Local Horse Racing Club

On Saturday, 8 June 2019, the Imizamo Yabagibeli Rural Local Horse Racing Club competed in Northern KZN.

Two of their competing horses made Mpumalanga proud with the following results:

Race 4 grade 5:

Izuluelimnyama owned by Mr Shabalala of Heyshope Dam came second. He won a trophy and a cash prize of R1 375-00.

Race 5 grade 4:

Inqanawe owned by Mr Masando of Entombe also came second. He was rewarded with a trophy and a cash prize of R1 500-00.

Well done!

For more information on upcoming events contact Mr Madonsela on 079 287 6208.


The clacking of hooves, the warm shine of the winter sun and spectators anticipating the race soon to come, make these horse races worthwhile.

On Sunday, 2 June 2019, another blissful day of horse racing took place in Shellboom and the results were as follows: Race 1 Grade 9: This race was won by Umshushisi owned by Mr Nsibanyoni of Donkerhoek. In second place was Blonde owned by Mr Mavuso. In third place was G-string owned by Mr Ngwenya and in fourth place was Gqumelisha owned by Mr Malinga.

Race 2 Grade 8: This race was won by Mshoza owned by Mr Hlatshwayo of Etsheni, he won a goat. In second place was Makhekhe owned by Mr Nkosi of Kwanobhongo, he won a blanket. In third place was Ingculaza, owned by Mr Zulu of Msukaligwa and he won a towel.

Race 3 Grade 7: This race was won by Indabaigqitshiwe owned by Mr Masondo of Entombe. In second place was Concrete owned by Dladla of Madlangeni.

Race 4 Grade 6: This race was won by Utalagu owned by Mr Hlatshwayo of Etsheni, he won a goat. In second place was Umnguni owned by Mr Nsibanyoni of Donkerhoek and he won a blanket.

Race 5 Grade 5: This race was won by Isigcebhe owned by Mr Zulu of Sheepmoor and he won a cash prize.

Race 6 grade 4: This race was won by Ichalaha owned by Mr Zulu of Msukaligwa and he won a cash prize This event was attended by approximately 250 supporters.

There were a few hawker stalls that made a combined total of R15 000-00 for the community of Donkerhoek. Thank you to all horse riders for being on time and to the spectators that support these races.


On Sunday, 12 May, another successful rural horse racing event was hosted by Imizamoyabeli Rural Horse Riding Association at Kwanobhongo and the following horses and their owners were victorious.

Race 1 grade 9: With 21 horses competing, the race was split into two. Grade 9 A: First and second place were taken by two horses that are owned by Mr Mhlukumezi and in third place was a horse owned by Mr Gonondo.

rural horse racing
These three horses could not wait to take part in the day’s events

All three received cash prizes. Grade 9 B: Majazi won for Mr Hlatshwayo of Etsheni, Jesica came in second for Mr Mhlongo of Mabola and Mahawukela came in third for Mr Hlatshwayo of Etsheni.

Cash prizes were won by all three. Race 3 grade 8: Umlabalaba won for Mr Hlatswayo of Etsheni, Makhekhe came in second place for Mr Nkosi of Kwanobhongo and Phenduka came in third for Mr Lukhele of Dirkiesdorp.

Cash prizes were won by all three. Race 4 grade 6 and 7: Parliament won the race for Mr Ndaba of Kwanobhongo, in second place was Shintshimshovo for Mr Nkosi of Kwanobhongo and Khuzani came in third for Mr Nkosi of Jandrever. Cash prizes were won by all three.


On Sunday, 19 May 2019, yet another successful horse racing event took place at Endlozini Entombe.

The results were as follows: Race 1 Grade 10: This race was won by Basket owned by Mr Hadebe of Simakade, he won a cash prize. In second place was Imantshi owned by Mr Masondo of Entombe, he won a cash prize. In third place was Umoya owned by Mr Shabangu, of Esimakade.

Rural Horse Racing in Piet RetiefRace 2 Grade 9: In first place was Umatatazela owned by Mr Masondo, of Entombe, in second position was Umthwalo owned by Mr Shandu. In third place was Izinkinga owned by Mr Kunene of Entombe. Each of them received a cash prize. Race 3 Grade 8: This race was won by July owned by Mr Nkambule, of Ntombe.

In second place was Income owned by Mr Nqotheni. In third place was Fleshskwat owned by Mr Mazibuko Ejikagogo. Race 4 Grade 7: This race was won by Thandungbona owned by Mr Mtshali. In second place was Khuzani owned by Mr Nqotheni and in third place was Delmas owned by Mr Nqotheni.

Race 5 Grade 6: In first place was Indabaigqitshiwe owned by Mr Masondo, of Entombe. In second place was Joridan owned by Mr Hadebe and in third place was Thuthuka owned by Mr Nqotheni. Congratulations to the winners!