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Sizzling Summer Challenge Reaches A Climax

Now - get ready for a Sizzling Punters' Challenge!

The prize giving for the Jockey, Trainer and Owner Sizzling Summer Challenges Winners will take place, in the Short Head Bar at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Friday after the final race.

All punters, owners, trainers and jockeys are invited to attend the function.

The Summer Challenge points system, based on the number of runners in each race, has seen an increase in field sizes and with prize money of R250 000, shared by the top six finishers for each category, the competition generated amongst trainers and jockeys was intense.

See the leaderboard here – before today’s Hollywoodbets Scottsville racemeeting

Warren Kennedy and Garth Puller lead the jockey and trainer leader-boards respectively, while the Paul Lafferty trained Bint El Malak tops the horse leader-board. However, all six top positions are still wide open as the competition heads into its final week with racing scheduled for Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Wednesday and night racing at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Friday.

At the prizegiving, Hollywoodbets and Gold Circle will announce the launch of an exciting Sizzling Punters’ Challenge, which will see R100 000 up for grabs for Punters in the month of March.

The competition, which will run on a similar, but enhanced, points-scoring system as the Sizzling Summer Challenge, will have punters vying for race-meeting prizes and the overall monthly jackpot prize.

More information can be found on the companies’ websites www.tabgold.co.za and www.hollywoodbets.net

Figures at both Gold Circle and Hollywoodbets have shown a relative increase in bets taken and stakes invested on KZN racing throughout the past three months.

Based on this, the format whereby the carded horse number will reflect the barrier draw for all races in KwaZulu-Natal will remain in place for the duration of the Sizzling Punters’ Challenge.

Racing today is at Hollywoodbets Scottsville – first off at 12h00.


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9 comments on “Sizzling Summer Challenge Reaches A Climax

  1. hilton witz says:

    If thats the case that turnover has increased on natal racing since the carded horse number reflects the barrier draw why not make it permanent ?Why doesnt the rest of the country follow as well?Its absolute garbage this new system and i have spoken to several punters and not one is happy with it as it makes studying form an absolute Nightmare ..

  2. Cecil Pienaar says:

    I am with Mr Witz on this one. I love racing, especially in my home province.

    But, this number – draw thing is not for me. It might be attractive for Novice or one time punters that take a break for fresh air from the casino here at Scottsville, but NO Thanks …

    Mr Ed, i know Frankie has been on this from the word go, Pls can you ask if the trial period is up end of this week ?

    35 deg on Course today, Sizzling indeed.

    1. Editor says:

      Continues for March, Cecil

  3. Speedyvar says:

    Over the last 3 months hotel bookings have shown a relative increase in KZN. B&Bs have also shown an increase in bookings over the last 3 months.
    Based on that the KZN government is planning to build 100 extra hotels and B&Bs.
    Holiday period.What holiday period?Visitors,holiday makers? People had more spare cash?Nay.there was just a relative increase

  4. Cecil Pienaar says:

    LoL, the BnBs in KZN only make money with hourly bookings 😂

    So I am told…

  5. Gman says:

    Have to agree with above this format is a bit dodgy.It makes reading the card difficult you have top weight with cloth number 14 and bottom weight cloth number1.Will get some time getting used to but I do agree rather scrap it or do it country wide.Did the public have any say or feedback on this.Its almost like goverment implementing e tolls in Jburg.You must just suck it up.Just saying!!!

  6. espresso says:

    I read HWD response to a newspaper article and the writing style there tells me we punters are in for a lot more grief
    Ideas that Hwd deem good for the industry being stuffed down our throats…u can have your say im only punting Gauteng atm

  7. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Hilton Wits let’s hope and pray the old format concerning Computaform in KZN is back I believe they sitting down in the next few days…All I can honestly say without any hesitation pools will drop if the old format is not back in the next week or 2 max…What’s still grinding me inside is that the have taken a world class product and tossed away,,stuff computaform users I say NO STUFF them who the hell are they just to change a format that has been around for 50 years plus…

  8. Lawrence says:

    True thIs fornat saddle cloth draw no is disastrous as it makes reading weights difficult as low weights is no 1 and top weights is at the bottom, just get rid of this format. For the sake of punters already rèeling from inconsistent results on the Pollytrack where any horse with no form wins.

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