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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 R4.25 million (app. US$288,000).[1]

Durban July Handicap
Group I race
LocationGreyville Racecourse
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Inaugurated1897
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteDurban July history
Race information
Distance2200 meters (10.94 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & Up
WeightHandicap
PurseR4.25 million

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).

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RecordsEdit

Only five 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 1978Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
2019 Do It Again 5 Richard Fourie Justin Snaith
2018 Do It Again 4 Anton Marcus Justin Snaith
2017 Marinaresco 4 Bernard Fayd'Herbe Candice Bass-Robinson
2016 The Conglomerate 4 Piere Strydom Joey Ramsden
2015 Power King 4 Stuart Randolph Dean Kannemayer
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 Ferraris
1997 Super Quality 5 Michael Roberts David 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

Winners from 1897 to 2014Edit

SEQ DATE WINNER ORIGIN AGE SEX WT [lb] DIST TIME [sec] WFA FMR [lb] BREEDER OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY
118 Jul 05 2014 LEGISLATE SAF 3 C 123.2 2200 136.33 140 Cheveley Stud Messrs W J C Mitchell, Drakenstein Stud & Newbury Racing (Pty) Ltd J Snaith R FOURIE
117 Jul 06 2013 HEAVY METAL SAF 4 G 130.9 2200 135.44 135 Bosworth Farm Stud Mr C J H van Niekerk S Tarry S KHUMALO
116 Jul 07 2012 POMODORO SAF 3 C 121 2200 133.19 131 Mr C J H van Niekerk Mr C J H van Niekerk S Tarry P Strydom
115 Jul 02 2011 IGUGU AUS 3 F 121 2200 132.82 131 Kia Ora Stud Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum & Mr & Mrs A J Macdonald M DE KOCK A DELPECH
114 Jul 31 2010 BOLD SILVANO SAF 3 C 122.1 2200 133.03 133 Ascot Stud (Pty) Ltd Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and Mrs G Thompson M DE KOCK A DELPECH
113 Jul 04 2009 BIG CITY LIFE SAF 3 C 112.2 2200 135.55 128 J A Wintle Messrs H J Basson, R W Deacon, G A Hauptfleisch, G S Kotzen and G W Mitchell G KOTZEN G CHEYNE
112 Jul 05 2008 POCKET POWER SAF 5 G 127.6 2200 132.15 132 Zandvliet Stud Mr N M Shirtliff & Mr and Mrs A D Webber M W Bass B FAYD'HERBE
112 Jul 05 2008 DANCER'S DAUGHTER GB 4 F 116.6 2200 132.15 125 Mrs D O Joly Mr G J and Mrs R D Beck J Snaith K SHEA
111 Jul 07 2007 HUNTING TOWER SAF 4 G 121 2200 134.6 126 Mrs B D Oppenheimer Mrs B D Oppenheimer C S LAIRD A Marcus
110 Jul 01 2006 EYEOFTHETIGER BRZ 3 C 118.8 2200 132.59 134 Fazenda Mondesir Fieldspring Racing D M KANNEMEYER G SCHLECHTER
