Trippi Filly Top Of The Pops

'A tough sale' says BSA CEO Kevin Woolward
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Highlands led the vendors list, with their 10 lots grossing a total of R2.32 million, and placing them ahead of Maine Chance Farms, Wilgerbosdrift, Mauritzfontein and Boland Stud read more

Kannemeyer, Khaya – and The King!

Drama - and more drama in Vodacom Durban July sizzler
Power King wins July

The party spoiling objection hoodoo threatened to cast a cloud over the bright sunshine of Africa’s greatest horseracing event for the second year running when the dreaded objection hooter sounded minutes after a titanic duel to the wire read more

Rare Big Race Treble

Dante/Derby/Eclipse hat-trick for son of Cape Cross
Golden Horn - unbeaten

Favourite Golden Horn won the Coral-Eclipse Stakes under Frankie Dettori after fighting off The Grey Gatsby to seal a rare big-race treble read more

July Turnovers Rocket…But

When will the technical problems end?
July presentation

While the figures make for impressive reading, if TAB is promoting growth, but not catering technically for it, then they are on a hiding to nothing and need to take a long hard look at their IT management skills read more

More Mambo Magic!

Moutonshoek stallion's classy daughter bounces back to score second Gr1 victory
Same Jurisdiction wins Garden Province

Top jockey Anton Marcus completed his Vodacom Durban July day Gr1 double when the top-class Mambo In Seattle filly Same Jurisdiction slammed a field of quality Gr1 performers read more

Easy For The Lover

Young Donovan Dillon celebrates July day feature winning ride
Easy Lover wins Canon Business Centre Handicap

KZN champion trainer Duncan Howells registered the first leg of a showstopping Vodacom Durban July Day feature double when the well weighted Right Approach colt Easy Lover stormed home to win the R135 000 Listed Canon Business Centre Handicap read more

Gr1 Double For Drier

Second Gr1 win for smashing 2yo son of Seventh Rock
Seventh Plain wins Golden Horseshoe

Winning rider Anton Marcus deserves plenty of the credit for maintaining a cool head in a race that developed into a desperate struggle for supremacy in the crucial closing stages as challenges came at him from from both sides read more

Drier’s Pearl Slams Slipper Field

First SA Gr1 winner for ill-fated Horse Chestnut
Chestnuts N Pearls wins Golden Slipper

Shrewd money during the week saw the Nutfield Stud-bred Chestnuts N Pearls shorten on the betting boards from 25-1 to 7-1 and the confidence was to prove spot on as she reversed the Allan Robertson Championship form with Princess Royal read more

The Lion Roars

Muzi Yeni's confidence proves spot-on in Pick 6 opener
Heart Of A Lion stays on best to win well

Gavin Van Zyl’s Seul Amour gelding Heart Of A Lion played himself into contention for a serious tilt at the Gold Cup later this month, when he outstayed his rivals under a determined Muzi Yeni to win the R500 000 Gr2 Gold Vase. The Pick 6 netted R10 212 514 read more

Khumalo Grabs The Dollars

3yo's slam their elders in Consolation July
Ultimate Dollar stretches out to win easily under S'manga Khumalo

A superbly judged front-running ride by SA champion jockey S’manga Khumalo opened the Vodacom Durban July day feature programme at Greyville on Saturday read more

July Go Slow

Get your July bets on early - or suffer disappointment

Tabonline punters have experienced frustrating delays and failures when attempting to place their bets on one of South Africa’s biggest betting days of the years read more

July – The Talking’s Over…

Horse races are generally not lotteries - but they all want to win this one
French Navy

Run on the new-look tighter Greyville circuit, with a big field hustling and bustling for position, luck in running is bound to play a major role in the final outcome of the Vodacom Durban July read more

Follow The July Favourite! Yeah, right…

July-day is always different from any other raceday
Calm before the 2003 storm - Dynasty canters down

Massive betting pools are predicted for Vodacom July day – quartets, jackpot, pick six, PA, and of course the on-the-nose wins. Conventional wisdom has it that favourites win one in every three races, more than any other horse in the betting read more

Muwaary The Danger

Clash with Gold Medallion winner Seventh Plain could be a thriller
Muwaary - won by a mile on debut and is highly rated

An Australian-bred colt described as ‘something special’ by his trainer Mike De Kock faces a few serious local challengers in the R600 000 Gr1 Golden Horseshoe read more

Racing Royalty

Princess Royal could put her foot in it....
Flying Ice wins Devon Air Sakes

Cape trainer Glen Kotzen has returned to the well with a Gr1 winning family and looks to repeat his 2011 success in Saturday’s R600 000 Gr1 Golden Slipper read more

Carry On Regardless

Final leg of the Pick 6 - do we go narrow?
Carry On Alice wins the Gr1 SA Nursery at Turffontein on 2014-04-26

The R750 000 Gr1 Garden Province Stakes represents something of a national fillies and mares mile championship and the 2015 renewal is one of the best we’ve seen in years read more

Pleasure – Or The Pain?

The lucky last - or the get-out stakes - it's wide open !
Vars Dream wins Sville debut

The KZN Yearling Sale Million run over 1300m on the turf will bring the curtain down on a dozen glorious races at Greyville on Saturday. With an outsider colt and a fancied filly having won the first two years, there isn’t much in the way of historical statistical pointers read more

Some Consolation!

First leg of the July Day Place Accumulator - maybe In Writing and Dynamic?
Dynamic wins Premier Trophy_compressed

If the July is the race that everybody wants to win, where does the so-called ‘Consolation July’, the R500 000 Gr3 tabGold 2200, fit in? read more


Treasure Hunting

The 2015 Vodacom Durban July

It’s that time of the year again! This weekend sees the running of the 2015 Vodacom Durban July. if it’s a quiet life and a dead cert you’re after, I suggest you give Greyville a wide berth this Saturday. read more


Young Schofield’s July Ride

Anton Marcus moves on to a more Federer stage of his life

We have secured a really interesting jockey booking. It will be fantastic to see one of the world’s up and coming riders, Chad Schofield, ply their trade at Greyville and on our shores. His father was hugely successful in this country read more


Track Talk with The Goose

Straight talk from Louis Goosen about his runners and the Vaal sand

My suggestion would be to cut the shorter straight and narrow the sand course, then widen the turf and we will have better racing and less pressure on track staff because there will be a lot less maintenance read more


Dad’s Working Up A Sweat!

War Affair is back this coming weekend

Fastnet Dragon was looking to make it 4 wins on the trot and he duly saluted with another exceptional performance. He won with ease and I get the impression he is not fully furnished. He is the real deal and is headed straight to the top and has his eyes set on the Derby read more


Sean Tarry

Eye On The Prize
Sean Tarry (credit: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Not only does Sean Tarry have 5 runners in the 2015 Vodacom Durban July, he has broken the national earnings record and is closing in on the Championship title. We find out what makes him tick read more


Mike de Kock

An unexpectedly gentle man
Mike de Kock (credit: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Mike de Kock – SA Champion trainer 8 times over, globe-trotter, and 100 grade one trophy holder will bid for a fifth July victory with Majmu and Pine Princess on 4 July 2015 read more