Durban July 2014

Horse Doping Needleman

SA’s Export Hopes

If I tried to match the successes that the ERC has had in my own field of speciality, I’d have had to spend 20 million US dollars.

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That Objection:De Kock’s View

There are two schools of thought about what transpired over the last 200m of the July and the outcome of the objection. I have been asked for my view and let me start by saying that I don’t envy the Stipendiary Stewards

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No Objections From July Punters

The final total net Pick 6 pool including the R3-million carryover was R13,766,536 – a massive 207% increase on a year ago. The pool excluding the carryover was R10.8 million, which was R6.3 million or 140% more than in 2013

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July:Furious Fourie Speaks

“Passing the post I was furious because I felt I should have won and that, had things all gone smoothly, I would have won by half a length or a length. I rode to where the officials were and said I was objecting. I was told where I should go but, before I got to the stewards’ office, I heard the announcement that I had objected.”

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Espumanti wins the Ipi Tombe

July Track Shocking – Champion Trainer

“Most of our horses are sore after this meeting, they’re very lame. In all my years in racing I haven’t ever had so many runners return so lame after a race day. It was a shock, I’ve seen some of mine lame before, but not to this degree.”

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Jockey Group Shot

July Day Betting Bonanza

If fashion and dressing up is not really your game, then forget about the Big Screen and go for the BIG WIN. More than R115 million is expected to be bet on Durban July Day today with a myriad of bet options open to punters

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De Kock’s Day?

SA Champion trainer Mike de Kock has only one runner in today’s Gr1 Vodacom Durban July but that could be good enough to give him a fifth victory in the great race

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July Jockey Jolt

Trainer dealt a double body blow on the eve of his historic hat-trick bid to win Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July with both big-race jockeys in the wars

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