About the 2020 Vodacom Durban July

The 2020 Vodacom Durban July is South Africa's biggest thoroughbred race and it all happens this July.

Held at Greyville, the Grade 1 race hosts some of South Africa's best horses and it's an occasion that rivals any of the big carnivals around the world.

The 2020 Durban July has, like many other events, suffered the fate of COVID-19. For this reason the organisers have moved the race from 4 July 2020 to 25 July 2020. The entire raceday will be held behind closed doors.

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

Durban July Prize Money

The total Durban July prize money is R4.25 million.

The winner receives around R2.5 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 Racehorse Entries

Below is a list of all accepted horses for the 2020 Durban July.

Hero's Honour
Noble Secret
The Dazzler
Protea Paradise
Lady In Black
Dawn Assault
Red Chestnut Road
Divine Odyssey
Silva's Bullet
Eyes Wide Open
Dark Moon Rising
Samurai Warrior
Head Honcho
Run Red
Twist of Fate
Roy Had Enough
Roy's Rivieria 
Arianos Shadow
Top Classman
Rainbow Bridge
Do It Again
Oh Susanna
Made To Conquer
Miyabi Gold
Magnificent Seven
Elusive Silva
Bunker Hunt
Platinum Prince
Legal Eagle
Tilbury Fort
Return Flight
Silver God
Secret Potion
Banner Hill
Flitchity By Farr

Durban July's Previous Winners

Race Winner
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 2020 is Butterflies. 

The very best in show will be presented during the Fashion Show at Greyville, which is always a highlight of the Durban July card.

2020 Durban July Tickets

The 2020 Durban July will be held behind closed doors due to COVID-19.

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. Despite the event being held behind closed doors in 2020 the city still expects to see an influx of local travelers. Should international travel be allowed by the end of July international visitors will also stream in.

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 2020 Durban July. Check in with your bookmaker closer to the time to find what promotions are available to you.

Durban July FAQ

When is the 2020 Durban July?

The 2020 Durban July will take place on 25 July 2020.

What is the Durban July?

The Durban July is the largest horse racing event in South Africa.

Where does the Durban July take place?

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

Who is the current favourite to win the 2020 Durban July?

The bookmakers currently (4 June 2020) have Hawwaam as the favourite at 6.00.

Who won the 2019 Durban July?

The 2019 Durban July was won by Do It Again. Do It Again will attempt to go for three in a row in 2020 after winning in 2018 as well.

What is the 2020 Durban July fashion theme?

The 2020 Durban July fashion theme is Butterflies.

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.

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