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01 Jul 2015, Wed Gulfstream Park 8
01 Jul 2015, Wed Northlands Park 9
01 Jul 2015, Wed Delta Downs 10
01 Jul 2015, Wed Durbanville 8
01 Jul 2015, Wed Fair Meadows 12
01 Jul 2015, Wed Kempton Park 7
01 Jul 2015, Wed Assiniboia Downs 8
01 Jul 2015, Wed Fairyhouse 7
01 Jul 2015, Wed Bath 7
01 Jul 2015, Wed Belmont Park 9
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South Africa South Africa 2015-07-01  Durbanville
 1  ROMAN DISCENT Trainer: G W Ennion
  Jockey: Christopher Puller
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 1  CHISANYAMA (AUS) Trainer: J Ramsden
  Jockey: Bernard Fayd'Herbe
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 1  MR WISE GUY Trainer: J Ramsden
  Jockey: Karl Neisius
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 1  CAPRICE DES DIEUX Trainer: JMT Stewart
  Jockey: Bernard Fayd'Herbe
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 1  CAPTAIN'S CASTLE Trainer: B Crawford
  Jockey: Robert Khathi
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 1  BELCOURT CASTLE Trainer: P Steyn
  Jockey: Brandon May
South Africa South Africa 2015-07-01  Durbanville
 1  WHAT'S NEWS Trainer: G W Ennion
  Jockey: Xavier Carstens
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 1  BLACKMORE Trainer: D Kannemeyer
  Jockey: Karl Neisius
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 1  FAIRY MAKER Trainer: A N Marcus
  Jockey: Brandon May
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Durbanville - Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015

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False Rail (m)2.0
Penetrometer22.0
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WindHead wind
Rainfall (mm)24 hours - 0.0
7 days - 6.0

The Durban July Gallops

Published on Jun 27, 2015

If you missed the gallops and all the dialogue about the Vodacom Durban July gallops. Check this out. Without all the opinion. It’s shorter, for one.

Durban July Trivia

The distance of the Durban July Handicap has changed nearly every decade, with the length of the course increasing every time.

In 1906 the distance changed from 1 mile (approximately 1609 meters) to 1 mile and 68 yards (approximately 1 671 meters). It changed again in 1913 to 1 mile 1 furlong (approximately 1 872 meters), and in 1915 to 1/4 miles (approximately 2 000 meters). The distance remained this way until 1940... but not for long.

In 1941, again, the distance was changed to 1 mile 2 1/4 furlongs (approximately 2 100 meters). In 1970, for the final time, the Durban July Handicap was changed to its current distance of 2 200 meters.

Source: News24

Durban July Update (26 June)

Sangoma's bone shows that WYLIE HALL will win the 2015 Vodacom Durban July. WYLIE HALL came second to LEGISLATE who won last year's July.

WYLIE HALL's recent form does indicate that as a possibility. What do you think?

Form for WYLIE HALL

Durban July Updates (25 June)

Justin Snaith was breathing a lot easier after top weight FUTURA drew 6 in the draw for next Saturday's R3,5 Gr 1 Vodacom Durban July. The 18-horse field with two reserve runners was announced and the draw made at a function at Greyville...

Read the rest on Vodacom's July site...

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Suncoast Yearling Sale

Published on Jun 30, 2015

LOUIS THE KING – SASCOC Triple Crown, G1 Sansui Summer Cup R55 000 buy from 2012 KZN Sale

HAPPY VALENTINE – G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, winner in France

Durban July Update (24 June)

Final field for the Vodacom Durban July has been loaded.

Remember, betting will open on Monday, 29 June.

Final field for the Durban July

Durban July Update (23 June)

Monday, 22 JuneFinal Declarations
Tuesday, 23 JuneAnnouncement of Final Field and Barrier Draw
Monday, 29 JuneBetting will be open

July Fever

3 days to go to the Vodacom Durban July.

Every first Saturday of July at the Greyville Racecourse in Durban the best thoroughbreds storm down the home straight to the finish of the Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July.

The Durban July spans three centuries, having first been run in 1897. The race was sponsored by Rothmans from 1963 until 2000 with Vodacom taking over the sponsorship in 2002.

The History of the Durban July

July Winners since Formgrids started

YrWinnerWgtASLBHTime
'03DYNASTY53.0-0.75135.20
'04GREYS INN (USA)50.0-2.50132.65
'05DUNFORD52.0-0.50135.28
'06EYEOFTHE​TIGER (BRZ)54.03c-1.25132.59
'07HUNTING TOWER55.04g-0.25134.60
'08DANCER'S DAUGHTER (GB)53.04f-1.00132.15
'08POCKET POWER58.05g-1.00132.15
'09BIG CITY LIFE51.03c-0.75135.55
'10BOLD SILVANO55.53c-1.00133.03
'11IGUGU (AUS)55.03f-1.00132.82
'12POMODORO55.03c-0.05133.19
'13HEAVY METAL59.54g-0.25135.44
'14LEGISLATE56.03c-0.60136.33

Durban July Update (19 June)

One of the Vodacom Durban July favourites, LEGAL EAGLE, will likely be the best weighted horse on paper that the Vodacom Durban July has seen since merit ratings were introduced to South African in 1999.

LEGAL EAGLE's form

The road to The Vodacom Durban July

Durban July Update (16 June)

The Vodacom Durban July weights were announced on Tuesday 9th and the Gr 3 Cup Trial winner PUNTA ARENAS has been the most unfavourably affected of the big race contestants after the handicapping changes made in the wake of Saturday's Gr 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge race meeting.

PUNTA ARENAS was raised three points for the win and is now merit rated 109, meaning he will be set to carry 54,5kg in the July. FUTURA, who finished fourth in the Gold Challenge, remains the highest rated horse in the race (120) and is set to carry top weight of 60kg.

Form for PUNTA ARENAS

Good news for Gauteng racing

Jockey Andrew Fortune will be riding in Gauteng for a few months.

Build up to the July

It is seven years since a Gr 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner went on to win the Vodacom Durban July, but the double could possibly be done again this year as the ruling favourite for the country's biggest horseracing event.

FUTURA, will be lining up in the Rising Sun Gold Challenge at Greyville on Saturday.

However, this will be the Justin Snaith-trained superstar's return bout with his new stablemate LEGISLATE, having stolen the latter's limelight when winning the Gr 1 L'Ormarin's Queen’s Plate in early January.

Snaith said about Saturday’s big clash, "FUTURA has come on lengths from his last run and has put up a very good gallop on the Summerveld grass since. He couldn’t be better and I’m very happy. He's a very nice natured horse and is a pleasure to train. LEGISLATE also galloped on the grass at Summerveld on Monday. He was blowing a little bit and that's what we wanted as we hope he comes on from that. It's hard to be sure whether he will be back to his best, but he's doing well enough and he likes to run fresh. They are both well and I wouldn't want to change anything."

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