September 15, 2021
232 – Kingsmeads Krystl – She shed her maiden tag in fine style at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. She was given a confident ride by Anton Marcus and brought to the course in perfect condition by Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Alyson Wright. Well done to the breeders Lammerskraal Stud. Also, a big well done to Krystl at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins Team.
September 13, 2021
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July 18, 2021
223 – Ralph The Rascal – Was rewarded for consistency winning over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. He has notched up his third career victory under a strong ride by Winning Form-sponsored jockey Serino Moodley. Well done to trainer Alyson Wright and to the breeders Moutonshoek.
July 18, 2021
222 – Sashay Away – She followed up her promising debut effort with an impressive victory over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville. The daughter of Var was given a confident ride by Donovan Dillon and trained to perfection by Peter Muscutt. Well done to the breeders Lammerskraal Stud.
July 01, 2021
221 – Waya Yire – She showed good guts and determination when winning Race 2 on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon. She was steered to victory by Calvin Habib and brought to the course in perfect order by Mike de Kock. Well done to the breeders Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein as well as our partners, YFM Radio who named the daughter of Querari.
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June 26, 2021
220 – Platinum Sky – He won a good race over 1400m at Turffontein Racecourse this afternoon. He made the expected natural improvement and won with a ton in hand. Thank you and well done to Lyle Hewitson, Sean Tarry and breeders Maine Chance Farms. This marks the Syndicate’s 50th winner for the season.
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June 17, 2021
219 – Imbewu – She won with authority at the first time of asking over 1160m at Turffontein Racecourse this afternoon. The manner in which she drew away from the field was eye-catching. She was given a confident ride by Lyle Hewitson and trained by Sean Tarry. Well done to the breeder Mr G J Armitage. ETV named her, meaning ‘Seed’ in Zulu and named after one of their top rated local productions.
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June 8th, 2021
The Sharks team came to visit their horse this morning at Summerveld. In picture Siya Kolisi and BlackWhiteDynamite sharing a loving moment. We hope to see him on the Racecourse soon.
IMAGE – Candiese Lenferna
June 04, 2021
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May 21, 2021
Ahead of her debut run at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this Sunday, the Leventus Events team were treated to a visit to the Peter Muscutt stables to view their Hollywood Synidcate-named filly SASHAY AWAY. Leventus are a supplier and coordinator of all the Hollywood Hotties, cheerleaders, dancers and entertainers for Hollywoodbets.
May 10, 2021
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April 21, 2021
210 – Purple Nkanyezi – The daughter of Oratorio closes off the meeting in fine style at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon giving the Syndicate a double on the day. She was put into the perfect position by Luke Ferraris and pounced at the right time. Well done to trainer Garth Puller and the breeders Drakenstein Stud.
April 21, 2021
209 – Maitland Magic – He was impressive when winning the 7th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack under a perfect ride by Richard Fourie. Well done to trainer Peter Muscutt and the breeders Maine Chance Farms.
April 15, 2021
208 – Kings Road – He showed good guts and determination to notch up his fourth career victory under a confident ride by apprentice Kyle Strydom. Well done to trainer Clinton Binda and his team. Also, a big well done to breeders Maine Chance Farms.
April 15, 2021
207 – Top Me Up Holly – The daughter of Master Of My Fate won a very good race to shed her maiden tag over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Thank you to Lyle Hewitson for a professional ride from a wide barrier position. Well done to Alyson Wright and breeders Lammerskraal Stud.
April 11, 2021
March 31, 2021
205 – Spydas Corner – It was a great performance from the Duncan Howells trained three-year-old gelding at Hollywoodbets Scottsville notching up his fourth career victory. The horse which was named by Bafana Bafana legend and Hollywoodbets Ambassador Brian Baloyi was ridden to victory in fine style by jockey Keagan De Melo.
March 22, 2021
204 – Purple Nkanyezi finally lands her well-overdue second career win today, after bolting to victory in the third race at Hollywoodbets Greyville, under a calm and collected performance by jockey Raymond Danielson. Well done to trainer Garth Puller and breeders Drakenstein Stud.
