THE Dundee July horse race proved to be a success on Saturday.

About 15 000 fans attended the event held at Endumeni Racecourse.


People came from all over Mzansi and Lesotho. And they were all dressed to impress.

It was the first time the race was held at the newly built race track which cost R10 million since the race started 11 years ago.


Horse race


The 12th Dundee July handicap was themed: “Kingdom Bicentenary” and it was aimed at celebrating the 200 years anniversary of the Zulu kingdom and other kingdoms.

Local designers were given a platform to show their traditional designs in a modern way.

Mthunzi Mthembu of M Shades won the most creative design with his traditional outfits.

He used his three models Bongiwe Buthelezi, Menzi Daniels and Shade Rowls to display his various traditional outfits. Mthunzi told Daily Sun that no one could defeat him when it came to designing traditional outfits the modern way.

“I’m very honoured because I travelled all the way from Stanger.”

Two hundred horses competed in eight races of different grades in this northern KZN unique rural traditional handicap called umtelebhelo. The grade 4 race was won by a horse named Hlokoloza whose jockey was Nkosi Ndlovu from Cato Ridge, west of Durban. The main race was won by a horse named Sgwebosentambo whose jockey was Sthembiso Gamede from uThukela district.

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