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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 52nd edition of the SA Derby is officially SOLD OUT come 2pm on 1 October 2017 at the Kyalami Equestrian Park.

The Cell C South African Derby is the toughest showjumping challenge: the 18 obstacle, 1200m course that is a one of a kind with obstacles such as a devils dyke, bank, water and wall. With over 5000 people expected this Sunday, it is said that this Derby will be the best yet where the who’s who of the fashion and riding worlds combine for absolute equestrian excellence.

Watch it live

Viewers can watch the digital broadcast of the 2017 Cell C South African Derby on Sunday 1 October starting at 13h00 by logging onto using their mobile phone, tablet, laptop, PC or smart TV. There will also be a live broadcast of the equestrian magazine/ talk show “Equestrian Edge” on Friday evening 29 September 2017 at 17h30 (also available on The show will feature interviews with Derby greats such as Gonda Betrix, Barry Taylor and Nicole Horwood. Equestrian enthusiasts can watch a recording of the Derby on TellyTrack (DSTV channel 239) on Sunday 8 October at 21:00 and 15 October at 21:00.

No tickets at the gate

Note that no further tickets will be sold at the gate or online for Sunday. Tickets are however still available on for Saturday. Saturday will also see the Development Derby Speed Class take place (course walk is at 12) whereby 14 development riders will compete under the watchful eye of Nicola Sime-Riley: fans are encouraged to come and support the up and coming youth competing at this event.

Sunday 1 October

9:00 – Showing and Dressage classes
10:00 – Cell C 2017 1.35m Micro Derby (Show Jumping)
14:00 – The Cell C 2017 South African Derby 

Written for and on behalf of Kyalami Park Club by Caroline Malan of The PR Machine
Photography: TB Images