Organisers of the Vodacom Durban July have confirmed that the this year’s event will take place without spectators.
Africa’s most glamorous horse racing event was scheduled to take place on July 4 but was postponed to July 25 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Gold Circle, together with the ongoing support of the company’s sponsors Vodacom, is fully committed to running the 2020 Durban July. Sadly, given the reality of the present circumstances, the race meeting will be staged behind closed doors and without spectators,” said Gold Circle CEO Michel Nairac.
“The Durban July has enjoyed an uninterrupted history since first being run in 1897 – not even two world wars prevented the race from being run – and we are doing everything in our power to ensure that 2020 is not the exception,” Nairac added.