First entries for the most prestigious horse racing event in Africa, the Vodacom Durban July (Gr 1), were released late yesterday. While we will supply more details later, Summerhill has a significant seven of them (almost 15% of the field), including all five of its runners in the Continent’s Richest horse race, The Gomma Gomma Challenge, to be staged on 5 May in Turffontein.

These five (Emperor Napoleon, Pick Six, Veiled Essence, Bhekinkosi and Fork Lightening), make up almost one third of the total field for that event.

More on this later.