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Cape Town – Cape Racing wishes to inform patrons, clients and the public that racing will
return to Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on 11 November, later than initially scheduled, due to
essential, ongoing renovations on the racecourse premises.

The due renovations and changes are 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 respective assignments.

Racing will continue at Hollywoodbets 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 G3 Hollywoodbets Matchem Stakes over
1400m at the famous country track on Saturday, 30 September. A bumper crowd is

The delayed return to Hollywoodbets Kenilworth means that the dates of some feature
events have changed. The Cape’s ‘Summer Festival of Racing’ will commence on Sunday,
26 November, with the running of the G2 Cape Punters Cup, followed on Saturday, 2
December, by the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas, the G2 World Sports
Betting Green Point Stakes, the G2 Southern Cross Stakes and the Listed Cape Summer

The third Festival meeting, on Sunday, 10 December, features the G2 Cape Merchants,
followed by another action-packed day on Saturday, 16 December, which will see the
running of the G1 Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas, the G3 RH Peninsula Handicap and the G3
HWB Victress Stakes.

Day Five of the Festival includes the spectacular G1 L’Ormarins King’s Plate and the G1
Cartier Paddock Stakes on Saturday, 6 January, the G2 Premier Trophy, the G2 Cartier
Sceptre Stakes and the G3 Chairman’s Cup feature on the supporting bill.

Another racing and social highlight is the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met
scheduled for Festival Day Six, 27 January 2024, alongside the G1 Cape Flying
Championship, the G1 Majorca Stakes, the G3 Western Cape Stayers, the Listed Summer
Juvenile Stakes and the Listed Olympic Duel Stakes.

The G1 Splash Out Cape Derby Seafood and Jazz concludes the Seven-Day Festival on
Saturday, 24 February, supported by the G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes, the G3 Vasco
Prix Du Cap, the G3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery and the Listed Jet Master Stakes.

Justin Vermaak, Racing & Bloodstock Executive for Cape Racing, commented: “Since we’re
only back at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on 11 November, the major changes are that both the
Cape Mile and the Laisserfaire Stakes will move to the 11th. The Cape Mile is a preparation
race for the Green Point Stakes, so we can’t race that at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. We’ve
left the Cape Classic at Durbanville because we can’t delay it any longer since it points to
the Cape Punters Cup on the 26th. The same goes for the Southeaster Sprint and the Need
For Speed; they’ll stay at Hollywoodbets Durbanville.”