March 14, 2021
203 – Shampompo Shampizi was ultra-impressive when winning on debut at Hollywoodbets Greyville today under a masterful ride by Lyle Hewitson. The horse was named by our late Brand Ambassador, Kaunda Ntunja. Well done to trainer Alyson Wright and breeders Mr & Mrs CF De Vos.
March 10, 2021
202 – Shape Of You picked up her maiden win at the fifth time of asking when winning the fourth race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today under a top ride by Anton Marcus. She was followed home by Top Me Up Holly, which made it an exacta for the Hollywood Syndicate. Well done to trainer Gareth van Zyl and breeders Applewood Trading.
February 21, 2021
Kings Road, on the left, finished in third place this afternoon right behind Spydas Corner (2nd), on the right. Both can be considered unlucky losers on this occasion, but we are excited about their next course appearances when they should both be leading contenders.
February 12, 2021 It was a brilliant morning spent with the Hollywoodbets Housekeeping Team, as they travelled to Summerveld Training Centre for an early morning breakfast before spending some time with the filly they named Imbejeje. She runs in race 1, this Sunday 14 February, at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
February 7, 2021
201 – Masango Machine picks up his maiden win at the 6th time of asking, when winning the 3rd race at HollywoodbetsScottsville today, under a commanding ride by Donovan Dillon. Well done to trainer Peter Muscutt and breeders Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud.
February 2, 2021
200 – Hope Is Power rounds up winner number 200 for the Hollywood Syndicate. Jason Gates gave this son of Soft Falling Rain a perfect ride to win on debut. Well done to trainer Clinton Binda and breeders Wilgerbosdrift. As part of the well publicized 200th winner incentive, the Hollywood Syndicate will be handing over a cheque of R10 000 to both trainer and jockey, as well as R2 000 to the groom Tinanshe Nasho.
January 31, 2021
199 – Bhakka lands his 2nd career victory, when winning the 5th race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. Well done to trainer Darryl Moore, Stuart Randolph for a well judged ride, and breeders Wilgerbosdrift / Mauritzfontein. 1 more to go to the big 200!
January 27, 2021
198 – Kings Road picks up his 3rd career win, showing a clear affinity for the Hollywoodbets Greyville circuit. It took a peach of a ride under the circumstances by apprentice Gabriel Pieterse, after finding traffic late. Well done to trainer Clinton Binda and breeders Maine Chance Farms.
January 4, 2021
197 – Arctic Princess lands her 3rd career win for the Hollywood Syndicate, when winning the 4th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to Trainer Gary Rich, jockey Stuart Randolph and breeders Danika Stud.
December 23, 2020
196 – Simply Russian picks up her long-overdue 2nd career win in the fourth race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Trained by Garth Puller and ridden to victory by Winning Form sponsored jockey, Warren Kennedy.
December 18th, 2020
195 – Spydas Corner lands his third career victory in just his 5th career start, a serious sprinter in the making. Well done to Muzi Yeni for a perfectly judged ride, trainer Duncan Howells and breeders Rathmor Stud.
December 17th, 2020 Great to sponsor one of the most seasoned trainers in the country, Peter Muscutt. Hollywoodbets are officially sponsors of this game changing stable and we look forward to seeing this team go from strength to strength. Don’t they all look smart in their new kit.
December 15th, 2020
194 – You Deserve It picks up another win for the Hollywood Syndicate and what a fine ride by young Jason Gates. Named by Hollywoodbets betting clerk Sharon Manganyi, she won at the 6th time of asking in race 5 at the Vaal today. Well done to trainer Clinton Binda and breeders Ridgemont Highlands.
December 14th, 2020
193 – Purple Powahouse lands his 3rd career victory in what was a red-letter day for the Hollywood Syndicate. It took a brilliant ride by Lyle Hewitson under testing circumstances, but he pulled off a fantastic win. Well done to Alyson Wright and breeders Drakenstein Stud.
192 – Maitland Magic bounces back to pick up his 2nd career win, when cruising to victory in the 6th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to Anton Marcus for a perfectly judged ride, trainer Peter Muscutt and breeders Maine Chance Farms.
December 7th, 2020
191 – Ibutho goes back to back, when picking up his 2nd career victory in the 6th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Ridden by Kyle Strydom, trained by Alyson Wright and bred by Lammerskraal Stud. It was great to have the Amadoda VIP Team on course to watch him in action and lead him into the winners’ enclosure. They are the Team responsible for his name, meaning “A Group of Warriors”. How fitting!
