Ireland has a rich history of horse racing; point to pointing originated there, and even today, jump racing is more popular than racing on the flat. As a result, every year Irish horse racing fans travel in huge numbers to the highlight event of the National Hunt calendar, the Cheltenham Festival , and in recent years Irish owned or bred horses have dominated the event.
In recent years, [ when? In the six runnings of the Epsom Derby between and , Irish horses filled 20 of the first 30 placings, winning the race 5 times. Historically, Italy has been one of the leading European horse racing nations, albeit some respects behind Great Britain, Ireland, and France in size and prestige. The late Italian horse breeder Federico Tesio was particularly notable. In recent years, however, the sport in the country has suffered a major funding crisis, culminating in its expulsion from the European Pattern.
In Wassenaar in the Hague there is a grass course at Duindigt. The industry was severely limited during the Communist era, when gambling, the major source of funding, was made illegal. Harness racing also known as trotting , is a popular sport in Sweden, with significant amounts of money wagered annually. Horse racing in Australia was founded during the early years of settlement and the industry has grown to be among the top three leading Thoroughbred racing nations of the world. In country racing, records indicate that Goulburn commenced racing in In Australia, the most famous racehorse was Phar Lap bred in New Zealand , who raced from to Phar Lap carried 9 st 12 lb In — the mare Makybe Diva bred in Great Britain became the only racehorse to ever win the Melbourne Cup three times, let alone in consecutive years.
In harness racing , Cane Smoke had wins, including 34 in a single season, Paleface Adios became a household name during the s, while Cardigan Bay , a pacing horse from New Zealand, enjoyed great success at the highest levels of American harness racing in the s. More recently, Blacks A Fake has won four Inter Dominion Championships, making him the only horse to complete this feat in Australasia's premier harness race.
In all endurance events, there are rigorous vet checks, conducted before, during and after the competition, in which the horses' welfare is of the utmost concern. Horse racing is a significant part of the New Zealand economy which in generated 1. More than 40, people were involved in some capacity in the New Zealand racing industry in In , more than one million people attended race meetings in New Zealand. Racecourses are situated in 59 locations throughout New Zealand.
During the —09 racing season 19 New Zealand bred horses won 22 Group One races around the world. The most famous New Zealand standardbred horse is probably Cardigan Bay. The Champ de Mars is situated on a prestigious avenue in Port Louis , the capital city and is the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere. The Mauritius Turf Club is the second oldest active turf club in the world.
Undeniably, racing is one of the most popular sports in Mauritius now attracting regular crowds of 20, people or more to the only racecourse of the island. A high level of professionalism has been attained in the organization of races over the last decades preserving the unique electrifying ambiance prevailing on race days at the Champ de Mars. Most of the horses are imported from South Africa but some are also acquired from Australia, the United Kingdom and France.
Horse racing is a popular sport in South Africa that can be traced back to The first recorded race club meeting took place five years later in The premier event, which attracts 50, people to Durban, is the Durban July Handicap , which has been run since at Greyville Racecourse.
It is the largest and most prestigious event on the continent, with betting running into the hundreds of millions of Rands. Horse racing in one form or another has been a part of Chinese culture for millennia. Horse racing was a popular pastime for the aristocracy at least by the Zhou Dynasty — 4th century B. General Tian Ji 's strategem for a horse race remains perhaps the best-known story about horse racing in that period.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, horse racing and equestrian sports in China was dominated by Mongol influences. Thoroughbred horse racing came to China with British settlements in the middle s and most notably centered around the treaty ports, including the two major race courses in Shanghai , the Shanghai Racecourse and the International Recreation Grounds in Kiang-wan , and the racecourses of Tianjin. See below. Horse racing was banned in the Republic of China from , and the People's Republic of China maintained the ban after , although allowances were made for ethnic minority peoples for whom horse sports are a cultural tradition.