109 Jul 02 2005 DUNFORD SAF 4 C 114.4 2200 135.28 123 C A Mentz Messrs R J Bloomberg, R W Champion, P G Georgas and G J Wilson M W Bass A Marcus
108 Jul 03 2004 GREYS INN USA 4 C 110 2200 132.65 132 Mrs B D Oppenheimer Mrs B D Oppenheimer M DE KOCK A DELPECH
107 Jul 05 2003 DYNASTY SAF 3 C 116.6 2200 135.2 137 Wilgerbosdrift Stud Fieldspring Racing D M KANNEMEYER R FRADD
106 Jul 06 2002 IPI TOMBE ZIM 3 F 114.4 2200 135.94 129 P J Moor Messrs D Coleman, H W Leyenaar, S M Tomlinson and Sunmark Racing Syndicate M DE KOCK K SHEA
105 Jul 07 2001 TRADEMARK SAF 4 G 112.2 2200 131.76 124 D Cohen and Sons Mr M Barfoot, Mrs R C & Mr T J Kerkman M W Bass P Strydom
104 Jul 01 2000 EL PICHA ARG 5 G 127.6 2200 133.86 139 La Irenita T M Millard, B B Roux and A Swersky G Woodruff A Marcus
103 Jul 03 1999 EL PICHA ARG 4 G 116.6 2200 133.08 125 La Irenita T M Millard, B B Roux and A Swersky G Woodruff R HILL
102 Jul 04 1998 CLASSIC FLAG SAF 3 C 116.6 2200 132.09 133 Clifton Stud Prof and Mrs W Herbst D E Ferraris A DELPECH
101 Jul 05 1997 SUPER QUALITY SAF 4 G 117.7 2200 136.8 128 D Cohen and Sons Mr P D F Hinton D E Ferraris M ROBERTS
100 Jul 06 1996 LONDON NEWS SAF 3 C 114.4 2200 133.5 129 Koster Bros Mr L & Mrs J Jaffee A LAIRD P Strydom
99 Jul 01 1995 TEAL SAF 3 G 114.4 2200 135.3 131 Somerset Stud Mr D J Botes P B Shaw J GEROUDIS
98 Jul 02 1994 SPACE WALK SAF 5 G 116.6 2200 136.5 122 D Cohen and Sons Mrs D M McCulloch, Messrs A F C de Chazel, R W Hancock and R V Starkey M H Maingard R FRADD
97 Jul 03 1993 DANCING DUEL SAF 3 C 114.4 2200 133.2 128 Mr T L Bailes Messrs K M Mackenzie, T L Bailes and S McCarthy A T Millard A Marcus
96 Jul 04 1992 SPANISH GALLIARD SAF 5 G 119.9 2200 132.9 128 Estate Late H I Khan Mr and Mrs H F Oppenheimer and Mr D G Nicholson D R Drier R SHAM
95 Jul 06 1991 FLAMING ROCK IRE 4 C 115.5 2200 134.2 130 Athasi Stud Mrs SA Pfeiffer R C Snaith K NEISIUS
94 Jul 07 1990 ILLUSTRADOR ARG 3 G 113.3 2200 134.3 132 Agencia Tresiete S C A DI Scott, L Jaffee and T L Bailes T M MILLARD F COETZEE
93 Jul 01 1989 RIGHT PREROGATIVE SAF 3 C 107.8 2200 138.5 122 Mr and Mrs G J Carey Mr B G Sylvester and Mrs L Taberer T M MILLARD M SUTHERLAND
92 Jul 02 1988 ROYAL CHALICE SAF 3 C 111.1 2200 134.6 132 Birch Bros Mrs H L Bailes T M MILLARD D COETZEE
91 Jul 04 1987 BUSH TELEGRAPH SAF 3 C 107.8 2200 133.5 128 Highlands Farms Stud (Pty) Ltd Mr and Mrs G J Beck and Mr and Mrs L Jaffee B ABERCROMBIE G PULLER
90 Jul 05 1986 OCCULT SAF 4 C 111.1 2200 133.6 123 Mrs J M Plumbly B D Miller T M MILLARD B LEISHER
89 Jul 06 1985 GONDOLIER SAF 5 C 119.9 2200 134.4 127 De Wet Bros and Mrs M de Wet C J S Taylor and J H Rayner M P Antelme W HARVEY
88 Jul 07 1984 DEVON AIR GB 5 F 115.5 2200 135.4 120 J R Coggan DI and RM Scott T M MILLARD D COETZEE
