The public protector says the horse racing industry should be serving the public, not the rich, but the industry is having none of it.
The favourite, Hawwaam, was dramatically scratched just before the start.
You may be wondering how Lucky Numbers Dream Guide will assist you in possibly picking the winner of the Durban July – well, it is pretty simple.
Today, it will not come as a surprise if De Kock makes it a one-two in Africa’s greatest race, the Vodacom Durban July.
A few horses are also in the running, and leading trainer Sean Tarry believes his seven-year-old Legal Eagle is another with surprise potential.
Police say spectators and horseracing fans must behave themselves and enjoy the entertainment.

Union wants to shut down Durban July in protest at ‘uninvolved company’

The association has given Phumelela Gaming and Leisure until today to respond to its call for a shutdown.

horse tips Why Head Honcho looks like such a good bet for Durban July

Hat-trick looms: Don’t write off the ‘homeboy’.

Head Honcho goes for three from three on July day

This eight-time winning five-year-old will attempt to register a third consecutive July day triumph on Saturday.

horse tips Hot tip: back no 14 for July

Here is a tip for you for Saturday. Back Number 14, no matter the horse, trainer or rider.

horse news Ka-ching in the Durban July’s office betting pools

Saturday sees the running of the continent’s greatest horseracing event, the Vodacom Durban July

Hawwaam impossible to oppose at Champions Day

In their recent list of the world’s top horses, Longines rated him in the top 10 racehorses. Having that distinction certainly should make him a winner.

Patrick Davis back in the harness at Phumelela

Facing him today is ensuring there are no issues at the Royal Race Day at Turffontein, which will be attended by Princess Charlene of Monaco.

Schippers has the form to win Grade 3 Sycamore Sprint

Last Saturday’s Derby meet was a day to remember. The reason? Immaculately turned out horses and freedom to ride tactically are the keys to success.

Princess Charlene of Monaco in town for race day

The Royal Race Day at Turffontein will raise funds for the Gugulesizwe Primary and Lesabe Primary Schools.

horse news 23rd horse death rocks Santa Anita

Santa Anita Racetrack was rocked by a 23rd equine death in just over three months on Sunday as gelding Arms Runner was euthanized after a fall in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.

Fitness and food in conflict

Paradox: jockeys need strength but have to keep food and drink intake down. Meanwhile, there are two strong bankers in today’s Turffontein Pick 6.

Silver salvo for Senor Santa

Billy Silver could have the edge in the hotly contested grade 2 sprint. Meanwhile there’s another Strydom in the irons at Fairview.

Globe is ready to Rock

Rock The Globe had run on well for second on his racecourse debut, and, despite a wide draw over the 1400m, went off as the 22-10 favourite.

Yeni to blow hot in Pick 6

This gelding was a decisive winner in his penultimate outing and followed up with a second in a 1600m MR 71 Handicap.


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