The longer race led to deaths and injuries to participating horses in both and the 11th National Games in Also, with the entry into the sport of Han majority provinces such as Hubei , which are better funded and used Western, rather than traditional, breeding and training techniques, meant that the original purpose of the event to foster traditional horse racing for groups like the Mongols was at risk of being usurped. At the National Games, Hubei won both the gold and silver medals, with Inner Mongolia winning bronze.
As a result of these factors, the event was abolished for the 12th National Games in Club horse racing reappeared on a small scale in the s. In , the China Speed Horse Race Open in Wuhan was organized as the qualification round for the speed horse race event at the National Games the next year, but was also seen by commentators as a step towards legalizing both horse racing and gambling on the races. Almost all Chinese trainers and jockeys stabled in Wuhan.
However, with the demise of the event at the National Games and the government not relenting from the ban on commercial racing, various racecourses built in recent years are all in a state of disuse: The Nanjing Racecourse, which previously hosted National Games equestrian events, is now used as a car park;  the Beijing Jockey Club was shut down in The racecourse in Inner Mongolia has not been active after Horse racing eventually returned to mainland China on the year as the one-day, five-card event for foreign horses, trainers and jockeys.
The British tradition of horse racing left its mark with the creation of one of the most important entertainment and gambling institutions in Hong Kong. Established as the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club in , the non-profit organization conducts nearly races every season at the two race tracks: in Happy Valley and Sha Tin.
All horses are imported since there is no breeding operation. Off-track betting is available from overseas bookmakers. In the s, the Hong Kong Jockey Club had race meetings for visitors already. Visitors were divided into public and member. The charges for these two types of visitors are different. It donates all its profits to the Hong Kong government, charities and public institutions. In economic terms, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is an old-fashioned government-protected monopoly; all other forms of gambling are illegal in this industry.
Sweepstakes were introduced in Hong Kong during the s. Special Cash Sweeps were at first drawn twice a year, and increased to three times a year later given its popularity. It carried the highest prize money amongst three types of sweepstakes.
The Last Race Sweep commanded higher prize money then Ordinary Cash Sweeps, which were drawn for almost every race and therefore carried the lowest prize money. Sweepstakes could be purchased either at sweepstakes stations or from sweepstakes vendor throughout Hong Kong. With different number print on each sweepstake, one sweepstake is drawn and assigned, for each horse participating in the race, and the sweepstake attached to the winning horse would win the first prize.
Likewise, the number of the first runner-up and second runner-up would win the second and third prize, respectively, with the rest winning consolation prizes. With introduction of new bet types in horse racing and the launch of Mark Six lottery in the s, the club finally stop selling sweepstakes in Jockey Club of Macau was established for harness racing.
It started to conduct horse races in India's first racecourse was set up in Madras in Today India has nine racetracks operated by seven racing authorities. Between them they conduct more than 21, horse races a year. The JRA is responsible for 'Chuo Keiba' meaning 'central horse racing' , taking place on the ten main Japanese tracks.
Racing in Japan is mainly flat racing , but Japan also has jump racing and a sled-pulling race known as Ban'ei also called Draft Racing. Japan's top stakes races are run in the spring, autumn, and winter. In Malaysia , horse racing was introduced during the British colonial era and remains to the present day as a gambling activity.
Within and only within the turf clubs, betting on horse racing is a legal form of gambling. Mongolian horse racing takes place during the Naadam festival. Mongolia does not have Thoroughbred horse racing. Rather, it has its own Mongolian style of horse racing in which the horses run for at least a distance of 25 kilometers.
Horse races are held in Pakistan at four clubs. Horseracing in the Philippines began in The history of Philippine horseracing has three divisions according to the breeds of horses used. They are the Philippine-pony era — , the Arabian-horse era — , and the Thoroughbred-era —present. Horse racing was introduced to Singapore by the British during the colonial era and remained one of the legal forms of gambling after independence. It remains a highly popular form of entertainment with the local Singaporean community to this day.
