July 16th, 2019
Muster Up is strengthening up nicely and is starting to look like the horse we imagined he would become. He is still getting over a bit of a back complication, but the Brett Crawford team has done an excellent job at managing it and the outlook is very good for him. His work will be stepped up after his AHS vaccinations and we look forward to a three year old career, from this son of Silvano.
July 12th, 2019
Whiteleaf Hills finally gets the job done in the Hollywood colours, under a superbly judged ride by Winning Form sponsored Muzi Yeni in the 6th Race at Fairview today. Well done to trainer Gavin Smith and breeder G J Armitage. A son of Ashaawes out of the Fort Wood mare Forest Joy, he should have a few more in the tank.
July 10th, 2019
Simply Russian lands a well deserved win in the 3rd Race out at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. Well done to trainer Garth Puller, jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa and breeder Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud. The result was made even better, having Hollywood Syndicate owned Anika The Angel finishing in third place. She will certainly be gunning for the winners enclosure soon.
July 5th, 2019
The Hollywood Syndicate has three runners entered for the 10th Race – KZN Yearling Sale Millions – at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Vodacom Durban July Day 2019. PURPLE PERSUASION and LOOK TO THE SKY will start, while SYX SHOOTER is currently a reserve runner. Read more about their chances here, and watch their profile videos taken recently at Summerveld below.
LOOK TO THE SKY
June 16th, 2019
Winter Twilight wins on his handicap debut to land the double under a well judged ride by Calvin Habib. Well done to trainer Clinton Binda and breeders, Daytona Stud. Uncle Charlie put up a barnstorming finish to run 2nd in the same race, to make it a Hollywood Syndicate first and second. He needed the run and will go close next time.
June 2nd, 2019
Seattle Force confirms his ability and lands the hat-trick of wins, to win the 7th Race at Turffontein today. A remarkable achievement to win over 1800m, after smashing his opposition over 2600m and 2000m prior to this. Well done to trainer Stuart Pettigrew, jockey Diego De Gouveia and breeder Varsfontein Stud.
June 1st, 2019
A gutsy win by Winter Twilight to break the maidens and secure 1st prize in the 3rd Race at Greyville, on Saturday 1st June 2019. Well done to trainer Clinton Binda, Jockey Jason Gates and breeders Daytona Stud.
May 24th, 2019
Mighty Smart has come on in leaps and bounds in the past month, since his barrier and subsequent gelding. We will be nominating him soon for his debut where he should give a good account of himself. Watch this space.
May 22nd, 2019
Alphamikefoxtrot confirms his affinity for the Poly Track, winning race 7 at Greyville Racecourse today. Well done to Trainer Darryl Moore, Jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa and Breeders Ridgemont Racing. See the replay here:
May 20th, 2019
Spanish Fort starts the week on a winning note. He won the opener on the card at Flamingo Park today. Well done to Cliffie Miller for a nice training feat and congrats to Marco van Rensburg for a text book ride, as well as Connemara Stud for breeding him. Purchased at the CTS Ready to Run Sale 2018. See the replay below.
May 12th, 2019
Travelling Light does what we expected and trounced the opposition on debut. She is certainly above average and is one to follow. Well done to Garth Puller and the team for getting her to this stage and congrats to Serino Moodley for a solid ride.
May 2nd, 2019
Another win makes it back to back victories for Seattle Force and he takes his career record to 10 runs – 3 wins – 3 places. It doesn’t look like he is stopping here after an emphatic win over the 2000m at the Vaal. He skipped clear at the top of the straight and it was always clear that he would outstay this field, given the chance. He is certainly an exciting future prospect for the syndicate. Another solid ride by Diego De Gouveia and well done to trainer Stuart Pettigrew as well as the breeder, Varsfontein Stud.
April 17th, 2019
Always nice to see them win like this. A commanding win by the leggy grey White Cedar, at Greyville Racecourse today. A great training feat by Alyson Wright and well done to Lyle Hewitson for a decisive ride once again. Congratulations to breeders Rous Bros (Henham Stud). Watch the replay here.
April 16th, 2019
An update on MIGHTY SMART from the Paul Lafferty racing stable. The Archiphenko grey colt recently had his first barrier trial. Laff provides an update.
April 10th, 2019
A convincing winner of Race 1 at Greyville Racecourse today, JERRY THE JUGGLER gets the job done. Well done to Trainer Alyson Wright, Jockey Lyle Hewitson and Lammerskraal Stud for breeding this smashing son of Master of my Fate.
