Horses jumping from the gates on Vodacom Durban July Day 2019 at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Photo Credit: John Lewis
Horses jumping from the gates on Vodacom Durban July Day 2019 at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Photo Credit: John Lewis

Hollywoodbets Greyville set for a thrilling renewal of the Vodacom Durban July

By Partnered Content Time of article published Jul 14, 2020

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For the first time in its 124-year history, this iconic race will be staged behind closed  doors, in keeping with the safety precautions necessitated by the Covid-19  pandemic.

However, racing fans can still expect to enjoy all of the racing action they love so  much! Although the racecourse will be closed to the public, #VDJ2020 followers will  be able to join in on all the betting action. It’s easy to back your favourite with  Hollywoodbets by playing on your mobile phone .

If you’re worried about how you will enjoy the pre-race insights, then rest assured!  Hollywoodbets and Gold Circle will be hosting a joint panel discussion on Thursday,  23 July 2020, which will be broadcast on Tellytrack (Channel 239) at 19:35, as well  as being streamed on YouTube and Facebook. 

Legends of the track will discuss each  of the runners in the final field for the Vodacom Durban July and their respective  chances in this year’s event.  The expert panel consists of Vodacom Durban July-winning trainers Justin Snaith  and Mike de Kock (both of whom have won it four times), South African champion  jockey-elect Warren Kennedy, and four-time Vodacom Durban July winning jockey  Anthony Delpech.

There is also a free-to-enter  Hollywoodbets Punter Challenge  taking  place on Vodacom Durban July day, where R100 000 will be up for grabs! In  addition, Hollywoodbets has put up a prize of R1 000 000 for any punter (or punters)  who correctly select all 10 winners on the day. 

Punters can visit  http://punters.hollywoodbets.net  to login with either their Hollywoodbets or TabGold  account details, and simply pick one horse for each race on the Hollywoodbets  Greyville card. This competition will open on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 and closes on  race day at 11:25. Terms and Conditions apply.

The famous Tote Board at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Vodacom Durban July day in 2019. Photo Credit: Steve Haag Sports

New to betting?

Hollywoodbets has a host of “How-To” videos on its blog explaining how you can  make sure you get your bets on, click here:  https://blog.hollywoodbets.net/2020/07/horse-racing-how-to-videos.html

Hollywoodbets branches and TabGold tote outlets will be open for placing bets, but  at this stage there will be no seating offered on the day due to Covid-19 lockdown  restrictions. We encourage all people to take their bets early to avoid  disappointment.

Hollywoodbets will also be offering their famous 15% Deposit Bonus promotion from  Monday, 20 July to Saturday, 1 August 2020. All deposits up to a value of R20 000  will receive an additional 15% bonus (up to R3 000) to play with!

The Winning Form race card will be on sale at all newsagents, local totes and  Hollywoodbets branches from Thursday, 16 July 2020. This will prepare you for all  the racing action come Saturday 25th July. Tips, previews and racing information is  included in these handy form guides!


4/1 – Rainbow Bridge, Belgarion
6/1 – Vardy       
7/1 – Got The Greenlight
8/1 – Do It Again
10/1 – Bunker Hunt
14/1 – Soqrat (AUS)
16/1 – Golden Ducat, Twist Of Fate
20/1 – Miyabi Gold
25/1 – Padre Pio, Shango
33/1 – Capoeira, Divine Odyssey, Tierra Del Fuego, It’s My Turn, Silvano’s Pride
50/1 – Camphoratus

* Prices subject to change

DO IT AGAIN winning the 2019 Vodacom Durban July. Photo Credit: Candiese Lenferna/Gold Circle

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