Flamingo Horse Race

Kimberley, well-known for being a “city of first”, officially welcomed the Flamingo Horse Race Saturday 05 August 2017 at the Flamingo Horse Race Park. The patriots came out in numbers, stylishly dressed to show their support of this astounding event. The Flamingo Racing Park is an authentic sand race course in the country and is unique because horses perform better on sand than it would on grass. The purpose is to have this event is radically transform communities, support SMME development and also ensure that the event leaves an annual impact in the city, its community and the economy

“I am extremely excited about hosting such a prestigious event. Events form an important part of our tourism strategy, so  we say why events? Because events cause enormous economic opportunities and change communities, we as The Department of Tourism would like to welcome everybody and would like to encourage our visitors to take a “short left” to experience Northern Cape and Do Tourism, you will not be disappointed” Ms Sharon Lewis from the Northern Cape Tourism Association said. 

The fashion and horseracing fare is a major draw for the city of Kimberley, a first of its kind and an exhilarant experience. The fashion forward came with their glitzy outfits, dressed by their fashion favourites-strutting their styles while the horses galloped away. A number of SMME’s showed up exhibiting their products sharing the wonderful experience.  “This event did not happen overnight it’s a combination of 3 years of planning and hard work, I applaud Mr Darius Babuseng and Zanele from Bosco and their teams for making the “Kimberley July”  a success on its first year of commencement”  Ms Sharon Lewis concluded.

For first time betters the event offered an exciting first time experience as punters raced to the betting stations in the hope of winning. The 2000m sand oval track hosted 10 rounds of races and over 15 horses competing was sure to keep punters on their toes.

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