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Hollywoodbets Kenilworth is undergoing renovations and some exciting upgrades are in store for racegoers (Picture: Candiese Lenferna)

Racing expected to return to Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on November 11

Charl Pretorius (Business Day)
Cape Racing has notified patrons that racing will return to Kenilworth on November 11, later than originally scheduled. This is due to essential, ongoing renovations on the racecourse.
The due renovations and changes are a part of Cape Racing’s commitment to a modern and world-class race-day experience and chair Greg Bortz noted that the appointed teams of renovators are working overtime to complete their assignments.
Racing will continue at Durbanville during September, October and the first part of November, one of the highlights being the return to the track of multiple Equus champion, Charles Dickens. He will contest the grade 3 Matchem Stakes over 1,400m at the popular country track on September 30. A bumper crowd is expected.
The delayed return to Kenilworth means  the dates of a number of feature events have been changed. The Cape’s seven-meeting Festival of Racing will commence on November 26 and end with the grade 1 WSB Cape Derby on February 24.

The racing and social highlight of the festival will be the grade 1 WSB Cape Town Met scheduled for day six, January 27, alongside the grade 1 Cape Flying Championship, the grade 1 Majorca Stakes, the grade 3 Western Cape Stayers, the Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes and the Listed Olympic Duel Stakes.