taking to the track to raise money for SOS Children’s Villages South Africa. One of Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup’s favourite fixtures, this friendly philanthropic competition will donate R844 151.25, which is more than double the amount collected in 2014. Taking Johannesburg’s premier equestrian and fashion affair to thrilling new heights, the winning celebrity will not only take the credit of being the fastest on the track, but the honour of handing over the cheque to SOS Children’s Villages South Africa.

Celebrities such as Jen Su, Stacey Holland, Clive Maistry, Jay Astey and Jonathan Boyton-Lee join the likes of hip hop artist Solo, rugby athletes Robbie Coetzee and Courtnall Skosan among others, ensuring a bigger, bolder, tougher and of course More Jozi dash than ever before.

“This is my first Celebrity Charity Dash campaign and I’m so honoured to be taking part,” former Miss South Africa Joan Madibeng said, adding: “SOS Children’s Villages is an incredibly inspiring initiative that make a huge difference in the lives of disenfranchised children looking for a place
called home. Like any other celebrity taking part in this race who has been directly or indirectly affected by this dilemma, getting involved andlending a hand in such an important initiative was no brainer.”

Commenting on their involvement in this year’s celebrity dash challenge, Clyde Basel, Phumelela Sales and Marketing Executive said: “We are pleased to enter into our seventh year of hosting an event of this stature in Johannesburg, which reflects the generous spirit of the Gauteng SANSUI
Summer Cup and indeed all its partners and most importantly the joy of giving. As an organisation, community building and development is of high importance to us as we believe it’s our responsibility to give our talents, time and treasure to serve others.”

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SANSUI Summer Cup – shoe tips and trends by Europa Art Shoes


  1. This Season is very much about variety. Embellishments are everywhere. Whether in modern metal or Bohemian fringing, embroidery to exotic feathers, footwear is adorned with a stylish something. Make a statement this Race Day.
  2. If you’re planning on teetering in stilettos, look no further than our Gel Pads for comfort and cushioning. Perfect for Race Day! Available at @europaart
  3. Daywear dalliances include chunky summer sandals, strappy stilettos and sleek spring slip-ons in pantone palettes of hues of blue, mauve and mint, not to mention the bold and the beautiful coral, chartreuse and imperial red to pair with your Race Day outfit!
  4. Ankle detail is all the rage this season, and ensures that you stand out and make a statement on Race Day.
  5. For the gentlemen…Bold boating shoes and stylish sneakers are a staple for Race Day, in bright blues and reds to make a statement.
  6. Whether you are looking for laidback luxe or the bold and the beautiful for your Race Day ensemble, Europa Art Shoes has unlocked the most Stylish Spring/Summer yet, allowing you to embrace your vibrant spirit and style identity with fine fashion-forward footwear.
  7. At @europaart you can master #theartofstylish without comprising comfort. Pick the perfect pair that is both stylish and comfortable, to take you throughout the Day effortlessly.
  8. If you’re splashing out on a new pair of haute heels for Race Day, make sure to wear them in before Race Day. You never want to wear a brand new pair of shoes for a long period of time.

10 Things to Remember on Race Day:

We’ve got just a few days to go until the 2015 Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup. It’s going to be an amazing day out with some of the most incredible horseracing action, and a musical lineup to get everyone and anyone up and dancing. There are some things you need to remember before you head through to Turffontein though. Here are ten quick pointers on what to remember:

  1. Don’t forget your entrance ticket and accreditation! If you have a parking disc it is your life line!
  2. Check your Gate # before arriving at Turffontein Racecourse! It’s big and knowing where you are is the first step in the right direction!
  3. Charge your phone fully and if you can, bring a portable charger! It’s a long day and you will need to book Uber later!
  4. Book Uber to and from the races!
  5. Wear sunblock!
  6. Wear a hat! After all, it is a day at the races!
  7. Bring an extra pair of flat shoes if you are going to brace the heels. The Sound Experience after-party kicks off after the main race!
  8. Come rain or shine; make sure you have something warm should the weather change!
  9. Look after your valuables and hold your bag close to your body! Everyone loves everyone but be safe out there!
  10. Bring cash to make your life easier and to avoid queuing at the ATM’s.


Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup final field announcement

The final field and barrier positions for Johannesburg’s most prestigious race, the Gr 1 R2 million Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup to be run over 2000m, was announced today at a ceremony at the SmokeHouse Grill in the City and the tension-filled atmosphere provided a precursor to the big day on November 28.

The final field is full of class and the handicap conditions make it ultra competitive, so the race will attract a lot of discussion before the roar of the crowd marks the off next Saturday afternoon.

French Navy, one of two runners for champion trainer Sean Tarry, will carry topweight and will be the fancy of many after his powerful charge from the back under topweight  in the Peermont Emperor’s Charity Mile, which could have carried him closer than sixth if he had not experienced traffic problems.
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JJ Schoeman’s five fashion tips for the More Jozi horse race

JJ Schoeman is one of the trendiest and revered fashion designers in South Africa. He will once again be back at this year’s Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup, in his capacity as official designer and mentor for the Young Designer Award in association with DSSA and Steele Models. Are you wondering what to wear for the More Jozi horse race? Check out JJ’s five fashion tips below:

1. Wear locally designed and manufactured clothing according to your taste, proudly from Johannesburg. This is the More Jozi race day after all!
2. Mix modern with Urban, high fashion, beautiful, on trend pieces Local is lekker.
3. Street culture, young, hip, hop and happening. We live in the City of Gold! Embrace it.
4. Take inspiration from your Jozi surroundings, purple Jacaranda trees/nature, skyline, sunny weather, city life/night life/day life. Most importantly, don’t forget to wear pink!
5. Wear a piece that represents your culture/heritage/tradition. This is Jozi’s race day!

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Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup launches Jozi’s premier horseracing event

Johannesburg’s premier horse racing event welcomed familiar and new faces to the launch of the 2015 Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup at the Copper Bar in Bryanston on Tuesday evening. The uber-exclusive event marked the official countdown to this year’s More Jozi horse race, which takes place at Turffotein Racecourse on 28 November 2015.

The launch kicked off with the acoustic sounds of Warren Gravies, while guests mingled and sipped on their cocktails and enjoyed the backdrop of the beautiful sunset views of Johannesburg. Dressed in her Queteria and George design, Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup ambassador Dineo Moeketsi welcomed guests to the event. Continue reading

Come see Goldfish live

Cape Town duo, Goldfish are just one of the top musical outfits taking to the stage at this year’s Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup. With multiple awards and many stamps in their passports, the duo continues to fly the South African flag high on the international stage. We’re extremely excited to have them on this year’s lineup, alongside the likes of Cassper Nyovest, Mi Casa, Muzart, Goodluck and Vin Deysel.

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Is this your song of the summer? Come and see them performing it live at this year’s Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup: