Grab your ticket to ride

Grab your ticket to ride

Durban – The 128th edition of Africa’s greatest horse racing extravaganza, the Hollywoodbets Durban July, is set for 6th July 2024. Renowned as the premier event on South Africa’s racing calendar, coveted by every equine enthusiast, it seamlessly marries haute couture and entertainment with the thunderous excitement of the track, crafting a social spectacle of unparalleled allure.

Amidst the backdrop of two years veiled in the shadow of the pandemic, the past two iterations have witnessed a triumphant resurgence, as fans once again flock to the iconic Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse. This year’s rendition promises to shatter records, with an anticipated crowd of 50 000 revellers poised to converge at the venue.

Tickets are available from today through Ticketpro’s website ( or selected SPAR Payzone Kiosks nationwide. Priced at R230 for general admission, they unlock a realm of entertainment including live performances, fashion showcases, pulse-pounding racing action, access to public bars, gourmet food trucks, ample seating, and a plethora of partner activations and competitions unfolding throughout the day and into the night. On-site parking is also on offer at R170 per vehicle.

For those seeking the pinnacle of indulgence, the event’s website ( serves as a portal to a world of VIP hospitality options, complete with a detailed site map. However, entry to these exclusive enclaves will still require a general admission ticket for the event from Ticketpro.

The unveiling of the 2024 theme, “Ride The Wave,” in late March heralded the commencement of the Hollywoodbets Durban July Fashion Experience, presented by Durban Fashion Fair. Among its highlights, the HDJ Young Designer Award beckons forth the best of KwaZulu-Natal’s design protégé’s all vying for the coveted 2024 title and the chance to share the stage with the HDJ Invited Designers and the DFF Rising Stars at the annual HDJ Fashion Preview Gala, hosted at Gateway Theatre of Shopping in late June.

Anticipation mounts as the first entrants for this year’s Hollywoodbets Durban July are set to be unveiled on Wednesday 24 April, with last year’s runner-up, See It Again, emerging as the early ante-post favourite. Betting enthusiasts can find the full array of odds at

The Hollywoodbets Durban July takes place on Saturday 6 July at Hollywoodbets Greyville racecourse. Tickets will go on sale from today on Ticketpro website.

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