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Durban July kicks off

The theme of this year's July is Captain of the Boat and many people haven't disappointed.

Fillies, geldings, mares and fabulous frocks will be the order of the day as Africa's greatest horse Race the Durban July gets underway at the Greyville Racecourse. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

DURBAN - Fillies, geldings, mares and fabulous frocks will be the order of the day as Africa's greatest horse Race the Durban July gets underway at the Greyville Racecourse.

The horse racing event which draws thousands of crowds and millions of rand of betting and tourism revenue is KwaZulu-Natal's premier event.

Over 50,000 well-dressed punters with cash to splash will descend on the Greyville Racecourse in Durban throughout the day.

The theme of this year's July is Captain of the Boat, and many people haven't disappointed.

Sailor and fisherman inspired outfits are the order of the day as patrons put their best feet forward.

From fashion, food, fancy hats and celebrities, the Durban July is certainly more than just a horse race.

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