Horse racing has also left its mark in the naming of roads in Singapore such as Race Course Road in Little India , where horse racing was first held in Singapore, and Turf Club Road in Bukit Timah where Singapore Turf Club used to be situated before moving to its current location in Horse racing in South Korea dates back to May , when a foreign language institute run by the government included a donkey race in its athletic rally.
However, it wasn't until the s that modern horse racing involving betting developed. The nation's first authorised club, the Chosun Racing Club, was established in and a year later, the pari-mutuel betting system was officially adopted for the first time. The Korean War disrupted the development of horse racing in the country, but after the Seoul Olympics in , the Olympic Equestrian Park was converted into racing facilities named Seoul Race Park , which helped the sport to develop again.
The Dubai World Cup is once again the world's richest horse race. The Pegasus World Cup had its purse reduced in to make room for a new turf race. The race track complex contains two tracks with seating for 60,, a hotel, restaurants, theater and museum. There is no parimutuel betting in the UAE as gambling is illegal. In Argentina the sport is known as turf. Carlos Gardel's tango Por una cabeza is about horse racing, a sport of which he was a known fan.
Gardel was a good friend of Irineo Leguisamo , who is the most recognized Argentine jockey. At many horse races, there is a gambling station, where gamblers can stake money on a horse. Where gambling is allowed, most tracks offer parimutuel betting where gamblers' money is pooled and shared proportionally among the winners once a deduction is made from the pool.
In some countries, such as the UK, Ireland, and Australia, an alternative and more popular facility is provided by bookmakers who effectively make a market in odds. This allows the gambler to 'lock in' odds on a horse at a particular time known as 'taking the price' in the UK. Anna Waller, a member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina, co-authored a four-year-long study of jockey injuries and stated to The New York Times that "For every 1, jockeys you have riding [for one year], over will have medically treated injuries.
The study reported 6, injuries during the years — Horses also face dangers in racing. The U. Jockey Club in New York estimates that about horses died at racetracks in Another estimates there are deaths annual in the US. There is speculation that drugs used in horse racing in the United States, which are banned elsewhere, are responsible for the higher death rate in the United States. In the Canadian province of Ontario , a study of 1, racehorse deaths between and found that the majority of deaths were attributable to "damage during exercise to the horses' musculoskeletal system ", including fractures, dislocations, and tendon ruptures.
The study also found that the incidence of off-track deaths were twice as high for thoroughbreds. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Horse race disambiguation. Equestrian sport. Horse racing at Golden Gate Fields , Main articles: National Hunt racing , Steeplechase horse racing , and Hurdling horse race.
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Hollywoodbets currently operates in four countries. There are currently two Hollywoodbets branches in Maputo, Mozambique; as well as a mobile platform to bet on. In November , Hollywoodbets went live with its website in Ireland , making its services available to Irish customers. This was made available via their betting licence issued by the Isle of Man. In March , the company went live with its website in the United Kingdom. Their betting licence was issued by the UK Gambling Commission.
The company is the current title sponsor of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins cricket team. Hollywoodbets came on board as the title sponsors of the Murray Cup in Hollywoodbets became the title sponsors of the Phaka rugby show on Supersport in February On Thursday, 27 June , Hollywoodbets was announced as the naming rights sponsor for both Greyville and Scottsville racecourses in a 3-year deal. On Monday, 7 October , Hollywoodbets was announced as the naming rights sponsor for Kingsmead Cricket Ground in a 5-year deal, that would see the commitment run until August Every Hollywoodbets branch in South Africa supports a local charity, as well as a local sports team, as part of their Social Responsibility Programme.
Included are children's homes,  community centers, old-age homes and schools. With regards to community sports teams, they include soccer teams,  cricket teams,  rugby  and other sports. These branches are famous for their authentic Durban curries, and won the award for Best Bunny Chow in after winning the Bunny Chow Barometer Challenge In March , former South African Champion jockey Anthony Delpech joined on as a brand ambassador for Hollywoodbets, as well as to assist with the horse racing sponsorship Hollywoodbets is involved in.
