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Champion Charles Dicken’s full-brother Somerset Maugham bids to defend his title when ten runners line up in a high-class renewal of the R200 000 Hollywoodbets Listed Settlers Trophy at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on the much anticipated ‘Braai & Gallop’ race day on Saturday 23 September.

A five-time winning son of champion sire Trippi, the 6yo Somerset Maugham is one of three runners from the yard of SA champion trainer Justin Snaith. He will be looking to assert his claims again after a dramatic victory over Han Solo in the boardroom last year. The Hollywoodbets Settlers Trophy is the headline event on a nine-race card that gets underway at 12h10 and marks the third race meeting of the 2023 Hollywoodbets Spring Country series.

Gates open at 11h00.

Racing fans are set to mingle with festive families and fabulous foodies in a richly South African, action-packed day celebrating Heritage Day. ‘Braai & Gallop’ is the perfect family celebration of our South African heritage. Saturday’s fun day out sees the best braai masters in the Cape test their recipes and skills in a potjiekos competition of Grade 1 proportions!

The potjiekos contestants will be going head-to-head on the lush lawns of the rustic racecourse, against the background of thundering hooves on the track, as local culinary wizards transform the traditional South African dish into a masterpiece of epic proportions, bidding to win their share of R25 000.

A panel of esteemed judges will crown the next Hollywoodbets Settlers Trophy Potjiekos Champion on a day that will be a feast for all the senses. Top local entertainment acts treat visitors to various music, engaging activations, and entertainment for all.

There will be a dedicated fun zone for the young set with everything from jumping castles to face painting, fun and games, and plenty more.

The range of thoroughbred indulgences includes locally crafted beer, Western Cape wines, and gins to quench your thirst.

Food stalls will offer a culinary adventure, from mouth-watering braais to nostalgic South African delicacies.

Make it a highlight of your long weekend, and let’s toast our vibrant heritage, where every note, every flavour, and every majestic winner gallops to the rhythm of the rainbow nation’s heart.

Tickets cost R25 for adults; kids under 18 enter free; tickets available at Webtickets: