News Updates

AHS alert in Kameelfontein area

Please note AHS case reported in the Kameelfontein area at the end of June 2015. Movement in a 30 km radius from the positive case into the AHS Controlled Area will be affected for 40 days. If you are in the Pretoria area and are planning to travel to the AHS Controlled Area please note that a Stop Over Quarantine ...

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20th annual World of Dogs and Cats Expo

20 years of WODAC South Africa’s most cherished pet expo, the World of Dogs & Cats and Pet Exhibition (WODAC PET EXPO) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Join in the fun and festivities and make new furry, feathered and slippery friends at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng from 17-19 July 2015. If you are a committed pet enthusiast, ...

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Stage set for the polocrosse world cup final: SA vs Zambia

The scene has been set for an epic all-Africa 2015 Polocrosse World Cup final showdown this Sunday, 12 July, when defending World Cup champions South Africa face Zambia on home soil at the Durban Shongweni Club. “The upcoming all-Africa final on Sunday is the second final in the history of the Polocrosse World Cup where two African teams will be ...

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Power King overcomes wave of drama to win the 2015 Durban July

A sense of déjà vu washed over Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July as for the second year running the capacity crowd and millions of television viewers the world over waited on the edge of their seats for the final outcome of the Vodacom Durban July however in the end first across the line Power King claimed victory from Punta ...

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Zambia, UK, Australia and SA qualify for World Cup semi-finals

Zambia, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa have qualified for the 2015 Polocrosse World Cup semi-finals at the Durban Shongweni Club on Sunday 5 July. The Polocrosse World Cup action resumes on Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July with the semi-finals and finals. “This week has been a spectacular display of high speed polocrosse. Exceptional horsemanship has been proven by ...

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High Spirits for the Polocrosse World Cup

The Polocrosse Association of South Africa (PASA) is to host the 2015 Polocrosse World Cup which starts this week at the Durban Shongweni Club.  The tournament sees international teams from 7 countries around the world competing in South Africa for the title of 2015 Polocrosse World Cup champion. The proceedings kick off on Thursday 2 July with the Opening Ceremony ...

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Vodacom Durban July programme

09:30  Fashion on the Track – Competition judges will start scouting for finalists near the Winning Post. Entertainment will be provided from the Action Stage. 10:50  The combined Pipes and Drums of the KZN military Tattoo. 11:25  RACE 1 DELTA Air Lines Handicap – 1400m – R100 000 – POLYTRACK 11:30  Fashion on the Action Stage – Final – Classic ...

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The final port of call

After months of anticipation the 119th running of the Vodacom Durban July will attract a capacity crowd to Greyville Racecourse for a day of fashion, thrilling horse-racing, socialising and celebrity spotting against a nautical backdrop set by the theme “The Captain’s Table”. The excitement will reach fever pitch shortly before 4:30pm when the expanded field of 18 runners thunders down the ...

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Stars come out to play at the Durban July

In amongst the capacity crowd expected at Greyville Racecourse for the 2015 Vodacom Durban July on Saturday 4 July will be the biggest gathering of celebrities and entertainers on the annual social calendar. The event always attracts a stellar guest list of business leaders, senior politicians, beauty queens, sporting personalities, movie and television actors, musicians, fashion designers and socialites. The glitzy ...

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Sunrise predictions at Vodacom Durban July Gallops

The winter chills didn’t stop enthusiastic punters from cheering on the eager horses at pre-Vodacom Durban July Gallops at Greyville Racecourse this morning. Starting bright and early at 7am eighteen thoroughbreds raced the final field at the popular annual occasion while the trainers, connections and hardened punters searched for hints of the winning horse. The traditional public gallops are a known condition of ...

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