November 30th, 2020
190 – Arctic Princess makes it two winners on the day for the Hollywood Syndicate, when winning the 3rd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. Muzi Yeni guided her to victory under a smart finish, despite our concerns of the 1200m being on the sharp side. Well done to trainer Gary Rich for a great training feat and breeder Danika Stud.
189 – Spydas Corner picks up his second career win in just his 4th career start when beating his full brother, Purple Powahouse, in the 2nd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to trainer Duncan Howells, Muzi Yeni for a well calculated ride and breeders Rathmor Stud. Named by Brian Baloyi, Spydas Corner looks set for a promising career.
November 27th, 2020
188 – Time To Roll wins her debut, in the opener at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Ridden to victory by Anton Marcus, trained by Alyson Wright and bred by Boland Stud. Awesome to have our Payroll Team on course, having named her.
November 12th, 2020
187 – Purple Merchant makes it two out of two, when winning the 7th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to Alyson Wright, Lyle Hewitson for a polished ride and breeder Ms M Patterson.
186 – Ibutho lands his maiden victory in his 5th career start, when winning the 3rd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today, under a smart ride by Anton Marcus. Well done to Alyson Wright and breeder Lammerskraal Stud.
November 8th, 2020
185 – Kings Road picks up his 2nd career win when winning the 8th and final race on the card at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to trainer Clinton Binda, Anton Marcus for solid ride and Maine Chance Farms for breeding him.
November 4th, 2020
184 – Ralph The Rascal picks up his 2nd career win in dominating fashion, in the 5th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse today. Well done to Lyle Hewitson for timing his ride perfectly, the Alyson Wright Stable for training him and breeders Moutonshoek Stud. A 4-year old son of Gimmethegreenlight out of the Toreador mare Ice Link, he looks destined for a few more visits to the winners’ enclosure.
October 25th, 2020
183 – Binary Star picks up his second career win when winning the 9th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon, at a starting price of 16/1. Well done to apprentice Cole Dicken for an incredible ride on this son of Querari, as well as the Alyson Wright stable for a top training feat. Bred by Riethuiskraal Stud, he makes it our 2nd winner this weekend and 7th for the month so far. It was also a third place finish for Alphamikefoxtrot in the same race.
October 24th, 2020
182 – Purple Panther wins the opener at Turffontein under a commanding ride by Calvin Habib. Well done to the Clinton Binda stable and breeder Ridgemont Highlands. After finishing runner up in his first three starts, its great to see him get the job done today.
October 21st, 2020
181 – Purple Persuasion landed her 2nd career win this afternoon in the 5th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville. This is her 2nd run back after injury, so she is only starting to reach her true potential now. Well done to the Brett Crawford Stable, jockey Jabu Jacobs and breeders Ndoro Stud. See the replay here.
October 11th, 2020
180 – Purple Merchant wins the 2nd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse under a solid ride by Lyle Hewitson today. She was expected to be green on debut, but stayed on nicely to win in commanding fashion at a SP of 16/1. Well done to the Gee Racing team, and breeders Lammerskraal Stud.
October 7th, 2020
179 – Purple Powahouse makes it a double for the Hollywood Syndicate, when winning the 8th and final race on the programme at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. He is certainly becoming a progressive handicapper. Well done to Lyle Hewitson for a well judged ride, Alyson Wright and breeders Drakenstein Stud.
178 – Mrs Hotline picks up her 2nd career win at a starting price of 25/1, when winning the 4th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. She looked a picture in the ring and this is a fitting result for the Brett Crawford stable. Well done to Peter Muscutt and his KZN team, jockey Donovan Dillon and breeder Bruce Le Roux. It was great to have Hollywood Ambassador Mike Proctor on course to lead her in.
October 4th, 2020
177 – Spydas Corner, named by Hollywoodbets Brand Ambassador Brian Baloyi, wins the opener at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse this afternoon at a starting price of 25/2. With this being just his second career start, he looks destined for a few more visits to the winner’s enclosure. Well done to the Duncan Howells stable, jockey Luke Ferraris and Rathmor Stud for breeding him.
