THE R3,5 million Vodacom Gr1 Durban July will be run at Greyville on Saturday 5 July 2014. The compulsory public gallops will be held on Thursday 26 June.
In line with the narrowed track surface, the field for this year’s race will be limited to sixteen, although twenty runners will be carded, with four reserves nominated.
If not required, the reserves will be withdrawn on the day prior to the race.
The fashion theme for 2014 is ‘The Big Screen’, with ‘Bolly, Nolly, Hollywood’, the underlying theme.
Further details about the race are:
Gold Circle will, in consultation with the Handicappers, publish a series of logs of the entries. The logs will reflect all the horses, in order of preference, as to the make up of the final field at the time of publication.
Entries, which must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of R2 280 for each horse entered, close at 11:00 on Wednesday, 16 April.
First Supp. Entries
Close 11:00 Tuesday, 13 May – R12 540 non refundable
Close 11:00 Tuesday, 13 May – R3 420 non refundable
Close 11:00 Monday, 2 June – R5 700 non refundable
Final Supp. Entries
Close 11:00 Monday, 9 June – R25 080 non refundable
Weights will be published: Tuesday, 10 June
Close 11:00 Monday, 23 June – R28 500 (Refunded if not selected to run).
The announcement of the Final Field and Barrier Draws will take place on Tuesday, 24 June.
20 horses will be carded for this event (16 Horses + 4 Reserves). The Reserves to be scratched by 8:15 Friday 4 July. Elimination will be at the sole and unfettered discretion of the Company.
It shall be a condition of acceptance that all runners participate in public gallops scheduled for Thursday, 26 June, failing which, the horse will, in the absence of exceptional and unforeseen circumstances which the Company shall in its sole discretion declare as such, be declared ineligible to run in the Vodacom Durban July. Further, the Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to allow a horse stabled out of province on the day of the gallops to work out in the province where stabled prior to 26 June provided that the workout is filmed and screened on26 June.