The National Yearling Sale is being held in Germiston this weekend in what must be the most adverse circumstances the venerable event has faced in its long history.
How Belgarion was ‘Enabled’ to deny Do It Again
The Vodacom Durban July 2020 on Saturday was fast and furious but remarkably tidy – and ‘the right horse won’, according to wise old men of the game.
The result of the July, with second-favourite Belgarion winning, provided very brief respite for punters.
As beribboned Belgarion did the traditional victory canter down the Greyville track, there were isolated shouts of congratulation.
On a day of many upsets, Temple Grafin, starting at 40-1, landed the Grade 1 prize and delivered another body blow to punters.
Africa’s greatest horse racing event was held behind closed doors for the first time, with just a handful of trainers, media, jockeys, grooms and suite owners in attendance.

horse news Nourbese grabs the Golden Horseshoe

The problem with betting on two-year-olds is that they can improve dramatically, in a matter of weeks, as they mature – making comparative race form unreliable.

horse news Love Bomb blows away July exotic bets

Most pundits had made Joburg raider Caralluma a banker in exotic bets, so many thousands of Pick 6 and first Jackpot tickets were blown away when trainer Frank Robinson’s juvenile filly plugged on up the inside rail to hold off the odds-on favourite.

horse news Vodacom Durban July live stream: Catch all the action here

It will be one of the most momentous Vodacom Durban July’s in the race’s long history. Catch all the Vodacom Durban July action right here!

Muzi says go with the Greenlight for the July

horse tips Muzi says go with the Greenlight for the July

Soma’s runner is getting better with every race and Sovereign Spirit in Race 3 looks a PA banker

Justin Snaith is focusing on the bigger picture

horse news Justin Snaith is focusing on the bigger picture

Trainer Justin Snaith will be hoping Do It Again can make history this afternoon by winning the Durban July for a third time in a row. No horse has achieved the feat.

Pen Pix of the July runners

horse tips Pen Pix of the July runners

Here are your picks for the big race, while Mike Moon gives you his own picks for the races.

horse news It’s a Durban July for the ages

The crown jewel in the country’s horse racing calendar will be very special this year, and not only in terms of the lack of spectators, but also in terms of the peculiarity of the runners on the track.

Snaith’s top tips

horse tips Snaith’s top tips

Justin Snaith goes through the Durban July card race by race

horse news Durban July: Everything you need to know about #VDJ2020

From the fashion theme to the pre-party and after-party, here’s your definitive #VDJ2020 guide.

horse news Racing handy – the trick if drawn wide

Piere Strydom, a four-time July winner explains just how important getting drawn wide is at Greyville.

horse news Snaith has three July aces

Six tab carryovers to fuel traditional betting bonanza.

horse news Catch some July Fever

Race fans might not be able to make it there in person, but there is no doubt that Durban July fever is building.

Do It Again is the emotional choice

Racing News Do It Again is the emotional choice

Jockey’s concern is that horse is 1.5kg below Rainbow Bridge, but is only getting 0.5kg in the July.

Durban July favourites emerge

Racing News Durban July favourites emerge

Flood of money has also come for Soqrat, who shortened from 14-1 to 10-1, before easing to 12s.


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