Durban July 2015 Betting
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The Durban July is South Africa’s most revered and premier horse racing event. Since 1897, South African as well as international horse racing fans meet at the Greyville Racecourse in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal once a year to witness this prestigious event. The event is held on the first Saturday of July each year and offers R3.5 million to be won. When the race first started, it was allocated a distance of 1600m, which has since been changed to its’ current distance of 2200m.
Horse racing fans consider this gathering to be the greatest horse racing event in the whole of Africa, usually gearing up for the event by April each year. Punters prepare by determining which of the thoroughbred horses they will bet on or by taking part in some of the numerous pre-events on offer before the big day. There is so much happening during this time of year that it has been given the name “July Fever”. An estimate of around 55000 people visit the Greyville Racecourse during the time of July Fever and millions watch the event on their television. The Durban July hosts numerous corporate suits and venues in their Marquee Village as well as restaurants in their popular al fresco area “The Paddock”.
The Durban July is not only about horse racing but also a place of fashion and expression. Attendees come dressed in their finest and take part in the many fashion competitions on offer. Each year there is a different theme to follow, with the theme for 2015 being “The Captain’s Table”. The most glamorous element of the Durban July is the Invited Designer Showcase, where eight national designers are selected to showcase fashion in-line with the chosen theme. These designers are selected because of their stand in the market, their experience, their involvement in high profile national fashion events such as SA Fashion Week and their current media profile. Designers such as Terrence Bray, Gideon, Zama Mathe and Leigh Schubert have participated in this event. Fashion students from the Durban area are authorised to take part in the Young Designers Award. All other designers, aspiring designers and fashion students from other provinces may take part in the Fashion Challenge and other pre-event fashion competitions. All ensembles need to correspond with the “Captain’s Table” theme for 2015.
In 2014, The Durban July hosted their 118th event that was a sell-out success. There is no doubt that 2015 will bring the same amount of betting excitement, fashion and success. This year, racing horses will include favourites like Afrikaburn, Double Clutch, Dynamic, Heavy Metal, French Navy and Gold Onyx.
The Durban July also submits money to charity each year. The chosen charity is SARDA – SA Riding for the Disabled. Each year, the event donates R40,000 to the charity to show support for their continued efforts and great work. With the help of the Durban July, in 2010 SARDA opened their own fully undercover training area.