Big Name Sponsors Onboard

Big Name Sponsors Onboard For 2014 Golden Horse Sprint

Golden Horse Casino, proud host of the annual Golden Horse Sprint Race Day – South Africa’s biggest, richest and oldest sprint horseracing event – has welcomed onboard big name sponsors to bring this year’s event to fruition.

Among the key sponsors of the 2014 Golden Horse Sprint Race Day are City of Pietermartizburg, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal; Nokia, Kia; Gold Circle Racing; East Coast Radio; KZN Eyethu, and Mango Airlines, which is presenting the fashion this year.

“We are proud to be associated with some of South Africa’s most prominent brands, as sponsors of our 2014 Golden Horse Sprint Race Day. Over the past 13 years that the event has been staged by Golden Horse, it has grown in stature, size and prominence to become one of the most highly-anticipated events on the Pietermaritzburg social calendar. Attracting some 200 000 people to the region, it has become one of the keynote events on the Kingdom of the Zulu event calendar.

“The massive and continually-growing success of the Golden Horse Sprint Race Day is attributable to the enthusiastic support we get from our sponsors, and our co-organiser, Gold Circle Racing. We are honoured to welcome The City of Pietermaritzburg and Tourism KwaZulu-Natal onboard as sponsors of the sprint event this year, as well as KZN Eyethu, East Coast Radio Nokia and Mango,” says the casino’s Marketing Manager, Prabashni Reddy.

She says The City of Pietermaritzburg and Tourism KwaZulu-Natal’s sponsorship and endorsement of the Golden Horse Sprint Race Day is significant.
“This association validates the event as a notable tourism attraction and positive economic enabler in Kwa Zulu-Natal,” says Reddy.

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal is responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of tourism into and within the KZN province – the Kingdom of the Zulu. Its goal is to position the province of KwaZulu-Natal as Africa’s leading tourism destination, nationally and internationally.

“The Golden Horse Sprint Race Day has emerged as one of the major events on Pietermaritzburg’s calendar, attracting thousands of people to the city each year and providing a platform to showcase its colourful and diverse tourism and leisure options,” concludes Reddy.

The 2014 Golden Horse Sprint Race Day takes place at Scottsville Racecourse on Saturday the 24th of May. Combing exhilarating racing, dramatic fashion and superlative entertainment by some of the country’s top artists, the event is a meeting place for the region’s fashionable, horseracing enthusiasts and socialites. 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. For further information, contact Irene’s Models on Tel: 033 3460791 or 0828083952 or email:

This year the Sprint will offer two Marquee Villages where guests can enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout the day. The Gagasi FM Marquee Village will feature Gagasi FM DJ’s showing off their talents from 10:00 throughout the day until midnight and will also offer live entertainment by well-known South African performers. The second Village, called the Escape Music Festival Marquee, will also offer guests the best local cuisine; a cash bar and the opportunity of a lifetime to see the famous DJ KANT from Denmark live in action. Entry tickets for both of these Marquee Villages are available at Computicket and cost R150 for a general entry ticket or R300 for VIP access. Tickets will also be on sale at the doors on the day of the Sprint. For more information please contact Brendon at or on 082 563 2304.

The event culminates with an after party, featuring top SA house band, Micasa, at the Golden Horse Conference Centre. Tickets will cost R120 per person and is available at the casino’s customer services desk.

Being Pietermaritzburg’s entertainment destination of choice, Golden Horse Casino has become associated with some of the most spectacular events and is a favorite choice for our countries’ top performers.  Aptly so, Golden Horse Casino is excited to play host to the highly anticipated National Jazz Festival in August this year.

The Golden Horse Sprint event kicks off at 9:30 am and there is no entrance fee.

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