The latest initiative to bring racing to the public is a joint venture between Racing It’s A Rush and Stellenbosch University’s SRC at Durbanville Racecourse on St Patrick’s Day 17 March.
A lot of credit should go to the lovely Luella Robinson, wife of trainer Mike, as this was largely her initiative.
The main aim is to educate students about the industry as a whole, and to shed some light on the different aspects and careers available. The industry is filled not only with jockeys and trainers, but behind the scenes event co-ordinators, health & safety officer’s, advertising and marketing, finance, general administration and course management- just to name a few.
Together we hope to “de-mystify” the industry. Teach people about racehorse ownership and the different types available. Educate individuals about what it takes to get a horse to the race course and from here- hope to grow the support and following.
It is such an amazing feeling to stand in the parade ring, so why not experience what it is like to be an owner for the day by attending one of the many tours on offer. You will enjoy the benefit of going into the parade ring ahead of a race, to hear the jockey and trainer’s strategy for their runner.
Students will be transported to and from the course with HG Travelling Services and have the ever so knowledgeable Racing It’s A Rush team explaining the industry and answering their questions.
Gates open at 11am with plenty to eat and drink from CBC Brewery selections and if a good pint is not the order of the day for you, fear not- KWV will have their finest selection on offer.
There will be street braai vendors offering quick and easy meals. But if you are one to enjoy the finer things in life, then head on up to the 1stfloor where you will get to enjoy a St Patrick’s Day themed buffet for just R245 per head.
In between the 8 races, race goers will be entertained with live music brought to you by Adriaan Krause and a whole host of lucky draws with fabulous prizes, including (but not limited to), a stay at the magnificent Club Mykonos. And of course, since the Super Rugby season is well on its way, there will be a host of big screen TV’s so that you still get to support your team.
Join us whilst we entertain students and likeminded folks at the St Patrick’s Day Celebration being held at Durbanville Racecourse on Saturday, 17th March.