Bray Horse Bush Race:
The Bray Horse Race is ‘Bush Race’ through the dusty streets. There’s no track, and no professional jockeys, but the horses are thoroughbreds, they are fast, furious and spirited and the ‘amateur jockeys’, garbed in full racing gear, are often racing stable hands and grooms who are very experienced riders.
There are 10 races in all, and it is all very serious business from the yelling and emotions and the horses to the betting.
The race attracts entrants from all over the country and beyond, and generates hundreds of thousands of Rands in income.
Rather delightfully, the Bray Horse Race was reportedly started in the late 90’s as a bit of fun by the local Recreational Club because there was nothing to do in Bray.