Place your bets!

Tomorrow the largest Horse Race in Africa takes place in Durban, but you can take part in the fun wherever you are.

With huge crowds expected on course and millions of others around the country taking serious bets or having their annual flutter, the totes and bookmakers will be under tremendous pressure dealing with the estimated betting splurge of over R200 million! The Vodacom Durban July is here.

The top four favourite to win this year are Bela Bela, French Navy, Solid Speed and Black Arthur. Get some more tips on the odds and who to bet on here

Never placed a bet before? It’s entertaining, it’s easy and everybody can enjoy taking at bet – but only if you’re 18 years and older. Here are some quick tips on how to get started.

Racing enthusiasts can now make their bets online at through Gold Circle. All you need to participate is a Gold Circle teleBet telephone betting account, after which you can register as an online user. To register, go to www.tabgold.co.za , and transact from the comfort of your keyboard.

Telephone enquiries: 0801 31 47 40

No persons under the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. Gold circle is a licensed betting operator. Play with your head and not with your heart. National Responsible Gambling Programme: Toll-Free Counselling Line 0800 006 008.

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