Vodacom Durban July Media Release

 No: VDJ1715

22 June 2017

Embargo : None

 Written by : Dave Macleod


Punters and fashionistas spellbound by The Gallops

Durban - As the countdown to the 2017 Vodacom Durban July reached nine days to go, a big crowd of die-hard punters, socialites and fashionistas converged on Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning for the traditional Vodacom Durban July Gallops.

With the first runner off at 7am, the thoroughbreds shortlisted in the Final Field were put through their paces over the final one thousand metres of the Greyville Racecourse track while the punters and racing scribes scrutinised each of them closely.

The crowd enjoyed the mild winter morning and the customary complimentary coffee and sticky buns as the thoroughbreds completed their Gallops.

With the majority of the infield Marquee Village already constructed, Greyville Racecourse exuded excitement and anticipation ahead of the R4,25 million Vodacom Durban July next Saturday 1 July.

Ticket sales have increased significantly this week, and Gold Circle has urged eager racing fans to get their tickets from Computicket well in advance to avoid the risk of disappointment.

The 2017 Vodacom Durban July takes place at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 1 July. More information can be found at www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za 

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Enjoying the Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse, wearing outfits from the finals of the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge and Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair, are (from left) Pinkie Mthiyane (designed by Nasreen Paruk), Sarah Sanders (Alice Rash), Lwandle Ngwenya (Georgia Rhoda), Brent Sanson (Mnotho Ngema), Kristina Louw (Melissa Scandarra) Courtney van Huyssteen (Yanela Mtolo), Megan Walsh (teresa Joubert), Luke Lonsdale (Katekani Moreku), Melissa Mound (Kirsten Godfrey) and  Rachel Dolbey (Samkelisiwe Mbatha). Dave Macleod/
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Enjoying the Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse, wearing outfits from the finals of the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge and Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair, are (from left)  Melissa Mound (Kirsten Godfrey), Brent Sanson (Mnotho Ngema), , Lwandle Ngwenya (Georgia Rhoda), Rachel Dolbey (Samkelisiwe Mbatha), Megan Walsh (Teresa Joubert) and  Sarah Sanders (Alice Rash). Dave Macleod/
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The theme "The Colour of Magic" for the 2017 Vodacom Durban July - JPeg

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The theme "The Colour of Magic" for the 2017 Vodacom Durban July - PDF

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