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2023/24 SA SEASON

RUNS: 874
WINS: 113
2NDS: 138
3RDS: 86
Lifetime Syndicate Winners: 561

(Last updated 17th July 2024)


JULY 2024 HIGHLIGHTS

July 2024 – WINNERS
17/07 – TOBACCONIST
16/07 – CATCH YOUR BREATH
05/07 – PURPLE OPERATOR
02/07 – JADE’S CABERNEIGH


July 17th, 2024
561 – TOBACCONIST wins Race 7 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer MJ Odendaal and ridden to victory by Calvin Habib. Tobacconist was bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. Race Replay.

July 16th, 2024
560 – CATCH YOUR BREATH wins Race 4 over 1600m on the Fairview polytrack this afternoon. This victory gives Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie 117 winners in the Eastern Cape this season and he has broken the record. The daughter of Canford Cliffs is now a two-time winner, and is trained by Alan Greeff and bred by Ridgemont. Race Replay and Interview.

July 5th, 2024
559 – PURPLE OPERATOR showed good determination to win his first start in Gqeberha for Hollywoodbets-sponsored Trainer Cliffie Miller. Marco van Rensburg took him into a handy position over 1200m at Fairview and he kept finding all the way to the line. The son of Captain Of All is now a four-time winner and he is bred by Keivan Stud. Race Replay and Interview.

July 2nd, 2024
558 – JADE’S CABERNEIGH wins Race 5 over 1000m at Fairview Racecourse this afternoon. She was given a perfect ride by Craig Zackey who has got to know the filly well. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight is now a four-time winner and she is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gavin Smith. Well done to the breeders Cheveley Stud. Race Replay and Interview.


JUNE 2024 HIGHLIGHTS

June 2024 – WINNERS
30/06 – REAL RELIEF
23/06 – KHETHIWE’S DESTINY
23/06 – INGQWELE
19/06 – PATANTS HEIR
16/06 – TROIS TROIS QUATRE
15/06 – UBUKHWEBEZANA
05/06 – IBUTHO
05/06 – SWEET JULIA
02/06 – LION RAMPART (Listed Somerset 1200)


June 30th, 2024
557 – REAL RELIEF was given a well-timed ride by Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Kabelo Matsunyane to win Race 6 over 1800m at Turffontein. The son of Rafeef is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Heather Adamson and is bred by Limestone Thoroughbred Trust. Race Replay and Interview.

June 23rd, 2024
556 – KHETHIWE’S DESTINY closes off the meeting over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville and gives the Hollywood Syndicate a double. She was given a confident ride by Muzi Yeni and is now a two-time winner. The daughter of Buffalo Bill Cody is trained by Mike de Kock and is bred by Narrow Creek Stud. Race Replay / Interview.

June 23rd, 2024
555 – INGQWELE got up late under a well-timed ride by Muzi Yeni to win Race 3 over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. The son of Fire Away is trained by Mike de Kock and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. Ingqwele was named by photographer Chase Liebenberg and means “Champion” in isiZulu. Race Replay / Interview.

June 19th, 2024
554 – PATANTS HEIR closes off the meeting under the lights over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville this evening. Jockey Sean Veale used her gate speed to get to the front and she kept finding to get the better of fellow Syndicate runner, Shanta’s Pride. The daughter of William Longsword is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gareth van Zyl and is bred by Maine Chance Farms. Race Replay / Interview.

June 16th, 2024
2nd – A good 2nd place finish for ANFIELDS ROCKET at Turffontein this afternoon in a Pinnacle Stakes over 1160m. He finished a short-head behind Silent War under a ride by Philasande Mxoli. He is trained by Grant Maroun. Race Replay.

June 16th, 2024
553 – TROIS TROIS QUATRE wins Race 6 over 1800m at Turffontein this afternoon. He was ridden to victory by Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie and is now a four-time winner. The son of Rafeef is trained by Mike de Kock and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. Race Replay and Interview.

June 15th, 2024
552 – UBUKHWEBEZANA wins the first race at Hollywoodbets Greyville over 1200m this afternoon. She was given a perfect ride by Marco van Rensburg to get up where it matters most. Well done to Hollywoodbets-sponsored Trainer MJ Odendaal for the brilliant training feat. The daughter of Vercingetorix is bred by Maine Chance Farms. This filly is named after a plant that bears purple fruit. It’s English name is Lantana Rugosa, but the Zulu name is UBUKHWEBEZANA. Race Replay / Interview.

June 5th, 2024
551 – IBUTHO gives the Hollywood Syndicate a double at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. He was given a perfect ride by Sporting Post-sponsored Jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa and is now a seven-time winner. The son of Duke Of Marmalade is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright and is bred by Lammerskraal Stud. Race Replay / Interview.

June 5th, 2024
550 – SWEET JULIA got up where it matters most to give the Hollywood Syndicate their 550th lifetime victory. Well Done to Racing Manager Anthony Delpech and the entire Team. The daughter of What A Winter was ridden to victory by Sporting Post-sponsored Jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright. Well done to the breeders Varsfontein Stud. Sweet Julia was named by KZN photographer Candiese Lenferna. Her eldest daughter Julia is a very talented baker and in particular she has moulded a brownie recipe that is only hers and to die for. Race Replay / Interview.

