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Posted 2023-09-12 11:20:45  
Spring the buzzword for new seasons

 The two seasons in progress in South Africa have Spring as the main theme. The Western Cape Operator has released their sponsored season in a media pack today with the theme 'Spring has Sprung'. Whilst the Joburg crowd have released word that their season is being sponsored by Betway with the Summer Cup having a R5m prize pool for the race - joint highest in South Africa. 'Spring into Summer' is a theme for the team at Turffontein. 

Cape Racing had the following to say about their season. 

"The Cape has come alive with the much-anticipated arrival of spring, as dazzling carpets of wildflowers flood the landscape as far as the eye can see in a glorious celebration of colour.

The season's turning signifies new beginnings and the launch of the second Hollywoodbets Spring Country Series, which will be held over nine exciting race meetings at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on 13 September 2023.

Often described as South Africa’s most scenic and intimate horseracing venue, Hollywoodbets Durbanville is a much-loved destination for racing fans and casual visitors.

Whether you are inclined to racing, music, food, wine, or even a combination, if your choice is a relaxing and great day out in the glorious Cape spring weather, then the rustic environs of Hollywoodbets Durbanville are the place to be.

The action-packed Hollywoodbets Spring Country Series programme will run until the final meeting on 14 October and is highlighted by the running of the traditional Cape Summer season launch platforms of the Hollywoodbets Gr3 Matchem Stakes and Gr3 Diana Stakes on Saturday, 30 September.

Champions have won these historic 1400m features over the years, and the 2023 renewals will be jam-packed with class as South Africa’s premier horseracing region gears up for a sensational summer season.

The listed Hollywoodbets Settlers Trophy, a race won by a host of top-class horses in recent years, including the likes of subsequent July hero Belgarion, will headline the Hollywoodbets Durbanville race meeting on Saturday, 23 September.

As it falls on the Heritage Day weekend, various fun events are planned to coincide with South Africa’s celebration of our culture and the rainbow diversity of our beliefs and traditions.

The day will have a “Braai ‘n Gallop” theme and will be a gathering of horseracing enthusiasts, food lovers and local communities revelling in the spirit of our heritage. This vibrant event will showcase the best South African traditions, featuring horseracing excitement, a potjiekos competition, live entertainment, delectable local cuisines, and engaging activities for kids.

The Cape Town Festival of Beer, which will be held on 14 October, celebrates the heritage and craftsmanship of local and international brewers. Showcasing an impressive collection of over 200 beers, this event is the foremost celebration of all things related to beer. It is set to be the most significant one yet, making it one of the biggest highlights on Cape Town's social calendar."

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