A Charity Raceday organised by the Coastal Jockeys Association will take place at Durbanville on Saturday 10 October and will feature the popular Jockeys’ Chase, in which 12 riders compete in a 100m running race sponsored by the South African Association of Professional Farriers.
Money will be raised for the Groom School Trust and the Western Cape Equine Trust and the response from the racing industry has already been magnificent.
All eight races have already been sold off to sponsors, but a number of other sponsors have come forward and spokesman MJ Byleveld said: “Other sponsors are more than welcome to contact us and get involved in this worthy cause.” Enquiries should be directed to MJ Byleveld or Greg Cheyne, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook.
The Groom School assists grooms with schooling and also tries to improve the standards of service they provide to the racing industry, with learning programmes in stable management, horse care and riding.
The Western Cape Equine Trust was established as a non-profit organization to improve the well-being of horses in care. Through trust funding, a Horse Care Unit was opened and in 2010 a project called REHORP was established, in which ex-racehorses are donated to the trust’s care and, after being “let down” and schooled, they are re-homed to suitable caring owners.
Entertainment on course, other than the eight horse races, will include a live band and a rugby beer garden where the vital Wales vs Australia match can be watched live on multiple TV screens.
The kids will be catered for and their entertainment will include a jumping castle.
Pre book in the fan zone and receive a complimentary drink. Gates open at 11h00.