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Close contest expected at Durban July

Eighteen thoroughbreds will battle for glory at Africa's greatest horse racing event.

File picture: Vodacom Durban July ‏@VodacomDbnJuly.

CAPE TOWN - The Durban July will take centre stage in the racing world on Saturday at the Greyville Racecourse.

A capacity crowd is expected to see 18 thoroughbreds battle for glory at Africa's greatest horse racing event, now in its 120th year.



The race is expected to be closely contested with a number of high profile stables clashing including Sean Tarry trained four year-old, French Navy, the Dean Kannemeyer trained son of the legendary Dynasty, Solid Speed and the grey filly, Bela-Bela trained by double Vodacom Durban July winner, Justin Snaith.

It will be an emotional race for Kannemeyer - the Durban July will be his last race before bringing an end to a decorated career and he will be looking for a repeat of last year's victory.



The feature race will also see two icons of South African horse racing go head to head for the same record, both jockeys Anthony Delpech and Anton Marcus will seek to become the first jockeys to claim five Durban July titles.



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