87 Jul 02 1983 TECLA BLUFF ARG 4 F 111.1 2200 134.2 119 Mr Rincon del Pino S A Press T M MILLARD M SUTHERLAND
86 Jul 03 1982 JAMAICAN RUMBA SAF 4 C 105.6 2200 0 114 R and H Caradoc Davies H A Mclean Robertson G M Thompson P WYNNE
85 Jul 04 1981 BIG CHARLES SAF 4 C 117.7 2200 136.1 123 Mr A Distel Dr L F Naude Dr L F Naude J ANDERSON
84 Jul 05 1980 BEAU ART SAF 6 C 122.1 2200 135.2 127 Sir Derrick Bailey Mr D J Davy J Nicholson F MACASKILL
83 Jul 07 1979 OVER THE AIR SAF 4 C 117.7 2200 135.9 124 G C Gird Mrs E & Mr R J Ovenstone P KANNEMEYER G PULLER
82 Jul 01 1978 POLITICIAN SAF 4 C 125.4 2200 136.4 141 Scott Bros Mr M B Javett & Mrs E Tenderini S LAIRD B HAYDEN
81 Jul 02 1977 LIGHTNING SHOT SAF 4 C 107.8 2200 139.7 121 Mr and Mrs D G Rich C H and G Els and J W Sloane D G Rich D MUSTARD
80 Jul 03 1976 JAMAICAN MUSIC SAF 5 C 119.9 2200 136.6 131 Noreen Stud Dr C C Crohin R J Rixon B ABERCROMBIE
79 Jul 05 1975 PRINCIPAL BOY SAF 5 C 107.8 2200 135.2 125 Mr and Mrs H F Oppenheimer Mr and Mrs H F Oppenheimer J BREVAL R THOMPSON
78 Jul 06 1974 RIBOVILLE SAF 4 C 104.5 2200 135.4 119 D W Silcock Mr & Mrs D H G Mosenthal G AZZIE M SCHOEMAN
77 Jul 07 1973 YATAGHAN SAF 3 C 107.8 2200 136.6 124 Alex Robertson J M G Schimmel S LAIRD B HAYDEN
76 Jul 01 1972 IN FULL FLIGHT SAF 3 C 115.5 2200 135.2 134 G C Gird N H Ferguson D PAYNE R RHODES
75 Jul 03 1971 MAZARIN SAF 3 C 107.8 2200 134 132 R Koster Mr & Mrs E Tenderini S LAIRD B HAYDEN
74 Jul 04 1970 COURT DAY SAF 4 C 112.2 2200 135.6 127 D B F Geldenhuys M Livanos R T Knight C MAREE
73 Jul 05 1969 NAVAL ESCORT SAF 3 C 105 2100 129.8 123 Birch Bros D and C J Saunders F RICKABY A REID
72 Jul 06 1968 CHIMBORAA SAF 5 C 106 2100 129.8 112 Verborgenfontein Stud Mr and Mrs L Burstein B A Cherry D PAYNE
71 Jul 01 1967 JOLLIFY SAF 3 C 100 2100 130.4 123 Birch Bros D and C J Saunders F RICKABY J GORTON
71 Jul 01 1967 SEA COTTAGE SAF 4 C 127 2100 130.4 144 Birch Bros S LAIRD S LAIRD R SIVEWRIGHT
70 Jul 02 1966 JAVA HEAD SAF 6 G 127 2100 128 137 Mrs G M Olivier and Son B Levin S LAIRD H CAWCUTT
69 Jul 03 1965 KING WILLOW SAF 3 C 106 2100 130.4 126 H F Oppenheimer Mr and Mrs H F Oppenheimer J BREVAL I BAILEY
68 Jul 04 1964 NUMERAL SAF 4 C 108 2100 129.8 119 S O Elley Mr and Mrs C W Engelhard G AZZIE R RHODES
67 Jul 06 1963 COLORADO KING SAF 3 C 112 2100 129.2 130 Birch Bros P S Louw S LAIRD R SIVEWRIGHT
66 Jul 07 1962 DIZA SAF 4 F 98 2100 130.4 109 Birch Bros F O Lambert J H GORTON A ROBERTS
65 Jul 01 1961 KERASON SAF 5 C 105 2100 133.4 113 Alex Robertson Capt W A K Dalzell S LAIRD G WALKER
64 Jul 02 1960 LEFT WING SAF 3 C 101 2100 133.8 121 Birch Bros S GARRETT S GARRETT P CAYEUX
