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How Belgarion was ‘Enabled’ to deny Do It Again

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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.


28 Jul 2020
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How Belgarion was ‘Enabled’ to deny Do It Again

Belgarion, ridden by Richard Fourie, won the 2020 Vodacom Durban July on 25 July 2020. Picture: Candiese Lenferna

It was the fastest start to a Durban July in living memory. As the starting gates clanged open, the pace horses were on the job, hitting warp speed and grabbing positions up front on the inside rail. The first 400m of the historic 2020 “behind-closed-doors” renewal – up the Greyville back straight to the Drill Hall – was over in a flash and the stage was set for what racing experts call a true-run race. The July is very often a rough-house, with scrimmaging and strong-arm tactics from the jockeys – all desperate to win South Africa’s premier horse race....

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