Vodacom Durban July 2017 – pictures of what you missed

The first Saturday of July at Greyville Racecourse in Durban is when South Africa’s best thoroughbreds storm down the home straight to the finish of the R4,25 million, Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July.

With huge crowds of over 55,000 on the course and millions of others around the country taking bets, the excitement of Vodacom Durban July Day surpasses that of any other event on the African continent, with the estimated betting splurge of over R200 million.

Fashion also plays a significant role at the event and prizes included Huawei p10 Lite smartphones as well as various cash prizes and gift hampers from Schweppes, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Daisy Business Solutions, Mangwanani Spa, Forever New, Clarins, and Zadig and Voltaire for the Vodacom Durban July Raceday Fashion competitions.

The theme for 2017 was ‘The Colour of Magic’, which was interpreted in a variety of colourful and truly magical, eye-catching creations by both designers and by attendees of the event.

Below are photos from the 2017 Vodacom Durban July event.

Greyville Racecourse in Durban

Looking down the track, early on the morning of raceday

12 races were scheduled

Fashion at the racetrack

HUAWEI Most Striking Couple at the Action Stage

The Classic Racewear contenders on the Action Stage

The Invited Designer Showcase

The program of events

Meeting the jockeys as they enter the parade ring

Betting on the horses

The events at Boomtown kicking off

Thando Thabooty dressed in red

Amanda du-Pont rocking tartan

Bontle Modiselle looking gorgeous in green

Jessica Nkosi sporting red rose trim

Minenhle Dlamini in white

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Vodacom Durban July 2017 – pictures of what you missed