2013: Heavy Metal wins from Do You Remember
Sean Tarry and owner Chris van Niekerk won the R3.5-million
Vodacom Durban July at Greyville for the second year running
when jockey SíManga Khumalo drove the four-year-old Silvano
gelding Heavy Metal across the finish line just a neck ahead of
Run For It with the filly Do You Remember running a massive race
to finish just a head back in third.
It was an historic moment in the 117-year history of Africaís
greatest race with Khumalo being the first black rider to win
the iconic event and
on a day that the 50 000-strong crowd stood together to honour
ailing former president Nelson Mandela with a 67 sec tribute of
prayer and the emotional
singing of the South African National Anthem.
There are only
days to go to the
2014 Vodacom Durban July!