September 24th, 2020
176 – Phinda Mzala makes it two in a row when picking up his 2nd career win on his handicap debut at Turffontein today. Ridden to victory by apprentice Jeffrey Syster, trained by Clinton Binda and bred by Ridgemont Highlands. It was also nice to see stable companion King’s Road run a cracker to finish 2nd.
September 23rd, 2020
175 – Maitland Magic gets the job done in fine style, when picking up his maiden win on his local debut at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse this afternoon, under a solid ride by Anton Marcus. A well bred son of the recently retired Silvano, out of the National Assembly mare Mocha Java, he looks destined for a few more visits to the winners enclosure. Well done to the Brett Crawford stable and breeders Maine Chance Farms.
September 9th, 2020
174 – Purple Moon’s Up smashes the opposition to pick up her maiden victory in just her second start at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to the Alyson Wright stable and breeder Narrow Creek Stud. Lyle Hewitson gave her a spectacular ride to overcome a tricky situation when caught out wide in the early stages, but managed to deliver the win in fine style.
September 6th, 2020
It was a great experience to have Brian Baloyi on course with the team today, to shout home the horse he named Spydas Corner. We were also lucky enough to get a few snaps at stables, prior to the run.
September 1st, 2020
173 – Phinda Mzala wins the 2nd race at the Vaal in emphatic style today. Well done to the Clinton Binda stable, apprentice Jeffrey Syster and breeders Ridgemont Highlands. Great to kick off spring on a winning note.
August 24th, 2020
Great having Hollywoodbets ambassador Nomzamo Mbatha on course this afternoon, to support Zulu Citation.
August 12th, 2020
172 – Purple Powahouse breaks the maidens at the 6th time of asking under a commanding ride by Lyle Hewitson. Well done to the Alyson Wright stable and breeders Drakenstein Stud. By What A Winter, he looks destined to pick up a few more wins over the course of his career.
August 5th, 2020
171 – Candy Galore makes it a winning debut in the Hollywood Syndicate silks in the 8th race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this afternoon. Well done to jockey Warren Kennedy, trainer Gareth van Zyl and breeders Wilgerbosdrift. This win was made even more special with the Hollywood Syndicate silks filling the 2nd spot in the form of Travelling Light.
July 27th, 2020
170 – Alphamikefoxtrot enjoyed the step up in trip when winning the 8th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. A top ride by Sean Veale to get him home. Well done to trainer Darryl Moore and breeders Ridgemont Highlands.
July 21st, 2020
169 – Blow Me Down proved his progressive qualities when landing the lions’ share of the prize money, in the 8th race at the Vaal today. Well done to the Clinton Binda team as well as apprentice Jeffrey Syster for a perfectly judged ride. Bred by Bush Hill Stud, he is a small, compact son of Toreador out of the Var mare, She-Var.
July 20th, 2020
168 – Chief Officer leaves the maidens in fine style when stepping out for the Cliffie Miller stable on his first run for the yard, at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to apprentice Jabu Jacobs for a polished ride and breeder Terry Andrews.
July 1st, 2020
167 – Mrs Hotline (Irish Flame x Galingale by National Emblem) outstayed the opposition in the 6th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. She produced the expected improvement to land her maiden victory at just the 3rd time of asking, under a well judged ride by Tristan Godden. Well done to the Alyson Wright stable for overcoming the odds to get her this far, and to breeders Spring Valley Stud.
June 27th, 2020
166 – Ramchandani Road (Pathfork x The Taj by National Assembly) showed plenty of speed and stayed on smartly to win the 2nd Race out at Turffontein today, under a top ride by Piere “Striker” Strydom. Congratulations to the Clinton Binda stable and breeders Ridgemont Highlands. A great start to the weekend.
June 24th, 2020
165 – Anika The Angel (3f Wylie Hall x Cochineal by Fort Wood) was an emphatic winner of the 4th race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. That was just her 7th career outing and she should have plenty more to come. Well done to the Alyson Wright stable, Tristan Godden for a perfect ride and breeders Boland Stud. Thanks to Candiese Lenferna for the great photos.
