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World Sports Betting have once again stepped into the breach and will sponsor this year’s Gauteng Summer Cup.

World Sports Betting presents the Gauteng Summer Cup is a Grade 1 race over 2000m and will be run at Turffontein on Saturday 27 November.

In doing so, it has enabled the prizemoney to be increased from R1 million to R2 million, making it the first feature in the country to return to its pre-covid stake.

Ryno du Plessis, Chief Marketing Officer for the sponsors said: “World Sports Betting is proud to once again have our name attached to the Highveld’s biggest race.

“It complements our racing sponsorships very well as we are weeks away from our flagship Western Cape race, the World Sports Betting Fillies Guineas, and we also have the Vaal extravaganza, the World Sports Betting Grand Heritage coming up.

“WSB has always been, and will always be, committed to the sport and we applaud the Phumelela team on their recent efforts. We are proud to play our part in growing racing once again.

“We thank all of our loyal supporters, and we look forward to a great day’s racing.”

There are five other feature races on the day, the Dingaans for three-year-olds and the Ipi Tombe Challenge for fillies and mares, both Grade 2 races over 1600m, the Merchants and Magnolia Handicap for fillies and mares, both Grade 3 events over 1160m, and the Listed Racing Association Handicap over 3200m.

Patrick Davis, Racing Executive for Phumelela, thanked World Sports Betting for their sponsorship. “Their involvement has enabled us to increase the stake to R2-million. It appears we have attracted a top-class field this year and with the other features on the day, we are looking forward to a fantastic day of racing.”

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