Horses For Causes charity race day to benefit local charities

Horses For Causes charity race day to benefit local charities

Three days of festivities culminates in the Horses For Causes charity race day on Saturday, 11 February at Kenilworth Racecourse.

It’s a day that sees the horseracing community rally behind a cause that supports 14 charities with the action on the track providing an exciting sideshow on a day when giving takes centre stage.

Among them are the Chaeli Campaign, Kronendal Music Academy, Bully Proof, The Lucky Lucky Foundation, The Sunflower Fund, Thrive, Santa Shoebox Project, Masi Corp, Sporting Chance, JP21 Project, the charitable endeavour by Proteas cricketer JP Duminy, the Cart Horse Protection Association as well as the South African Jockey Academy.

There’s lots to keep the entire family entertained on the day with mini-cricket, soccer and rugby, a jazz band and other music and dance performances. The Vineyard Oval Market will also be taking place which means lots of food and craft stall options.

With Valentines Day looming the organisers of the Horses For Causes raceday have opted for the ‘Rocking Red’ theme which will no doubt inspire a few flutters on jockeys wearing silks in that particular hue.

For racegoers wanting to get a glimpse of what it’s like to ride in a race, the South African Jockey Academy, in conjunction with Racing It’s A Rush,  will have their mechanical horses at Kenilworth.

Post a photo or video of yourself in action, tag any of the Racing. It’s A Rush social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) using the #ItsARush and you could win tickets to the Cape Town Prawn Festival in a fortnight’s time.

Funds will also be raised through the auction of several stallion services, including the likes of Elusive Fort, Duke Of Marmalade, Oratorio, What A Winter,Ideal World, Vercingetorix, Pomodoro, Pathfork, Go Deputy, Twice Over and Captain of All among them with a host of stud farms and members of the horseracing fraternity rallying behind the cause.

Proceeds from the stallion service auction will be shared among the Horses For Causes beneficiaries as well as the Western Cape Equine Trust.

To get involved in the day, tables can be booked in the Peninsula Room at a cost of R8500 for a table of 10 or in the Kenilworth and Somerset Rooms at R7000 per 10-seater.

For more information please contact Tracy on (021) 424 5843 or