Vodacom Durban July Entries Announced

Vodacom Durban July Entries Announced


With 79 days to go the first entries for the Vodacom Durban July have been announced, with the big race being run on Saturday 7 July at Greyville. The theme for the Vodacom Durban July this year is “A Material World”, while the July Gallops will be taking place 28 June.

KZN has an exciting time of year coming up that includes the KZN Yearling Sale taking place at Suncoast on the 5 and 6 July before the big race day.

With the recent announcement of the KZN Breeders exciting new Triple Million Challenge, a yearling that passes through the KZN Yearling Sale (with T&C’s) at Suncoast Casino this year will be eligible to run in a R1-million race on Vodacom Durban July day next year, a huge incentive to get involved and buy a KZN-bred racehorse.

The KZN-breds once again are a force to be reckoned with this year, headed up with gutsy champion mare Dancewiththedevil (Graystone Stud) who has a very real chance of taking this one home. The KZN Breeders Horse-Of-The-Year has won five Grade 1 races to date and earned herself almost R4-million in stakes; she is not shy to take on the best of the boys and win.

Pierre Jourdan was recently auctioned for an amount of R1,6 million to dissolve a partnership. A Summerhill-bred R60 000 Two Year Old, he has earned over R4-million in stakes, and clearly his new owners feel there is still a lot more to come out of him. He ran a close second to winner Igugu last year.

Bush Hill-bred Grade 1 winner Seal has also been nominated. He ran just two lengths off the winner in the Grade 2 Colorado King Stakes on 7 April and Gavin Van Zyl should be quite excited about his chances here.

Baracah, a R190 000 yearling, consigned by Aldora Stud and trained by Sean Tarry, is a half-brother to the ill-fated Goat by King Of Kings. He finished 5 lengths off Slumdogmillionaire in the SA Classic Grade 1 recently.

Soul Master, a son of KZN-bred Jet Master and a R275 000 yearling consigned again by Aldora Stud, won the Pinnacle Stakes by over a length on 15 April over a distance of 2600m carrying a hefty amount of weight(66kgs), with the horses all placing behind him only carrying 58kgs. He ran a third in the Caradoc Gold Cup Grade 3 in March. He is certainly going to be one to watch.

Checcetti, another Summerhill-bred was a R320 000 Ready-To-Run graduate of 2009. A daughter of Kahal (a stallion also being represented by Tales Of Bravery) she recently won the Jacaranda Handicap Grade 3 over 1800m, defeating Flirtation by over a length.


First Entries:

BRAVURA (5G) 0.0 116 B Joey Ramsden

DANCEWITHTHEDEVIL (5M) 0.0 116 St John Gray

JACKSON (3C) 0.0 116 Brett Crawford

PIERRE JOURDAN (5G) 0.0 114 B Gary Alexander

TALES OF BRAVERY (5G) 0.0 113 Vaughan Marshall

ILSANPIETRO (BRZ) (5G) 0.0 111 C Mike de Kock

CHESALON (4G) 0.0 110 Mike Bass

SEAL (4G) 0.0 110 B Gavin van Zyl

SILVER FLYER (3C) 0.0 109 B Mike de Kock

SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE (3C) 0.0 109 Gavin van Zyl