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Many punters though, are often at a loss to know what to look for when casting an eye over a horse in the pre-race parade, which in more cases than not will provide an accurate clue to the outcome of the race. With a few simple pointers you can now rectify this, and spotting winners could become a far more rewarding exercise.
One should bear in mind that horses are like humans. The trick is learning to spot a really fit horse. A fit animal will also be on its toes and eager to get on with the task at hand, a trait often missing in its less tuned-up rivals. If you want a single indicator of fitness, simply look at the tummy: as with humans, the horse which carries too much belly is not likely to be fit.
Generally a horse needs the right temperament to perform well. The stresses and strains of a big occasion can easily cause them to boil over. Watch the horses canter down to the start, and look for the ones which stride out freely and eagerly.
Has the horse won recently? Has it placed recently? Does it consistently run unplaced? Naturally, a horse with a consistent history of wins and places is more likely to reproduce that form in future. The crossing went off well and they found safe anchor from the storm. King decided to map the Bay and named the "Salisbury and Farewell Islands". In Lt. Farewell, together with a trading company called J. Henry Francis Fynn , another trader at Delagoa Bay, was also involved in this venture.
Between them they had 26 possible settlers, but only 18 stayed. On a visit to King Shaka, Henry Francis Fynn was able to befriend the King by helping him recover from a stab wound suffered as a result of an assassination attempt by one of his half-brothers. As a token of Shaka's gratitude, he granted Fynn a "mile strip of coast a hundred miles in depth". On 7 August they concluded negotiations with King Shaka for a cession of land, including the Bay of Natal and land extending ten miles south of the Bay, twenty-five miles north of the Bay and one hundred miles inland.
Farewell took possession of this grant and raised the Union Jack with a Royal Salute, which consisted of 4 cannon shots and twenty musket shots. Of the original 18 would-be settlers, only 6 remained, and they can be regarded as the founding members of Port Natal as a British colony. These 6 were joined by Lt.
James Saunders King and Nathaniel Isaacs in The modern city of Durban thus dates from when the settlement was established on the northern shores of the bay near today's Farewell Square. During a meeting of 35 European residents in Fynn's territory on 23 June , it was decided to build a capital town and name it "D'Urban" after Sir Benjamin D'Urban , then governor of the Cape Colony.
The Voortrekkers established the Republic of Natalia in , with its capital at Pietermaritzburg. Tension between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus prompted the governor of the Cape Colony to dispatch a force under Captain Charlton Smith to establish British rule in Natal, for fear of losing British control in Port Natal.
The force arrived on 4 May and built a fortification that was later to be The Old Fort. The attack failed, and the British had to withdraw to their camp which was put under siege. The reinforcements arrived in Durban 20 days later; the Voortrekkers retreated, and the siege was lifted. Fierce conflict with the Zulu population led to the evacuation of Durban, and eventually the Afrikaners accepted British annexation in under military pressure.
When the Borough of Durban was proclaimed in , the council had to procure a seal for official documents. The seal was produced in and was replaced in Nevertheless, the coat of arms appeared on the council's stationery from about The following year, a helmet and mantling was added to the council's stationery and to the new city seal that was made in The motto reads "Debile principium melior fortuna sequitur"—"Better fortune follows a humble beginning". The coat of arms fell into disuse with the re-organisation of the South African local government structure in The seal ceased to be used in With the end of apartheid , Durban was subject to restructuring of local government.
