Hollywoodbets Durban July 2024

4 July 2024 |

The Hollywoodbets Durban July 2024 is almost here! The countdown is on, and the excitement is electric as we gear up for Durban’s most spectacular race day. Imagine a sunny winter’s day in Durban, South Africa. Excitement and elegance fill the air. This Saturday isn’t ordinary, it’s the day of the Durban July, Africa’s most prestigious horseracing event.

Trust me, you’ll want every juicy detail on what’s sure to be a runway riot. It’s a marriage of mane and glamour! Join us in Durban, ready to cheer, bet, and celebrate at the Hollywoodbets Durban July 2024! 

Durban July 2024 Date and Venue

Ladies and gentlemen, gear up for the most thrilling day of the year at Greyville Racecourse in Durban! On Saturday, July 6th, 2024, the iconic HollywoodBets Durban July races roar to life. Experience high-stakes competition, dazzling fashion, and electrifying entertainment. Whether you’re a seasoned racing enthusiast or a first-time spectator, this event delivers heart-pounding excitement, breathtaking finishes, and unforgettable moments. So, don your most stylish outfit, place your bets, and join us for a spectacular day at the races that you won’t want to miss! 

  • RACE 1: TABGOLD FM 80 HANDICAP – 1400m – R130,000 
  • RACE 2: OMODA MR 96 HANDICAP – 1400m – R140,000 
  • RACE 3: SPLASHOUT 2200 (Grade 3) – 2200m – R300,000 
  • RACE 4: DStv GOLD VASE (Grade 3) – 3000m – R300,000 
  • RACE 5: ZULU KINGDOM EXPLORER GOLDEN SLIPPER (Grade 2) – 1400m – R500,000
  • RACE 6: DURBAN GOLDEN HORSESHOE (Grade 2) – 1400m – R500,000
  • RACE 7: THE VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Grade 1) – 2200m – R4,250,000
  • RACE 8: RIDGEMONT GARDEN PROVINCE STAKES (Grade 1) – 1600m – R1,500,000
  • RACE 9: POST MERCHANTS (Grade 2) – 1200m – R500,000 
  • RACE 10: COMPENDIUM INSURANCE BROKERS HANDICAP (Listed) – 1600m – R200,000 
  • RACE 11: BRENTFORD FC PINNACLE STAKES (F & M) – 1200m – R170,000
  • RACE 12: GAGASI FM – MR 90 HANDICAP 1000m – POLYTRACK – R140,000

In between the Hollywoodbets Durban July races will be the fashion awards pre-judging, young designer awards final, most striking couple, DFF Rising Stars, the victory canter by the winner after the race as well as a Mango Groove performance. There is so much more that makes this an epic day it with the horses, you will just have to follow the day or get yourself down to the races.

Final Field

  1. Royal Victory – Muzi Kotzen 
  2. Barbaresco – Gavin Lerena
  3. Without Question – Rachel Venniker
  4. Future Swing – Richard Fourie 
  5. Green With Envy – Craig Zackey 
  6. Shoemaker – Diego de Gouveia 
  7. Aragosta – Marco Van Rensburg 
  8. Purple Pitcher – Philasande Mxoli 
  9. Winchester Mansion – Kabelo Matsunyane 
  10. See It Again – Piere Strydom 
  11. Oriental Charm – Juan Paul Van de Merwe 
  12. Son of Raj – Calvin Habib 
  13. Meridius – Athandiwe Mgudlwa 
  14. Master Redoute – Corne Orffer 
  15. Cousin Casey – S’Manga Khumalo 
  16. Double Superlative – Daniel Muscutt 
  17. Flag Man – Serino Moodley 
  18. Future Pearl – Grant Van Niekerk 
  19. Hluhluwe – (Reserves 1) 
  20. Hotarubi – (Reserves 2)

Champion Horses

Picture this, the sun is shining, the crowd is buzzing, and the anticipation is electric at the Durban July 2024. Furthermore as fans gather at the Greyville Racecourse, all eyes are on the top contenders poised to make history. 

