Brace yourselves for an adrenaline-charged encounter, as Africa’s grandest horse racing and social extravaganza – the Hollywoodbets Durban July 2023 – gallops towards us at the speed of light. This year’s theme, “Out of This World,” promises an intergalactic experience that will transport you into a new realm of enjoyment and excitement.
Mark your calendars for the first Saturday of July, as the illustrious Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse in Durban sets the stage for this extraordinary event on July 1, 2023. After three long years of spectator restrictions, this edition promises to be a remarkable one, with a predicted crowd of 50,000 attendees!
Ticket Availability & Prices
The wait is over! Tickets for this unforgettable event have now been released for purchase. General access tickets are a steal at just R230, available through Ticketpro or any SPAR Payzone Kiosk nationwide. Add an extra R170 to your ticket price for the convenience of secure parking on the golf course.
Ante-Post Betting News
Sad news for fans of Sparkling Water, the champion mare of 2022, who won’t return to defend her crown this year. She’s traded the racecourse for the serene life at Wilgerbosdrift Stud. In her stead, Michael Roberts’s champions, SEE IT AGAIN – winner of the Cape Derby and Daily News 2000 – have taken the lead in the ante-post betting boards at 33/10. Not to forget, it was once available at a whopping 66/1!
Competitors like RASCALLION and WITHOUT QUESTION are also garnering attention at single-digit prices. The betting window has never been more thrilling!
The Durban July 2023 Theme: Out Of This World
The announcement of this year’s theme, the celestial “Out of This World,” ignited stars in everyone’s eyes. It was introduced by the event’s AI-generated ambassador, the radiant Yezi Starr.
Durban July 2023 Betting Tips
Dates to Remember
The journey to the final lineup of the 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July is filled with key dates to watch out for:
- Entries close: 11:00, Tuesday 18 April 2023
- Release of entries: Wednesday 19 April 2023 (Live on GallopTV)
- First declarations close: 11:00, Monday 8 May 2023
- First supplementary entries close: 11:00, Tuesday 9 May 2023
- Second declarations close: 11:00, Monday 29 May 2023
- Final supplementary entries close: 11:00, Tuesday 13 June 2023
- Weights for remaining entries published: Tuesday 13 June 2023
- Final declarations close: 11:00, Monday 19 June 2023
- Final field of the 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July and draw announcement: Tuesday 20 June 2023
2023 KZN Champions Season
Although the Hollywoodbets Durban July is the sparkling diamond in the KZN Champions Season crown, several other prestigious racing events promise to keep your winter filled with thrilling action.
Last Year’s Race Recap
Let’s flashback to 2022, where Mike de Kock’s Sparkling Water astounded the crowd by clinching the victory, outrunning Jet Dark, Do It Again, and Kommetdieding. Although she won’t return to defend her title this year, her memory will continue to inspire future races.
Get ready to blast off into an unparalleled racing experience at the Hollywoodbets Durban July 2023. We can’t wait to see you there!