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Hollywoodbets Greyville was awash with Hollywoodbets insignia on Hollywoodbets Durban July day on Saturday and fittingly their racehorse ownership concern, the Hollywood Syndicate, closed the gap on the national owners championship holders and current log leaders, Drakenstein Stud (Candiese Lenferna Photography)

Hollywoodbets Durban July day can also have a massive impact on the owners and breeders championships.

Drakenstein Stud are the holders of both titles.

They did not make the frame in any races on the day as owners and this allowed their nearest challengers, The Hollywood Syndicate, to close the gap.

Hollywood had a second place finish with Happy Chance in the Gr 1 R1.5 million Ridgemont Garden Province Stakes and second place finishes in both a R170,000 Pinnacle event and in a R140,000 handicap.

This saw Hollywood closing to within R1,037,781  of Drakenstein, whose earnings are R13,505,794.

Nick Jonsson is the leading individual owner in the country and could have had an impact on the championship with a perfect July, where he must be the first individual owner for a long time to have had three runners.

However, his runners See It Again, Double Superlative and Hluhluwe, could only manage fifth, ninth and eleventh respectively.

He is now in third place on the log, but is about R6,780,000 off the lead.

In the breeders race Drakenstein had a win with Narina Trogon in the R200,000 Listed Compendium Insurance Brokers Handicap and a fourth place finish with Mucho Dinero in a Gr 3 worth R300,000.

However, the current championship leaders Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein did not have a memorable day either, so the title is very much up for grabs.

Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein had a win in a R140,000 handicap, a third place finish with Cats Pajamas in the Gr 2 Durban Golden Horseshoe over 1400m and a second place finisih in a R140,000 handicap.

This sees Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein on stakes earnings of R30,151,319, just R737,125 clear of Drakenstein Stud.