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Durban July Announces New Dates Due to COVID-19

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This year’s Vodacom Durban July has been moved to a new date, organisers confirmed on Wednesday.

The horse racing extravaganza, which was scheduled to take place on July 4, has been moved to July 25 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gold Circle, organisers of the famed event, have also agreed to push back the major feature race programme to May 31, and the 100th running of the season-ending Gold Cup race day, to August 29.

Speaking of the change was Gold Circle CEO Michel Nairac, who said: “The Vodacom Durban July is the pinnacle of the South African racing calendar, and there is massive support from the racing community, sponsors, media and the many regular supporters who attend the event.

“We are wholly aligned with the national plan to deal with this pandemic, and whatever regulations are in place at the time of the Vodacom Durban July will be strictly enforced.”