Leading the charge is Green With Envy, the fiery three-year-old trained by Dean Kannemeyer. This horse has been unstoppable, galloping to glory in both the WSB Guineas and the Daily News 2000. Therefore with odds at 2/1, Green With Envy is the one to beat, and everyone is eager to see if this favorite can continue its winning streak. 

See It Again, last year’s runner-up, is back and hungry for redemption. Trained by Michael Roberts, this horse has odds of 5/1 and a determined spirit that could see it crossing the finish line first this time around. 

Then there’s Flag Man, who narrowly missed out on victory against Green With Envy in the Daily News 2000. With 9/1 odds, Flag Man is ready to turn the tables and sprint to the top. 

Defending champion Winchester Mansion isn’t backing down either. At 10/1 odds, this horse is determined to hold onto its crown and prove that last year’s win was no fluke. 

And let’s not forget Royal Victory, who has been turning heads with wins in the Summer Cup and Champions Challenge. Also at 10/1 odds, Royal Victory is looking to add another prestigious win to its impressive resume. 

So as the race day approaches, the excitement builds. Who will emerge as the champion? Will Green With Envy maintain its dominance, or will one of the challengers steal the spotlight? A day filled with drama, speed, as well as unforgettable moments under the South African sun!

Durban July Facts 

It all began in 1897 when the race debuted as the Durban Winter Handicap, a one-mile sprint for a prize of 500 sovereigns. Over the years, the race’s name and distance have evolved, each change adding a new chapter to its storied legacy. 

In 1928, it became the Durban July Handicap, a name it held until World War II briefly brought back its original moniker from 1943 to 1945. Post-war, it returned as the Durban July Handicap until 2000 when tobacco regulations ended Rothmans’ 38-year sponsorship, and it became simply the Durban July. 

The winners of the Durban July have ranged in age, from a two-year-old claiming victory in 1911 to three-year-olds dominating in recent years. Older horses have also had their moments of glory, making each race unpredictable and thrilling. 

Adding to the drama, there have been only two dead heats in the race’s history. In 1967, Jollify and Sea Cottage shared the spotlight, and in 2008, favorites Pocket Power and Dancer’s Daughter crossed the finish line together in a heart-stopping finish. 

Therefore as we gear up for this year’s race, the legacy of the Hollywoodbets Durban July continues to grow, blending tradition with modern excitement. So get ready for a day of high stakes, high fashion, and high speed action! 

Best Horse Betting Sites

Firstly, Hollywoodbets is the obvious favorite here as they are the sponsors as well. Also have a look at the Durban July 2024 Promotions and see what is on offer in the run up to the event. There are a few bookies that have great promotions such as Boylesport, Playa Bets have a sign up and bet risk free up to R1 000. As well as Betfred who are offering a Durban July Free Bet Bundle.

A Durban July to remember

Thousands of spectators, dressed to the nines in stunning hats and stylish outfits, transform the Greyville Racecourse into a vibrant tapestry of fashion and flair. This year’s theme is all about dazzling style, so dust off your most fabulous outfits and get ready to strut your stuff. Rub shoulders with celebrities, socialites, and industry stars, and dive into the whirlwind of tradition and trendy fun. 

Amidst the cheers and the flutter of hats, the race unfolds with each stride bringing us closer to that electrifying moment when a new champion will emerge. Who will ride into the sunset of victory, etching their name alongside legends of the past? As the countdown begins, all eyes turn towards the track, ready to witness the drama, courage, and sheer exhilaration that define the Durban July. 

Get ready for an adventure where speed meets spectacle, where dreams are realized and history is made. As the sun sets over the racecourse, the excitement of the day lingers in the air. Whether you’re a die-hard racing fan or just there for the spectacle, the Durban July  promises nothing less than an epic tale of sportsmanship and glory under the African sky, an unforgettable blend of sport, style, and South African spirit.

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