June 13th, 2020
Bhakka (Wylie Hall x Golden Island by Selkirk) finishes with a wet sail but had too much to do over the last 200m today. A great handicap debut, he will be ready to win over a bit more ground next time.
June 7th, 2020 Such a gutsy effort by this filly today. Anika The Angel (Wylie Hall x Cochineal by Fort Wood) happened to find one better on the day, but it won’t be long before she leaves the maidens.
June 1st, 2020 Great to be back racing in South Africa. Despite the novelty of it all, it is business as usual for all stakeholders, illustrated in these beautiful snaps by Candiese Lenferna at Hollywoodbets Greyville today.
March 25th, 2020
164 – After 5 second place finishes in a row Hollywood Thunder finally goes one better to find the winners enclosure, albeit by the smallest of margins. Well done to MJ Byleveld for a perfectly judged ride, the Gavin Smith stable and breeders Klawervlei Stud.
March 18th, 2020
163 – Not Now Pussycat wins the 6th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon, under a nicely timed ride by Jarred Lee Samuel. The daughter of Oratorio was having her 19th career outing, her 2nd for the Hollywood Syndicate. Well done to the Gary Rich Racing stable and breeders Hemel ‘N Aarde Stud.
March 15th, 2020
162 – After a minor setback a few weeks ago, it was great to see Bhakka back to himself again. He won the opener on the program at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon, another winner for Wylie Hall. Well done to the Alyson Wright stable, Ashton Arries for a well judged ride and breeders Wilgerbosdrift / Mauritzfontein.
February 23rd, 2020
161 – Winner number 3 for the weekend and 2 for the day. Agent Murphy closed off the meeting with a fine ride by Tristan Godden at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to Alyson Wright for training him and breeders Ascot Stud. This son of What A Winter deserves this.
February 23rd, 2020
160 – Jozi Hustle arrives as expected in the opener on the card, at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. Well done to Clinton Binda and his team for this emphatic win, Winning Form sponsored Warren Kennedy for riding him and breeders Mr and Mrs J Martin. Great to have a few of the Hollywoodbets ladies on course to lead him in, looking fabulous as always. Chief Officer ran a cracker to finish 2nd in the same race, to make it a first and second for the Hollywood Syndicate and his winning chance is just around the corner.
February 22nd, 2020
159 – Blow Me Down blows them them away in the 4th race at Turffontein today. Despite being slow out the stalls, he ran on like a train to put the field to bed. Well done to Clinton Binda, Nooresh Juglall for a top ride and breeders Bush Hill Stud. It should be upwards from here for the son of Toreador.
February 9th, 2020
158 – Kings Road does it the hard way to win his maiden. The son of Vercingetorix raced awkwardly and almost missed the turn, but he dug down deep to stay on in the closing stages. Well done to Jason Gates for getting the job done, the entire Clinton Binda team and breeders Maine Chance Farms.
February 2nd, 2020
157 – Ralph The Rascal won the 3rd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today, at just the second time of asking. That made it two wins on the day for the Hollywood Syndicate. A beautifully timed ride by Tristan Godden, he picked off the opposition one-by-one and this son of Gimmethegreenlight looks destined for more. Well done to the Alyson Wright team and breeders Moutonshoek.
156 – Arctic Princess wins her first start under the ownership of the Hollywood Syndicate, in the 2nd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Ridden to perfection by Anton Marcus. Well done to trainer Glen Kotzen and his KZN team, as well as the breeders Danika Stud. She looks like another versatile What A Winter filly in the making.
January 17th, 2020 We managed to pick up two cracking colts at this years CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale, which took place at the CTICC last Thursday 16th January 2020. See the photo’s below and more about them here.
January 12th, 2020
155 – That was impressive. Gail Force gets the job done at the second time of asking, at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. Well done to Alyson Wright for working so hard with this filly, considering her well documented temperament issues. A solid ride by Tristan Godden got her home in fine fashion and not forgetting the breeders Lammerskraal Stud.
January 2nd, 2020
154 – Wow! What a win by this incredibly talented sprinter. Look To The Sky went start to finish in the 8th race at the Vaal today, winning by an impressive 4,25 lengths. He is not an easy horse at home and this win is a great reward for all the hard work that goes into this horse behind the scenes. Well done to Clinton Binda, his entire team at home, Jeffrey Syster for a professional ride and not forgetting the breeders Ridgemont Highlands.