June 2nd, 2024
549 – LION RAMPART showed a terrific turn of foot to win the Listed Somerset 1200 with ease. The son of One World brings up Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie’s 5th winner of the day at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Well Done to trainer Vaughan Marshall and to the breeders Ridgemont. Race Replay / Interview.


MAY 2024 HIGHLIGHTS

May 2024 – WINNERS
24/05 – JADE’S CABERNEIGH
24/05 – CATCH YOUR BREATH
23/05 – KHETHIWE’S DESTINY
15/05 – ZINIKELE
14/05 – JADE’S CABERNEIGH
11/05 – HITHEMHARDSUNSHINE
05/05 – VOORLOOPERTJIE
04/05 – ICY ELEANOR
02/05 – IL ETAIT TEMPS (Gr1 at Punchestown)


May 24th, 2024
100 WINNERS FOR THE SEASON – A massive well done the Hollywood Syndicate on notching up a century of winners for the 2023/24 Racing Season! Congratulations to the winning connections who landed the milestone and each won themselves the respective incentives:

🏇🏻 Horse – Jade’s Caberneigh
🏇🏻 Trainer – Gavin Smith – R10,000
🏇🏻 Jockey – Craig Zackey – R10,000
🏇🏻 Groom – Sandisele “No Man” Mpumlwana – R2,000
🎙️Commentator Oncourse – Naqeeb Munshi – R2,500
🎙️Commentator TV – Nico Kritsiotis – R2,500

A big thank you to all our trainers, jockeys, grooms and their respective teams for helping us reach this milestone! A big thank you to all the commentators that have called them all home! And well done to Anthony Delpech and his Hollywood Syndicate team for all their hard work in assembling these winning connections! 🌟🙏💜

The next goal is to now beat our season record of 124 winners! 2 months and 1 week to go!

May 24th, 2024
548 – JADE’S CABERNEIGH brings up the Hollywood Syndicate’s 100th winner of the 2023/2024 season. She was ridden to victory from start to finish by Craig Zackey and is now a three-time winner. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gavin Smith and is bred by Cheveley Stud. Well Done Team. Race Replay and Interview.

May 24th, 2024
547 – CATCH YOUR BREATH wins Race 2 over 1200m at Fairview this afternoon and she brings up the Syndicate’s 99th winner for the 2023/2024 season. The daughter of Canford Cliffs was ridden to victory by Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Richard Fourie. She is trained by Alan Greeff and is bred by Ridgemont. Race Replay and Interview.

Richard Fourie

May 23rd, 2024
546 – KHETHIWE’S DESTINY brings up the Syndicate’s 98th winner for the 2023/2024 season. She showed a good turn of foot to win Race 3 over 1200m at Turffontein this afternoon. The daughter of Buffalo Bill Cody was ridden to perfection by Winning Form-sponsored Jockey Raymond Danielson. She is trained by Mike de Kock and is bred by Narrow Creek Stud. Name Meaning: Khethiwe is isiZulu for “The Chosen One”. So basically “The chosen one’s destiny.”

May 15th, 2024
NEWS – The Hollywoodbets Life After Racing programme featured in an article in the Weekend Witness newspaper and website this past week. Kayla Shaw interviews talks to our stable manager Nicole Wille, and how the programme works, as well as about our new facilities at Ashburton. Read more here.

May 15th, 2024
545 – ZINIKELE brings up the Syndicate’s 97th winner for the 2023/2024 season. She finished strongly over 1400m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack under Gavin Lerena. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight is now a five-time winner and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gareth van Zyl. She is bred by Lammerskraal Stud. Race Replay / Interview.

May 14th, 2024
544 – JADE’S CABERNEIGH showed good guts and determination to win Race 6 over 1000m on the Fairview polytrack this afternoon. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight was ridden to victory by Craig Zackey and is now a two-time winner. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Gavin Smith and is bred by Cheveley Stud. Race Replay and Interview.

May 11th, 2024
543 – HITHEMHARDSUNSHINE finished strongly to win Race 9 over 1000m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf track. He was given a perfect ride by Rachel Venniker and is now a four-time winner. The son of What A Winter is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Alyson Wright and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. Race Replay.

May 5th, 2024
542 – VOORLOOPERTJIE wins Race 8 over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth this afternoon. Turning for home he was settled just behind the favourite Allez Moris, and when he was asked to quicken, the response was instant. He was ridden to victory by Craig Zackey and is now a two-time winner. The son of Vercingetorix is trained by Eric Sands and is bred by Maine Chance Farms. Race Replay / Interview.

May 4th, 2024
541 – It is a special victory for Hollywoodbets family as ICY ELEANOR wins first time out over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. The daughter of What A Winter was given a well-timed ride by Sporting Post-sponsored Jockey Tristan Godden. She is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Peter Muscutt and is bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein. Race Replay / Interview.

May 2nd, 2024
INT – IL ETAIT TEMPS upstages stable companion Gaelic Warrior to land a third Grade 1 of the season winning the Barberstown Castle Novice Chase victory at Punchestown Racecourse. This horse has so much courage and so much heart. Going into the last hurdle it could have been any of the three Mullins horses. But he went eye-ball to eye-ball with Gaelic Warrior and threw down the hammer when it mattered most. It’s a privilege being a part of this horse’s career. wins the Grade 1 Barberstown Castle Novice Chase at Punchestown. Race Replay.


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