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Durban July 2020 Schedule, Preview & Odds – South Africa’s prestigious horse racing event set to run on 25 July

  • The 2020 Durban July is taking place on 25 July
  • Two Grade One races will be taking place
  • Do It Again aiming to break records by becoming first three-time winner
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It's Durban July time!

The 2020 edition of the prestigious horse racing event was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic and will now take place on Saturday, 25 July, at Greyville in Durban.

In normal circumstances, the Durban July would be a day filled with glitz, glamour, and high-end fashion. Sadly, no spectators will be allowed to attend this year's event due to the lockdown in South Africa.

The races will go ahead, however, and we are set to see a full schedule on the day.

2020 Durban July Schedule

Time (SAST Time)
12:35amPinnacle Stakes 1000m (Poly)
1:10pmKZN Yearling Sales Million 1300m (Turf)
1:45pmCampanajo 2200 2200m (Turf)
2:20pmDSTV Gold Vase 3000m (Turf)
2:55pm Golden Slipper 1400m (Turf)
3:30pmDurban Golden Horseshoe 1400m (Turf)
4:10pmVodacom Durban July 2200m (Turf) (Grade One Handicap)
4:45pmJonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes 1600m (Turf) (Grade One)
5:20pmThukela Handicap 1600m (Turf)
5:55pmEthekwini Sprint 1200m (Poly)

Ten races are set to take place on the day of the Durban July, with the main even taking place at 4.10pm South African time.

Before the main event, the highlights are the Grade Three Campanajo 2200, 15-furlong Gold Vase, Grade Two Golden Slipper, and the Durban Golden Horseshoe.

While prize money may not be as big as in previous years, the competition will once again be fierce.

Do It Again won the Durban July in 2019 and is looking to make history by becoming the first horse ever to win the July for a third time.

To round off the schedule after the main event will be the Grade One Garden Province Stakes, Thukela Handicap and the Ethekwini Sprint.

Durban July 2020 Grade One Handicap Key Facts

Race TitleVodacom Durban July
2020 DateSaturday, 25 July 2020
Prize MoneyR1.5-million
StatusGrade One
Race TypeHandicap
Distance2200m (11f)

Durban July 2020 Odds

Rainbow Bridge5.5
Do It Again7.5
Bunker Hunt8.5
Got The Green Light8.5

*Odds correct at time of publishing on 14/07/20

Durban July FAQs

When is the Durban July 2020?

The 2020 Durban July Handicap will take place on Saturday, 25 July.

Where is the Durban July 2020 taking place?

The Durban July is held at Durban's Greyville Racecourse.

Who is the favourite for the Durban July 2020?

Belgarion impressed when winning the World Sports Betting 1900 in June, and he heads SportingBet's market for the 2020 Durban July Handicap.

Who won the Durban July 2019?

In 2019, Do It Again became the fifth horse to win the Durban July twice, successfully defending the crown he won in 2018.

Where can I bet on the Durban July 2020?

SportingBet.co.za is the best place to bet on the Durban July, and all South African horse racing.

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