In something of a wider reach scoop in the build-up to Africa’s Greatest horseracing event, Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading sports broadcast platform Supersport, popularly tagged the World Of Champions, will air the official Hollywoodbets Durban July Gallops, which will be held on Thursday morning at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
The broadcast will run on Dstv channel 208 from 07h00 to 08h30, and will include the individual runner workouts, as well as a panel discussion on the impressions of the quality of the individual performances, with just ten days to go the iconic sporting and social event.
The discussion will be hosted by veteran horseracing commentator Graeme Hawkins, and include expert analysis by past Durban July winning champion jockeys, Anthony Delpech and Kevin Shea.
The big race build-up event will also be available live on the GallopTV free-to-air and betting shop service – www.galloptv.co.za – in selected betting shops, and broadcast on Racing 240 (Dstv 240).
To view on GallopTV’s website, please click on the image below:
The usual racing broadcast will be carried over to GallopTV 2 for those players who enjoy the Australian racing. If you are not already signed up, please click here to register free.
Sporting and horseracing personalities, including Hollywoodbets Dolphins, as well as the Hollywoodbets Durban July trainers and jockeys, have been invited to attend the annual racing social at Hollywoodbets Greyville – gates open at 06h30.
Hollywoodbets Brand & Communications manager Devin Heffer said that the new Durban July sponsors were aiming to remove any barriers that existed between the public and the sporting public.
“We saw how well the Stormers team interacted and mingled with the happy local crowd in Cape Town on Saturday evening after the URC final. Every sport needs heroes, and it is the public that support the champions that are the backbone of the success of all sports, including our beloved horseracing. We have to take the sport back to the people,” he added.
The Hollywoodbets Durban July Panel Discussion promises to be a top quality preview. It will be recorded at Hollywoodbets Greyville in a purpose-built temporary studio in the Classic Room, and the star-studded line-up will be hosted by leading race-caller Alistair Cohen, the Voice of the Dubai World Cup,
Panelists include five times Hollywoodbets Durban July winning trainer Justin Snaith, four times Hollywoodbets Durban July champion Mike de Kock, past SA champion and 2013 Hollywoodbets Durban July winning jockey Smanga ‘Bling’ Khumalo, and rising star Grant van Niekerk, a winner of 17 Gr1 races, and a man who is keen to get out of the runner-up box and celebrate his first Durban July success.
The show will premiere on SuperSport Variety 4 (Ch 209) at 20h00 on Wednesday 29 June.
Regular repeats include a showing on Saturday morning of the race, at 10h30 on Ch204.