Will SA racing re-open 1st May?

The big question for the horse racing industry collectively right now.. will we be back racing on May 1st. 

There’s factors both for and against at play let’s take a look..


  • Industry faces critical damage or total collapse without immediate return to racing
  • Government’s Covid-19 prevention and management requirements can be met
  • Valued contribution to the economy in terms of employment, turnover and tax


  • Sports events will remain prohibited in May
  • Number of people required on course for racing purposes may be too high