Fashion and Power King Winners at Durban July

Power King has been officially declared the winner of the Durban July 2015, South Africa’s – and possibly Africa’s – greatest premier horse racing events.

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Winner of the 2015 Durban July, Power King

Although Power King was the first horse to cross the line, there was a review from Punta Arenas. Minutes ago Power King’s win was confirmed.

Punta Arenas came second, and Tellina third.

The famous Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal race is held annually at the Greyville Racecourse on the first Saturday of July.  When it was first held in 1897 the distance was 1600m (a mile), but has since been changed – in 1970 – to 2200 metres (11 furlongs).


Today’s prize was a cool R3.5-million.

The race, which is open to thoroughbred horses of all ages, was Race #7 of the day. Racing will continue at the track into the evening.

Fashion has also been an important part of today with awards including those for Most Striking Couple, Classic Racewear Female, Classic Racewear Male and Exceptional Raceday Hat or Fascinator categories.

The photos below were taken by Anthony Grote Photography. View more on the Vodacom Durban July’s facebook page here.

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Designer Kireshen Chetty with model Khanya Ntombela after he was presented with the Gold Circle Exceptional Raceday Hat or Fascinator during the Vodacom Durban July Race Day Fashion Competition at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July.
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Delisha Chetty dressed by Yasmin Sangle at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July.
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Elaine Mulder and Courtney Kader wear a colourful creation by Elain Mulder at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July.
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Zenani Mkhonzo dressed by Sphelele Nthuli at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July.
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Hazel Zulu and Sphesihle Mphonde dressed by M Shade at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July.
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Leandi Roos and Wayne Redgard wear Brenda Waring’s nautical creation at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July