Your July Number’s Up

Piere Strydom won his first July 19 years ago
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The horse wearing saddle cloth 6 has won this race 6 times. Gold Onyx represents this number and he is the rank outsider in the field at 100/1 read more

Vaal: Now It’s Maintenance

Racing goes on - but sad tale of the Vaal continues
Vaal tracks

The Vaal racing was delayed after the second race today following serious safety concerns raised by the jockeys with regard to the rail structures read more

July – The Talking’s Over…

Horse races are generally not lotteries - but they all want to win this one
Legal Eagle wins the Gr1 SA Derby

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

July Day Racecards – Get Yours Now!

Our detailed racecards with ratings and selections are now available online
2014 Vodacom Durban July jockeys

With a host of exciting betting options, Vodacom Durban July day at Greyville on Saturday 4 July promises a betting and entertainment extravaganza of note for seasoned and casual punters and racing enthusiasts read more

Schofield’s Glory Bid

He can't wait to ride in the country he grew up in
Chad Schofield

“Chad comes highly recommended. They were impressed with him in the UK and he’s got a contract to ride in Hong Kong so he’s obviously got something. He seems to be a bit of a maverick and I like that in a jockey.” – Joey Ramsden read more

Pleasure Or The Pain?

Will Royal Pleasure go the 1300m?
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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 year’s runnings, there isn’t much of an historical statistical pointer. And the fact that the youngsters are being exposed to racing under the lights again may irk some trainers read more

A Show Of Champions

Summerhill Stallion Day this Sunday
Capetown Noir

Over at the barn, the stallions are so well-behaved, so content, because generations of stallion-handling are built into life here. These people have been chasing stallions ever since the old Colonel came back from the Great War in 1918, determined to breed the best transport horses his money could buy read more

Don’t Blame ‘They’

'Hard Hats' Harrison is back with a July thought
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Owners, trainers and jockeys by their very nature are optimists otherwise they would be train drivers or undertakers.
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Find That Dream

Suncoast Casino is the place to be
Louis The King - Triple Crown winning graduate

Three years ago, a son of Black Minnaloushe was sold at the KZN Yearling Sale for just R60 000. Subsequently named Louis The King. The colt became the first since the mighty Horse Chestnut to land South Africa’s Triple Crown, and, prior to his recent retirement, Louis The King had accumulated over R5 million in prize money
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De Kock’s July Ladies

Enjoy a race by race analysis of Vodacom Durban July Day
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“I think Mike De Kock knows what he is doing,” says former champion jockey Garth Puller as he looks at Majmu’s chances in the Vodacom Durban July read more

Kannemeyer Loves The Big Days

'Power King has had a good July prep...'
Dean Kannemeyer - hopeful of a big day on Saturday

Trainer Dean Kannemeyer has a competitive string of seven for Vodacom Durban July raceday on Saturday at Greyville, including Hot Ticket and Power King who run in the big one read more

July Day: Crunch Time!

Bezanova wisn the 2015 KZN Breeders Million Mile

On Vodacom Durban July Day there will be 5 spot prize draws on Tellytrack. This is a computer generated, random draw from all entrants and not dependent on points earned. Each winner will receive a R500 telephone betting deposit kindly sponsored by TAB GOLD, “The Intelligent Bet” read more

Late Great Sire’s July Influence

Do July sires hold the key?
New South Wales with Godfrey Gird

The 2015 Vodacom Durban July will see no fewer than eight runners by sires who have sired at least one previous July winner. However, Sarah Whitelaw takes a look at New South Wales, perhaps one of the most influential July sires of all read more

Opinion

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

Molly: Let’s Get Behind Laff

Veteran broadcaster endorses support for Paul Lafferty
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Racing is full of interesting characters and Laff is one of them. In his TV appearances he brings a much-needed lighthearted approach to a sport many take too seriously read more

Treve On Track For Third Arc

“It just shows she’s as good as ever or better than ever..."
Treve wins the 2014 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Treve is now the 2-1 favourite, from 5-2 with Coral, to make it a historic third victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October read more

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

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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

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Sean Tarry

Eye On The Prize
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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

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Mike de Kock

An unexpectedly gentle man
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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