Category: Racing News

First Hollywoodbets Durban July Log released

First Hollywoodbets Durban July Log released Durban – With just 53 days to go, the first Hollywoodbets Durban July Log was today (Tuesday) issued by Gold Circle. The Log was determined by Messrs Lennon Maharaj (Senior Handicapper), Raf Sheik and Graeme Hawkins and their deliberation was overseen by Manfred Rohwer, Chairman of the Gold Circle …

Green Light For 6 July!

The 128th running of the R5 million Gr1 Hollywoodbets Durban July is now under two months away as we reflect back on a week that saw a new favourite in Green With Envy installed at the top of the Hollywoodbets ante-post betting boards. Dean Kannemeyer and his top patron Khaya Stables won the Durban July …

Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas winner supplemented

Champion Trainer Justin Snaith has added a 9th Hollywoodbets Durban July nomination, by supplementing his Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas winner, Snow Pilot today. Snow Pilot races in the familiar Drakenstein Stud silks and had a promising KZN debut when finishing 4th to Mid Winter Wind at the end of March. He is entered in the Grade …

The wave builds for racing’s superstars

Durban – The wave is building towards Saturday, 6 July! Winchester Mansion and See It Again, first and second in last year’s Hollywoodbets Durban July, head the nominations for this year’s event. First entries closed on Monday and 58 of the cream of the county’s middle-distance gallopers have been entered for a crack at the R5 …

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 …

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 …

The Gallops : When the stars come out at sunrise

As Mike de Kock bids for his sixth July win, the one question that the large crowd that braved the early morning chill to watch the KZN-based Hollywoodbets Durban July runners being put through their paces was; did Dave The King work like a winner or was he shown up by the seemingly modest gallop …

MK’S Pride set to bounce back

Graeme Hawkins The R600 000 KwaZulu-Natal Breeders Mile at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday provides the classy MK’s Pride an ideal opportunity to get back on the winning trail. Now trained by Robbie Sage the Grade 1 winning son of Willow Magic has not seen the winner’s enclosure since taking out the 2022 Horse Chestnut Stakes (Gr1) …