Vodacom Durban July Media Release

 No: VDJ1821

28 June 2018

Embargo : None

 Written by : Dave Macleod


Vodacom Durban July Gallops spread July Fever


Durban - July fever spread across Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning as racing fans and fashionistas converged for the annual Vodacom Durban July Gallops.

Overcast skies kept the wintery temperatures at bay as the racing fans watched thirteen of the eighteen thoroughbreds named in the Vodacom Durban July final field being put through their paces from the 800 metre mark, riding in pairs or with stable mates.

The five runners not available for the Gallops were filmed earlier in the week in Gauteng and their gallops were played on the massive big screen at Greyville Racecourse and then dissected by the panel of television analysts.

Just as fascinating for the crowd that turned out to watch the form of the July runners and enjoy the free coffee and sticky buns were the ten models wearing outfits from the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Experience programme, giving punters tips on what to wear on the big raceday.

Infield, the construction of the thirty marquees that make up the legendary hospitality village is well under way, and should be completed by the weekend.

Ticket sales through Computicket are now brisk, and another full house is expected at Greyville Racecourse next Saturday.

The 2018 Vodacom Durban July takes place at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 7 July. More information can be found at www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za 

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Enjoying the sunrise over Durban at the Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning are models (from left) Brian Whitby (Tebogo Mokope), Nayizolo Simelane (Georgina Brink), Mfundo Kunene (Minenhle Memela), Khwezi Ngwenya Ntombela (Brenda Quin) and Cayden Porter (Martin Steenkamp).

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Free Coffee and sticky buns were the order of the day at the Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning, being enjoyed by models (from left) Sarah Macleod (wearing Nhlosenhle Cele), Yolande Naidoo (Skye Pengelly), Megan Walsh (Hanrie Lues), Phumla Mtolo (Madelain Clark), and Merlin Heads (Chané Lange).

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Models wearing outfits from the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Experience get the watch the thoroughbreds in the final field in action at the Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning, (from left)  Sarah Macleod (wearing Nhlosenhle Cele), Merlin Heads (Chané Lange), Khwezi Ngwenya Ntombela (Brenda Quin),  Phumla Mtolo (Madelain Clark) and Brian Whitby (Tebogo Mokope).

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Students from the Summerveld Jockey Academy (from front left) Tyrell, Cole, Mfanelo, Thabiso, Ricardo and (back from left) Shadley, Joshwin, Samuel, Zac, Gareth and Siyabonga enjoying the Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning with models (back) Mfundo Kunene (Minenhle Memela),  (front left) Brian Whitby (Tebogo Mokope), (centre back) Megan Walsh (Hanrie Lues) and (front right) Khwezi Ngwenya Ntombela (Brenda Quin).

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Glam Gallops. Models enjoying the Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning (from left) Sarah Macleod (Nhlosenhle Cele), Khwezi Ngwenya Ntombela (Brenda Quin),  Megan Walsh (Hanrie Lues), Phumla Mtolo (Madelain Clark),  Yolande Naidoo (Skye Pengelly), Nayizolo Simelane (Georgina Brink), Merlin Heads (Chané Lange), Mfundo Kunene (Minenhle Memela), Cayden Porter (Martin Steenkamp)and Brian Whitby (Tebogo Mokope).

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The theme "It Is Time" for the 2018 Vodacom Durban July - JPeg

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