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KZN Breeders Series Entries for 2019 OPEN!

The winning team, with Frank Robinson representing Ormond Ferraris. Image: Candiese Marnewick
The winning team, with Frank Robinson representing Ormond Ferraris. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Entries have opened for the KZN Breeders Series of eight races at a stake of R200 000 each, held on KZN Breeders Race Day taking place on Saturday 29 June 2019, and last year saw 700 horses entered for the day.

First entries for 3yo’s and up close on Friday, 14 December 2018 at 4pm.

Entries for juveniles have been extended, and will close on Thursday 21 March 2019 at 4pm.

Entry fees for each horse is R57.


The KZN Breeders Series was introduced to reward our owners and trainers who support our local breeders with the purchase of “KZN-bred” horses, by offering an opportunity to win a substantial stake on the day and has been an overwhelming success each year, with our owners and trainers and breeders who enthusiastically support our black and white race day, filling the Durban View Room to capacity.

Please note the supplementary entry dates and fees:

Supplementary Entries close Friday, 19 April 2019 at 16:00 Fee: R2280 (Fee R2000 + Vat R280)
Final Supplementary Entries close Thursday, 13 June 2019 at 11:00 Fee: R11400 (Fee R10000 + Vat R1400)


The races will all be run over Greyville’s Polytrack, excluding the Million Mile (and excluded from this pre-entry process) which will be run on turf on the KZN Breeders Race Day, taking place.

The KZN Breeders Race Day will see stakes being won for a total of R2,800 000 exclusively for KZN-breds, making it one of the biggest race days on Gold Circle’s calendar.

The KZN Breeders Race Day is restricted to horses that qualify as “KZN-breds” in terms of the KZN Breeders Premium scheme and need to be registered with the KZN Breeders Club.

The breeder must be registered and in turn, the breeder must have registered the horse with the Scheme to be considered for entry as a yearling or two year old (two year olds do incur penalties for late registration). Three year olds may not be registered under any circumstances and in accordance with the rules of the KZN Breeder Premium Scheme.

Warren Kennedy is all smiles as he wins the Million Mile for a second time, both on sons of Kahal. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Romany Prince. Image: Candiese Marnewick

The race meeting comes the weekend before the KZN Yearling Sale and will give added incentive to prospective buyers to invest in KZN-bred stock – the winners and first three places of each of the KZN Breeders Series of races, in addition to the large winning stake, each receiving a voucher towards the purchase of a KZN-bred yearling at the KZN Yearling Sale a week later.

The eight supporting races will be two races each over 1200m, 1600m and one race for the 1900m, one each for fillies and mares and colts and geldings respectively and two juvenile races each for colts and fillies over 1200m. The races will be open to all horses country-wide whose credentials meet the criteria of “KZN-bred” as prescribed by the rules of the KZN Breeders Premium Scheme.

To qualify for the races, points will be awarded in the months leading up to the racemeeting, from 1 January 2019 to Final Acceptance in June 2019. All races run throughout South Africa qualify for point-scoring purposes.

Horses registered at first entry will receive a 4-point bonus but horses supplemented in April and June will not qualify for the bonus.

Points for Maiden races will be awarded on a 4, 3, 2 basis for first, second and third. All other races, including Grade 1’s, will have points awarded from first to fifth on 8, 6, 4, 3, 1 basis.

Points will be awarded regardless of the distance of the races and it will be up to the connections of the horses as to which races they nominate for. The intention is to publish a points log on a fortnightly basis.

Keep an eye on our website for the updated logs.

To check if your racehorse is registered with the KZN Breeders Premium Scheme in order to qualify, contact dhevm@goldcircle.co.za with the horses name, dam and year of foaling.

We look forward to the entries and attracting yet another day of quality fields of KZN-breds and a day of first class racing and entertainment for breeders and owners alike.

Click here to find out more information about our KZN Breeders Premium scheme.

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