Today – Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event!

Record betting pools are expected today

The 128th renewal of Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event has arrived!

Hollywoodbets Greyville will play host to a bumper Hollywoodbets Durban July Day with twelve highly-competitive races on the cards.

There is a R2 million Pick 6 carryover with a likely pool of R20 million.

The free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge brings you an exciting Hollywoodbets Durban July Raceday promotion.

An attractive R20 million* Punters’ Jackpot is up for grabs on 6 July 2024 to those who TIP ALL 12 WINNERS and have taken a bet on the Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge Bet Slip for R100 or more.

A share of R1 million* is also up for grabs to those who place in the Top 100 on the day’s leaderboard.

There is a massive R500 000* must-be-won prize for the person/s who selects the most winners on the day!

Please take note that selections close at 11h40 on 6 July 2024.

*Amounts subject to Bet Slip Bonus rules.

Gimmie’s Countess from the Dean Kannemeyer stable takes her place in the Zulu Kingdom Gr2 Explorer Golden Slipper.

She was unlucky not to have won the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint last time as she was baulked for a run between the 350m mark and 100m mark.

Her mother, Real Princess won twice over 1400m. She has had experience of racing around the turn which will stand her in good stead.

Craig Zackey retains the ride and if getting a clear run in the straight, she should take a power of beating.

Hollywoodbets-sponsored Trainer Brett Crawford sends out Oriental Charm in the Hollywoodbets Durban July. He won a good race in the Gr3 Hollywoodbets Dolphins Cup Trial last time.

JP van der Merwe sent him to the front and he kept finding to hold Shoemaker at bay. The son of Vercingetorix finished 0.3 lengths behind Future Swing in the Grade 2 WSB 1900 in his penultimate run.

He is 3kgs better off at the weights today and that should be enough for the tables to be turned.

He has had the perfect preparation for this race and may be hard to catch at the finish.

Melech from the Roy Magner stable represents decent each way value in the Grade 2 Post Merchants.

He was carried outwards when leaving the start in the Grade 1 Golden Horse Sprint last time but the way he finished off his race, was eye-catching.

The son of William Longsword has won twice from three starts over this distance. On paper, there is a lot of speed which will suit him perfectly.

The booking of Raymond Danielson is a big plus and the combination will be mowing down the frontrunners.

  • The first Jackpot starts in the first race at 11h45
  • The first Bipot starts in the second race at 12h25
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h05
  • The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h40
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h20
  • The second Bipot starts in the seventh race at 16h00
  • The third Jackpot starts in the ninth race at 17h40

General Information as at 05 July 14:h14
Weather Sunny with 0% chance of rain, 22degs, 5-10kph North Easterly Head Wind
Rain Report June: 13mm – July: Nil
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: 5mm (Turf) Last 7 Days: 25mm (Turf)
Penetrometer Reading 24 (Turf)
Track Condition Good to Soft (Turf); Standard (Poly)
False Rail 2.5m Spur



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