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The Turffontein Racecourse

Sunday, 02 August 2020

Today's racing is at Turffontein. But did you know that Turffontein has a rich history?

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Saturday, 25 July 2020

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Friday, 24 July 2020

Hollywoodbets, Gold Circle and Tellytrack are proud to bring you the official Vodacom Durban July 2020 Preview Panel show, this show which includes four-time Vodacom Durban July winning trainers Mike de Kock and Justin Snaith, four-time Vodacom Durban July winning jockey Anthony Depelch, and 2019/20 South African Champion Jockey-elect Warren Kennedy. The show is hosted by presenter Deez Dayanand.

Current betting* for the Vodacom Durban July courtesy of Hollywoodbets:

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Friday, 24 July 2020


Below are some videos that may help you decide.

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How to find the winner of the Durban July

Thursday, 16 July 2020

This is a short video on how to use Formgrids to find your own selection in the Durban July - John Sweet

View the Durban July card here.

Remember, the Durban July is on 25 July.

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Entries for Vodacom Durban July

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

What better way to start your studying for the Vodacom Durban July than to view the entries on Formgrids.

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Weights for the Vodacom Durban July

Friday, 10 July 2020

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The weights for the 2020 Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July were published.

Grade 3 Cup Trial winner CAPOEIRA was supplemented at the last access stage for the big race.

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Vodacom Durban July Scratchings

Friday, 10 July 2020

HAWWAAM has been scratched from the Vodacom Durban July.

Two other horses who were in the top 20 on the last July log, SNAPSCAN and LADY OF STEEL, have also been scratched.

See the full list in the full article.

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Jockey Lyle Hewitson won't ride in Durban July

Friday, 10 July 2020

Joe Soma Racing has announced that due to unforeseen circumstances on Drakenstein-sponsored jockey Lyle Hewitson’s side, he will not be able to honour his riding engagement on Got The Greenlight in the Vodacom Durban July on 25 July.

The Soma stable report that all is not lost though as they have their old friend Muzi Yeni aboard Got The Greenlight.

“We hope that this doesn’t have major ramifications on the betting, but we felt that it was best to let the punters know the situation,” said a Soma Racing spokesman in a media release published early on Friday.

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Durban July to be raced behind closed doors

Monday, 06 July 2020

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Written by : Warren Lenferna

Durban – Horse racing fans can take heart that the 2020 Vodacom Durban July will take place this year, but as a broadcast-only event behind closed doors.

Vodacom and Gold Circle have confirmed a joint commitment to run Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, but under the strictest adherence to all government health protocols surrounding COVID-19.

“Gold Circle, together with the ongoing support of the company’s valued sponsor Vodacom, is fully committed to running the 2020 Vodacom Durban July. Sadly, given the reality of the present circumstances, the race meeting will be staged behind closed doors and without spectators,” said Gold Circle CEO Michel Nairac.

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Hawwaam, one of the best we have seen!

Saturday, 27 June 2020

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Thursday, 25 June 2020

HAWWAAM and SOQRAT(AUS) will race for glory on Saturday, 27 June 2020 in the WORLD SPORTS BETTING PREMIER'S CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE (Grade 1) at Turffontein Standside over 2000m for a stake of R425000

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Secret: finding DANCE CLASS a 16 to 1 winner

Monday, 22 June 2020

Finding a 16/1 winner is not easy, especially when only two horses are selected per meeting.

However if you know the secret it gets easier.

This video shows how I found DANCE CLASS a 16/1 which beat the stable companion which was favourite into second position.

No details were left out!

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How to use the Formgrids Watchlist

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

I know that many of you are keen to study form so that you can get more enjoyment from our exciting sport.

I am now working as a contributor for Formgrids and have made this initial video to help you understand one of their features which is the Watchlist.

In the video you will see my personal notes with some of the horses that will be running soon which may become my daily selections.

Enjoy the video and register free of charge on site Formgrids at​SiteLogin.aspx.

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Vodacom Durban July (Grade 1)

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

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Vodacom Durban July has been rescheduled to 25 July. The organisers of the Vodacom Durban July have committed to adhere to all the social distancing regulations that may be in place at that time.

See the first entries for the R 1,500,000 race over 2200m.

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Remembering last year's VDJ Winner

DO IT AGAIN, just did it again. Anton Marcus and DO IT AGAIN win the 2018 Durban July at Greyville, leading home a fab 1-2-3 for top trainer Justin Snaith.

Video by Andrew Bon

The Bartie Leisher Story

Born in Mayfair Johannesburg in 1962 – the youngest of nine siblings – Bartie Leisher at age 23 became the youngest South African jockey to earn Springbok Colours. He again took SA colours in 1985.

Known as the jockey who would “always ride to win”, Bartie was well-loved by the rank-&-file South African public and brought a measure of personal integrity to the sport of horse-racing.

His story is in two parts. See below for part 2.

Part 2 of The Bartie Leisher Story

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