Vodacom Durban July 2014

Dominant Dancer

The legendary Northern Dancer has dominated the runnings of the Vodacom Durban July since the 1990’s. Of the 16 runners for this year’s running of South Africa’s most celebrated horse-race, 13 are inbred to the mighty stallion.

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Futura Makes The Cut

Gold Circle confirm the final field for the 2014 Vodacom Durban July. Futura is in and Capetown Noir is carded to run with blinkers for the first time.

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Confusion reins

Sales, big race entries, regulatory issues, race day meds, Tellytrack, you name it – why is it all so complicated? Jockeys are particularly vulnerable, because they are frequently put on horses that they have never seen before and have no idea of the horse’s medical or even psychological history. Throwing a whole bunch of them together, at speed, with a tar road next to them – well, that just doesn’t seem like a good idea…

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Legislate wins the Gr1 Investec Cape Derby at Kenilworth on 14-02-01

International Options

Two highly rated July runners are far from certain to run in the great race and may be sent overseas at the end of the season

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