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Hollywood Pay Out On Kentucky Derby ‘Winner’

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Following a drama filled Kentucky Derby on Saturday, South Africa’s leading bookmakers Hollywood have decided to pay all straight winning bets out on the favourite Maximum Security.

Watch the race here:


Maximum Security crossed the line first but was placed 17th by the stewards after being disqualified for interference and stripped of his title.

Country House, who had run second, was declared the winner.

All enquiries – visit www.hollywoodbets.net

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20 comments on “Hollywood Pay Out On Kentucky Derby ‘Winner’

  1. Wayne says:

    I was paid out this morning. Thank you Hollywood.. Good on you

  2. Ian Jayes says:

    Why pay out on a disqualified horse? it sets a precedent and makes no sense.

  3. Pops says:

    Mr. Jayes Hollywood is not paying out on a disqualified horse,they are paying out on the horse that passed the post first. Marketing dear Mr.Jayes will always make sense.

  4. Donald says:

    How that objection was sustained is incredible. I do not know the exact rules or grounds for objections in the U.S.A. but the horse that crossed the line first won with ease. The moving ” out of the lane ” at the top of the straight made no difference to the result especially when the sloppy going is taken into consideration but to disqualify that horse makes no sense at all ? A SHOCKER IN MY BOOK ! Well done to Hollywood for ” doing the right thing ” !

  5. Russell Parkinson says:

    Cheap marketing stunt. I would love to know how much they actually took on the race favourite. On a race being run at midnight in South Africa I expect the takings on the race would have been very small.

    1. Editor says:

      This is surely not something worth knocking?

      Hollywood have responded to say the amount is irrelevant –it was the right thing to do for them and their customers.
      The Kentucky Derby is the most prestigious race in the USA and true racing enthusiasts were interested in betting on it.
      “Cheap marketing stunt?” More like our CONTINUED culture of looking after the customer. Hollywoodbets has always believed in doing what is fair for the punter. Whether it’s a one of the biggest races in the USA racing calendar, or a maiden plate in Kimberley, we make sure that the customer gets a good deal. Not to mention Hollywoodbets refunded every customer who backed Wylie Hall for a win on 2014 Durban July day (and lost on objection to Legislate). You can view the countless times we have done this on the following links:







  6. Rian says:

    They could not have paid out much !!!!!

  7. Andre-Samantha Clarke says:

    they did the right thing well done Hollywood mad props to you and your organization , the DQ was a joke ,

  8. Thank you Hollywood. True market leaders. Tellytrack should come and learn from you guys as they did not even seem the race important enough to show.

  9. Rian says:

    How many Bookmakers Worldwide who took massive amounts of bets on Maximum Security paid out ED

    1. Editor says:

      That was the Hollywood comment Rian
      Why the problem with a bonus? Is it not the prerogative of a private entity to spend their money how they choose?
      That’s the last word on it.
      There are more important issues to debate

  10. Michael Jacobs says:

    Why would people find fault or criticise an organisation for going the extra mile for their customers? Who cares whether it was a marketing “stunt”, a customer service initiative or a business decision, be grateful that a big corporate looked beyond the numbers and thought about the people. Why are people so cynical and bitter? Would they have preferred if Hollywood had not extended this magnanimous gesture to their customers?? !

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  12. Cecil Pienaar says:

    The thing is, Hollywood didn’t have to pay out. I say, Wow… Nice one, happy for the ones that did back the disqualified horse. The Hollywood Online site is unreal. LoL, they better keep some cash. I took a 66-1 bet a couple months ago after SP article on Magnificent Seven for The July.

  13. Nigel Hawley says:

    The stewards decision was tantamount to fraud ….a sad day for sport and sympathies go out to M Securities connections.

  14. hylton says:

    Please open shops in America ????????

  15. Patrick says:

    Well done holly wood bets.

  16. Patrick says:

    Open a shop in pongola kzn

  17. Sarisha says:

    Hollywoodbets paying out on this horse is a gimmick on the 1st of March 2019 there was a race meeting at Doncaster in the uk 19.20 South African time race 7 at Doncaster on this day there were two horses competing in this race one an outright odds on shot and the other horse was called poppy Kay which was an outsider Hollywoodbets offer 10/1 on the outsider I decided to put R100 fixed odds wins on poppy Kay the bet was taken successfully it read 1000/100 the race ran and poppy Kay won the race, Hollywoodbets didn’t pay me out they cancelled my bet after the race was run when I called them they told me they will not payme they made a mistake my question is how can you cancel a bet after the horse has won and there was no objection or anything I have a screen shot of the bet and all the proof saved Hollywoodbets is not a truthful operator to bet with they have robbed me please people bet with people you can trust they tell you to read their terms and conditions thats the answers they always have this is just one issue that I’m mentioning there’s many more

    1. karel says:

      Did you report them to the Gambling Board?
      Why not tell us about the ‘many more’ you close with?

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