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Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, can boast the title of the oldest racecourse in South Africa hosting racing since 1883.
South Africa 1978.JPG (9106 bytes) Its principal race is the J B Met which is run each January over 2000 metres. The race is steeped in history, being run for the first time in the late 1790's. In 1883 it came to Kenilworth.


The 2007 winner of the J&B Met was the Mike Bass trained Pocket Power and he repeated the victory on 1st February 2008. Amazingly he gained a third consecutive victory in 2009 when the 12-10 favourite.
If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email