Horseracing and delicious seafood meet at Cape Town Prawn Festival

Horseracing and delicious seafood meet at Cape Town Prawn Festival

The Cape Summer Of Champions Season 2015/2016 has seen some ground breaking and well received changes and the hugely successful festival of racing will close in grand style on Saturday, February 20, with the much anticipated Cape Town Prawn Festival at Kenilworth Racecourse.
The race meeting includes two Gr 3 events, the Vasco Prix du Cap and the CTS Chairman’s Cup, so there will be good racing to watch, but it is also a family fun day out with plenty of on course entertainment and of course tons of prawns at bargain prices.

The Prix du Cap’s sponsor is Vasco Da Gama, a popular pub in Green Point frequented by sportsmen, sportswomen and sports fans.
It is very much a horseracing friendly pub, being owned by one of Cape Town’s most passionate racing owners, Bryn Ressell. Vasco have been involved in racing sponsorship before and bring their special vibe to the racecourse.

Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) have brought plenty of excitement to Cape racing, firstly through their innovative inner city Premier Yearling Sale and latterly through the lucrative Sales Races they have put on, which included January’s CTS Million Dollar, by far the richest race in South African history. CTS have expanded and also stage sales in Johannesburg.
Racegoers on Saturday will be able to enjoy fresh succulent prawns for only R149 which includes a kilogram of prawns, chips or rice and a choice of peri-peri, lemon butter or garlic butter sauces. This family fun day will not only include live entertainment, but racegoers on the day can stand a chance to win appliance giveaways to the value of R50000, which includes a grand prize for one lucky racegoer of appliances to the value of R20000. Winners will be drawn throughout the day in the winner’s circle and prize winners will need to be present in order to claim prizes, as well as have a valid ID or driver’s license. (For a full list of Terms and Conditions, visit

Gates open at 11am and entrance is free. Bring the whole family and let the children enjoy a host of kid’s entertainment. There will be jumping castles, which includes a four meter climbing wall, a pirate ship, a junior obstacle course and rainbow slide to cater for all age groups.
Sand art will be available at a nominal fee of R25 a card. There will be ice cream on sale and various performers, from juggling artists to soccer performance artists, will keep the kids entertained.
The Somerset Room is offering patrons a delicious seafood extravaganza lunch which includes a bottle of white wine per couple, for only R350 per person. Watch the horseracing on the day from the comfort of this venue

* Gates open at 11am and entrance is free.
For hospitality bookings and if you would like to book a table, call 021 797 6037.