The Hollywood Syndicate colours dominate the finish of today’s fourth race on the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly (Candiese Lenferna Photography).
Trainers fill the trifecta occasionally but an owner’s trifecta is rare.
On Wednesday on the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly the Hollywood Syndicate’s familiar yellow with purple stars colours were carried by the first three past the post in race 4 over 1900m.
The winner was the Gareth van Zyl-trained Afropolitan (Master Of My Fate), ridden by Athandiwe Mgudlwa, and he was followed home by the Alyson Wright-trained Syx Hotfix (Flower Alley) and the Duncan Howells-trained El Rey Viene (William Longsword).
They were separated by 3,10 lengths and a long-head.
They were sent off at 6/1, 28/10 and 5/1 odds.
The trifecta in the eight horse field paid R170.10.
The Hollywood Syndicate then made it a quick double when the odds-on favourite the Clinton Binda-trained Dontshootthebarman won the next race over 1000m.
Hollywood are the early leaders in the national owners championship and have already had 30 wins, which is 17 more than the next highest. Suzette Viljoen and Sabine Plattner are both on 13 wins for the season.