As we approach the much-anticipated 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July, South Africa’s premier horse racing event, the final field has now been unveiled, promising a thrilling showdown of the country’s finest thoroughbreds, jockeys, and trainers. The final lineup of 18 runners, plus two reserve runners, was announced, showcasing a range of racing talents set to captivate audiences on this grand stage of horse racing.
Hollywoodbets Durban July 2023 Final Field
The number one spot on the card is held by “Bless My Stars” from Sean Tarry’s stable, carrying a weight of 52.0 kg, with A Mgudlwa as the jockey. This horse, with a merit rating of 109, will start from the first draw.
Trainer Justin Snaith is well represented in the field, with “Without Question”, “Do It Again”, “Silver Darling”, and “Pacaya” among his entries. The highest merit rated of Snaith’s horses is “Do It Again”, ridden by G Lerena, carrying 57.0 kg from draw six.
Another name to watch is “Time Flies” from Brett Crawford’s yard, which will be ridden by L Mxothwa. “Winchester Mansion”, another entrant from Brett Crawford, will be ridden by K Matsunyane.
The top-weighted horse in the race is “Trip of Fortune” from Candice Bass-Robinson’s stable, with a mass of 60.0 kg, a merit rating of 127, and will be ridden by A Domeyer.
Rounding out the main field is “Pomp And Power”, another Justin Snaith trained horse, who will be ridden by B Fayd’Herbe from the 18th draw.
In addition to the main field, two reserve runners, “Nebraas” from Sean Tarry’s yard and “Jimmy Don” trained by Erico Verdonese, have also been named. These horses will be on standby to join the race if any of the primary 18 horses have to pull out.
List of horses running in the Durban July 2023 Final Field
- Bless My Stars
- Without Question
- Time Flies
- Winchester Mansion
- Billy Bowlegs
- Do It Again
- See It Again
- Silver Darling
- Son of Raj
- Dave The King
- Puerto Manzano
- Second Base
- Safe Passage
- Trip Of Fortune
- Rain In Holland
- Pomp and Power
- Nebraas (Reserve 1)
- Jimmy Don (Reserve 2)
The Hollywoodbets Durban July 2023 is not just a horse racing event; it’s a showcase of South Africa’s horse racing excellence, fashion, and entertainment. This year’s race promises to be no different and is set to be a thrilling affair for all involved. We wish all the competitors the best of luck!