The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality was formed in after South Africa's first multiracial elections, with its first mayor being Sipho Ngwenya. The mayor is elected for a five-year term; however Sipho Ngwenya only served two years. In , the city became part of the Durban UniCity in July as part of transitional arrangements and to eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality in , with the adoption of South Africa's new municipal governance system. In July , Obed Mlaba was appointed mayor of Durban UniCity; in he was elected to mayor of the eThekwini municipality and re-elected in Following the May local elections, James Nxumalo, the former speaker of the council, was elected as the new mayor.
On 23 August Zandile Gumede was elected as the new mayor until 13 August The name of the Durban municipal government, prior to the post-apartheid reorganisations of municipalities, was the Durban Corporation or City of Durban. Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa, looking out upon the Indian Ocean.
The city lies at the mouth of the Umgeni River , which demarcates parts of Durban's north city limit, while other sections of the river flow through the city itself. Durban has a natural harbour, Durban Harbour , which is the busiest port in South Africa and is the 4th-busiest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Durban has an annual rainfall of 1, millimetres Durban is ethnically diverse, with a cultural richness of mixed beliefs and traditions. Zulus form the largest single ethnic group. It has a large number of people of British and Indian descent. The influence of Indians in Durban has been significant, bringing with them a variety of cuisine, culture and religion.
In the years following the end of Apartheid there was a population boom as Africans were allowed to move into the city. The population grew by 2. This led to shanty towns forming around the city which were often demolished. Between and the population growth slowed down to 1. The population of the city of Durban and central suburbs such as Durban North, Durban South and the Berea increased Black Africans increased from Indian or Asians decreased from Whites decreased from Coloureds decreased from A new racial group, Other, was included in the census at 0.
It has the highest number of dollar millionaires added per year of any South African city with the number having increased percent between and Sugar refining is one of Durban's main industries. South Africa produces Durban has a number of informal and semi-formal street vendors. The Warwick Junction Precinct is home to a number of street markets, with vendors selling goods from traditional medicine, to clothing and spices.
The city's treatment of shack dwellers was criticised in a report from the United Nations linked Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions  and there has also been criticism of the city's treatment of street traders,   street children  and sex workers. There are a number of civil society organisations based in Durban.
Two major English-language daily newspapers are published in Durban, both part of the Independent Newspapers, the national group owned by Sekunjalo Investments. These are the morning editions of The Mercury and the afternoon Daily News. Like most news media in South Africa, they have seen declining circulations in recent years.
Independent Newspapers also publish Post , a newspaper aimed largely at the Indian community. A major city initiative is the eZasegagasini Metro Gazette. The national broadcaster, the SABC, has regional offices in Durban and operates two major stations there.
The Zulu language Ukhozi FM has a huge national listenership of over 6. There are a number of smaller stations which are independent, having been granted licences by ICASA, the national agency charged with the issue of broadcast licences. Durban was initially successful in its bid to host the Commonwealth Games ,  but needed to withdraw in March from the role of hosts when the government withdrew its subsidy due to financial constraints.
Durban is home to the Cell C Sharks, who compete in the domestic Currie Cup competition as well as in the international Super Rugby competition. AmaZulu play most of their home games at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Golden Arrows play most of their home games at the King Zwelithini Stadium in the suburb of Umlazi , but sometimes play some of their matches at Moses Mabhida Stadium or Chatsworth Stadium.
Cricket in Durban is played at Kingsmead cricket ground. In the city hosted nine matches, including a semi-final, as part of the inaugural ICC World Twenty The city is home to Greyville Racecourse , a major Thoroughbred horse racing venue which annually hosts a number of prestigious races including the country's premier event, the July Handicap , and the premier staying event in South Africa, the Gold Cup. Clairwood racecourse, south of the city, was a popular racing venue for many years, but was sold by the KZN racing authority in Durban hosts many famous endurance sports events annually, such as the Comrades Marathon , Dusi Canoe Marathon and the Ironman King Shaka International Airport services both domestic and international flights, with regularly scheduled services to London , Dubai , Istanbul , Doha , Mauritius , Lusaka , Windhoek and Gaborone , as well as eight domestic destinations.