December 30th, 2019
A great site seeing three jockeys walk into the parade ring on Sunday at Hollywoodbets Greyville, wearing the Hollywood Syndicate silks. From left to right, they are: Donovan Dillon – Athandiwe Mgudlwa – Luke Ferraris.
December 6th, 2019
A solid Barrier Trial by Ralph The Rascal tonight. He would’ve enjoyed the introduction to the racecourse and the experience will benefit him immensely. As his pedigree suggests (3g Gimmethegreenlight x Ice Link by Toreador), he showed plenty of speed throughout. He moved up effortlessly as they travelled through the 500m mark, gearing down over the final furlong to win the trial. We are looking forward to his debut in a few weeks.
November 28th, 2019
153 – Look To The Sky made it two wins from eight starts for the son of Pathfork, when winning the 7th race out at the Vaal today. What a ride by S’manga Khumalo and well done to Clinton Binda and his team for making it three wins from six runners, on the day. Bred by Highlands Farm Stud, he looks destined for an exciting three-year old career.
November 18th, 2019
Some of our Trainers, Grooms and Horses sporting their newly arrived Hollywoodbets sponsored gear. Don’t they all look smart. Look forward to seeing them leading in the winners.
November 14th, 2019
152 – Syx Shooter continues a fantastic run of form for the Hollywood Syndicate this week, landing his maiden victory out at the Vaal in Race 2 today. He was an unexpected winner, with this being his first run back after a rest. Our second winner from four runners this week, well done to trainer Clinton Binda, breeders Nadeson Park Stud , the groom Wanderford Tambala and to S’manga Khumalo for a solid ride. He is a graduate off the 2018 BSA KZN Yearling Sale.
November 12th, 2019
151 – Seattle Force, a regular feature on the highlights wall, makes it another commanding victory in the 6th race at Turffontein today. He is now unbeaten in 4 outings on the inside track and he proved that the 1600 – 1800m range is his preferred trip. Well done to trainer Stuart Pettigrew for getting him this far, he looked absolutely spectacular in the parade and canter past. A peach of a ride by the ultra-professional Marco van Rensburg and well done to breeders Varsfontein Stud.
November 1st, 2019
150 – Purple Nkanyezi makes it a winning debut in the first race at Hollywoodbets Greyville tonight, a 1200m on the poly for Maiden Fillies. That brings up the Syndicates 150th winner, since it all started back in 2002 with Splendid Night. What a milestone! Well done to Garth Puller for turning her out so well, Luke Ferraris for a competent ride, breeders Drakenstein Stud and the groom Mandla Patrick Ndaba.
October 23rd, 2019
149 – Mighty Smart gets the job done at the 7th time of asking. A well-deserved win and a great ride by Sean Veale, in the 6th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville racecourse today. Lucky number 7 / Orange saddle cloth, may have been the lucky charm here. Well done to trainer Paul Lafferty, breeders Ascot Stud and winning groom Simnikewe Ngwane, who does a great job looking after him on a daily basis. Exciting times ahead for this progressive looking son of Archipenko. Purchased at the 2018 Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale. Thanks to Candiese Marnewick for the beautiful photos.
October 18th, 2019 Great fun having Team Finance visit a few of our future stars in the making, on Friday. Pictured below, the team shared a warm moment with former Champion Juvenile – Kochka. Now 8-years old, he performs a sterling job as the lead horses for the Alyson Wright yard.
October 8th, 2019
148 – Seattle Force, as expected, showed the field a clean pair of heels at the top of the straight, to win the 4th Race on the Turffontein inside course today. That takes his career record to 5 wins from 15 starts. Well done to trainer Stuart Pettigrew, jockey Marco van Rensburg and breeders Varsfontein Stud. That’s a great start to his summer campaign.
October 3rd, 2019
A real privilege to host the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, at Summerveld this morning. It was a great opportunity to interact with the team and show them a the side of the industry that many had never seen before. A big thanks to Alyson and Kevin Wright for extending a tremendous amount of hospitality, as always.
