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Riding the Wave

Set against the backdrop of Durban’s warm Indian Ocean, with pulsating white-horse waves, KwaZulu-Natal fashion design college lecturers gathered at a stunning rooftop venue to hear – for the first time – the theme for the 2024 Hollywoodbets Durban July. This year’s theme ‘Ride the Wave’, was presented in a specially crafted video broadcast that …

Hollywoodbets Durban July launch makes waves

Durban (South Africa) – Renowned Graffiti Artist Shaun Oakley, popularly known as “Damn Vandal”, unveiled the spectacular Hollywoodbets Durban July theme through a billboard vandalism stunt. The recent “vandalisation” of Hollywoodbets’ billboard on Sandton Drive in Johannesburg has sparked a citywide conversation about art, advertising, and the upcoming Hollywoodbets Durban July. What initially seemed like an …

Winchester Mansion made to fight for maiden Durban July title

Durban – In a race of firsts, Kabelo Matsunyane scored the biggest win of his career as Winchester Mansion got the better of hometown favourite See It Again in a tight finish to Saturday’s Gr1 Hollywoodbets Durban July at Hollywoodbets Greyville. The 30 000 spectators were treated to a thrilling spectacle as two horses and …

2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July sparkles in a day of firsts

Durban – In a day of firsts for trainer, horse and jockey, the Brett Crawford-trained Winchester Mansion was guided home by Kabelo Matsunyane to win the Hollywoodbets Durban July at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday. Winchester Mansion earned a R2.94 million share of the R5 million total stake by beating off the challenge of Michael …

Raceday fashion highlights exciting fashion scene

Durban – The Raceday Fashion Awards attracted huge interest as hundreds entered the various categories hoping for raceday glory at the 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July on Saturday as all tried to interpret the Out of This World theme in their own unique way. Hollywoodbets Greyville was a hive of activity for the hopefuls as they …

Zwezwe is best young designer at HDJ 2023

Durban – Lwandle Zwezwe from the PMB School of Fashion used a religious inspiration to design the winning outfit in the 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday. Zwezwe’s elegant interpretation of the “Out of this World” theme was inspired by a religious story. …

Have a flutter and enjoy the ride

ANDREW HARRISON Punter’s, seasoned or once-a-year dabblers, are faced with their usual puzzle come the first Saturday in July. Today’s R5 Million Hollywoodbets Durban July to be run over 2200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville, has a wide open look about it and while seasoned punters and students of the sport will be working out all lines …

Africa’s Greatest Horseracing and Social Event

Durban – A year ago the Hollywoodbets Durban July was worried about fans returning in the first “post-Covid” event. Just 12 months later, Gold Circle is ready to show why Saturday’s event has maintained its reputation as Africa’s Greatest Horseracing and Social Event Crisp winter weather, a track full of stars, and a capacity crowd …

Hollywoodbets Durban July records set to be broken

It’s all systems go for the R5-million Hollywoodbets Durban July (HDJ) at Greyville race course on Saturday and, with all Covid restrictions finally out of the way, a full house of approximately 50 000 fans is expected. And recognising the value to the local economy of Africa’s greatest sporting and social event, the City of …

Preview fashion show highlights the chic, slick and stylish

Chic, slick and stylish. That was the succinct summing up of Gateway’s Hollywoodbets Durban July Preview Fashion Show at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Friday. The who’s who of the KZN fashion world were on hand to see the best glitz and glamour from current and future designers as they presented their interpretations of …