The Durban July Fever
Africa’s Greatest racing event was once again successfully held at the Greyville Racecourse in Durban.
Since 1897,the Durban July horse racing event has maintained a traditional and annual presentation on the first Saturday of July.
This prestigious event hosted thousands of guests from all around South Afrika in striking outfits under the 2019 theme Stars of Afrika.
Public and private businesses were also offered Marquees to entertain and inform guests about their different brands.
The event consisted of more than 20 different marquees whose tickets were sold independently prior to the event.
More than R200 million was wagered on horse racing bets, the bets were successfully handled by the Hollywood bets Company.
Horse Hawwam Jockeyed by Anton Marcus was the people’s favourite and most get horse,following his victory in last year’s race.
Hawwam was unfortunately scratched just before the race.The scratched caused delays which further dissapointed the betters and spectators including Anton Marcus who was anticipating for another race.
With the scratching of Hawwam ,the winner for the 2019 Durban July handicap was ultimately Do It Again ,trained by Justin Snaith and jockied by Richard Fourie. In second place was Rainbow Bridge,third was Twist of Fate and finally Eyes wide open came in fourth.
The racing event offered a prize of 4.25 million where the winners received 2.5 million, second place R800,000, third R400,000, fourth R200,000 and fifth earned R50,000.
Till the crack of dawn the greyville Racecourse remained entertaining with captivating outfits and personalities. The fever slowly faded away with ongoing entertainment, food, drinks and fashion.
Tuesday 09 July 2019 23:00 GMT [CWSN] Kesia Qulu and Ntombifuthi Ndlovu