The Summer Cup is fought out on the standside track at Turffontein and it’s the toughest 2000m race on the continent. The horses run straight for the first 600m, giving those with high-number draws a chance to avoid being caught wide on the turn. The real test begins when the runners go into the bend at the 1400m with a steep 12m climb to the entrance to the home straight at the 800m mark. Then it’s straight all the way to the finishing post, giving horses who like to come from off the pace ample opportunity to get to the leaders. The R2-million Grade 1 race is a great test of speed and stamina. Don’t miss the action!