Horses and high fashion
Sanelisiwe A. Mabaso
The Greyville racecourse in Durban was transformed into an African wonderland as the Durban July brought the city to a standstill. Here are the highlights from one of Africa’s greatest horse racing events.
Again and again: Do it again was the winner at Africa’s biggest horse racing event. The horse, ridden by Richard Fourie, also won the race in 2018, living up to his name. The winner of the main race bagged R2.5 million. Rainbow Bridge came in second place and was followed by Twist of fate in third place.
‘Stars of Africa’ was the theme and those who attended interpreted the theme in various ways. This was the first time since its inception in 1897 that the July had an African inspired theme. Fashionistas and celebrities were dressed to the nines.
Parties and performances
The event attracted some of the countries most sociable personalities for a day of non- stop entertainment. Live entertainment came in the form of fashion shows and musical performances from a number of artists including Dladla Mshunqisi, Kwesta and AKA. Nescafe won best activation and Cruz won best Marquee.
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