09:30 Fashion on the Track - Competition judges will start scouting for finalists near the Winning Post. Entertainment will be provided from the Action Stage.
       
    11:25 RACE 1 GREYVILLE CONVENTION CENTRE Handicap - 1400m -POLYTRACK
    11:30 Fashion on the Action Stage - Final - Classic Racewear - Male, Final - Exceptional Raceday Hat or Fascinator, Final - Classic Racewear – Female.
    12:10 RACE 2 MUMM Stakes - 1400m POLYTRACK
    12:15 Fashion on the Action Stage - Final - HUAWEI Most Striking Couple.
    Winners of the Fashion Challenge and the Young Designer Award will be announced.
    12:55 RACE 3 BETTING WORLD 2200 (Grade 3) - 2200m – R500 000
    13:00 Fashion on the Action Stage - Showing of the Invited Designer Showcase creations.
    13:35 RACE 4 SABC Gold Vase (Grade 2) - 3000m – R500 000
    13:40 Fashion on the Action Stage - Finalists in the HUAWEI Most Striking Couple, Classic Racewear Female, Classic Racewear Male and Exceptional Raceday Hat or Fascinator categories will parade and the category winners will be announced.
    14:25 RACE 5 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper (Grade 1) - 1400m - R600 000
    14:30 SABC Sport on 3 Live Broadcast begins. .
    On Track entertainment
    15:10 RACE 6 DURBAN GOLDEN HORSESHOE (Grade 2) - 1400m - R600 000
    15:40 Jockeys enter the Parade Ring for introduction to the crowds.
    15.45 NOTE: The tunnel under the track at the finish will close until 16:55. The tunnel at the 300m mark will remain open.
    15:55 Jockeys mount.
    16:05 Horses leave the Parade Ring.
    16.10 The playing of the South African National Anthem.
    16:20 RACE 7 THE VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Grade 1) - 2200m – R4 250 000
    16:25 Victory canter by the winner of the Vodacom Durban July.
    16:30 The Vodacom Durban July winner will enter the Gold Horseshoe lead-in area in front of the main grandstand followed by the presentation of silver salvers and the winners’ sashes.
    17:15 RACE 8 COMPENDIUM INSURANCE BROKERS HANDICAP - 1000m – R120 000 - POLYTRACK
    17:25 Gold Circle proudly presents Night Racing for the balance of the Vodacom Durban July Racemeeting with entertainment between races live from the Action Stage.
    17.55 RACE 9 KZN YEARLING SALE MILLION - 1300m - R 1 000 000
    18.35 RACE 10 JONSSON WORKWEAR Garden Province Stakes (Grade 1) - 1600m - R1 000 000
    19:15 RACE 11 eThekwini Sprint (3-year-olds) - 1200m - R120 000 – POLYTRACK
    19:55 RACE 12 DAISY BUSINESS SOLUTIONS HANDICAP (Listed) - 1600m - R150 000
      Race 13..... Stick around for the Naked Butt Handicap ( definitely not official )
       

    Only four horses have ever won the Durban July Handicap back-to-back.

    • Campanajo (1897, 1898)
    • Corriecrian (1907, 1908)

    • Milesia Pride (1949, 1950)
    • El Picha (1999, 2000)
    One other horse namely Pamphlet won twice in 1918 and 1920

    Most wins by a trainer:

    • Sydney C. Laird - 7 : (1961, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1978)
    • Terence M. Millard - 6 : (1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990)
    Trainer F. Murray won the race four years in a row from 1910 through 1913.

    Most wins by a jockey:

    • 4 : Harold "Tiger" Wright - (1942, 1947, 1949, 1955), Anton Marcus (1993, 2000, 2005, 2007)
    • 3 : Bertie Hayden (1971, 1973, 1978), Felix Coetzee (1984, 1988, 1990)
    Of note to North American racing fans, the 1963 race was won by Colorado King who subsequently raced in California and won the 1964 Hollywood Gold Cup plus set a World Record for nine furlongs in winning the American Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack. As well, the 2002 winner, Ipi Tombe, became the first horse bred in Zimbabwe to ever win a race at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.