There will be some happy faces and there are sure to be some unhappy faces, but be that as it may the final field for the Durban July is now out.
Winner of the Vodacom Durban July last year, Pomodoro, will have to shoulder top weight of 60kg in this year’s edition of the race. Next in top weights department are stablemates Heavy Metal and Whiteline Fever with Cape contender Hill Fifty Four who will all have to carry 59,5kg in the race. The bottom weight that will be carried in the race is 52kg.
Magic Potion, a five-year-old daughter of Malhub, recorded her fourth career victory at Turffontein on Sunday 2 June 2013 when she got the better of her opposition in the seventh race of the afternoon, a Fillies and Mares 69 Divided Handicap over 1450m.
After an extended absence from the race track due to knee chips, Meissa showed at Turrfontein on Saturday 18 May 2013 that he has recovered well from the set back and is ready to get back to winning ways.
King Frost, a three-year-old son of Way West, broke his maiden at Turffontein on Saturday 11 May and followers of the gelding could not have been happier with the generous starting price of 25-1.
Beijing Olympics made it two in a row in Kimberley on Monday 15 April 2013 as he reeled off another win at the Northern Cape dirt track.
The five-year-old mare Magic Potion recorded her third career win at Turffontein on Human Rights Day when she took the honours in the eighth race at Turffontein, a fillies and mares 66 merit-rated handicap over 1450m.
Blueridge Mountain has flown the stable’s flag with distinction in the Western Cape recently and the flag was again raised in victory in another province today as Beijing Olympics won the third race at Kimberley.
Imported filly Blueridge Mountain showed a touch of class as she beat home a quality field of fillies and mares in the Grade 1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes over 1600m at Kenilworth on Saturday 2 February 2013.
The main protagonists for the Cape’s premier race, the J&B Met, have all draw well for the R2,5-million race that will be run over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday 2 February 2013.