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Tipping’s Not as Simple as It Looks

Friday, 23 July 2021

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One of the easiest things to do as a couch critic or keyboard warrior for that matter, is to always believe that you can do a better job than a racing tipster, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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Three Future Winners

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Knowing how to compare times of races is a very important aspect of race reading and analysis to find future winners.

This is a method using the LBH in FORMGRIDS.

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Candice Bass-Robinson May Hit 100 Winners

Thursday, 15 July 2021

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by Gary Lemke

By This Time Next Week Candice Bass-Robinson Might Well Have Become the Next Trainer To Have Hit 100 Winners for the Season

The Milnerton-based trainer, whose stable is sponsored by GG Gaming, sends out a number of fancied runners at Fairview on Friday and she also has decent chances at Kenilworth on Saturday.

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WILLOW MAGIC - A Bush Hill Stallion

Sunday, 11 July 2021

WILLOW MAGIC – the speediest Gr1 winning son of the mighty DUBAWI – and already the sire of a Gr2 winner and a Gr1 placed filly from his first crop, has relocated to Warwick and Karin Render’s Bush Hill Stud in Mooi River.

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Daily Voice: Flats outjie wins Durban July

Saturday, 10 July 2021

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Kommetdieding gallops to victory at the Durban July. Picture: Zanele Zulu/African News Agency (ANA)

In a rags to riches story fit for a fairytale, Grassy Park resident Ashwin Reynolds has become the first horse owner of colour to win the 2021 Vodacom Durban July Handicap, South Africa’s richest horse race, with his horse Kommetdieding.

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Welcoming KOMMETDIEDING home

Friday, 09 July 2021

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Owner Ashwin Reynolds welcoming KOMMETDIEDING home.

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Queens in The Sport Of Kings

Friday, 09 July 2021

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The Vodacom Durban July is always a hard act to follow. The following week’s racing feels like we’re being left to clean up after the guests have left the party. Remember those pre-Covid days, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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The “Cape Comet” - KOMMETDIEDING

Sunday, 04 July 2021

by Andrew Bon

Cape Town - The “Cape Comet” KOMMETDIEDING came from the outside 18 draw win the 125th edition of the Vodacom Durban July on Saturday.

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Celebrating KOMMETDIEDING

Sunday, 04 July 2021

by Andrew Bon Equine Media Excellence

KOMMETDIEDING lived up to his name and brought his best form to the Durban July to overcome the draw and give Cape Town owner Ashwin Reynolds a significant triumph.

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KOMMETDIEDING - a dream come true

Sunday, 04 July 2021

KOMMETDIEDING the winner of the 2021 Vodacom Durban July. It's a dream come true. KOMMETDIEDING is from the Crawford & Rix Racing stables.

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Gavin Lerena on top of the world

Saturday, 03 July 2021

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Gavin Lerena, the true professional. "He rode a supreme race today," says David Safi, the founder of Formgrids.

We are so emotional now. We are so proud of Gavin," said the very emotional Tex and Avril Lerena.

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Vodacom Durban July Reactions

Saturday, 03 July 2021

David Safi:
Following Gavin - If Gavin never moved when he did Fourie would have got DO IT AGAIN out at the right time and the result may have been different.

Nico Kritsiotis (Clocking the Gallop):
Gavin was the ultimate supremo in the saddle today. Rode the perfect race.

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KOMMETDIEDING and Lerena wins the July

Saturday, 03 July 2021

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Gavin No. 1 on DESERT MIRACLE

Saturday, 03 July 2021

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Joe Soma VDJ 2021 Preview

Saturday, 03 July 2021

After GOT THE GREENLIGHT won the Gr1 Daily News 2000 last year Joe Soma was quick to remind post-race interviewer Warren Lenferna that there was a race in July.

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Durban July Preview

Friday, 02 July 2021

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Article by Rodger Jones

The biggest race in the South African racing calendar, the Durban July Handicap will take place at Greyville on Saturday, July 3rd. Sponsored by Vodacom once more this year, the race will have no audience due to Covid 19. Under normal conditions, this would be one of the social highlights of the year and certainly the place to be seen. This year, as with last, the horses rightfully will be the superstars on the day. The horses will face the starter at 3:00pm

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We’ve got the Greenlight for the July

Thursday, 01 July 2021

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The jewel in South Africa’s racing crown takes place at Greyville on Saturday with the running of the R2-million Vodacom Durban July, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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Gold Circle Horse of the Season June

Thursday, 01 July 2021

At first glance there doesn’t seem much more to say other than ‘back the bridge!’ in the prestigious weight-for-age mile and the joint second richest graded race on the African continent.

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KOMMETDIEDING getting ready for Durban July

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

KOMMETDIEDING getting ready for the Vodacom Durban July.

Gavin Lerena, who'll be riding KOMMETDIEDING has managed to get his weight down to the lowest he has ever been as a jockey, even as an apprentice! He'll be riding at 53Kg.

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MARINA Can Boost the July Kitty

Thursday, 24 June 2021

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It’s the quiet before the proverbial storm this weekend as the main action takes place at Kenilworth, writes Gary Lemke for GG Gaming.

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