Destination Cape Racing – You’ve Arrived
Enter the immersive world of racing as the season comes alive with a new energy of good times, good vibes and a festival of celebrations for everyone.
Destination Cape Racing is changing the course of racing as we know it, curating an exciting summer season of events and tourist attractions hosted at the newly revamped Hollywoodbets Kenilworth racing venue.
Reloaded and ready to boot, Destination Cape Racing is bringing together the sport, the culture and the lifestyle under one all-inclusive roof, with brand new hospitality facilities and activities open to the public. A fantastic fusion of fixtures, fabulosity, fashion and fun where friends and family are all welcome, making new memories as the summer sun shines down on one of Cape Town’s most illustrious and historical venues.
Join us for the Summer Festival of Racing with nine premiere race day events:
* 19 November: Cape Punters Cup
* 03 December: World Sports Betting Fillies Guineas
* 11 December: Cape Merchants
* 17 December: Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas
* 07 January: L’Ormarins King’s Plate
* 14 January: Jamaica Handicap
* 21 January: Politician Stakes
* 28 January: World Sports Betting Cape Town Met
* 25 February: Cape Derby Day
Save the dates on your social calendar as we welcome one and all to the dawn of a new era of sportainment while paying homage to our heroes, our history and our heritage. Look forward to the launch of our members club, live music, kids activities, engaging infotainment, conservation tours, unfounded world-class hospitality and more.
Destination Cape Racing is the ultimate season revival, honouring tradition while paving the way for new and inclusive racing experiences. Let Hollywoodbets Kenilworth and Hollywoodbets Durbanville dazzle and entertain while you experience the summer of a lifetime.
Destination Cape Racing – you’ve arrived.
For more information or hospitality bookings please WhatsApp 063 929 8630
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Watch Cousin Casey Galloping At Hollywoodbets Kenilworth
Gallop information: 1500m gallop distance with the instruction to canter to 1400m and build into the gallop from the 1400m mark.
Cat Daddy (Jabu Jacobs, far side, with yellow cap) Cousin Casey (Grant van Niekerk, middle, with black cap) Countdown (Gareth Wright, closest camera, with white cap).
Grant says Cousin Casey is in outstanding form and is ready for his first run on Saturday, 19 November 2022.
Soumillon And Shea Shea Reunite At Mauritzfontein
The Soumillon family were hosted by Stephen and Jessica Jell at Mauritzfontein Stud recently and Christophe was able to spend some time with his old friend Shea Shea, who is now 15 years old but still looking in fine shape.
Christope Soumillon and Shea Shea thrilled racing fans with their global feats in 2013.
The Klawervlei Stud-bred National Emblem gelding had won the Grade 1 Golden Horse Casino Sprint as a three-year-old carrying 58kg and the following season had won the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint, among other victories in South Africa.
He was trained by Geoff Woodruff and ridden by Anthony Delpech and Piere Strydom respectively for those two Grade 1 wins in SA.
He then departed for overseas where he was trained by Mike de Kock.
Shea Shea won the Listed Meydan Sprint with Soumillon aboard in his first race in Dubai.
The pair followed up by winning the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint.
Both races were over 1000m on the Meydan turf course.
They then ran second together in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over five furlongs at the Royal Ascot meeting.
They followed that with a fourth place finish in the Group 1 July Cup over six furlongs at Newmarket.
Franke Dettori was aboard when Shea Shea ran a half-a-length second in the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes over five furlongs at York.
However, Soumillon was back aboard when he ran third in the 2014 Al Quoz Sprint and for two unplaced runs in the King’s Stand and Nunthorpe respectively.
All The Cartier Awards From Last Night
Horse of the Year: Baaeed picks up top prize while Kyprios named top Stayer and Highfield Princess best Sprinter
Baaeed suffered his only career defeat in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot last month.
Ferraris Clinches Double On Vercingetorix Gelding, Hewitson Ends Drought
Luke Farraris scored a double at Happy Valley on Wednesday and Lyle Hewitson rode a winner to break the sequence of five meetings he had gone without one.
It is Ferraris’ second season on the island and only his third double, which shows just how competitive the racing is.
The horse he rode to clinch the double was the Pierre Ng-trained Klawervlei Stud-bred Vercingetorix gelding Super Commander, who is out of Captain Al mare War Path.
He was formerly trained by Vaughan Marshall and known as Fearless Warrior, who won twice in four starts as a juvenile and finished second in the Grade 3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery.
Ferraris has won twice on Super Commander in Hong Kong.
Ferraris and Hewitson are both on nine winners for the season at respective strikes rates of 10.5% and 6.5% respectively.
Zac Purton, bidding for a sixth Hong Kong championship, is out on his own in front with 37 winners.
He is 21 clear of second-placed CY Ho, who is on 16.
Silvestre De Sousa is in third on 13.
Hewitson and Ferraris are in joint sixth place.
Van Vuuren Treble, De Melo and Spies/Van Rensburg Doubles
Johan Janse van Vuuren scored a treble at Turffontein Inside today, two of them ridden by Keagan de Melo.
Corne Spies and Marco van Rensburg scored a double together.
Janse van Vuuren goes to 25 wins for the season at a 17.99% strike rate.
De Melo is on 94 wins at 22.76% and is 33 clear of second-placed Muzi Yeni.
Corne Spies is on 13 wins for the season at 9.42%.
Marco van Rensburg is on 17 wins at 10.24%.
Which England international sportsman was one of ten Scoop 6 winners who shared a 686,120 pound bonus pool in August 2002 and he later became the president of the Racegoers Club in October 2004.
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The Tote Scoop6, which had struggled to establish itself as part of the punters’ staple diet since its launch in July 1999, received a welcome dose of free publicity when Mike Atherton, the former England cricket captain, became the first high-profile celebrity to win serious money on the bet on August 10, 2002.
Atherton was part of a six-strong syndicate which won a small share of the Scoop6’s main win pool the previous weekend, when 257 winning tickets split £1,322,530 for a dividend of £5,146.
However, he fared better still on Saturday, when his team was one of only 10 to find Certain Justice, the 25-1 winner of the bonus race, to earn a share of the bonus fund of £686,120. The dividend per ticket was about £68,000, leaving Atherton with a personal payout of around £11,300.
Channel 4’s schedule was shared on Saturday between racing and Test cricket from Trent Bridge, where Atherton was working as an expert summariser.
Viewers had a chance to watch Atherton as he watched Certain Justice, and became, by his famously laid-back standards, “understandably excited.” (The Guardian).
Winners of the Scoop 6 are allowed a crack at the bonus pool.
A handicap race, usually with a huge field, is chosen the following Saturday and the Scoop 6 winners have to choose one horse to win the race. If they are correct they land the Scoop 6 bonus fund, which is a rolling pool that steadily increases everytime it is not won.
It has been known for Scoop 6 winners to collaborate and each choose a different winner for the bonus pool race. If one of them selects the winner the bonus pool winnings are then shared out proportionately.
One of Britain’s most famous punters Harry Findlay has regularly won the Scoop 6 bonus and he said, “Every time I’ve colluded on the Scoop6, it has come up the right way, and for anyone to say that the brave and right thing to do when in with a chance of winning a big bonus is to go alone is an insult to the intelligence.”