Vodacom Durban July trainers will have the option to take part in the traditional July Gallops at Greyville tomorrow (Wednesday).
The gallops will start at 9 a.m. and Gold Circle will provide a feed but it is not clear yet whether Tellytrack will cover the event live.
Justin Snaith is one trainer who will definitely be bringing his horses to the course and he said, “The July is an important race. The planning for each horse has to be meticulous and the gallops were always part of their program. I feel I will be able to take on the Johannesburg horses after they have completed this important part of their preparation. There were rumours at one stage that the gallops would not take place but my feeling is that you should not fix something that is not broken. The gallops do not work in Cape Town but they have been part and parcel of the July forever. The public are able to see each horse working and it creates atmosphere too.”
The public, of course, will not be allowed on course this year but will hopefully be able to watch the gallops live on Tellytrack.
Each gallop will be put on a Gold Circle platform for viewing online.
The gallops schedule will be published on this platform later today following the Vodacom Durban July Final Field Announcement.
By David Thiselton