About the 2024 Durban July

The 2024 Hollywoodbets Durban July is South Africa's biggest thoroughbred race and this year's renewal will take place on Saturday 6th July.

Held at Greyville, this Grade 1 race is contested by some of South Africa's best horses and it's an occasion that rivals any of the big carnivals around the world. This Durban July is also a handicap race, with several qualifying races taking place throughout the season.

There's big money on offer, not only for connections of the winning horse, but also for winning punters. Bookmakers always offer great odds for the big race at Greyville.

Durban July Prize Money

The total Durban July prize money was boosted up to R5 million by race sponsors Hollywoodbets.

The winner receives around R3 million, second place R800,000, third place R400,000 and fourth R200,000.

It's one of the richest races in South Africa.

Durban July's Previous Winners

Race Winner
2023Winchester Mansion
2022Sparkling Water
2019Do It Again
2018Do It Again
2016The Conglomerate
2015Power King
2013Heavy Metal
2010Bold Silvano
2009Big City Life
2008Pocket Power/Dancers Daughter
2007Hunting Tower
2004Greys Inn
2002Ipi Tombe
2000El Picha
1999El Picha
1998Classic Flag
1997Super Quality
1996London News
1994Space Walk
1993Dancing Duel
1992Spanish Galliard
1991Flaming Rock
1989Right Prerogative
1988Royal Chalice

Durban July Theme

The Durban July theme for 2023 was "Out Of This World". To accompany the theme, this poems has been commissioned to give racegoers some fashion inspiration.

The heavens at night,
Purple skyglow, almost black.
The full moon so bright,
Wispy clouds seem laidback.

The planets in deeper space,
Vista pin-pricked by stars.
Spot one with an amber glow,
Could that be Mars?

Other planets out there,
Inspiringly colourful too.
Your imagination will run wild,
Focus on one that suits you.

Now come down to Earth,
Fashion, fun and entertainment,
And the latest equine millionaire.

The Hollywoodbets Durban July.
Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event.

2024 Durban July Tickets

Tickets for the Durban July Festival will be on sale at the start of the year.

Durban July Live Stream

If you aren't aren't fortunate enough to buy a ticket for the Durban July, you can watch the race from the comfort of your own home, or on the go.

For details on how you can watch this famous race via a mobile or tablet, then check out our Durban July Live Stream page.

Durban July Hospitality

Durban is one of South Africa's largest cities and is generally attracts many tourists. None more so for the Durban July. The city expects to see an influx of local travelers during the meeting, and racing fans come from all of the country to watch the Durban July.

There are many fantastic hospitality options in the city for both the luxury and budget travelers so be sure to check for available hospitality in the area.

Durban July Greyville Racecourse

Greyville Racecourse is located in Durban and the entire distance of the track is around 2800m.

With many undulations throughout the journey, Greyville presents Durban July runners with a testing circuit and it's the perfect track to showcase the tough thoroughbreds.

Durban July Betting Promotions

There will certainly be many betting promotions doing the rounds for the 2023 Durban July. Check in with your bookmaker closer to the time to find what promotions are available to you.
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Durban July FAQ

When is the 2024 Durban July?

The 2024 Durban July will take place on 6 July 2024.

What is the Durban July?

The Durban July is the largest horse racing event in South Africa. The Durban July is a Grade One Handicap race staged over a trip of 2200m (11 furlongs)

Where does the Durban July take place?

The Durban July takes place at the Greyville racecourse in Durban, South Africa every year.

Who won the 2023 Durban July?

The 2023 Durban July was won by Winchester Mansion, who beat favourite See It Again.

What is the Durban July fashion theme?

The 2023 Durban July fashion theme was "Out Of This World".

Where can I live stream the Durban July?

There are many online bookmakers who offer the Durban July on live stream including bet365. YouTube has also gotten in on the act and will live stream the days events.

Who will run in the Durban July?

Favourite See It Again will take up his entry in the Durban July. The market leader will be joined by fellow three-year-olds Without Question, Dave The King and Son Of Raaj. Safe Passage, Pacaya, Winchester Mansion and Rain In Holland will represent the older horses.

Who will Justin Snaith run in the 2023 Durban July?

Justin Snaith has five runners in the 2023 Durban July. Without Question is the highest-placed of his entrants in the betting. Pacaya, Silver Darling, Do It Again and Pomp And Power will also represent Snaith.

Is Do It Again running in the Durban July?

Yes. Do It Again will be having his last racecourse appearance in the 2023 Durban July. Do It Again is the most successful horse in the history of the Durban July, winning the race twice and placing on three occasions.

Who will Richie Fourie ride in the Durban July?

Top South African rider Richard Fourie will ride Without Question for trainer Justin Snaith.

Is Christophe Soumillon riding in the Durban July?

Yes. Top Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon will ride Safe Passage for Mike De Kock in the 2023 Durban July.