Durban July Handicap

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Durban July Handicap
Group I race
Location Greyville Racecourse
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Inaugurated 1897
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Durban July history
Race information
Distance 2200 meters (10.94 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & Up
Weight Handicap
Purse R2.5 million

The Durban July Handicap is a South African Thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Raced on turf, the Durban July Handicap is open to horses of all ages. It is South Africa's premier horse racing event and currently offers a purse of R2.5 million (app. US$360,000).

First held in July 1897 at a distance of 1 mile (approx 1600m), the distance was modified several times until 1970 when it was changed to its current 2200 meters (11 furlongs).

Records[edit]

Only four horses have ever won the Durban July Handicap back-to-back.

Another horse named Pamphlet won twice in 1918 and 1920

Most wins by a trainer:

Trainer F. Murray won the race four years in a row from 1910 through 1913.

Most wins by a jockey:

Of note to North American racing fans, the 1963 race was won by Colorado King who subsequently raced in California and won the 1964 Hollywood Gold Cup plus set a World Record for nine furlongs in winning the American Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack. As well, the 2002 winner, Ipi Tombe, became the first horse bred in Zimbabwe to ever win a race at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Winners of the Durban July Handicap since 1978[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
2014 Legislate 4 Richard Fourie S J Snaith
2013 Heavy Metal 5 S’manga Khumalo S G Tarry
2012 Pomodoro 3 Piere Strydom S G Tarry
2011 Igugu 4 Anthony Delpech Mike de Kock
2010 Bold Silvano 3 Anthony Delpech Mike de Kock
2009 Big City Life 3 G. Cheyne Glen Kotzen
2008 Pocket Power/Dancers Daughter 5/4 Bernard Fayd'herbe/Kevin Shea Mike W. Bass/J S. Snaith
2007 Hunting Tower 5 Anton Marcus Charles S. Laird
2006 Eyeofthetiger 4 Gerrit Schlechter Dean Kannermeyer
2005 Dunford 5 Anton Marcus Mike W. Bass
2004 Greys Inn 4 Anthony Delpech Mike de Kock
2003 Dynasty 4 Robbie Fradd Dean Kannemeyer
2002 Ipi Tombe 4 Kevin Shea Mike de Kock
2001 Trademark 5 Piere Strydom Mike W. Bass
2000 El Picha 6 Anton Marcus Geoff V. Woodruff
1999 El Picha 5 Robbie Hill Geoff V. Woodruff
1998 Classic Flag 4 Anthony Delpech David E. Ferraris
1997 Super Quality 5 Michael Roberts David E. Ferraris
1996 London News 4 Piere Strydom Alec G. Laird
1995 Teal 4 Johnny Geroudis Patrick B. Shaw
1994 Space Walk 6 Robbie Fradd M. H. "Ricky" Maingard
1993 Dancing Duel 4 Anton Marcus Anthony T. Millard
1992 Spanish Galliard 8 Robbie Sham Dennis R. Drier
1991 Flaming Rock 4 Karl Neisius R. Chris Snaith
1990 Ilustrador 4 Felix Coetzee Terence M. Millard
1989 Right Prerogative 4 M. A. Sutherland Terence M. Millard
1988 Royal Chalice 4 Felix Coetzee Terence M. Millard
1987 Bush Telegraph 4 Garth Puller Bert Abercrombie
1986 Occult 5 Bartie Leisher Terence M. Millard
1985 Gondolier 6 W. Harvey M. P. Antelme
1984 Devon Air 5 Felix Coetzee Terence M. Millard
1983 Tecla Bluff 5 M. A. Sutherland Terence M. Millard
1982 Jamaican Rumba 5 Patrick Wynne G. Thompson
1981 Big Charles 5 J. Anderson Dr. L. F. Naude
1980 Beau Art 7 Freddy Macaskill J. Nicholson
1979 Over The Air 5 Garth Puller P. G. Kannemeyer
1978 Politician 5 Bertie Hayden Sydney C. Laird

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1977 : Lightning Shot
  • 1976 : Jamaican Music
  • 1975 : Principal Boy (Robbie Thompson - jockeyequip.co.za)
  • 1974 : Riboville
  • 1973 : Yataghan
  • 1972 : In Full Flight
  • 1971 : Mazarin
  • 1970 : Court Day
  • 1969 : Naval Escort
  • 1968 : Chimboraa
  • 1967 : Jollify & Sea Cottage (DH)
  • 1966 : Java Head
  • 1965 : King Willow
  • 1964 : Numeral
  • 1963 : Colorado King
  • 1962 : Diza
  • 1961 : Kerason
  • 1960 : Left Wing
  • 1959 : Tiger Fish
  • 1958 : Excise
  • 1957 : Migraine
  • 1956 : Spey Bridge (Jockey: Cyril Buckham)
  • 1955 : Preto's Crown
  • 1954 : C'est Si Bon
  • 1953 : Flash On
  • 1952 : Mowgli
  • 1951 : Gay Jane
  • 1950 : Milesia Pride
  • 1949 : Milesia Pride
  • 1948 : Monasterevan (Jockey: Cyril Buckham)
  • 1947 : Brookhill
  • 1946 : St Pauls
  • 1945 : St Seiriol
  • 1944 : Monteith
  • 1943 : Piccadilly Jim
  • 1942 : Silver Phantom
  • 1941 : Sandri ll
  • 1940 : Kipling
  • 1939 : Silver Spear
  • 1938 : Extinguisher ll
  • 1937 : Ballyjamesduff
  • 1936 : Pietersfield ll
  • 1935 : Eccentric
  • 1934 : Sun Tor
  • 1933 : Legacy
  • 1932 : Findhorn
  • 1931 : Agrippa
  • 1930 : Full Dress
  • 1929 : Gifted
  • 1928 : Glen Albyn
  • 1927 : Hussein
  • 1926 : Moosme
  • 1925 : Bird of Prey
  • 1924 : Oriel
  • 1923 : Eunomea
  • 1922 : Collet
  • 1921 : Longstop
  • 1920 : Pamphlet
  • 1919 : Goldwing
  • 1918 : Pamphlet
  • 1917 : Fanous
  • 1916 : Margin
  • 1915 : Winnipeg
  • 1914 : Rhanleigh
  • 1913 : Caged Bird
  • 1912 : Lombard
  • 1911 : Nobleman
  • 1910 : Sir Caulin
  • 1909 : King's Favourite
  • 1908 : Corriecrian
  • 1907 : Corriecrian
  • 1906 : Bonnie Dundee
  • 1905 : Chere Amie
  • 1904 : Nymagee
  • 1903 : Peerless
  • 1902 : Chaos
  • 1901 : Apollo
  • 1900 : Verdant Green
  • 1899 : Talma
  • 1898 : Campanajo
  • 1897 : Campanajo

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