63 Jul 04 1959 TIGER FISH SAF 4 C 124 2100 128.6 133 H F Oppenheimer Mr and Mrs H F Oppenheimer T FURNESS B LITTLE
62 Jul 05 1958 EXCISE SAF 4 C 112 2100 132 121 D P le Roux D P le Roux W CAWCUTT H CAWCUTT
61 Jul 06 1957 MIGRAINE SAF 3 F 101 2100 129.4 117 A L Robertson Mr and Mrs D Lawrie F J Chappell H PASSMOORE
60 Jul 07 1956 SPEY BRIDGE SAF 5 C 128 2100 131 133 Mrs I K Lockie H AMOS H AMOS C BUCKHAM
59 Jul 02 1955 PRETOS CROWN SAF 4 C 112 2100 130 119 F Droste F T Edeling G AZZIE H WRIGHT
58 Jul 03 1954 C'EST SI BON SAF 3 C 98 2100 129.2 114 Miss M Z Reynolds and D Labistour Miss M Z Reynolds and D Labistour D Labistour J BYRNES
57 Jul 04 1953 FLASH ON SAF 3 C 112 2100 128.4 134 M Ruperti I Jacobs W E HUCKELL J WESTWATER
56 Jul 05 1952 MOWGLI SAF 4 C 112 2100 129.8 130 A R Ellis A R Ellis G A Ellis B LEWIS
55 Jul 07 1951 GAY JANE SAF 5 F 99 2100 129.8 105 Miss M Z Reynolds and D Labistour Miss M Z Reynolds and D Labistour D Labistour V MCMURTRY
54 Jul 01 1950 MILESIA PRIDE GB 4 C 125 2100 130.4 140 Mr J J Parkinson, IRE Estate late J T Amery J Morrison B LEWIS
53 Jul 02 1949 MILESIA PRIDE GB 3 C 108 2100 130 Mr J J Parkinson, IRE J T Amery J Morrison H WRIGHT
52 Jul 03 1948 MONASTEREVAN GB 5 C 119 2100 134 Mr J J Parkinson, IRE E Pike and A W James E SHAW C BUCKHAM
51 Jul 05 1947 BROOKHILL GB 4 C 102 2100 130.6 Sir Thomas Dixon L H Oates T J H Potgieter H WRIGHT
50 Jul 06 1946 ST PAULS SAF 5 C 113 2100 130 Birch Bros P Goss D TALBERT H FOSTER
49 Jul 07 1945 ST SEIRIOL GB 7 C 113 2100 131.2 Lord Deby H BARNETT C L Longhurst H BUTLER
48 Jul 01 1944 MONTEITH GB 7 G 130 2100 131 Sir Charles Pulley, IRE A Wayne C B Clutterbuck H BERRY
47 Jul 03 1943 PICCADILLY JIM SAF 4 C 122 2100 132 Hon W A Deane W A Deane C E Wade H FELDMAN
46 Jul 04 1942 SILVER PHANTOM GB 4 C 108 2100 129.6 A E & F M Orr E SHAW H WRIGHT
45 Jul 05 1941 SADRI II FR 5 C 104 2100 131 S GARRETT S GARRETT S AMOS
44 Jul 06 1940 KIPLING FR 4 C 104 2000 125.4 N H Ferguson A E CRUICKSHANK A GORTON
43 Jul 01 1939 SILVER SPEAR USA 4 C 126 2000 125 N Rosenberg L HOWE H FELDMAN
42 Jul 02 1938 EXTINGUISHER GB 3 C 99 2000 125.2 E A Capelli W KROG C BARENDS
41 Jul 03 1937 BALLYJAMESDUFF GB 4 C 103 2000 125 Mrs M V Henkes J Azzie G MASTERSON
40 Jul 04 1936 PETERSFIELD GB 4 C 112 2000 125.4 J H Stodel E SHAW L FERNANDEZ
39 Jul 06 1935 ECCENTRIC SAF 6 C 126 2000 124.8 A Rowe A Rowe G ASKEW
38 Jul 07 1934 SUN TOR GB 5 C 93 2000 124.8 P Sussman J Angles A RUGG
37 Jul 01 1933 LEGACY GB 5 C 98 2000 124.4 W G Raw P C Henwood E LARIVIERE
36 Jul 02 1932 FINDHORN GB 5 C 96 2000 123.6 D RUSSELL E RYAN S JOHNSON
35 Jul 04 1931 AGRIPPA SAF 5 C 98 2000 127 G H O'Meara W PICKERING R DE VALLE
34 Jul 05 1930 FULL DRESS GB 7 C 123 2000 126.4 S GARRETT S GARRETT H AMOS