CASTLETHORPE (AUS) (4G) 0.0 108 Mike Bass

ENGLISH GARDEN (4G) 0.0 108 Mike Bass

EUROPA POINT (IRE) (5M) 0.0 108 B Mike de Kock

LION IN WINTER (5G) 0.0 108 Joey Ramsden

POMODORO (3C) 0.0 108 Sean Tarry

SMANJEMANJE (5G) 0.0 108 B Tyrone Zackey

Grey Cossack

ASTRO NEWS (3G) 0.0 107 Greg Ennion

BEACH BEAUTY (4F) 0.0 107 Dennis Drier

EBONY FLYER (4F) 0.0 107 Justin Snaith

JET JAMBOREE (4C) 0.0 106 Dominic Zaki

SOLO TRAVELLER (4G) 0.0 106 Mike de Kock

TOP SELLER (4C) 0.0 106 B Vaughan Marshall

EMERALD COVE (4F) 0.0 105 Justin Snaith

EMPENOSO HENN (ARG (4G) 0.0 105 Mike de Kock

GALANTHUS (5G) 0.0 105 Tyrone Zackey

TRIBAL DANCE (3C) 0.0 105 Vaughan Marshall

BERRY BLAZE (IRE) (4F) 0.0 104 Mike de Kock

BULSARA (5G) 0.0 104 B Gavin van Zyl

E-JET (3C) 0.0 104 Sean Tarry

GALILEO’S DESTINY (4C) 0.0 104 Mike de Kock

THUNDER DANCE (3F) 0.0 104 Brett Crawford

CAPTAIN’S WILD (5G) 0.0 103 Mike de Kock


FLIRTATION (5M) 0.0 103 Mike de Kock

SAFWAN (AUS) (5G) 0.0 103 Mike de Kock

WITHOUT MALICE (4F) 0.0 103 George Scott

CAYMEN ISLAND (6G) 0.0 102 Yogas Govender

GOLDEN CHARIOT (7G) 0.0 102 Sean Tarry

GOLDEN CHATEAU (AU (3C) 0.0 102 B Mike de Kock

WHITELINE FEVER (3G) 0.0 102 Sean Tarry

BUY AND SELL (8G) 0.0 101 Sean Tarry

BAY ROUTE (5G) 0.0 100 Deon Visser

HOUSE OF WAX (4G) 0.0 100 B Geoff Woodruff

ILHA BELA (3F) 0.0 100 Mike de Kock

POLAR BOUND (4G) 0.0 100 Brett Crawford

PRINCESS OF LIGHT (4F) 0.0 100 Geoff Woodruff

SOUL MASTER (4G) 0.0 100 Geoff Woodruff

GOLD ONYX (NZ) (4G) 0.0 99 Sean Tarry

ATLANTIC OAK (GB) (5M) 0.0 98 Mike de Kock

CHECCETTI (4F) 0.0 97 B Mike de Kock


RIGHT BEAUTY (3G) 0.0 97 Mike de Kock

NORTHERN EMPEROR ( (3G) 0.0 96 Charles Laird

RED BARREL (3G) 0.0 96 Mike de Kock

RIO CARNIVAL (AUS) (3C) 0.0 96 Charles Laird

SAGE THRONE (4G) 0.0 96 Colin Scott

ZAMBUCCA (3C) 0.0 96 Saeed Mohideen

HEAVY METAL (3G) 0.0 95 Sean Tarry

ROYAL BENCHER (3G) 0.0 95 Alec Laird

GORONGOSA (IRE) (5M) 0.0 94 B Mike de Kock

TAIPAN (3C) 0.0 94 Dean Kannemeyer

BARACAH (3C) 0.0 93 B Sean Tarry

MASTER PLAN (3G) 0.0 93 Greg Ennion

GREY COSSACK (5G) 0.0 91 Herman Brown/Frank Robinson

ICE DIAMOND (5G) 0.0 88 Glen Puller

Pierre Jourdan

STORM SAGAZ (ARG) (5G) 0.0 88 B Yogas Govender

EXTRA COVER (5G) 0.0 86 Alec Laird

IRON GREY (4G) 0.0 86 Mike de Kock

PREMIUM WOOD (3G) 0.0 85 Yogas Govender

CANTERBURY TALE (3G) 0.0 83 Mike de Kock

MAIN DANE (AUS) (3G) 0.0 83 Mike de Kock

VETTEL (ARG) (3C) 0.0 83 Mike de Kock

MOZART’S GIOVANNI (3C) 0.0 82 Mike de Kock


(71 Entries )

Important dates to diarise:

Thursday, 19 April 2012 – Announcement of Entries

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 – First Supplementary Entries

Monday, 11 June 2012 – Final Supplementary Entries

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 – Weights Published

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 – Declarations close

Thursday, 21 June 2012 – Announcement of Final Field and Barrier Draw

NB: Two Reserve Runners will be announced which will replace any horse withdrawn on or before 12:00 on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Thursday, 28 June 2012 – Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse

Information courtesy www.goldcircle.co.za

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