Eleven of the original 60 Hollywoodbets Durban July entries fell by the wayside on Monday at first declaration stage for the 127th renewal of the historic R5 million spectacular to be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville on 1 July.
A final field of 20, including two reserve runners, will be announced on Tuesday 20 June.
First supplementary entries will close at 11h00 on Tuesday 9 May.
On Monday all of Astrix, Linebacker, Red Saxon, Silver Host, Johnny Hero, Canadian Summer, Divine Odyssey, Zeus, Winter Greeting, Wiccan Warrior and Noble City were taken out of the 2200m contest to be run on the first Saturday of July.
On Saturday the R400 000 WSB Gr2 1900 will be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville and hosts the first Justin Snaith feature contestants of the season.
The winner of this race will receive a preferential consideration ticket from the Hollywoodbets Durban July selection panel.
The first Hollywoodbets Durban July log is expected to be published early next week.
- Second declarations close at 11h00 on Monday, 29 May
- Final supplementary entries close at 11h00 on Tuesday, 13 June
- Weights will be published on Tuesday, 13 June
- Final Declaration close at 11h00 on Monday 19 June
- Final Field and Draw announcement will take place on Tuesday, 20 June
- Public gallops (compulsory) will be held on Thursday, 22 June