July 2023 Sport Preview

30 June 2023 |

We are heading closer and closer to some epic events in the next half of the year. In our June 2023 Sport Preview we introduced the start of the Ashes and the Comrades Marathon saw some smashed records which was amazing to see.

Even while we try to keep you informed through our numerous articles, we also create monthly betting news round-ups to help you stay up to date and benefit from great promotions. Therefore let us have a look what’s happening in the month ahead in our July Sport Preview 2023.

Ongoing Sports Events

Formula 1: In July 2023 we will see the British Grand Prix on 9 July, Hungary from 21-23 July and finally Belgium 28-30 July before a slight break. For a more detailed break down on the F1 Racing Calendar 2023 have a look at our article.

The Ashes 2023: With the 1st and 2nd test done and dusted we have the 3rd test from 6-10 July. Then 4th test from 19-23 July and lastly the 5th test from 27-31 July 2023.

2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July

The Hollywoodbets Durban July is one of the most anticipated horse racing events in the country. This famous race will take place on Saturday 1 July 2023 at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse, Durban. The theme for the 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July is “Out Of This World”, read our detailed article for all the fashion info. We have also covered the Final Field in order for you to see who is who. There is also a Durban July 2023 Promotions post to keep you updated.

Tour de France

The ever popular cycle race is back and starts on 1 July to 23 July and is a 3600km race in total. Three very successful racers that drove the narrative of the modern Tour de France see one last ride this summer. Peter Sagan, Mark Cavendish and Thibaut Pinot are preparing for their last dance with the Tour de France. Be sure not to miss this years race!  


The world’s oldest tennis competition is almost underway. Of course, we’re referring to The Championships, popularly known as Wimbledon. Have a look at our detailed article on the current standings and who the favourites are to win – Wimbledon 2023.

The 136th edition will be held from July 3 through July 16, 2023. Therefore as always, we are betting that Wimbledon 2023 will be quite exciting. Who will triumph in this illustrious slam? Have a look at our Wimbledon 2022 article for a recap on last year. Betway is one of the most popular betting sites to consider for your betting needs with great odds. This year we also have Sportingbet, LulaBet and

2023 Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup

The COSAFA Cup, the top football competition in Southern Africa, has traditionally provided a stage for competing nations to display their talent and sense of pride in the region. The 2023 Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup begins on July 5 and the South African national team will be the focus of all attention. So for more details have a look at our COSAFA Cup Article.

Andorra Epic 2023

Riders will experience one of Europe’s top MTB destinations on the next leg of the Epic Series. Given the incredible natural richness there, Adventurers will find a special playground in Andorra. The Andorra Epic will be from 5-8 July 2023. The Andorra Epic stage race offers excitement, thrill, and reward for two-person teams seeking adventure. It is surrounded by the beauty and intensity of the Andorran Pyrenees mountains. More than just a must-do race, the premium MTB experience is the lifeblood of mountain biking in Andorra. Read our Absa Cape Epic 2023 article for some MTB news from earlier in the year.

US Women’s Open

Pebble Beach in California is set to host its first U.S. Women’s Golf Open 6-9 July 2023. This is part of the LPGA Tour and will be the 78th US Women’s Open. This year has seen record breaking entries which surpassed 2 000. It is also the 3rd of five women’s golf majors in 2023.

Castle Lager Rugby Champs

And we are off! The start of the run up to the Rugby World Cup 2023. The Championship will be shorter this year due to the RWC however it will still be great matches to watch and support. Here are the dates to keep in your calendar:

  • 8 July 2023: South Africa vs Australia at Loftus Versfeld & Argentina vs New Zealand at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas.
  • 15 July 2023: New Zealand vs South Africa at Go Media Stadium Mt Smart & Australia vs Argentina at Comm Bank Stadium.
  • 29 July 2023: Australia vs New Zealand at MCG & South Africa vs Argentina at Ellis Park.

The British Open

The 2023 Open Championship is officially the 151st Open Championship. This is a golf tournament to be played 20–23 July 2023 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in England. The field is also made up of 156 players. The Genesis Scottish Open also takes place 13-16 July 2023 at The Renaissance Club.

The Festival of Cricket 2023

The 2023 Festival of Cricket, a celebration of all things cricket, will take place during the peak of the English summer, on the weekend in between two Ashes Test matches. The three-day event, takes place from July 14–16, 2023, in west London’s Gunnersbury Park. And hosted by cricketing greats Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, and Brendon McCullum.

The day will include on-pitch action, a wide selection of food and drink, and a jam-packed schedule of live music performances. Furthermore the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Isa Guha, Moeen Ali, Mark Butcher, Kumar Sangakkara, and many others will be available for visitors to interact with. Gbets is a great bookie site with excellent cricket offers.

Fina World Aquatics Championships 2023

From July 14 to July 30, 2023, the World Aquatics Championships – Fukuoka 2023 will be held. So the theme of the competition, “Water Meets the Future,” reflects the desire for all competitors to interact with the future.

FIFA Women’s World Cup

The top players, the grandest stage. Prepare yourself for a competition Beyond Greatness! The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will take place 20 July – 20 August 2023 in Australia and New Zealand respectively. This is one of the most anticipated events of the year in Women’s Sport. So don’t miss out as it is sure to be a memorable event! You can not go wrong with Hollywoodbets, Betway, Playa Bets, 10bet or Supabets as one of your betting site choices.

Tour de France Femmes

The Tour de France Femme 2023 will take place 23-30 July, 2023. Distance, is 956km and the start location Clermont-Ferrand with the finish location being Pau. Also the tour starts on the same day the men’s tour ends in Paris.

Vitality Netball World Cup 2023

Another long awaited and exciting event we are all looking forward to! From July 28 – August 6, 2023, Cape Town, South Africa will play host to the Vitality Netball World Cup. Furthermore the team who are participating are South Africa, Australia, Barbados, England, Fiji, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tonga,Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Wales and Zimbabwe. Hollywoodbets is the official betting partner of Netball SA and are a proudly South African sports betting operator. Have a look at our detailed article Netball World Cup 2023 for all the details on the Proteas.

We are into the second half of the year and it is sure to be a very entertaining one, be sure to add our July 2023 Sport Preview to your calendar and keep a look out at the end of July for the August 2023 Sport Preview!

Numerous live betting options and betting markets are offered by the top South African betting sites. We therefore hope that this July 2023 Sport Preview will assist you in scheduling your preferred sports. Have a look at our in-depth reviews of the top sportsbooks in South Africa to learn more. There are plenty of bonuses and promos for betting. Also have a look at our article on the most bet on sport in South Africa for some interesting key facts on these sports.

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