The vitally important and strategic role played by workriders in the multi-faceted horseracing ecosystem will again be recognised and rewarded when the second Hollywoodbets Workriders’ Series gets underway on the fourth race day of the 2023/24 Cape Summer Festival of Champions at the newly refurbished Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.
A bumper action-packed day on the racing calendar, Saturday 16 December is the launch date of the four race-meeting series, and also sees the running of the Hollywoodbets Gr1 Cape Guineas, the Ridgemont Gr3 Peninsula Handicap and the Hollywoodbets Gr3 Victress Stakes.
The balance of the races in the series will be held at the race meetings at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on the 20th of January and 5th of February, concluding on the 17th of February.
The talented James Maree graduate, Siphiwo Feni, was the winner of the last edition, where the competition is again expected to be tough as the hardworking and largely unheralded horsemen, bid for a share of the R25 000 prize pool on offer.
“The Hollywoodbets Workriders’ Series provides an excellent opportunity for the qualifying workriders to showcase their skills and talent on the exciting stage of the Cape Summer Festival of Champions. It not only provides career enhancing race-riding experience, but also gives them the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy recognition and be rewarded for excellence and commitment,” said Cape Racing Executive: Racing & Bloodstock, Justin Vermaak.
The grand prize of R25 000 in the Hollywoodbets Workriders’ Series, will be shared amongst the top five riders on the final log. On top of this, they will also get the standard riding commissions.
Points are earned by individual workriders in each of the four races and to keep all stakeholders updated, Cape Racing will publish a log on the Monday following each of the races.
The R25 000 prize pool will be allocated as follows:
- Runner-up earns R6 000
- Third place earns R4 000
- Fourth place earns R2 000
- Fifth place earns R1 000
There is plenty to play for as Cape Racing and Hollywoodbets proudly host this exciting series!