About the 2023 Durban July

The 2023 HollywoodBets 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.

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 R5 million.

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
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 hasn't bee announced. The theme in 2022 was "Show Me The Honey!"

2023 Durban July Tickets

Tickets for the 2023 Durban July Festival will be on sale at the start of the year.

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 2023 Durban July?

The 2023 Durban July will take place on 1 July 2023.

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 won the 2022 Durban July?

The 2022 Durban July was won by Sparkling Water.

What is the 2023 Durban July fashion theme?

The 2023 Durban July fashion theme hasn't been announced yet.

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.