April 2nd, 2019
4 wins in 14 days for the Hollywood Syndicate! Seattle Force flies to victory in the 4th race at Turffontein, winning by 2 lengths! Trained by Stuart Pettigrew and ridden to victory by Diego De Gouveia. Bred by Varsfontein Stud. SP of 11/2.
Great ride by young Kabelo Matsunyane to win the 3rd race at Greyville last night, an MR 66 Apprentice Handicap over 1400m. Well done to Trainer Darryl Moore and Breeder Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud. See a replay of the race below.
March 25th, 2019
Honest Prince (son of Kildonan) was ridden to victory by Collen Storey in the 6th race at Flamingo Park, and trained by Cliffie Miller. SP of 10/1. We are happy to see he enjoyed the extra ground today. This was only his second victory in 25 attempts. Well done to Cliffie and his team, and may there be many more!
March 20th, 2019
Taken last Thursday the 14th March 2019, Muster Up seeing the grass for the first time. Brett Crawford’s comment: “he’s on the right in the blue jacket, I was pleased with how he handled himself and the professional manner in which he galloped, I will look to step up his sand work now, he has pulled up sound.” See the clip below:
Mocha Rose showed lots of courage and kept finding more to win the 5th race at Greyville Racecourse today, a FM 62 Handicap for Fillies and Mares. Well done to trainer Duncan Howells, jockey Mark Khan and breeder Moutonshoek Stud. Photo and replay below.
March 13th, 2019
WHITE CEDAR ran a valiant 2nd in the second race maiden plate over 1400m at Greyville on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Watch the replay below.
March 5th, 2019
Muster Up’s pace work from Thursday 28th February 2019. He has a classy action, and will just need some time to get it all together.
March 3rd, 2019
Purple Persuasion wins a nice race for us today, beating a winner in the process. Well done to Trainer Alyson Wright, Jockey Lyle Hewitson and the Breeders Ndoro Stud.
March 2nd, 2019
Update from Paul Lafferty on our Archipenko colt MIGHTY SMART. Watch:
March 1st, 2019
CHIEF OFFICER (Captain Of All x Scholarship by Fanatic Dane) ran a nice race tonight finishing 2nd and in the process, beating a horse that has already exited the maidens. Having made the expected improvement in this his second start, he should go close to winning soon. His half sister won up to 2000m, so he should get better with time and a bit more ground.
Seventh Son, the flashy son of Seventh Rock, having a quiet walk ahead of his run in the 6th Race on the Greyville Poly Track tonight.
27th February, 2019
Blessed Rain had her second grass gallop today (closest to the camera), although still a touch green she put up a nice workout and she will have one more gallop before her first official outing in a few weeks.
Down in Port Elizabeth, Hollywood Thunder has strengthened up well and she is seen in the clip below doing some steady work with her companion this morning, 27th February 2019. She is the Pomodoro filly we purchased at the November 2018 BSA Ready To Run Sale.
21st February, 2019
Look To The Sky is flying after his debut win in January. See below, for a clip of his latest work-out this morning.
11th February, 2019
Look To The Sky having some post work-out treatment done this morning – standing nice and relaxed in a modified ice container. He went slightly shin sore after his pre-race gallop in the middle of January and this is just precautionary treatment after some high intensity exercise.
10th February, 2019
Anika The Angel had her first barrier trial at Scottsville. Still very green, but good to get the first experience of the course out the way.
7th February, 2019
Syx Shooter, a gelding by Great Britain, put up a nice gallop earlier this week. We don’t think it was a gallop worthy of finding the winners box first time out, but it will bring him on a lot and he should run a nice race on debut in a few weeks. See the clip below – he is drawn closest to the camera, with the white cap and black body.
1st February, 2019
Mighty Smart, a day after his first outing on the grass. He won’t be the biggest colt, but he is starting to look like a “little bull” of a horse.
31st January, 2019
This daughter of Soft Falling Rain, BLESSED RAIN, is doing very nicely at home and we couldn’t be more pleased with her progress. She will be put through the pens in two weeks time and we’ll look to give her a debut outing towards the end of February.
MIGHTY SMART, our grey Archipenko colt (nearest to the camera), was put through his paces yesterday by trainer Paul Lafferty. Watch here:
January 30th, 2019
A solid Barrier Trial by our son of Captain of All, CHIEF OFFICER, today at Scottsville Racecourse. He was probably outpaced by the genuine sprinters in the field, but moved up nicely late on to be touched off by a nostril into 2nd place. Check out the replay here:
January 29th, 2019
Fantastic win by the Hollywood Syndicate debutante, LOOK TO THE SKY. He won today’s opener at the Vaal Classic track, at a big price of 40/1 SP. Congrats to trainer Clinton Binda, jockey Kabelo Matsunyane and breeders Highlands Stud. A smart son of Pathfork, he was purchased at the 2018 BSA KZN Yearling Sale.