The airport's position forms part of the Golden Triangle between Johannesburg and Cape Town, which is important for convenient travel and trade between these three major South African cities. The airport opened in May King Shaka International Airport handled 6. Durban has a long tradition as a port city. The Port of Durban , formerly known as the Port of Natal, is one of the few natural harbours between Port Elizabeth and Maputo, and is also located at the beginning of a particular weather phenomenon which can cause extremely violent seas.
These two features made Durban an extremely busy port of call for ship repairs when the port was opened in the s. Durban will be building a brand new R million cruise terminal that will be operational in October , the Durban Cruise Terminal. The new cruise terminal will be able to accommodate two cruise ships at any given time. It was downgraded in to a naval station.
In a decision was made to renovate and expand the facilities back up to a full naval base to accommodate the South African Navy 's offshore patrol flotilla. Durban featured the first operating steam railway in South Africa when the Natal Railway Company started operating a line between the Point and the city of Durban in Shosholoza Meyl , the passenger rail service of Spoornet , operates two long-distance passenger rail services from Durban: a daily service to and from Johannesburg via Pietermaritzburg and Newcastle , and a weekly service to and from Cape Town via Kimberley and Bloemfontein.
These trains terminate at Durban railway station. Metrorail operates a commuter rail service in Durban and the surrounding area. The Metrorail network runs from Durban Station outwards as far as Stanger on the north coast, Kelso on the south coast, and Cato Ridge inland. A high-speed rail link has been proposed, between Johannesburg and Durban.
The city's main position as a port of entry onto the southern African continent has led to the development of national roads around it. The N3 Western Freeway , which links Durban with the economic hinterland of Gauteng , heads west out of the city. The Western Freeway is particularly important because freight is shipped by truck to and from the Witwatersrand for transfer to the port. The N3 Western Freeway starts in the central business district and heads west under Tollgate Bridge and through the suburbs of Sherwood and Mayville.
The N2 Outer Ring Road cuts through the city from the north coast to the south coast. It provides a vital link to the coastal towns such as Scottburgh and Stanger that rely on Durban. Durban also has a system of freeway and dual arterial metropolitan routes, which connect the sprawling suburbs that lie to the north, west and south of the city. The M4 exists in two segments. The northern segment, named the Ruth First Highway, starts as an alternative highway at Ballito where it separates from the N2.
It passes through the northern suburbs of Umhlanga and La Lucia where it becomes a dual carriageway and ends at the northern edge of the CBD. The M19 connects the northern suburbs with Pinetown via Westville. It also feeds traffic through Gillitts , Kloof , and Westville. A number of streets in Durban were renamed in the late s to the names of figures related to the anti-apartheid struggle, persons related to liberation movements around the world including Che Guevara , Kenneth Kaunda and SWAPO , and others associated with the governing African National Congress.
Several companies run long-distance bus services from Durban to the other cities in South Africa. Buses have a long history in Durban. Most of them have been run by Indian owners since the early s. Privately owned buses which are not subsidised by the government also service the communities. Buses operate in all areas of the eThekwini Municipality. Since buses have been violently taken out of the routes and bus ranks by taxi operators. Durban was previously served by the Durban trolleybus system , which first ran in Since the newer People Mover Bus System which runs along certain routes has been testing out free Wi-Fi for passengers.
Durban has two kinds of taxis: metered taxis and minibus taxis. Unlike in many cities, metered taxis are not allowed to drive around the city to solicit fares and instead must be called and ordered to a specific location. A number of companies service the Durban and surrounding regions.
These taxis can also be called upon for airport transfers, point to point pickups and shuttles. Mini bus taxis are the standard form of transport for the majority of the population who cannot afford private cars. Minibuses are generally owned and operated in fleets, and inter-operator violence flares up from time to time, especially as turf wars over lucrative taxi routes occur.
