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Get all the latest news and updates on the 2017 Vodacom Durban July with Hollywoodbets. The big race takes place at Greyville on Saturday 1st July 2017.




Please be advised that the following horse has been scratched from this year’s Vodacom Durban July by trainer, Justin Snaith.

ELUSIVE SILVA (Reason: Lame Off Fore   Time:  17:27        Date: 22 June 2017)

HORIZON  now becomes a runner with jockey Richard Fourie up.



Byleveld to ride Master Sabina

MJ Byleveld has been confirmed as the jockey for MASTER SABINA in the 2017 Vodacom Durban July!

The two-time Sansui Summer Cup winning gelding will run only it's second race under the guidance of trainer Justin Snaith (formerly with Geoff Woodruff), and is currently available at 40/1.

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PRESS RELEASE: Vodacom Durban July Final Field 2017

The die is cast and the 18 top thoroughbreds to contest Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the R4.25-million, Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July over 2 200m at Greyville on July 1, have been announced.


Final Field Info

Number of Fillies declared: 2
Number of Colts & Geldings declared: 18
Number of 3yr olds declared: 6
Number of 4yr olds declared: 9
Number of 5yr olds declared: 4
Number of 7yr olds declared: 1
Sean Tarry - 4
Justin Snaith - 5
Brett Crawford - 2
Candice Bass-Robinson - 3

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2017 Vodacom Durban July FINAL FIELD - ANNOUNCED

The "Final Field" for the 2017 Vodacom Durban July, the barrier draws, as well as the jockey's confirmed for the rides have been announced:

1 (9) - MARINARESCO - Bernard Fayd'Herbe
2 (16) - FRENCH NAVY - Lyle Hewitson
4 (20) -  BRAZUCA - Gavin Lerena
5 (19) - KRAMBAMBULI - Aldo Domeyer
6 (7) - SARATOGA DANCER - Craig Zackey
7 (3) - THE CONGLOMERATE - Callan Murray
8 (17) - IT'S MY TURN - Piere Strydom
9 (5) - TEN GUN SALUTE - Muzi Yeni
10 (6) - NIGHTINGALE - Anthony Delpech
11 (8) - BLACK ARTHUR - Grant van Niekerk
12 (13) - EDICT OF NANTES - Anton Marcus
13 (1) - AL SAHEM - Smanga Khumalo
14 (10) - MR WINSOME - Warren Kennedy
15 (15) - ELUSIVE SILVER - Richard Fourie
16 (14) - PAGODA - Chase Maujean
17 (11) - TILBURY FORT - Greg Cheyne
18 (12) - SAFE HARBOUR - Nooresh Juglall
19 (18) - HORIZON - TBA (Reserve Runner)
20 (2) - NEBULA - TBA (Reserve Runner)

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Callan Murray to ride The Conglomerate

Callan Murray has been confirmed to ride THE CONGLOMERATE in the 2017 Vodacom Durban July! He will be returning from Hong Kong  to take the ride for the Joey Ramsden stable.

19 JUNE 2017

Weekend Wrap - Post Merchants and Track & Ball Derby and Oaks

The impressive win by Mr Winsome in the Grade 3 Track & Ball Derby over 2 400m at Scottsville on Sunday might well have been the performance that secures the Silvano gelding a run in Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July, at Greyville in two weeks’ time.

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15 JUNE 2017


BELA-BELA has been scratched from this year’s Vodacom Durban July by trainer Justin Snaith. The reason provided is that she will run in the Grade 1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes on July Day. Get the latest Vodacom Durban July ante-post betting here.


14 JUNE 2017

Marinaresco All Set To Go

Marinaresco was yesterday reported in fine fettle and on course for the Vodacom Durban July despite his below-par effort in last Saturday’s Rising Sun Gold Challenge and being lumbered with top weight in the big one.

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13 JUNE 2017

Official Weights Published - Vodacom Durban July 2017

The official weights for this year's Vodacom Durban July have been published. View the latest ante-post betting here.


Confirmed Jockeys for Vodacom Durban July 2017 entries

The following jockeys have been allocated the rides for the following Vodacom Durban July entries:

Saratoga Dancer - C Zackey
It's My Turn - P Strydom
Ten Gun Salute (AUS) - M Yeni
Black Arthur - G van Niekerk
Elusive Silva - R Fourie

These are subject to change and are dependent on the horse making the final field.


Black Arthur July Run Uncertain

Will ante-post 10-1 chance Black Arthur get into the Vodacom Durban July is the question which will be on the lips of many punters throughout this week?  

Trainer Justin Snaith confirmed the classy son of Silvano would be “spot on” for the big day. He also spoke about his other three July runners, It’s My Turn, Krambambuli and Elusive Silva, and revealed the decision whether to run Bela-Bela in the July or Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes was still up in the air.

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Edict Of Nantes In Fine Fettle

Edict Of Nantes will be kept ticking over until the July gallops in nine days’ time says Brett Crawford.

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Captain America Scratched - Durban July 2017

The brilliant winner of the R1-million, Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge at Greyville on Saturday, Captain America, was scratched from the Vodacom Durban July late yesterday by his trainer Brett Crawford.


Copper Force & Zodiac Ruler Scratched

Please be advised that the following horses have been scratched from this year’s Vodacom Durban July by trainer, Justin Snaith.

(Reason: Nil given    Time:  10:29       Date: 13 June 2017)

Latest ante-post betting here.


The five-year-old Judpot gelding Coral Fever, winner of Sunday’s Grade 3 Jubilee Handicap over 1 800m at Turffontein, was one of two final supplementary entries for the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July to be run over 2 200m at Greyville on July 1.

The other final entry for the big race was the Dean Kannemeyer-trained Silvano gelding Mr Winsome that ran a top race for third place in the Grade 2 Betting World 1900 and is set to contest the Grade 3 Track & Ball Derby over 2 400m at Scottsville on Sunday.

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