Dundee July ups the stakes

2018-07-18 06:00

THIS week's Dundee July, which is expected to attract 20 000 spectators, will have its highest purse ever for prize winners.

At a media briefing last week, MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation Bongi Sithole-Moloi emphasised that the Dundee July was about the development of the horse riding industry and to ensure that it was worthwhile effort and investment for the jockeys and owners who took part.

Rural horse owners and jockeys from KZN, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State and Lesotho will compete for the winner's title and prize money.

But, there is not only horse racing on offer — there are many other activities, fashion displays and food competing for attention.

To kick-start the event, a trade and exhibition fair opens the festivities, giving the public the opportunity to view and buy a wide range of products.

The event starts with a three day build up tomorrow.

On Friday, a colourful street parade will set the scene for the weekend, led by bikers, the horses and jockeys will also take part.

The main racing takes place on Saturday, featuring eight races including a women’s only.

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