Ride sharing apps Uber and Taxify have been launched in Durban and are also used by commuters. Although rickshaws have been a mode of transportation since the early s, they have been displaced by other forms of motorised transport. The roughly 25 remaining rickshaws mostly cater to tourists. Among the places of worship , there are predominantly Christian churches and temples. As in other South African cities, Durban has a high murder rate. The Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality between April - March recorded murders, gradually increasing from 7 years earlier and down from in Criminals usually avoid targeting tourists because they know that the police response will be greater.
Heist or theft is a common crime in the city.
While it is a day of excitement, fashion and entertainment, it is all about the finest thoroughbreds in the country coming together for the greatest challenge of their careers. For the horses, the jockeys, the trainers, the owners and the grooms, it is the pinnacle of their racing experience just to be involved in the race and the debate about which of the many entries can lift the ultimate prize begins when the first entries are received with the intensity of the debate growing steadily to fever pitch as the big day approaches.
Great Thoroughbreds Many great thoroughbreds have competed over the years from many of the most famous stables and ridden by the finest jockeys of their generation. With the bullet lodged in his hind quarter, Sea Cottage ran the race of his life to finish fourth behind winning stable mate Java Head. A year later Sea Cottage came back with an uninterrupted prep to dead-heat with Jollify, to whom he was conceding an astonishing 12 kgs. Great Jockeys Anton Marcus leads the way as far as the jockeys are concerned with five victories to his name.
He has signalled his intention to retire from the saddle following the Vodacom Durban July. This is one of the most important races for fillies and mares in the country and the result could have a major impact on the annual national awards. Leon Smuts and GHJ may not agree — but a 14mil pick 6 dividend is something i hope the operators market the hell out of. Vardy did not see out a fast , Bunker Hunt showed no interest , Soqrat also ran , Rainbow Bridge every chance no finish — I think those are the comments you would have got in the old Duffs Turf Guide on the fancied horses that failed in the July?
I find this puzzling, to say the least. It was telegraphed from the day of final acceptance that she would ensure a decent pace and that approach was fully vindicated by the stable running Similar tearaway tactics were used by Red Rake in and his stablemates duly ran Well said Dev Govender. She is a strong mare by Silvano and loves her racing. What an absolute pleasure to watch a true run July Handicap with pace on from the start and no Cape Crawl!
Also the fourth best time since the race was lengthened to m in! Justin Snaith is making the July Handicap his personal property and his all round planning and expertise in this race is to be admired! All things being equal it is only a matter of time before he will pass the great Syd Lairds seven winners? Happy Birthday, Bonji! Anesh Billat. Definitely in the top 10 greatest sa jockeys, happy birthday bonji and may the almighty grant you ma Happy Birthday to you. You still one of the best jockey South Africa has produced Kevin G.
Their stable elect Belgarion stormed to victory in an event that looked a pipe dream just a matter of months ago. More on: Gr1 Vodacom Durban July Have Your Say. Steve Reid says:. Gareth G says:. Dev Govender says:.
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A look at the past decade of the Vodacom Durban July reveals that nine of the past ten winners showed significant Champions Season form. Paddock deliberation is an essential weapon in your betting armoury. Many punters though, are often at a loss to know what to look for when casting an eye over a horse in the pre-race parade, which in more cases than not will provide an accurate clue to the outcome of the race.
With a few simple pointers you can now rectify this, and spotting winners could become a far more rewarding exercise. One should bear in mind that horses are like humans. The trick is learning to spot a really fit horse. A fit animal will also be on its toes and eager to get on with the task at hand, a trait often missing in its less tuned-up rivals. If you want a single indicator of fitness, simply look at the tummy: as with humans, the horse which carries too much belly is not likely to be fit.
Generally a horse needs the right temperament to perform well. The stresses and strains of a big occasion can easily cause them to boil over. Watch the horses canter down to the start, and look for the ones which stride out freely and eagerly. Has the horse won recently?
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