What is the Durban July?

Popular Bookmarkers like Hollywoodbets are running promotions on the Durban July 2017 event which is on on the first of July but just how well do you know about the Durban July?

The Durban July 2017 Handicap has been a yearly feature on the South African horse race calendar for 120 years now having been launched in July 1897 at the Greyville Racecourse in the beautiful city of Durban. The Durban Open might be a South African event but it is popular worldwide and is attended by people from across the globe.

Durban July is a thoroughbred horse race which is open to horses of varying age groups which makes it a handicap match because horses of varying weights have varying capabilities and disadvantages. The race is on every first Saturday of July and this year it will be on the 1st of July.

The Durban July is a 2.2 km race on a turf and is open to any horse above three years and it has since grown to be a huge race with a prize money of R4.25 Million which is a huge amount of money. This event hasĀ also now become a social get together for celebrities.

The Durban July also offers a huge benefit to the country because it benefits the tourism industry due to visitors who fly into the country to witness this historic event.

This race is available for betting from most South African bookmarkers, so visit your nearest bet shop and place your bet, who knows? It might be your opportunity to win big.