During their visit, it was great to see Sunny Bill Du-Toy extending himself again and he appears to be on the right track for a return to racing in the next 6-8 weeks. He has been off with a tendon niggle, for over 12 months and that extended leave has been more precautionary than anything else. He is certainly starting to look magnificent. Seen below, with young apprentice Jason Gates up.
September 29th, 2019
Alphamikefoxtrot lands his 3rd career win in the 6th Race, out at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. A top ride by S’manga Khumalo to get him home. Well done to Darryl Moore and Breeders Ridgemont Highlands Stud.
September 22nd, 2019
A positive start to her career – Lady Boulogne showed plenty of speed in her Barrier Trial today. She is still very soft and nowhere near ready for her debut, but this certainly gives us an idea of what to expect when she does step out in a few weeks. See the replay below:
September 18th, 2019
Binary Star – an impressive winner of the first race at Hollywoodbets Greyville, on Wednesday 18th September 2019. The flashy dark bay Querari colt did it the hard way and went start to finish over the 1400m on turf. Thanks to Alyson Wright for turning him out so impressively and well done to Riethuiskraal Stud and Raymond Danielson for a beautifully judged ride.
September 12th, 2019 A fun morning spent with the Starfactory Team yesterday. It’s always a thrilling experience getting up close to the horses. We are looking forward to having the team on course for Ralph The Rascal’s debut soon.
September 12th, 2019
Mighty Smart went close to winning again, on Wednesday 11th September 2019. Unfortunately, the wide draw meant he had a bit too much ground to make up in the closing stages. He fought on gamely and his immaturity cost him in the finish. With that said, he will keep getting better and better and he looks a nice staying type in the making.
September 7th, 2019 Hollywoodbets Training Team visited Summerveld on Friday 6th September 2019 and took a warm liking to Ice Rink, a son of Gimmethegreenlight purchased at the 2018 BSA Ready To Run Sale. The team will be following his career keenly and we look forward to having them on course for his debut.
September 5th, 2019 Travelling Light in front and Simply Russian behind, enjoying a spell on the farm after a solid campaign over the winter. They will both have a short break before returning to full training, later on this spring.
September 2nd, 2019
Happy birthday to Drakenstein Studs champion Stallion, What A Winter. It would be remiss of us not to make mention of him on such a day, considering we have invested into him as a stallion as far as buying a number of his off-spring over the past 18 months. Namely: Agent Murphy, Purple Powahouse, Nordic Winter, Moonlight Drive, Red Tuesday, Winter Twilight and Child Of Winter See the clip below of one of What A Winters most memorable victories, when winning the Computaform Sprint Gr1 over a 1000m, in 2013.
August 22nd, 2019
Muster Up (Silvano x Mocha Java by National Assembly) on the grass for the 2nd time and he clearly loved every second of it. He has really turned the corner and will more than likely have one more gallop next week, before we nominate him for his debut. See a clip of his gallop out at Durbanville Racecourse – in the blue, closest to the camera.
August 21st, 2019
Travelling Light does the business and shows her worth in the 2nd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today, showing plenty of guts to bounce a small but quality field of fillies and mares. Well done to Serino Moodley for a perfect ride and many thanks and congratulations to trainer Garth Puller. Finally, well done to breeders Varsfontein Stud. She will now have a well deserved rest, before she comes back for a summer campaign.
August 16th, 2019
It doesn’t get closer than this, Whiteleaf Hills goes down a “short-head” in 2nd, in the 4th Race at Fairview Racecourse today. Muzi Yeni gave him every chance and he should win again soon.
August 4th, 2019
Lovely run by the flashy grey Archipenko gelding, Mighty Smart, out at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. A bit more luck in running and a better draw and he wins it. Definitely one to follow next time out. Bred for a bit more ground, but delighted to see him throwing his “hat into the ring” over the mile.
July 30th, 2019
Update from Paul Lafferty Racing on our runner Mighty Smart who runs in the 4th race on Sunday 4th August 2019, at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Watch here:
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. PURPLE PERSUASION https://youtu.be/HeQrEgt9ENc LOOK TO THE SKY https://youtu.be/szxjQLS6_2Q SYX SHOOTER https://youtu.be/J5PHjYJtHEo 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 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. https://youtu.be/927HyyT4NtU 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.
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSDvC46nQI0&feature=youtu.be 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.