Trotting and Harness Racing
The Harness Racing Association of South Africa
Trotting in South Africa

Trotting South Africa is dedicated to Trotting, the Standardbred, and the competition and sportsmanship of the non-gallop gaits.

Harness Racing, or Trotting, is an equine sport which on a combined and collective global basis is as large worldwide as conventional flat horse racing. It has huge public appeal in Europe, North America, and Australasia. Utilising the Standardbred horse, or “trotter” (as they are called in Europe), a light weight sulky of ±20Kgs and driver, racing takes place on oval sand tracks over a distance of 1 mile (1600m).



Golden Tilly - TSA Breeding

R1,000.00 (NIF - Free return)

Live Cover or Artificial Insemination

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Swedish Trotting

New Swedish website published in English, visit

Harness Racing South Africa website published in Swedish, visit

Live simulcasts on
DSTV’s TellyTrack

Introduction of televised live simulcasts of Swedish racing on which South African punters can bet.

These simulcasts can be viewed on DSTV's channel channel 232 - TellyTrack at lunchtime on Mondays.

Coming to a race track near you

The first tracks will be situated in KZN province, and Scottsville and Dundee racetracks are both currently being surveyed for these purposes.

Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein are also earmarked as future M track-sites, and Bisho, Umtata, Polokwane, as future R tracks.


41% of Harness races are won by favourites. Visit your local off-course tote, or get yourself a tele-betting card by visiting

First licensed black amateur driver in South Africa

On Gold Cup day Menzi Buthelezi and horse El Gloriousa (Aus), gave a display at Greyville race course.

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