Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
4 minute read
14 Apr 2020
9:04 am

Durban July could still run this year

Mike Moon

The SA horseracing industry has unveiled its battle plan for the year ahead, but it all depends on the lockdown starting to ease from the start of May.

Durban July.

The 2020 Durban July will still be run in July, only it will be on the last Saturday of the month rather than on the traditional first Saturday. There is one big caveat to this reshuffled arrangement – that racing can get started again on 1 May when the current lockdown period ends. If the action cannot resume, the plan will have to change. On Monday night, the assembled leaders of the horse racing industry issued a statement revealing outcomes of their discussions about the future of the game in South Africa in light of the coronavirus pandemic. “Given that...