July – Golden Tickets Up For The Grabbing

Six horses qualify already

After the publication on Wednesday of the names of the 49 first entries for the R4,25 Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, the big debate as to who will eventually make the cut for the final field will be at the forefront of discussion wherever passionate racing people congregate.

Rainbow Bridge – Sun Met winner is in (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Twenty horses – 18 runners and 2 reserves – will be announced on 25 June

The winners in the current season of the Gr1 events listed below will qualify for golden tickets (automatic entry) into the July.

Gold Circle, however, reserves the right to request a public gallop to determine the well-being / fitness in the event that any of these winners have not raced within three months of final declaration.

Given the timing this would only possibly apply to the Queen’s Plate, the Met and the Cape Derby.

  1. The L’Ormarins Queens Plate – won by Do It Again
  2. The Sun Met – won by Rainbow Bridge
  3. The Cape Derby – won by Atyaab
  4. The SA Classic – won by Hawwaam
  5. The SA Fillies Classic – won by Return Flight
  6. The SA Derby – won by Samurai Warrior
  7. Premier’s Champions Challenge
  8. Daily News 2000
  9. Woolavington 2000
  10. Rising Sun Gold Challenge

Summer Cup winner Tilbury Fort

Winners of the following races in the current season will enjoy preferential consideration for inclusion in the final field:-

  1. G-Bets Summer Cup (Gr 1) – won by Tilbury Fort
  2. Betting World 1900 (Gr 2)
  3. Cup Trial (Gr 3)
  4. Jubilee Handicap (Gr 3)

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