33 Jul 06 1929 GIFTED GB 7 C 100 2000 127.4 W Jackson W Jackson G LARIVIERE
32 Jul 07 1928 GLEN ALBYN GB 5 C 126 2000 123.8 S B Joel G S WEALE A HERSCHELL
31 Jul 02 1927 HUSSEIN GB 5 C 118 2000 124 D Fraser J W S Langerman C E Wade G GORTON
30 Jul 03 1926 MOOSME GB 5 F 98 2000 124.6 G LEE W KNAPP E JACOBIE
29 Jul 04 1925 BIRD OF PREY GB 4 C 115 2000 126 Sir A Bailey W Randall I STRYDOM
28 Jul 05 1924 ORIEL GB 5 C 88 2000 125.2 Messrs Deane and Hollis E RYAN J LIEVEAUX
27 Jul 07 1923 EUNOMEA GB 6 F 90 2000 126.2 H Kiel J Russell J OTTO
26 Jul 08 1922 COLLET SAF 5 F 91 2000 125.8 J Gard J Gard F MCGRATH
25 Jul 09 1921 LONGSTOP GB 4 C 115 2000 126.2 S B Joel G S WEALE L FERNANDEZ
24 Jul 03 1920 PAMPHLET GB 7 C 134 2000 125.6 J Musker A Lavenstein J Russell S GARRETT
23 Jul 05 1919 GOLDWING GB 6 C 96 2000 125.4 C A HADLEY J Russell S GARRETT
22 Jul 06 1918 PAMPHLET GB 5 C 122 2000 127 J Musker A Briton J Russell C BOWLES
21 Jul 07 1917 FANOUS GB 6 C 107 2000 126.6 W CREW H C de Meillon P R Little W CREW
20 Jul 08 1916 MARGIN GB 5 F 85 2000 125.8 Messrs Hime and Anderson A C Townsend W CLEMENTS
19 Jul 10 1915 WINNIPEG SAF 3 C 96 2000 125 Hon H Wyndham Hon H Wyndham H de Mestre R FORSYTH
18 Jul 11 1914 RHANLEIGH SAF 3 C 98 1800 114 Sir G Farrar W Randall R DINE
17 Jul 05 1913 CAGED BIRD GB 5 F 101 1800 114 F W MURRAY F Murray W CREW
16 Jul 06 1912 LOMBARD SAF 3 G 126 1676 103.8 F W MURRAY F Murray I STRYDOM
15 Jul 08 1911 NOBLEMAN SAF 2 C 105 1676 105 T Anders F Murray A LAIRD
14 Jul 09 1910 SIR CAULIN GB 6 C 118 1676 103.8 F W MURRAY F Murray E HARDY
13 Jul 10 1909 KING'S FAVOURITE GB 3 C 96 1676 106 Hon H Wyndham H de Mestre C CLARK
12 Jul 04 1908 CORRIECRIAN SAF 5 C 114 1676 103 Messrs Hutt and Wade F Wade W PICKERING
11 Jul 06 1907 CORRIECRIAN SAF 4 C 107 1676 103 C G Smith F Wade C YARNELL
10 Jul 07 1906 BONNIE DUNDEE ARG 7 C 112 1676 104 J Piccione W PICKERING W PICKERING
9 Jul 15 1905 CHERE AMIE AUS 4 G 117 1600 100 R Wootton R Wootton J MCLAUGHLAN
8 Jul 16 1904 NYMAGEE AUS 5 C 84 1600 99.8 S Brooks W Meredith W CLEMENTS
7 Jul 25 1903 PEERLESS SAF 3 F 119 1600 102.4 C Southey H Nourse JOHN WHITE J WHITE
6 Jul 12 1902 CHAOS SAF 3 C 101 1600 0 W Henwood W Henwood W Henwood G BOWKER
5 Jul 14 1901 APOLLO GB 7 C 118 1600 104.8 J Osler H C Croon C MACDONALD
4 Jul 14 1900 VERDANT GREEN GB 5 C 93 1600 0 Messrs Osler and Blake H C Croon C MACDONALD
3 Jul 17 1899 TALMA ARG 4 C 105 1600 0 Messrs Donaldson and Sivewright HW Taylor J BOARDMAN
2 Jul 16 1898 CAMPANAJO GB 6 C 145 1600 0 R SCOTT JA Peters E Murray G SKIRVING
1 Jul 17 1897 CAMPANAJO GB 5 C 144 1600 0 R SCOTT Messrs Molynuex and FW Murray E Murray R SCOTT

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