eLan Gold Cup

Festival of Racing

eLan Gold Cup


First run in 1921, the Gold Cup is Africa’s premier marathon for long-distance runners. Many famous names have partaken in and won this famous old race. It’s a challenging event for horses and jockeys alike, and has been throughout its long and storied history.

eLan Property Group has been the proud sponsor of the Gold Cup since 2014. This year will be our fifth as the headline sponsor. Over recent years, the eLan Gold Cup has been reinvigorated. It’s now a prestigious day of celebration, encompassing elements of lifestyle, fashion, food, and, of course, horseracing.

The eLan Gold Cup is the final event in the Festival of Racing calendar. There are 16 horses running in the main race, the longest race of the day, at the eLan Gold Cup at Greyville Racecourse. Each of these 16 horses is allocated to a Golden Saddle winner. A Golden Saddle winner is a randomly chosen finalist who has submitted their application to this contest. In order to win the main prize of a R1 million plot of land at the beautiful Blythedale Coastal Estate, it is essential that you, should you be a finalist, attend the eLan Gold Cup. In the final race of the upcoming eLan Gold Cup, each finalist will be assigned a horse. They then become “virtual horse owners”. The finalist with the winning horse wins the piece of land. It’s that simple.

Follow this link to enter the competition:

Previous winners include:

2017 – Trevor Harding
2018 – Ayanda Mchunu



The premier VIP venue at the eLan Gold Cup is being hosted by the title sponsor. eLan is hosting a day of extravagance in the Champions Room, which has been further extended with a race day viewing deck. The Champions Room will be exposing 600 clients, investors, and guests to a day of racing, entertainment, delicious food, and the best networking opportunities for corporates and businesspeople. Tickets are priced at R2000 a ticket. Bookings can be made as individuals or tables of 10.


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