Durban July Day July drama as Power King keeps the race

Power King

Nicki Garner: For the second year running the objection hooter sounded not long after the running of South Africa’s premier race, the R3.5-million Vodacom Durban July. First across the line was Dean Kannemeyer-trained Power King, but he seemed to hang left and make contact with runner-up Punta Arenas. That was an optical illusion.

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Durban July Day Futura to fly home

FUTURA

Jack Milner: The handicappers will come under the spotlight in this year’s Vodacom Durban July as two horses with merit ratings of 120 go head-to-head in the R3.5-million race over 2200m at Greyville on Saturday.

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Headline News Khumalo’s chase continues

BEACH IN A BOTTLE

Nicci Garner: Ruling champion jockey S’manga Khumalo seems to have no chance of winning the championship again this year, trailing 12 wins behind jockey Gavin Lerena heading into the meeting.

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Headline News SA’s new ‘million rand’ baby

BEZANOVA

Nicci Garner: Bezanova might have “taken a walk” in the betting for the KwaZulu-Natal Breeders Million Mile over 1600m at Greyville on Sunday, he still managed to hold on to the R625,000 first stake cheque in a close call.

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