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BMX Shoot out

Join us for lunch on Saturday


There are two important feature races at Kenilworth racecourse on Saturday. In the first, some emerging three-year-old stars line up in the Concord Cup. In the second, seasoned sprinters will battle out the Merchants.


However, the exciting races may well be the ones after the last horse race, when the Songo kids take on the jockeys in a series of BMX races around the parade ring. Jockeys will have to answer the question: Are you faster than a third-grader? is a charity that provides a life-changing after-school programme for children in Stellenbosch’s Kayamandi township (read more here). For the BMX races, the jockeys have been sponsored by racehorse owners to ride in their ‘silks’ (and the funds go to


We are responsible for the hospitality on the first floor at Kenilworth racecourse, particularly The Garrett Bar, which overlooks the parade ring. We’d like to honour the generosity of both owners and jockeys by having a good crowd cheering them on, so we’ve put together a special offer for lunch in The Garrett Bar.


You get all of this for R150 per person:


on arrival..

Complimentary glass of wine

Breads & paté on the table


your choice of main course..

100% Beef burger with cheddar, caramelised onion & fries


Deep fried beer battered fish with fries & tartare sauce


Potato gnocchi with green summer veg & burnt sage butter (v)


your choice of dessert…

Eton mess with summer veg & ginger syrup


Vanilla ice cream with chocolate ganache


Lunch is served from 1:00pm, followed by eight horse races, and then the BMX races at 6:00pm.


Limited space available. To book, please contact Hurter ( or 021-4470323)



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