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Summer Cup Gets New Sponsor

Exploring new territory

Cometh the hour, cometh the man, they say. Well the hour has come. And so has Dhrupal Amin.

Dhrupal Amin – excited

Thanks to his courage, fearlessness and, of course, bulging wallet, Gauteng’s favourite horse race, the Summer Cup, has a new headline sponsor in G-BETS.

“The Summer Cup is everything you want in a race,” Amin, MD of online gaming for the Gold Rush Group, said on Wednesday at the launch of one of the country’s most prestigious race days.

“While the race is steeped in history, it brings out the fun-loving, adventurous spirit that the wonderful people of this country seem to have in abundance.”

Talking to Amin, it very quickly becomes clear why G-BETS leapt at the opportunity to append its label to the Summer Cup.

“We are a young and exciting brand,” said Amin, “and the Summer Cup resonates with everything we stand for.

Summer Cup Launch

“It’s a day of excitement and fun from a racing and entertainment perspective.”

It is the first time that G-BETS has stepped into the racing arena as a sponsor. And they are taking the step fearlessly.

“If one avoids fear, you will never do anything. We cannot let the fear of the unknown hold us back,” said Amin.

Exploring new territory seems to be one of Amin’s strengths.

This “thoroughbred South African”, as he calls himself, hails from Brits.

After studying at Wits and qualifying as a CA, he made a jump to the left and swapped bookkeeping for bookmaking, so to speak, starting off his gaming career at Tsogo Sun before reaching for gold at the Gold Rush Group.

Rob Scott

Rob Scott – ‘Gauteng is people’s country…’

Rob Scott, Tellytrack CEO and Sales & Marketing Executive for Phumelela, invited all Gautengers to the G-BETS Gauteng Summer Cup, which will take place at Turffontein on 1 December 2018.

“Gauteng is people’s country,” Scott said at the official launch yesterday.

“And the G-BETS Gauteng Summer Cup is one of the few People’s Races where there is no age restriction. So the day really belongs to all, big and small.”

  • Press Release issued by Phumelela Gaming & Leisure on 22 August 2018

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6 comments on “Summer Cup Gets New Sponsor

  1. perd says:

    does any one the stakes offered for the summercup under new sponsor

    1. Editor says:

      R 2 000 000 Perd, according to the programme

  2. Steve Reid says:

    It has been 2 bar for years I think the last stakes increase took place around 2008. Sounds more like the Gupta’s race, the people see nothing from sponsorship.

  3. Jurgs says:

    If Steve is correct and the 2 million was last raised in 2008, taking a 6% inflation into account, that 2 million is now worth R1077230. I wonder what the training fee comparison would stack up?

  4. Graham Martin says:

    The Summer Cup will be a non-event again! Why? Because the best horses in the country will not be participating! Why? Because the handicapping system favours the MEDIOCRE Horses!

  5. Wayne says:

    Thanks Sansui for all you done.

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