January 28th, 2019
We made two purchases at last weeks CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale:
January 20th, 2019
AGENT MURPHY shed his maiden at Scottsville at the second time of asking, and gave the Hollywood Syndicate our second winner for the week. Ridden by Anton Marcus, and trained by Alyson Wright. Watch the replay below and read the analysis by Sporting Post here: Agent Murphy’s Going to Hollywood
January 16th, 2019
Uncle Charlie was bravely ridden by Anton Marcus to win the opener at Scottsville on Wednesday, 16th January 2019. Watch his replay below.
Spanish Fort also impressed in the first Barrier Trial of the day, Race 10. Not bad for a colt that went into full training less than 6 weeks ago. See his replay below.
January 14th, 2019
Seattle Force has been accepted to run in the Gr1 Cape Derby on Sun Met Day, the 26th January 2019. See the final field below:
1st R625000, 2nd R200000, 3rd R100000, 4th R50000, 5th R25000
GBETS CAPE DERBY (Grade 1)
For 3-year-oldsNo Apprentice Allowance
|1||2||Thanksgiving||60||97||A||M Khan||Duncan Howells|
|2||18||Charles||60||94||A||A Marcus||Brett Crawford|
|3||11||Bunker Hunt||60||93||A||R Fourie||Justin Snaith|
|4||3||Ovation Award||60||93||A||W Kennedy||Gareth van Zyl|
|5||10||Roll Of Drums||60||93||TBA||S Khumalo||Joe Soma|
|6||15||Atyaab (AUS)||60||92||A||D De Gouveia||Mike de Kock|
|7||6||Hudoo Magic (AUS)||60||92||A||C Orffer||Brett Crawford|
|8||17||Senatla||60||89||A||G Cheyne||Brett Crawford|
|9||12||Belgarion||60||87||A||B Fayd’Herbe||Justin Snaith|
|10||13||Herodotus||60||86||A||K de Melo||Glen Kotzen|
|11||7||Perpetual Flame||60||84||A||G Lerena||Nathan Kotzen|
|12||20||Sailing Lizard||60||84||A||R Simons||Andre Nel|
|13||9||Knights Templar||60||82||A||S Veale||Justin Snaith|
|14||5||Seattle Force||60||82||A||C Zackey||Glen Kotzen|
|15||19||Line Editor||60||79||A||M Byleveld||Greg Ennion|
|16||16||Lloyd George||60||76||A||P Strydom||Alan Greeff|
|17||8||Gun Hill||60||74||A||R Munger||Yvette Bremner|
|18||1||Second Request||57.5||104||A||L Hewitson||Sean Tarry|
|19||14||Santa Clara||57.5||103||A||A Domeyer||Candice Bass-Robinson|
|20||4||Helen’s Ideal||57.5||96||TBA||D Dillon||Paul Reeves|
|Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote|
|(2,7,8) (3,9,13) (10,14)|
January 14th, 2019
Update on our smart looking Oratorio filly – Lady Boulogne,
January 11th, 2019
Update from Paul Lafferty on our grey colt Mighty Smart. Watch here:
January 9th, 2019
WHITE CEDAR took to the Polytrack in a maiden plate on Wednesday 9th January. Despite finishing 4th, he finished within 2 lengths of the winner (making it his second consecutive run where he has finished within 2 lengths of the winner). Watch the race replay here:
December 30th, 2018
AGENT MURPHY made his track debut at Greyville on Sunday 30th December. He ran 2nd to the impressive Astrix, but we are confident he will turn out better in his next outing. Watch the replay here:
December 23rd, 2018
PURPLE PERSUASION ran in her first barrier trial at Greyville on Sunday. Watch the replay here:
December 20th, 2018
TRAVELLING LIGHT had her first grass gallop this morning. See below.
Bernard Fayd’herbe rode TRAVELLING LIGHT this morning. See his thoughts on her workout here:
December 6th, 2018
AGENT MURPHY puts up a smart Barrier Trial on Friday. See the replay here.
December 4th, 2018
Update on our Silvano colt, Muster Up. This is an image of him at work at Phillipi this morning.
November 29th, 2018
Update on our Soft Falling Rain filly, BLESSED RAIN. Visit her page to see more.
November 28th, 2018
Update on our Wylie Hall colt, SON SASTRE. This is a clip of his first workout at Summerveld. Visit his page to see more.
November 16th, 2018
Update on our filly LADY BOULOGNE from the Glen Kotzen yard:
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